The most legendary of burgers in all of Minnesota is that of the Jucy Lucy. It is the ultimate cheeseburger considering the cheese displaced inside the meat instead of on top. There’s nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a burger with warm cheese melting its way out. Whether you’re craving that sensation again or wish to partake in trying this cheese-infused meal, here are a few places in Minneapolis where the best Jucy Lucy can be ordered.
Matt’s Bar & Grill
3500 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Having been around since the 1950s, Matt’s Bar & Grill is experienced enough to grill up a Jucy Lucy; it’s by far the highlight of their menu. Having numerous awards and appearing in plenty of publications, it’s also a landmark of Minneapolis for being such a notable place with a notable burger. Open seven days a week, 11 am – 11 pm.
5800 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Committed to the cheesiest of cheeseburgers, the 5-8 Club doesn’t skimp when it comes to a plump and pleasing Jucy Lucy. It’s been ranked as one of the tastiest places in America by the Travel Channel and their menu boasts various unique takes on the classic burger that’ll make for a tough choice. Open seven days a week, 11 am – 9 pm.
Blue Door Pub Longfellow
3448 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
A pub-grub hotspot of the Twin Cities, Blue Door doesn’t just offer a Jucy Lucy but their own variant of it as well: The Blucy. Various versions of the Blucy on their menu come with horsekick sauce, blackberry sauce, and red currant jelly. Open Wednesday – Sunday, 4 pm – 8 pm.
The Patty Wagon
6042 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Branded as the best burgers in South Minneapolis, The Patty Wagon specializes in burgers most tasty. Of course, they wouldn’t shy away from a chance to showcase their delicious take on a Jucy Lucy. Open seven days a week, 11 am – 9 pm.
Crooked Pint Ale House
501 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
A local pub chain staple, Crooked Pint Ale House specializes in all manner of food to go along with their wide array of beer and cocktails. Their menu dishes up pot pies and tacos, as well as burgers with the classic Jucy Lucy. Open seven days a week, 11 am – 8 pm.
1831 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Served up from the counter is a host of burger and chicken options from downtown’s Flavor Bee’s. They cook Jucy Lucys at half orders as well for those who can’t quite finish these cheesy giants. Open seven days a week, 11 am – 10 pm.
Bennett’s Chop & Railhouse
1305 7th St W St Paul, MN 55102
Though holding the appeal more of a classy pub, Bennet’s Chop & Railhouse has plenty of pleasing burgers occupying their menu. Not only do they have the Jucy Lucy, but their special of the Jucy Juanita (stuffed with pepper jack cheese and char-grilled). Open seven days a week at 11 am.
4300 Glumack Dr, St Paul, MN 55111
Located in the Minneapolis Airport, Twinburger can give residents a parting piece of Minnesota succulence or be a welcoming spot for tourists fresh off the airplane. They offer breakfast and wings, but, of course, their Jucy Lucy is the special one they can’t pass up. Open seven days a week, 5 am – 10 pm.
995 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
With an Irish atmosphere, Shamrocks is a pub that puts a little bit of their own green in their Jucy Lucy. Dubbed the Cutie Lucy, it’s a miniature slider take on the classic burger. Open seven days a week, 11 am – 1 am.
3401 Hwy 13 E, Burnsville, MN 55337
Perhaps the most obvious of choices, it doesn’t take a genius to know what special is at Juicy Lucy’s. They have iconic burgers as well as the right brews to go right alongside its cheesy goodness. Open Thursday – Sunday, 12 pm – 8 pm.
1834 St Clair Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Based out of the Mac Groveland neighborhood is the friendly Groveland Tap, an opportune place to acquire a Jucy Lucy and a cold beverage. They also have the classic appeal for a pub with a pool table and jukebox. Open Monday – Saturday, 11 am – 9 pm.
492 Hamline Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116
Branding itself as a no-frills place for pub grub, The Nook gets right down to brass tacks about being all about that Jucy Lucy. Cheap and fast, it’s a simple spot for grabbing a burger and brew. Open seven days a week 11 am – 12 am.
4000 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
With its upbeat atmosphere, Harriet’s Inn is most welcome for being a comfort food hotspot. Their brick-and-wood setting makes it the most relaxing of locations to order up everything from pot pies to Jucy Lucys. Open Monday – Friday at 11 am and Saturday – Sunday at 10 am.
Peppers and Fries
3900 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
For the sports fans who are itching for a bit of baseball with their meal, Peppers and Fries has just the right environment to indulge in the game, the burgers, and the beer. Their take on the Jucy Lucy is dished up with extra cheese to be the absolute juiciest of burgers. Open seven days a week, 11 am – 8 pm.
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80 S 9th St Minneapolis, MN 55402
For something a bit hotter, Hell’s Kitchen can cook a mean Jucy Lucy. But there is no Lucy, only Lucifer, a Black Angus patty with cheese and pepper jelly. Unfortunately, Hell’s Kitchen is currently temporarily closed.
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