Burnsville, Minnesota


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

2 Votes - "Friendliest"
2 Votes - "Best For Food"


In its second year running for Best for Food, Burnsville brought us back to the Mediterranean Cruise Café and Burger Jones for their favorite local fare, and introduced our team to even more digs, namely Chianti, Porter Creek and Rack Shack, where our judges were surprised at Minnesota’s offerings.

Chianti Grill features fine Italian dining, wine pairings and Sunday brunch; Porter Creek Hardwood Grill boasts a contemporary, rustic feel with an outdoor patio and enough food our judges visited twice; and Rack Shack is the locals favorite BBQ joint with giant servings of ribs, brisket and pulled pork.

After potentially overeating, follow our lead and burn it off on the water. Burnsville’s lakes offer boating, jet skiing and taking in the outdoors, in addition to Nicollet Commons Park where many town events are held, are golf, and ice-skating at Burnsville Ice Center. Attend Burnsville Fire Muster, Art and All That Jazz, International Festival and the Heart of the City Half Marathon annually.

Proximity to Minneapolis offers art, museums and athletics nearby. See a Timberwolves, Twins or Vikings game while in town or plan for NASCAR or horseracing. Also find theaters, a zoo, and a variety of shopping in the area. For more of what to do in Burnsville, view locals' reviews.

The best food in town and attractions are great. So much to see and do.
Reviewed by bella
on April 20, 2012
I don't live in Burnsville but I do work here. It's a great little city, the people are very friendly and it's beautiful!
Reviewed by clairehauge
on April 20, 2012
another Metropolis of its own....South of the River!!
Reviewed by bingo442
on April 20, 2012
Burnsville is a great town because it is the home of Valley Natural Foods, representing a community of people who are inspiring and supporting healthier lives, farmers, families and environment. We can all benefit from easy affordable access to healthier food, along with greater connection and collaboration. Together we are moving towards a healthier earth and actively creating a healthy friendly place to live.
Reviewed by LorisSofia
on April 18, 2012
Great community for all ages.
Reviewed by s_m_stevens@comcast..net
on April 18, 2012
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