Went to Lions Tap this weekend

Made my first ever visit to Lions Tap in Eden Prairie over the weekend. If you’ve never been to Lions Tap, here’s the menu…hamburgers, french fries, pop & beer. That’s it. Don’t ask for a chicken sandwich, salad or dessert, they don’t serve that. I’ll say it again…hamburgers, french fries, pop & beer.

Lions Tap has been around forever and are quite famous for their hamburgers. I got the California Cheese with an order of their fries, and I will say it was a tasty little burger. The burger itself isn’t all that big, but it had good flavor and the price was fairly moderate. Not the greatest hamburger I’ve had, but if you have never been and are in the area, it is worth checking out.

Plus there is this awesome painting hanging in their dining room.

I could stare at it for hours.

Tootie’s On Lowry

Today’s lunch was the Black & Bleu Burger at Tootie’s on Lowry. And let’s be clear about one thing, Tootie’s is a dive bar/restaurant in the North Side of Minneapolis (Lowry & Upton) that has somehow managed to survive for decades in a neighborhood that shifts from being “not bad” to “sketchy” depending on the year, and without any sort of cosmetic updates to their interior as other restaurants around North die off.


Their burgers are fantastic.

If Victory 44 or Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den are as far into the North Side that you travel, you need to correct this mistake and check out Tootie’s.

Like I said, nothing fancy, but damn good burgers can be found here.

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