Restaurants

During the coldest months of the year here in Minnesota, it’s important to stay warm and toasty. Whether it’s blankets and a fire, a warm drink or solid comfort food to fill your belly, there are many ways to stay cozy.

Minnesota cuisine has taken a global turn toward a broader offering of foods, because a large population of immigrants bring the foods of their homelands to our local restaurants. And, although our culinary heritage may be slanted toward food with mild spice, we have an adventurous streak.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, food is on everyone’s mind this month. Now that we’re smack in the middle of fall, with winter howling at our coattails, we’re all in the mood for something warm.

From pillowy, blueberry-filled pancakes at Minne’s Diner to savory cranberry-topped sandwiches at Daily Dose Café & Espresso, delicious berries are found in a variety of dishes and drinks across Maple Grove.

Maple Grove restaurants, bakeries and cafes know how to make the most of Minnesota weather. Quiet, relaxing patios with comfy café chairs and shady umbrellas set the stage for pleasant conversation in good summer weather. Pull up an outdoor chair and stay a while.

Sports fans, get ready to grip the edge of your seats. Cheer your team on to victory or console yourself after a loss. Whether you want to watch a Twins, Wild or Vikings game, good times are waiting. Maybe you like soccer, basketball, or something else.

Are you missing spice and variety in your daily meals? Then put zest and flavor back on the table.

A cucumber pear margarita and a fresh spinach salad on the patio at 3 Squares Restaurant means summer is finally here to stay.

Admit it, we’re all ready for a little sunshine. Add to that a glass of crisp white wine, a scrumptious summer salad and an enchanting atmosphere and you’ll feel those wet mornings and mid-week blizzards slowly fade to distant memories.

Toam Yum Soup from Sawatdee is sweet and sour with lemongrass, Thai chili and mushrooms, and topped with basil.

“It’s all home cookin’ like grandma would have made.” —The Lookout Bar and Grill owner, Mike Kinnan

Last fall, Maple Grove became home to the first free-standing Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Minnesota and home to franchise operator, Nancy Christman.

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