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.

Its full of parks with forests and trails. Summer or Winter this is the place to spend time outdoors!
Reviewed by missaolson
on September 17, 2012
I come down to Burnsville from Minneapolis on a regular basis just to go to Chianti Grill. They have some of the best food you can find period, and for a decent price. Excellent atmosphere and service. Check out the reviews on Google. People can't say enough great things about the place.
Reviewed by J06Bam
on September 17, 2012
Burnsville has everything you would want. Chains, ethnic, sandwich, pizza, BBQ. When we eat out, we pick Burnsville!
Reviewed by minn1958
on September 17, 2012
Lots of great local restaurants - Porter Creek, Roasted Pear, Chianti Grill, JoJo's.
Reviewed by kfs
on September 17, 2012
The best coffee shop is the Buzz. Friendly personal service. Daily specials. Excellent bakery goods and sandwiches.
Reviewed by 69lemans
on September 17, 2012
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