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#1 Westgaard66

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:57 PM

my wife and i are on a burger kick....where are some good places?

we've been to:

SmashBurger
FiveGuys
Burger Jones
Blue Door Pub
Matt's bar
the other place with the Juicy Lucy

#2 old nurse

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:35 AM

The Nook or Shamrocks #1. Close second is the Blue Door. They would be number one but they are too hard to get into. $2.00 taps for premium beer is hard to beat. Maybe when they open a second location in longfellowMatt's #3. Victory 44 #4, Smashburger #5. Meister's in Scandia serves a good burger. Was not impressed with Kings bar in Miesville with their multiple (40 some) burger options. We did like Lion's Tap. 5/8 is highly recommend, but we were not impressed

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:59 AM

I live near Victory 44. I highly recommend the Perfect Burger, though it's a bit pricey for what you get.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:16 PM

I've always liked Bulldog in Northeast (also Uptown)
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:13 PM

The Nook or Shamrocks #1. Close second is the Blue Door. They would be number one but they are too hard to get into. $2.00 taps for premium beer is hard to beat. Maybe when they open a second location in longfellowMatt's #3. Victory 44 #4, Smashburger #5. Meister's in Scandia serves a good burger. Was not impressed with Kings bar in Miesville with their multiple (40 some) burger options. We did like Lion's Tap. 5/8 is highly recommend, but we were not impressed

I think I like Blue Door better than the nook, but both are awesome.

Burger Moe's in St. Paul is pretty good. Also a place called Tugg's in Minneapolis that is pretty alright (my favorite is the cowboy burger: cheddar, bacon and hashbrowns on the burger).

If your willing to make the trip out to Eden Prairie, go to The Lions Tap. Very simple burgers but they are really awesome.

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#6 Westgaard66

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:38 PM

Awesome....thanks guys.

My current favorite is the Jiffyburger from Blue Door

#7 old nurse

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:21 AM

If you got a grill, then buy a hamburger press. Buy the best ground beef you can plunk your money down on and make your own. It will save you money in the long run. Depends on what you like for spices. Grinding to liquid a little onion, garlic, pepper of desired heat and a clove or few of garlic. Add spices and you can have your own burger.

Sort of like Brats. The stuff you get in the supermarkets tastes lake crap compared to Grundhofer's in Hugo or Morelli's

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:25 AM

Burger Moe's I must have tried on a bad day. I would not recommend to an enemy. Tugg's gets mixed reviews, I am afraid to try it. Lion's tap is as described, simple, but awesome.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:59 AM

Has anyone tried the flamethrower burger at dairy queen yet?

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:47 PM

The Nook in St. Paul, oh so good!!!

By the other place that does a Juicy Lucy I assume you mean 5-8 club?

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:30 AM

Blackwoods in Minneapolis is pretty good. German restaurant with German beer and wine. I read somewhere about their burgers and wasn't disappointed.

#12 Westgaard66

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:23 PM

The Nook in St. Paul, oh so good!!!

By the other place that does a Juicy Lucy I assume you mean 5-8 club?



that is the one....I was a little dissapopinted by that one.

the Juicy Lucy at Matt's was awesome.


i think the Next one we will try is The Nook.....and i gotta get back to BlueDoor

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:37 PM

Another Bulldog NE fan here.

My favorite I would have to say is Snuffy's, especially the Roseville one. Great burger, great fries, great malts, great atmosphere. Simple, a bit run down (for the last 20 years) but fun stuff.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

I haven't tried a lot of these and look forward to it. Some of my old favorites:

1. Lion's Tap
2. Convention Grill
3. Curran's

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:40 AM

Yeah, Bulldog is a good uptown option. But I'm not sure you can beat Nook/Shamrocks. Haven't been to the Nook since the fire, but Shamrocks was definitely easier to get a table at. Waited an hour a few times, but it's fun to stop in at the other dives on the block if you haven't spent much time in the area. One time went a played Bingo at a bar just up the street while we waited, good time.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:37 PM

Take a road trip to Fargo/Moorhead and try out J L Beers great burgers -- homemade chips and fries