When you think of dining out in Minnesota, you're no doubt drawn to the abundance of award-winning restaurants in the North Star State's two biggest cities - Minneapolis and St. Paul.

But another city in the state is staking its claim as the 'Restaurant Capital of Minnesota'

It's the city of Maple Grove, located 17 miles Northwest of Minneapolis.

Maple Grove - Restaurant Capital of MN
Experience Maple Grove

The Experience Maple Grove website states the city's case for such a bold proclamation:

'Boasting nearly 150 restaurants, deliciousness is never far away in Maple Grove. From the local favorites to the new and exciting, our vast array of appetizing dining options offers something for everyone! In fact Maple Grove residents are known to eat out so often that we’ve earned the nickname ‘No Stove – Maple Grove’!'

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So if you are planning a visit to the 'Restaurant Capital of Minnesota', where should you eat?

Here are Maple Grove's Top Ten Restaurants, according to Yelp!:

  1. Brick & Bourbon (New American)
  2. 3 Squares Restaurant (American)
  3. Malone’s Bar & Grill (New American)
  4. The Lotus Maple Grove (Vietnamese)
  5. The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill (Greek/Mediterranean)
  6. Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano (Italian)
  7. Dancing Ganesha (Indian)
  8. Hawaii Poke Bowl (Poke)
  9. Pittsburgh Blue (Steakhouse)
  10. Tono Pizzeria + Cheesesteaks (Pizza/Cheesesteaks)

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