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 is a great community! Friendly people, tons of shopping available and wonderful restaurants like Porter Creek, Chianti Grill, Roasted Pear, Burger Jones and Jensen's Cafe. If you are a visitor Burnsville is a great place to stay, as you are just minutes from some of the best things to see and do in the Twin Cities.
Reviewed by CanvasVines2011
on June 1, 2012
Great variety of restaurants add great choices when dining out in the city of Burnsville. Different styles of food and they all have great service.
Reviewed by wdmosier
on June 1, 2012
Ernie's Pub & Grille has THE best weekend "All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet"! Creme Brulee French Toast, excellent omelet station, signature muffins, and more! And during "Happy Hour"... you MUST try the Philly Cheese Sliders on Pretzel Bread! You'll never have "Sliders" anywhere else!
Reviewed by williamwellsiii
on June 1, 2012
The Smoked Prime Rib at Ernie's Pub & Grille is incredible! Best Prime Rib EVER!
Reviewed by erniespub
on May 16, 2012
Parks, shoppings, arts and entertainment, and especially restaurants.....Ernie's Pub & Grille is Burnsville's newest locally owned restaurant that features classic favorites, great steaks and seafood, the best happy hour in town and your always treated like family from the moment you walk in the door.
Reviewed by bpmpls3
on May 16, 2012
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