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Restaurant Recommendation - Spring Lake Park / Brooklyn Park, MN

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I'm meeting a friend for dinner tomorrow night. I'll be running an errand in Spring Lake Park. She lives in Brooklyn Park. Anyone have a suggestion for a restaurant near those areas? Reasonably-priced and delicious are the only two requirements, although Southern Cuisine would be great! She's from Atlanta and missing "True Southern Cooking". Thanks:-)

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  1. -My first thought for good, home cooking is Carol's off Central between 117th and 121st.

    -Your best bet for 'southern' cuisine would be driving down Central into NE and going to Brasa. Well worth the drive, in my opinion.

    -I've heard good things about Cru, which is a newer place on 103rd and Central.

    Otherwise, the SLP/Brooklyn Park area is a little bit of chain hell, as you probably know.

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    Brasa Rotisserie
    600 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

    Carol's Restaurant
    11888 Aberdeen St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55449

    Restaurant Cru
    10340 Baltimore St NE, Blaine, MN 55449

    1. Not sure true southern cooking can be had in this state, much less in that area. Brasa is good, but will be about 25-30 minutes each way.

      Lemongrass Thai in BP is very good. Be sure to get the sausage app. if you go.

      Sweet Basil is good Thai/Laotian near the border of Champlin and BP. Good papaya salad.

      Girvan Grille is in BP, but I can only nominally recommend it. It's a notch above Houlihans with the same sort of fare (and prices). Their chili is good, though.