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Oct 25, 2010 02:42 PM

Looking for Comfort Food

I'm looking for a place that serves some good comfort food. Preferably in St. Paul, but Minneapolis could work too. And when I say comfort food I mean things along the lines of pot roast or chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes... things like that. Any suggestions?

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  1. Cheeky Monkey does a very nice pot roast. I really like their meatloaf, too. They don't have mashed potatoes, though.

    And, of course, there's always Keys for a turkey dinner. It's a step down from Cheeky Monkey in quality, but a big increase in quantity. Order one dinner and you'll have enough mashed potatoes for a family.


    1. Further up the scale from Cheeky Monkey is the Lexington. Here's a link to their menu: . It lists some of what you asked for. The St. Clair Broiler also would be a candidate. Their menu is here (links to PDF):

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      1. re: steve_in_stpaul

        I've had the family dinner at the Lexington and it's really very good.

      2. keyes cafe is awesome & has great comfort food! Also doolittles in eagan is really good.

        1. If meatloaf also counts as comfort food, Highland Grill. The Lexington (mentioned already) does a pretty good job with pot pie. Crossing the river, Modern Cafe in NE Mpls probably has the largest reputation for updated versions of classic comfort food dishes.

          Highland Grill
          771 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116

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          1. re: Brad Ballinger

            Thumbs up for the Modern Cafe in NE... Pot Roast, Meat Loaf, glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, mushroom sauce, and the best half chicken (brined) that I've had in years....Excellent wine and beer selection.

            1. re: Maggie19

              Big agreement on the Modern Cafe. When I think "comfort food" that's always the first place that comes to mind.

          2. The hot turkey at McGovern's is pretty darn good comfort food.

            I'd also consider Brasa to be comfort food.

            For whatever reason, I absolutely LOVE going to the downtown Mickey's in the winter. To me, that's comfort food.