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Restaurant/Bar Recommendations in Chaska

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pete.jake Mar 18, 2010 01:35 PM

We're new to Chaska and are looking for recommendations on any good Restaurants/Bars, specifically within the city limits.

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    WeZeL27 Mar 23, 2010 07:10 AM

    Welcome to Chaska!

    I'll second everyone else's recommendations on Tommy's and Chaska My Love. And I'll add HeartBreakers Bar & Grill up by Rainbow on 41/Pioneer trail. Pretty decent bar type food and I think their pizza is really good.

    If you feel like venturing just outside of Chaska (15 min drive or less), I'd recommend the following places:
    El Toro (bar and restaurant) or Taco Loco 2 (just a restaurant) - Shakopee
    Harvey's (for the food) and Lisa's (for the bar) - Carver
    Lola's Lakehouse(bar and restaurant) - Waconia

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    Chaska My Love Restaurant
    127 W 4th St, Chaska, MN 55318

    Taco Loco
    835 1st Ave W, Shakopee, MN 55379

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    1. re: WeZeL27
      Davydd Mar 23, 2010 07:24 AM

      If you want less than a 15 minute drive away, Excelsior has a lot of places. There is Jake O'Connor's Public House, Maynard's, Biella Ristorante, 318 Cafe, Adele's, Haskell's Port of Excelsior, Yumi's Waterfront Cafe & Sushie Bar, St. Alban's Boathouse, Bayside Grille, Joey Nova's, Hazellewood Grill & Tap Room, Hilltop Family Restaurant, Ming Wok, Happy Garden II and, of course, a McDonalds. ;)

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      Joey Nova's
      5655 Manitou Rd, Excelsior, MN 55331

      Hilltop Family Restaurant
      727 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331

      Bayside Grille
      687 Excelsior Blvd, Excelsior, MN 55331

      Biella Ristorante
      227 Water Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

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      soupkitten Mar 19, 2010 01:11 PM

      i liked this family run indian restaurant when i tried it. i hope it's still there and still good.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/609932

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        rjayasuriya Mar 19, 2010 01:35 PM

        soupkitten - I'm assuming you are talking about the Indian restaurant that was in downtown Chaska. Unfortunately this closed. Tommy's malt shop is now in that space and seems to be doing better than the Indian restaurant did.

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          soupkitten Mar 19, 2010 01:43 PM

          shoot, that's too bad. well thanks for the update on that.

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        chaskaherald Mar 19, 2010 10:44 AM

        Pine Street Grille has been closed for years. Tommy's Malt Shop (downtown First St. W) is great (think Snuffy's if you've been there). Cuzzy's Brick House just opened on Chaska Boulevard (near Lenzen's Chevrolet) but they have popular restaurants in Victoria and Minneapolis. If you're in the mood for authentic Mexican - be brave - and try Chaska My Love across from City Hall (Fourth St. W).

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        Chaska My Love Restaurant
        127 W 4th St, Chaska, MN 55318

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          rjayasuriya Mar 19, 2010 11:21 AM

          Chaskaherald - have you tried the Brick House? I was at the liquor store next door last week and saw it was still under construction.

          As for Tommy's - I have had their ice cream but nothing else. How are the burgers/sandwiches?

          Curious to hear your opinion since I live less than a mile away from both places. By the way, I used to work with the guy who opened Tommy's :)

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            chaskaherald Mar 22, 2010 11:19 AM

            Haven't been to Cuzzy's yet - trying to give it some time to be "open" first. I hear from many that it has been packed since it's opening last week.

            Tommy's food is basic and good. The menu is small but they have a nice variety of burgers and sandwiches. If you've been to and enjoyed Snuffy's, you probably won't be disappointed with Tommy's. I'm not a big sweet potato fry fan, but those that are, have raved about the ones at Tommy's.

          2. re: chaskaherald
            Davydd Mar 19, 2010 01:00 PM

            Pine Street Grill didn't last long. I was there in September 2006 and I see you reported it closed in December 2006. It was crowded the day I was there. Did anything take over that space?

            I'm familiar with Victoria House in Victoria. I'll have to check out Cuzzy's Brick House.

            Chaska My Love is very good.

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            Chaska My Love Restaurant
            127 W 4th St, Chaska, MN 55318

            Victoria House
            1715 Steiger Lake Ln, Victoria, MN 55386

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              chaskaherald Mar 22, 2010 11:16 AM

              Cy's Bar and Grill moved into the Pine Street Grille space. Decent appetizers for bar food.

          3. Davydd Mar 18, 2010 02:54 PM

            Judging by their walleye sandwich offering that I had there the Pine Street Grill is above average for a restaurant/bar/grill type place.

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