Minnesota’s Old Lunch Car Diner Is One Of The Most Unique Places To Eat

For as long as there have been towns and cities, there have been restaurants. And for almost as long, there have been lunch rushes full of hungry diners looking to fill their bellies fast. That’s where lunch cars came in. In the United States, lunch cars became popular in the early- to mid-20th century. These little diners were the perfect place to grab a quick, simple meal before getting on with one’s day.

Luckily for Minnesotans, several of these lunch car diners still exist in our state. One in particular is known for its fantastic food, great service, and perfectly retro vibe. To day we want to talk about the history and present-day offerings of one of Minnesota’s newest old lunch car restaurants, the Hi-Lo Diner. Take a look:

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Hi-Lo Diner is such a popular spot, we recommend arriving early. They’re open Sunday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday to Saturday 8 a.m. to midnight. For more information on this old lunch car diner, check out their website and Facebook page.