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Corn Dogs at a restaurant? [MSP]

hazel3000 Dec 14, 2009 05:44 PM

I'm taking my 5 year old niece for a very special aunt/god-daughter evening. When I asked her what her favorite food in the world for dinner would be- she replied with corn dogs. Does anyone know of a Minneapolis restaurant that serves corn dogs?

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    Josie RE: hazel3000 Dec 14, 2009 06:58 PM

    The 5-8 Club serves corn dogs-my 6 year old always orders it!

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      churchka RE: hazel3000 Dec 15, 2009 06:04 PM

      A lot of bar like restaurants have mini-corndogs. I'm pretty sure the Herkimer does. Also, I think Ikea does, which may be fun for a 5 year old.

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        kevin47 RE: hazel3000 Dec 16, 2009 07:43 AM

        Herkimer has them with funky sauces, but I'm sure you could pursuade them to bring out some plain old ketchup.

        BW3s every have them.

        Town Talk Diner and The Wienery do not, which is weird.

        1. Foureyes137 RE: hazel3000 Dec 16, 2009 07:52 AM

          Mac's Industrial; aforementioned miniature variety. I would not bring a kid here.

          1. The Dairy Queen RE: hazel3000 Dec 16, 2009 04:04 PM

            What a thoughtful Aunt you are. Apologies if you meant Minneapolis proper, but uber-family friendly Groveland Tap in St. Paul serves mini-corn dogs (I haven't tried them, myself). http://www.grovelandtap.com/menu.php?... Sadly, their sister restaurant, Longfellow Grill, in Minneapolis doesn't seem to serve corn dogs.


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              snoboardbabe77 RE: The Dairy Queen Dec 17, 2009 08:00 AM

              The Independent in Uptown--they're BIG.

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                bob s RE: snoboardbabe77 Dec 17, 2009 08:32 AM

                Would you bring a kid to the Independent? I've only looked in when it's not been busy, but it doesn't seem especially family friendly from the outside. But I have no actual experience with the place, so I'm curious.

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                  drew13000 RE: bob s Dec 17, 2009 09:12 AM

                  Maybe for a lunch, but not in the evening. They card at the door during the evening.

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                    soupkitten RE: drew13000 Dec 17, 2009 09:36 AM

                    i'm having a hard time thinking of places that serve corn dogs that are *not* bars, and therefore places i'd hesitate to bring a young child to. i think TDQ's suggestion of the groveland tap is the most family-friendly so far.

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              chowchowbrowncow RE: hazel3000 Dec 17, 2009 11:22 AM

              Is there a Red Robin near by? The Red Robin near us serves corn dogs.

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                snoboardbabe77 RE: chowchowbrowncow Dec 18, 2009 10:00 AM

                Actually, I would probably take a child to the Independent. I guess I've never really been there late enough where they card....and I've been there on a weeknight and over the weekend. When I'm thinking dinner with a child-I'm thinking for the most part-pre-7:00, in which case, I think in a booth not too late, sure why not? It's got a lot of colors---booths and tables are far enough away from the bar? Later in the evening, by the pool tables, etc. probably not but early on enough in the evening....I'd take my niece or nephew there....if we're going for corn dogs.

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                  snoboardbabe77 RE: snoboardbabe77 Dec 18, 2009 10:03 AM

                  BOB S -I should probably note that if given other options-say Red Robin, which are MORE kid friendly, I would opt for that OVER Independent. Every time I have been there - i Have never seen a kid so I guess I might have to re-think my former answer. Also, I should note -I don't HAVE kids but if I would take my niece (whose 11) there on an early evening or Sun late afternoon for corn dogs if she wanted. The atmosphere is definitely more adult and if she was looking to be also be entertained, then no.

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                KristinT013 RE: hazel3000 Dec 19, 2009 10:11 AM

                Memory Lanes in S Minneapolis (26th and 26th) does a good rendition of the mini variety. As an added bonus, you can add bowling to your evening's agenda! They serve food in the lanes or in the bar/restaurant (Flashback Cafe).

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