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.

Yum! Part of the Twin Cities and excellent summer weather!
Reviewed by katehennen
on September 17, 2012
I've been a burnsville resident for a few years now and the food here is one of my favorite things about the town. It's a beautiful suburb and a great place to live.
Reviewed by willyj
on September 17, 2012
I just recently attended the Bite of Burnsville for my first time. What a great event! I discovered so many new places to eat. I'm definitely planning on attending next year's event!
Reviewed by superturtlez
on September 17, 2012
I love, love, love this town! We live just a few miles away and come to Burnsville for all of our needs (shopping, food, and fun)! There are tons of restaurants to choose from, but my husband and I love to take out of town guests to the Mediterranean Cruise Cafe. They have a huge bar, wonderful food, and some great entertainment (belly dancing, djs, etc) which makes for a fun atmosphere and great experience!
Reviewed by Burnsville1
on September 17, 2012
Burnsville has a great selection of restaurants in all price ranges.
Reviewed by schultzt
on September 17, 2012
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