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Jul 26, 2011 01:07 PM

Dinner in . . . . Woodbury?

We are ditching the kids and spending this coming weekend at the Sheraton in exotic Woodbury. Having a sleeping in, lounging around, shopping, eating, adult weekend. Still having some difficulty even wrapping my mind around the concept. Problem is, we want to be lazy; don't want to drive back into the cities for dinner.
So, the obvious question - Is there anything to eat in Woodbury?
No dietary restrictions, have great affinity for the current smaller plate-focused menu trend.

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  1. Does not driving back into the cities also mean you aren't up for driving further east to Stillwater? More interesting options there than the franchises surrounding the Sheraton in Woodbury. Especially given your trend of preference.

    But, for breakfast, the New Woodbury Cafe would be a decent choice.

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    1. re: Brad Ballinger

      thought about driving further east; I just haven't eaten in Stillwater in ages. I'm sure there are some farily recent post on Stillwater dining I can read through, but is there any place in particular you suggest, Brad?
      And, I take it that are no hidden gems in Woodbury, then?

      1. re: ffthought

        Really like Marx Grill and Wine Bar in Stillwater. Someone also mentioned Phil's Tara Hideaway, which is a great and fun place, but won't have the small plates option. Marx will and so will Domacin Wine Bar in Stillwater.

        Phil's Tara Hideaway
        15021 60th St N, Stillwater, MN 55082

    2. I use to live there. Axel's Bonfire is pretty good and family friendly. The bull bites appetizer is great. I love Thanh Truc for Vietnamese food. Mi Familia is good for Mexican food. India Palace has great food. Sunsets has a great patio.

      If you are up for a drive I love Phil's Tara Hideaway in Stillwater.

      Phil's Tara Hideaway
      15021 60th St N, Stillwater, MN 55082

      Thanh Truc
      2230 Eagle Creek Ln, Saint Paul, MN 55129

      Axel's Bonfire
      3000 Harbor Ln N, Minneapolis, MN 55447

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      1. re: danionavenue

        Oooh for date night Cravings Wine Bar has an adult vibe. The other places are fine too but this might be more of what you are looking for.

      2. pop over to Hudson. 5 minute drive down 94. I enjoyed the Agave Kitchen (southwest-influenced Americana) and have heard good things about a couple of other joints in town. Woodbury offerings are pretty chainish.

        Agave Kitchen
        501 2nd St, Hudson, WI 54016

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        1. re: shadowfax

          Ditto That is, I recommend leaving Woodbury if you want good food. In Hudson, the San Pedro Cafe is very nice - we loved our margaritas and carribean-influenced food (like the spicy Rasta Pasta) last spring. And there's tons of great food in downtown St. Paul.

          San Pedro Cafe
          426 2nd St, Hudson, WI 54016

          1. re: AnneInMpls

            I've heard that. I've been meaning to try that. There's also a Mexican restaurant a block over from Agave that's supposed to be good, but I've not been.

            1. re: shadowfax

              The Hanger Room in Willernie. It's not too far and the food is great.

        2. Stillwater has a few options. Patriot's Tavern is a fun little spot west of DT off Manning. Nice beer selection and pretty solid food. Otherwise, the previously recommended spots are good.

          Otherwise, a few miles south of Stillwater is Bayport BBQ. Pretty dang solid and inexpensive.

          Bayport BBQ
          328 5th Ave N, Bayport, MN 55003

          1. If good food is what you are looking for and you are not into fancy, Las Margartia's is great. It is in the strip mall near Wallmart. Used to be an outlet mall area. Great food and good prices.