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Burgers in NE or Uptown Mpls for college recruit

speak Jun 26, 2008 11:39 AM

Friend is bringing his son to Mpls area to visit colleges. looking for a fun, but nice, burger place in NE Mpls or Uptown area. Any great burger place to suggest?

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  1. MSPD RE: speak Jun 26, 2008 11:58 AM

    Bulldog NE? Whitey's? A lot of talk about both and their burgers on here.

    1. Foureyes137 RE: speak Jun 26, 2008 02:15 PM

      Yeah, in NE - Whitey's and NE Bulldog on Hennepin make a pretty good burger, not great though. Same with Mac's Industrial on Central.

      Not sure about Uptown.

      Downtown probably has the best burgers between 112, Lurcat, LBV Lounge, Solera, Morton's, Ike's (under debate but not by me) and Vincent (under debate) but these places are all fancy and stuff, not sure if that is what you're into.

      I like Annie's in Dinkytown as well. Not sure if you are touring the U, but if you are, this is a great spot.

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      1. re: Foureyes137
        The Dairy Queen RE: Foureyes137 Jun 26, 2008 02:54 PM

        I like Annie's for the shakes and their lovely patio. Thanks for the reminder--I haven't been there this season yet!


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        mommabayer RE: speak Jun 26, 2008 03:52 PM

        Check out Big 10 Sports Bar in Dinkytown or Mayslacks Bar and Restaurant in NE Mpls. Both have great food and are fun places.

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        1. re: mommabayer
          Foureyes137 RE: mommabayer Jun 26, 2008 05:21 PM

          Not to be contrary, because I love Mayslacks roast beef sandwiches (and Jimmy's and Grumpy's etc), but it may not be the best place to bring a high school aged kid for a glimpse of Minneapolis.

          1. re: mommabayer
            The Dairy Queen RE: mommabayer Jun 26, 2008 05:52 PM

            I like Big 10, but mostly for the subs than for the burgers.


          2. Jordan RE: speak Jun 26, 2008 07:22 PM

            The best burger I've had in those areas is the Bulldog NE. Catch them on a good day, and the burgers are outstanding. A little farther afield, Town Talk Diner on East Lake Street also has excellent burgers. Both meet your criteria of fun but nice.

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