HOME > Chowhound > Minneapolis-St. Paul >
Are you making a specialty food? Get great advice
TELL US

Brooklyn Center rec's sought

b
bishopsbitter Sep 28, 2010 07:27 AM

Anyone recommend anything noteworthy hereabouts please?
Great India sounds OK. Not looking for much road time so immediate area as much as possible as am based in hotel here this week.
Many thanks,
Bishopsbitter.

-----
Great India
6056 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55430

Brooklyn Center Restaurant
5637 Brooklyn Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55429

  1. c
    cup_cake Sep 28, 2010 07:38 AM

    Great India is actually really good. As is C1 in the same strip is great if you like Chinese. Just down the road by Brookdale Mall is 50's Grill, a great old-fashioned place with blue-plate specials and homemade pies, cakes and malts. It's a real gem.

    -----
    Great India
    6056 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55430

    1. b
      Bobannon Sep 28, 2010 08:42 AM

      I agree with Great India and 50's Grill. Personally, I like New King Buffet better than C1.

      I also think Oak City is pretty good if you want to stay in BC.

      http://www.oakcitymn.com/

      -----
      Great India
      6056 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55430

      Oak City
      5001 American Blvd W Ste 102, Minneapolis, MN 55437

      1. s
        semanticantics Sep 28, 2010 09:19 AM

        Travail Kitchen & Amusements and Victory 44 are in that neck of the woods.

        -----
        Victory 44
        2203 44th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN

        1. k
          kevin47 Sep 28, 2010 11:00 AM

          I'll add Scoreboard pizza to the mix. They do the cracker crust style pretty well.

          I much prefer New King Buffet over C1, and it's a lot busier, which makes for warmer food. Great India is second only to Gandhi Mahal for Indian in the TCs, IMO.

          I think you'll like 50s Grill, given your past preferences. Be sure to get some pie.

          I second both Robbinsdale recommendations. St. Petersburg is fun too, if you're into Russian vodka.

          -----
          Great India
          6056 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55430

          1. b
            BigE Sep 28, 2010 01:58 PM

            After Travail and V-44, I can't think of much noteworthy food in the area.

            If you're looking for good ethnic food, take 694 over to Central, down to Lowry. Holy Land (Middle Eastern), Chimborazo (Ecuadorian), El Taco Riendo (Mexican) and Sen Yai Sen Lek (Thai) are all worth a look.

            Further down (13th and University), you would find Anchor Fish and Chips, along with Modern Cafe.

            -----
            Sen Yai Sen Lek
            2422 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

            The Anchor Fish and Chips
            302 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

            El Taco Riendo
            2416 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

            2 Replies
            1. re: BigE
              g
              getgot211 Sep 28, 2010 02:14 PM

              Afghan Cafe in Crystal is good. Lemongrass Thai does some good stuff too.

              I forget the name but there is a place where Bridgemans/Embers used to be. I stopped in last weekend for the first time. its Thai/Viet, had a couple sandwiches, they were good.

              1. re: BigE
                bob s Sep 28, 2010 08:49 PM

                I too would explore the Central Avenue scene in and around Columbia Heights. For specifics, I'd think about Dong Yang or King's for Korean.

                -----
                Kings Restaurant
                1051 Moore Lake Dr E, Minneapolis, MN 55432

                Dong Yang Oriental Food
                735 45th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55421

              2. b
                bishopsbitter Sep 28, 2010 03:30 PM

                Absolutely great response. After "Hui's" Chinese last night (holy cajole!!) I need some relief.
                Thanks to all who've responded with the rec's so far!
                BB

                1. b
                  bishopsbitter Sep 29, 2010 03:44 AM

                  Great India did not really live up to its name for me. I did have take0out, which sometimes isn't the hallmark of a restaurant's best work. Lamb Madras, thin on lamb, and rather bland and watery. A mixed dal dish with little sign of spice or seasoning. A "mini" naan of non-memorable nature. Unusual mixed pickles (which might have been home-made) but they seemed tired and the spicing was not bright, but old and tired. A thin raita. Broasted papadums.

                  No, I felt this was a miss. Maybe better luck with the next choice. Or maybe it was the real chef's night off.

                  bb

                  -----
                  Great India
                  6056 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55430

                  Show Hidden Posts