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Need a good takeout place in southwest subarbs, even in the Edina area.

conniemcd Sep 8, 2011 09:02 PM

We are visiting our daughter and her family in Chanhassen. We would like to treat her and her husband tomorrow to some good takeout.

They're open to anything, wanting us to pick out food we like, We'd be open to any highly recommended place for good food. We can drive anywhere in the area.

Saturday we'll be treating their three children. Is the Malt Shop still a good place to take kids?

If you have any ideas, please let us know. tia

  1. danionavenue Sep 13, 2011 12:45 PM

    so where did you go and was it good?

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    1. re: danionavenue
      DukeFan Sep 15, 2011 03:41 PM

      Ming Wok in Excelsior; best Chinese in the ara

    2. danionavenue Sep 9, 2011 02:00 PM

      Crave? Cheesecake factory? Tough one!

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        WeZeL27 Sep 9, 2011 12:38 PM

        I think the Malt Shoppe is still a pretty kid friendly place (was there about a yr ago with a 2yo in tow). I agree with the other suggestion that Snuffys is more basic (burgers, malts, fires) and is good as well, heck even Spasso next door is pretty kid friendly...

        As for take out places... We use to get take out from Tian Jin a little over a yr ago (new owners since then) and it was really good then, however with the new owners I'm not sure the same quality is there. Overall I still think it's a good option for take out, and would be really close for you too.

        Always a guilty pleasure, but Buffalo Wild Wings is right there in Chan. too... :)

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        1. re: WeZeL27
          kriminalrat Sep 11, 2011 11:15 AM

          Tian Jin is still solid. The head chef stayed. Tian Jin is still at the top tier compared to Little Szechuan, Tea House, etc...

          1. re: kriminalrat
            ibew292 Sep 13, 2011 07:13 AM

            I will give it another shot. So far it was 50-50 . I don't care if part of their menu is Westernized if the Chinese part is good. The Chicken with peppers was good and also spicy but had things in it that you find in a authentic dish.

            1. re: ibew292
              scoopG Sep 13, 2011 09:29 AM

              In my experience they were putting red and green bell peppers into almost every dish.


              Here's a more recent discussion, but still 15 months old.

              1. re: kriminalrat
                scoopG Sep 13, 2011 12:43 PM

                Love to hear which ones, since I am there all the time. Can't recall the last time I saw bell peppers on a Chinese menu in NYC. Has TJ changed their menu? They were not even using Sichuan peppercorns when I was last there. It's a long way to Chanhassen from the downtown areas. If you think that TJ is better than Little Szechuan, Grand Szechuan and Szechuan Spice I'd like to hear more and see why it warrants a return visit.

                Szechuan Spice
                3016 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

                Grand Szechuan
                10602 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431

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          suburban_mom Sep 9, 2011 05:59 AM

          If they like BBQ, I recommend Baker's Ribs in Eden Prairie: 8019 Glen Ln, Eden Prairie, MN. They are located by the Eden Prairie Mall. If everyone is willing to eat Thai food, Na's Thai is good: 566 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN.

          My kids love Snuffy's Malt Shop at 101 and Minnetonka Blvd: 17519 Minnetonka Blvd

          Baker's Ribs
          8019 Glen Ln, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

          Na's Thai Cafe
          566 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

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