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May 5, 2007 07:43 PM

Porky's MSP-any good?

Every time I drive by this place (on University Ave) I wonder if it's worth trying...but I want to get a solid recommendation from someone first. Has anyone been recently?

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    1. I can recommend one item on the menu: the onion rings. They are my favorites. I go to Porky's about twice a year and order the rings and a coke. I had them about a month ago and enjoyed my snack. They are extremely salty, though, so it may or may not be an acquired taste.


      1. The review of Davydd is spot on. In terms of food quality there are a lot better bets for greasy burgers and fries, however sitting around slurping soda on a humid mid-summer Friday evening watching the classic cars go by might be something worth doing once a year. As an east sider I want to plug the Dariette on Minnehaha ave west a few blocks from White Bear Ave is a hidden little gem of a drive in.

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        1. re: ChrisS

          I like the Dairy-ette, too, the hot dago sandwiches and the house-made "dilly" bars. I've tried the pizza burgers, too, though that's more of a nostalgia thing for me.

          Chris, have you ever tried their red sauce to go? Is it any good? Anything else on their menu you recommend?


          1. re: The Dairy Queen

            The sauce is a little sweet for my taste, but good for satisfying a crowd. I am stuck on the Hot-Dago (I still can't belive they call it that!).

          2. re: ChrisS

            Bob called it. Porky's is not a place you go for fine dining. It's a place you go to see some incredible street rods toolin' around on Friday nights. It's an especially good place to go hang out (if you can get a spot) during the state fair or the back to the 50's car show - a nonstop parade of great cars to watch - you'll forget about tasting your food anyway ;)