Classic Restaurants, Edina, MN
Some restaurants are so rich in history and memories they are truly a piece of iconic Twin Cities history. Just walking through the door feels like stepping into a time machine. Two such classic restaurants, Edina, MN, are the Convention Grill and TJ’s.
When retro-themed restaurants open their doors they can only hope to capture some of the soul inherent in places like the Convention Grill. This place is a true American diner that positively echoes poodle skirts and saddle oxfords. Enjoy huge thick malts, perfectly cooked hand-formed burgers and baskets of golden fries.
People who say you can’t be all things to all people clearly haven’t been to TJ’s Restaurant Pizzeria. The menu ranges from Greek gyros with hummus and pita bread to deep dish pizzas, tuna melts and old-fashioned malts. Daily soup specials often include a choice of beer cheese or black beans and rice. Beers and wines are served as well. TJ’s customers are quite loyal and include everyone from cops, to teenagers, businessmen, families, senior citizens. The décor is just as varied as the food and people. On the surface TJ’s could look like a mish-mash, but there are two common denominators throughout it all—quality food and great service.
Best Restaurants in Minneapolis, MN
Some of the best restaurants in Minneapolis, MN, are actually in Edina.
One Edina café, D’Amico and Sons, offers wood-fired pizzas, made to order pastas, Italian sandwiches, antipastis, and salads.
Perhaps the best sushi in Minneapolis is at Crave, Edina. By all accounts it is exceptional.
If you are looking for amazing steak and seafood restaurants in the twin cities, two of the best Edina, MN, restaurants, McCormack and Schmick’s, 3201 West 69th Street, Edina, MN, and Kozys Steak and Seafood, in the Galleria, Edina. Kozy’s was voted Best New Restaurant and numbered in the top 10 for Most Stylish Atmosphere in Mpls St Paul Magazine. Both restaurants serve a variety of steaks in addition to seafood, as well as steak and lobster combo meals. Beyond Edina, McCormack and Schmick’s operates restaurants in New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle.
Eat Street Minneapolis
The original “eat street Minneapolis” was Nicollet Avenue, but because of its concentration of restaurants, France Avenue in Edina has also taken on the moniker. Restaurants along that corridor include: Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Fuddruckers, Hot Wok, Chuck E. Cheese’s, Quizno’s, Q Cumbers, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Leann Chin, Jamba Juice and the Ambrosia Café. McDonald’s offers both a typical indoor and parking lot drive-thru restaurants, 7565 France Avenue South.
The Southdale Mall
Another area flush with dining options, the Southdale Mall, is home to some of the best restaurants in Edina. In addition to the mall’s food court, Southdale restaurants include: Ruby Tuesday, California Pizza Kitchen, the Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Macy’s Lakeshore Grill.
South Minneapolis Restaurants and Surrounding Areas
In some parts of Edina, South Minneapolis restaurants are literally across the street, so it’s no surprise that Edinans think of some South Minneapolis restaurants as their own. Broders Cucina Italiana made it onto Metromag’s top 10 list. Other spots Edinans favor are the Great Wall and Turtle Bread. For a wonderful organic sourdough treat make a side trip to the Uptown area. The Minneapolis French Meadow Bakery and Café offers attractive array of organic foods, salads, sandwiches, soups, vegan items and baked goods. Also served are healthy American vegetarian meals.
If you are looking for Edina Indian restaurants, be sure not to pass up Biryani, 7078 Amundson, Edina. It’s one the best Indian restaurants in Minneapolis area. For Chinese food delivery, call the New China Wok, Rice Paper or the Big Bowl, Edina, Minnesota. Szechuan Star offers one of the best Asian buffets in Minneapolis area. The Imperial House Chinese Restaurant is another great option for Eastern cuisines.
Family Dining in Edina Restaurants
To experience kid-friendly family dining in Edina restaurants, you can never go wrong with Perkins Family Restaurants & Bakeries, the Original Pancake House, Edina, MN, or International Dairy Queen, 7505 Metro Blvd, Edina, MN. If you are looking for a great hoagies restaurant, don’t miss Davannis Pizza at 5124 Gus Young Lane, Edina. They also offer appetizers, salads and pasta.
Other restaurants that are suitable for families, but a bit more trendy, include: the Eden Avenue Grill, 3907 West 50th Street, Edina; Good Earth, Edina, MN; Panera, Edina, MN; Bruegger’s Bagel Restaurant, 7101 France Avenue South; Edina Market & Deli, 7102 Amundson Ave, Edina; and Patisserie Margo, 5133 Gus Young Lane, Edina, MN. For amazing soup, salad, sandwiches and breadsticks visit Eddington’s.
For date night or a special romantic evening great choices include: Beaujos Wine Bar, Edina; Salut Bar American; Arezzo; Ciao Bella Restaurant, 3501 Minnesota Drive; and Edina’s trendy new hotspot, Pinstripes. Last but not least, while you may go there to split a huge dessert, be sure to try the Cheesecake Factory pizza or select from their wide array of salads, pastas and seafoods.
At the End of the Day
Several Minneapolis places to eat are rated among the best in the country, and some of those are restaurants in Edina, MN.