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.

Great place to live!
Reviewed by jeaninehay
on September 17, 2012
I love the restaurant choices in Burnsville! Roasted Pear, Mediterranean Cruise Cafe, India Palace and Carbones are my favorites!
Reviewed by mollykat73
on September 17, 2012
Whatever you are looking for in food, Burnsville has it all!
Reviewed by peroeh
on September 17, 2012
Its a great community with lots to do. It has a great Peforming Arts Center, Downhill Skiing, great shopping, wonderful parks and trails and awesome food, try Chianti Grill for great Italian, Roasted Pear has the best appetizers, Porter Creek, great everything and beautiful outdoor patio.
Reviewed by Kodak2nd
on September 17, 2012
Lots of locally owned restaurants with a nice variety of food from sandwich shops to fine dining. Stay at the Best Western Premier and they can direct you to the hot spots and hidden gems.
Reviewed by nicolletinn
on September 17, 2012
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