Minnesota Dining May 12, 2022
7 Mouthwatering Restaurants In Minnesota Where You’ll Never Need A Reservation
Minnesota is home to countless amazing restaurants, including spots that fill up night after night. These are great places to visit for a great bite to eat, and they’re well worth visiting when you have time. But other times, you need something quick and delicious where you won’t have to wait too long. That’s where the mouthwatering restaurants we’d like to feature today come into play. Each of these seven restaurants serves up fantastic food in a welcoming setting. Even better, you’ll never need a reservation when you visit – the service moves quickly, and you’ll never have to wait for a table. Check them out:
1. Nicoll's Cafe - Pine City
This small-town restaurant can fill up, especially on busy weekend mornings. But you'll never have to wait long, and you certainly won't need reservations. The service at Nicoll's Cafe is speedy, just as it has been for the decades this restaurant has been open. Another thing that hasn't changed over the years is the great food and welcoming dining space. Check out this place out if you're ever in the area and looking for a quick, feel-good meal.
2. Emmaville Inn - Park Rapids
Located at a wide place in the road off the highway, Emmaville Inn is a charming little spot where you can get gas, travel necessities,
and a great meal. Pop in for breakfast or lunch and you'll find hearty platters of eggs and bacon, fresh sandwiches and fries, and more. Though it is popular among locals, because of its remote location, you'll never be waiting for long.
3. New Scenic Cafe - Duluth
There are many restaurants along the North Shore, and New Scenic Cafe is one of the best. This delicious spot serves up updated American fare in a bright and casual setting. It can fill up fast, especially on busy summer weekends, but you'll never have to wait too long here. Their menu is full of delicious seafood options and more, and you'll walk away feeling more than satisfied.
4. Bend in the Road - Manchester
Most people haven't heard of the tiny town of Manchester, Minnesota, let alone been to this roadside restaurant. But if you ever drive by, we can guarantee the eye-catching sign will draw you right in. The go-to item in this no-frills restaurant is a delicious flatbread pizza that is loaded with toppings and flavor. Though it's popular among those in the know, you can just about always walk into this tasty restaurant without having to wait too long. We highly recommend it next time you're passing through!
5. Smokey's Pub N' Grill - East Bethel
Most people don't visit Smokey's just once. After stopping in for the first time, it quickly becomes a must-visit spot any time you're in the East Bethel area. That's because the casual atmosphere combined with mouthwatering BBQ food creates an outstanding bar and restaurant. The menu is full of great options, and the waitstaff is friendly and welcoming. Though the restaurant can get packed, there are plenty of seating both inside and outside. You'll never have to wait long here!
6. Meister's - Scandia
Here's another low-key spot in small-town Minnesota that is worth making a note of. Meister's often plays host to a range of local sporting events, making it a popular spot for spectators looking for great food and drink. You'll find a menu full of burgers, flavorful sandwiches, homemade pizzas, and more. If you stop in for dinner, you'll definitely want to try a walleye platter, sirloin steak, or any of the other outstanding options!
7. Merchants Cafe - North Branch
Merchants Cafe in North Branch, Minnesota, is housed in an old, historic bank! But unlike a bank, you won't often have to wait in line here. The dining area is spacious and the service is swift enough that you'll never have to wait too long to be seated. Once you're settled in, order a delicious breakfast or lunch that'll keep you going all day. This is one of many outstanding restaurants in small-town Minnesota just waiting to be discovered!
Have you been to any of these restaurants? Would you add any others to the list? Let us know in the comments or by filling out our
nomination form! And if you’re interested in some other favorite spots, check out our list of 9 Minnesota restaurants that everyone should visit at least once. Address: Nicolls Cafe, 255 Main St S, Pine City, MN 55063, USA Address: Meister's Bar & Grill, 14808 Oakhill Rd N, Scandia, MN 55073, USA Address: Smokey's Pub N' Grill, 552 Lincoln Dr, East Bethel, MN 55092, USA Address: Bend In The Road, 25483 State Hwy 13, Manchester, MN 56007, USA Address: Merchants Cafe, 6338 Main St, North Branch, MN 55056, USA Address: New Scenic Café, 5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804, USA Address: Emmaville Inn, 28021 County 4, Park Rapids, MN 56470, USA