Just south of St.Paul, Minnesota lies a quaint little-big town called Eagan. Eagan is a gem in the state of Minnesota with beautiful parks, scenic lakes, and nice people. Another great thing about is Eagan is the restaurants. Eagan holds its own with some of the country’s big cities, and here are 5 of them that won’t leave you disappointed, to say the least.
Doolittles Woodfire Grill
Doolittles Woodfire Grill is located at 2140 Cliff Rd in Eagan, Minnesota. When you come to Doolittles be ready for an experience that ignites your senses, with American fare from the woodfired grill. You can enjoy your food and drinks near the outdoor firepit or inside the cozy dining room. On Mondays between 4 and 11 p.m., they offer ½ price bottles of wine for your tasting pleasure.
Ansari’s Mediterranean Grill & Lounge
Go for the food stay for the show. That’s the motto at Ansari’s Mediterranean Grill & Lounge. Whether you want the Gyros or Shish Kabob Meal Deal, you’ll have a nice feast here. Maybe you have a big group for dinner and want to try the Party Sampler; that works too, it serves about 10. Also recommended here is the Mediterranean Tour Menu. It’s top-notch, and if you’re there on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening you’ll be treated to a music or dance show while you eat.
Ze’s Diner is a 1950’s themed joint in Eagan, MN that will transport you back in time. The Diner offers you traditional American dishes for you to munch on while you soak up the 50’s decor. The menu is straight diner type food so you know what you’re getting. When you want that late night meal you’ve been craving all week stop into Ze’s. If you come hungry, you’ll leave happy.
Jake’s City Grille
Located at 1288 Promenade Pl in Eagan is Jake’s City Grille. At Jake’s, you’ll find a gastropub menu with a full bar and patio for outdoor drinking. The way of life at Jake’s is “Simply casual. Simply comfortable. Simply Jake’s”. They offer dining rewards for regular customers and a Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for everyone. Try the Roast Beef Angus Au Jus, the Peel and Eat Shrimp and the Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
The Volstead House
Andrew Volstead was the main author of the legislation to enforce the 18th Amendment, better known as the National Prohibition Act of 1920. He was also a Granite Falls, MN native. So now the people of Eagan, MN have a restaurant/bar in his honor. When you come down to the Volstead House try the Steak Bites, Cuban Fish Taco, or Charcuterie Board. As for cocktails, well, you can find all of the old-fashioned drink recipes from the 18 and 1900’s here.
At the Volstead House, they want food and drink recipes to come back to a simple and straightforward era without all the nonsense, and when you’re here tip one back and have a toast to good old Andrew Volstead.