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May 5, 2011 08:16 AM

Faribault, MN [Moved from Minneapolis-St. Paul Board]

I need to pick a spot to eat in Faribault, MN (meeting firends from IA half way) this wekeend.

Does anyone have any recommendations of where to go? Not expecting the world, just somepalce decent. Would prefer no chains.


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  1. Faribault is devoid of decent dining options, however, on a recent trip there for a 5K my wife was running in, we stopped at Bernie's Grill in the downtown area. It's only open from 6 AM until 2 PM but if you're just doing breakfast or lunch then it will work.

    As I wrote in my review of the place on my website:

    "Overall the food was good–not great or mind blowing–but just plain old down home diner cooking for inexpensive prices. I left full and extremely happy that we had eaten three great meals for less than we would have paid for two meals just a few miles further north."

    It's definitely better than the chain options and certainly cozy enough for a nice stopover while meeting your friends half-way. Good luck!

    129 Central Ave N
    Faribault, MN 55021-5210