Work takes me to a place half way between St. Paul and Fargo, to a town called Alexandria, Minn. We have to eat dinner and breakfast.. Is there any thing besides Bennigans or Fat Daddy's? Please!
3590 River Rapids Dr NW, Minneapolis, MN 55448
Maybe this is too late. . .
I spend a little time in "Alex" from time to time. I usually go to Doolittles, which is overpriced but fairly reliable (although last time I went there, I ordered a dish with shiitake mushrooms in it, and they served the stems along with the caps - pet peeve!).
Please share your experiences - I am interested!
I think you are screwed...
The restaurant wasteland between MSP and Fargo is vast. Dated supper clubs are king in many places, and franchises fill in the cracks. With that said, I am sure there are some OK places out there.
One place you may want to try is 6th Ave Wine and Ale. I haven't been there but I came across it a while back and it gets pretty good reviews on Yelp.
You can also check out the local wineries ; ) Alexandria Lakes has its own AVA if you believe it. Good luck on that one. I am sure you will find a lot of sweet stuff, and I won't vouch for the wine at all. Below is one winery.