[MSP] Bandbox Diner
I'm curious -- why does this place get so little mention here? Honestly, the spot never even occurs to me when thinking about breakfast spots ... what am I missing?
Is it not as good as advertised (straightforward diner food done really well)? Is it just hovering beneath the radar? Do I need to make a field trip? Sign me, ready to take one for the team when it comes to diner breakfasts!!
729 S. 10th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Band Box Diner
729 S 10th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Is this the place in Elliot Park? If so, we drove by this recently and were very curious.
Has anyone that likes greasy/salty food had a chance to try it?
I went here years ago when I worked in the neighborhood. I hope the 'hood has turned around since then but back then it was a little scary.
I had the options available for a vegetarian at the time: grilled cheese and fries. The fries were from frozen, crinkle cuts, but they were cooked to perfection; not greasy, crisp on the outside and pillowy potato on the inside. The grilled cheese was wonderbread and processed cheese with a pickle chip toothpicked to the top.
We had a couple team meetings there (three people), and I stuck to the fries after the first time. Remember though this was a LONG time ago.
I love the Band Box Diner! I am new to the area and just getting my feet wet with the plethora of new restaurants to explore, but the Band Box is one of the few places I will frequent more than once. The food is greasy. Very greasy. I could seriously feel my cholestoral rising just walking into the small place.
Being a vegetarian, I was a little nervous ordering the veggie burger and watching the bacon-grease-filled grill in front of me. But, the cook deep fried my veggie burger without a special request. Anything deep fried is good. :) My husband, a meat eater, had a breakfast platter with scrambled eggs, sausage, toast, and american fries. We loved it all. He has also had a burger here on another visit and loved it.
The atmosphere is laid back and comfortable. Be prepared to wait; this is not fast food. The whole experience was fun and satisfying. The prices aren't bad either. I only wish they were open for dinner. :(