Where to Eat in Burnsville, Minnesota

Dining in Burnsville, Minnesota can suit any taste. Whether you are looking for local or international flavors, waffles or wine, you can find them here! Explore what locally owned restaurants you must try on your visit to the Burnsville area.

Jensen’s Cafe

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Everyone can find something they like at Jensen’s Cafe. This local hotspot is popular for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Wake up with their famous scrambles or French toast. Warm the soul with some homemade soup, or chow down on a juicy burger. They recently opened the Cafe Bar which serve signature Bloody Mary’s, craft brews, and happy hours.

Chianti Grill

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If you are looking for Italian cuisine, look no further. Chianti Grill takes a traditional and innovative approach to classic Italian dishes. This “moderately upscale” restaurant serves grilled steaks, fresh seafood, homemade appetizers such as bruschetta, lasagna Bolognese, filet mignon, and…oh. Are you still reading? We figured you were on your way to Chianti grill! You can also enjoy Sunday Brunch as Chianti grill with homemade pastas, fresh fruit, pasties, an omelet bar and more. Yum!

Roasted Pear

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This family restaurant is described as both casual and elegant. A favorite among locals, you can find sophisticated salads, hearty sandwiches, and woodfire pizzas, and their famous chicken wings. There is also a generous happy hour 7 days a week, and Sunday Brunch which includes a complimentary glass of juice, champagne or mimosa!

Mediterranean Cruise Cafe

This locally owned Mediterranean restaurant is so much more than just a place to grab a delicious meal! Feast on original delicacies from Jerusalem, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Italy, Turkey and Greece. You can also enjoy belly dancing Thursdays through Sundays, and salsa dancing on Saturday evenings!

Morgan’s Farm to Table Restaurant

Delicious locally sourced dishes can be found inside the Best Western Premier at Morgan’s Farm to Table Restaurant. They are committed to supporting local farmers, and all products are 100% natural with no added colors, flavors or preservatives. Enjoy tasty starters like Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and Spinach Artichoke Dip, land and sea entrees, and even burgers and pasta!

Nutmeg Brewhouse

This local brewery boasts an “American and British Colonial fusion menu”. You can find Scottish eggs, pickle fries, fish sliders, and porter infused brownie sundaes in this pub-style restaurant. Be sure to look up when dining at Nutmeg Brewhouse! The ceilings are painted black with amazing chalk art right above your head. Of course, don’t forget to order one of their handcrafted beers, brewed right on site!

Porter Creek Hardwood Grill

If you are looking to dine outdoors, this is the place to be! Porter Creek Hardwood Grill has just as an exceptional indoor dining area, but outside you will find fire pits to keep you warm, and a unique “water table” that you must experience! The menu is American with California-Mediterranean influences, and serves steak and seafood prepared on wood burning grills.

Jo Jo’s Rise & Wine and The Buzz Coffee & Cafe

It’s also important to know where to grab a cup of coffee when visiting a new area. Burnsville is home to two unique cafes, Jo Jo’s Rise & Wine and The Buzz Coffee & Cafe. Jo Jo’s is a quaint cafe during the day offering gourmet coffee and baked goods. Later in the evening it transforms into a hotspot for delicious wine and pizzas! The Buzz has waffles with tons of different flavors (seriously, you won’t believe their waffle variety). They also serve breakfast sandwiches and lunch along with expertly crafted cups of joe.

Black Diamond Restaurant at Buck Hill

Amazingly unique Mexican and American cuisines can be found at the Black Diamond Restaurant at Buck Hill. Try interesting dishes such as reuben quesadillas, or indulge on burritos and burgers. After you top it off with a homemade dessert, ski and snowboard all year round on snow or Neveplast at Buck Hill!

There you have it! Tons of options for you and everyone in your party to enjoy and indulge on local flavors. Be sure to take pictures of your meals, and share them with us by using #MyBurnsville on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!