Burnsville, Minnesota


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

2 Votes - "Friendliest"
2 Votes - "Best For Food"


In its second year running for Best for Food, Burnsville brought us back to the Mediterranean Cruise Café and Burger Jones for their favorite local fare, and introduced our team to even more digs, namely Chianti, Porter Creek and Rack Shack, where our judges were surprised at Minnesota’s offerings.

Chianti Grill features fine Italian dining, wine pairings and Sunday brunch; Porter Creek Hardwood Grill boasts a contemporary, rustic feel with an outdoor patio and enough food our judges visited twice; and Rack Shack is the locals favorite BBQ joint with giant servings of ribs, brisket and pulled pork.

After potentially overeating, follow our lead and burn it off on the water. Burnsville’s lakes offer boating, jet skiing and taking in the outdoors, in addition to Nicollet Commons Park where many town events are held, are golf, and ice-skating at Burnsville Ice Center. Attend Burnsville Fire Muster, Art and All That Jazz, International Festival and the Heart of the City Half Marathon annually.

Proximity to Minneapolis offers art, museums and athletics nearby. See a Timberwolves, Twins or Vikings game while in town or plan for NASCAR or horseracing. Also find theaters, a zoo, and a variety of shopping in the area. For more of what to do in Burnsville, view locals' reviews.

Burnsville has the best food around!
Reviewed by billgodbe
on September 17, 2012
Great variety of restaurants, best in the area
Reviewed by pattyro
on September 17, 2012
Burnsville has restaurants that feel like you're downtown without the drive and hassle. The newest addition and now my favorite, Porter Creek Hardwood Grill with unbelieveable creative food and amazing patio, to Roasted Pear to Burger Jones and the list goes on. Burnsville gets it!
Reviewed by pbar522
on September 17, 2012
Bursnville has something for everyone! Great restaurants, great shopping--all withing a mile from major highways. Just minutes to the Mall of America yet away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Favorite restaurant, Porter Creek Hardwood Grill...Favorite entertainment, Burnsville Performing Arts Center...Favorite place for fun, so many parks to choose from! Great family fun!
Reviewed by MelB
on September 17, 2012
Lots of awesome places ot choose from!
Reviewed by Lkohagen
on September 17, 2012
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