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Jul 18, 2009 10:37 PM

Dining recomendations for Mall of America (MSP)?

We'll be at the MOA during a layover at the airport next Friday. Any recomendations for where to eat an early dinner?


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  1. Crave is easily the best restaurant in the Mall of America. Very reasonably priced for organic/local ingredients, and there is a pretty wide variety in the menu. And avoid Twin City Grill, the place is very busy but the food is underwhelming.

    1. My recommendation would be to not eat there, but since you kind of need to I guess, Crave would be the way to go.

      1. Not to be snide but you may want to consider crossing the parking lot and snarfing a plate of meatballs at Ikea.

        1. I think the Twin City Grill is very good. They know their audience, and they deliver over and above the expectations of that audience. Eat there.

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          1. re: FishMPLS

            I'd even eat at Cheesecake Factory before coming back there and that's giving them a lot of credit, because I thought they were just downright awful. All looks, pretention and hype, nothing else. Our server made it sound like the food was gonna be exceptional and worth the obscene wait, but it was a very underwhelming experience.

            tivon now that you had mentioned having a backup plan, I also agree that it'd be a better idea to just skip the MOA.

          2. Food Court! It's slightly cheaper and you won't have to wait as long, and the food is just as good as any other place in the mall!