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.

What a great variety!
Reviewed by MarieT
on September 17, 2012
Burnsville has some of the best venues for large parties and celebrations! If you’re looking to throw a party from 15 to 200 there are some wonderful venues such as Buca di Beppo and the Burnsville Performing Art center that can accommodate large groups with great food. There are a lot of tasty restaurants that also offer catering if you are looking to have a family picnic or a large reunion and some like the Roasted Pear can also provide liquor! The restaurants in Burnsville are very supportive of their residents and area schools and that is what makes Burnsville a very special community. The support, variety and quality of the restaurants here make Burnsville a winner!
Reviewed by janellef
on September 17, 2012
Burnsville has a large variety of restaurants. There is something for everyone.
Reviewed by leer
on September 17, 2012
Burnsville, MN has a diverse community of arts, restaurants and entertainment. Burnsville even has an I Love Burnsville week for residents and community businesses along with government to all come together for families and environmental health. We love Burnsville.
Reviewed by smschlaefer
on September 17, 2012
Burnsville has the best array of restaurants stemming from every major nationality and food category. With Burger Jones for burgers and American to the Mediterranean Cruise Cafe for Greek. This is highlighted each year by the "Taste of Burnsville" which offers booths to all restaurants in Burnsville at our 1st Class Performing Arts Center and is hosted by our Chamber of Commerce. Good luck trying all of the various types of foods available at this event though. Whatever you do go with though is sure to be delicious.
Reviewed by bogeypepsi
on September 17, 2012
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