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salvage7 Jun 18, 2009 09:09 AM

Any relatively cheap and casual places to eat that are also decent quality?

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    Bobannon Jun 18, 2009 09:22 AM

    I like Mad Jacks on Brooklyn Blvd, just east of co rd. 81. They have pretty good food, a nice atmosphere and nightly specials.

    http://www.madjackssportscafe.com/

    There is also a really good Thai place. Lemongrass Thai on 85th, west of hwy 252.

    http://lemongrassthaicuisine.net/

    I also like the Girvan Grill at the Edinburgh golf course.

    http://www.girvangrille.com/

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      sarah.j.morrison Jun 18, 2009 09:08 PM

      i'll second the girvan grille recommendation. it's on 85th avenue at the golf club. They've got really good nightly specials like 2 for 1 burgers and some $25 dinner deal for 2 people. Check out the prime rib dinner on saturday nights! yum!

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      kevin47 Jun 18, 2009 10:48 AM

      Sweet Basil Asian is quite good. Lemongrass Thai also has an excellent reputation.

      If you are willing to drive all the way to Brooklyn Center, Great India is solid, and across the street is my favorite Chinese Buffet - New King's. Also just down Brooklyn Blvd. (into Minneapolis on Osseo Rd.) is Victory 44, which is an awesome gastro-pub-a-ma-call-it. 50s Grill has good shakes and desserts, as well as tolerable burgers and really expensive beer.

      5-8 Club is just across the border into Champlain. It is what it is.

      1. AnneInMpls Jun 18, 2009 10:53 AM

        There's an Indian restaurant - Great India - on Shingle Creek Parkway. I haven't been there for a year or so, but the food was very good the last time I was there.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/348744#2075456

        Better - If you don't mind going "next door" to Maple Grove, I recommend the bare-bones Indian restaurant in the back of CurryUp Foods. Very cheap, very casual, and very good.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/627316#4766981

        There's anther Indian(?) restaurant in the strip mall across the road, Kabobs & Curry, but I haven't heard anything about it. Two yelpers seemed to like it last year:
        http://www.yelp.com/biz/kabob-and-curry-maple-grove

        I haven't been to Lemongrass Thai, yet, but it's on my list.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/603911

        Also on my list (untried) is Sweet Basil.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/613107

        Do please report back on what you try - we need more info on BP restaurants!

        Anne

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          getgot211 Jun 18, 2009 12:53 PM

          Wagner's Drive In on 81, just north of 694. best burgers you'll find around here.

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            kevin47 Jun 18, 2009 08:52 PM

            Oooohhh... Is that the place by the water-related brou-ha-ha? I've been eyeing that from the highway. If the burgers are good, I'm there.

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              nas1 Jun 20, 2009 07:59 AM

              Yes, I think that's the place you've been seeing. I'll second the Wagner's drive-in. Along with the great burgers, their french fries are some of the best I've had in recent years too.

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            churchka Jun 19, 2009 08:57 AM

            We had Liberian food at Vicky's Place on the corner of Brookdale Drive and Humboldt. Super cheap. Super casual. Very good.

            http://vickysplaceofbrooklynpark.com/

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              jenniegirl Jun 20, 2009 10:08 PM

              Try Rocky Rococo's Pizza. It's the only one here in MN-but I loved it in WI-deep dish pizza y the slice and a great salad bar.

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              paulahance Jan 3, 2010 01:03 PM

              I will also recommend Sweet Basil on Zane Ave. great food, family owned place serving Asian cuisine--some Thai dishes, some CHinese dishes.

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                latte4me Jan 3, 2010 01:30 PM

                Oishi Sushi & Teriyaki on Brooklyn Blvd. Sushi reviews on this site have been mixed, but the teriyaki is awesome - and it's definitely casual and inexpensive.

                www.oishimn.com

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                  cookkevin Jan 5, 2010 06:17 AM

                  Yes, Lemongrass Thai has great food, but you must get the Sai-Oua e-Sane sausage app. it is house made and it is great, it is a must try for all CH ers....

                  http://lemongrassthaicuisine.net/

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                    enestvmel Jan 5, 2010 05:53 PM

                    I know it isn't in BP, but Buona Sera in Champlin (just down the road), is REALLY good authentic Italian. It has been quite a few years since we've been there, but I think the menu was in italian. It's not the cheapest at about $10-$15 per entree, but it definitely is wonderful and worth the drive over!

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                      kevin47 Jan 11, 2010 07:26 PM

                      While we're back on the topic, I stopped by Boba in Brookdale. It has rebranded itself as Boba Thai Cafe, but I would classify it as a pan-asian deal. I ordered the red curry chicken lunch special, which was pretty bland, but not awful for $5.75.

                      They had a wide variety of pho and noodle dishes that I might try out, since I live close and I feel bad for any place trying to make it in that abyss of a mall.

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