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Burger Jones

3200 W. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55416 | Golden Valley | 612-746-0800

Location Description:

The burger concept from Parasole-the restaurateurs behind Manny's, Salut, and Chino Latino, among others-anchors the east end of the Calhoun Commons shopping mall and has made the former Applebee's space more modern and appealing, with its black-and-orange color scheme and sleek-looking bar. Parasole has a reputation for brash, cheeky humor and bold decor, but except for a Chuck Close-style image of a burger-eating man on the wall-depicting a rather unappetizing thicket of arm hair-the restaurateur's signature kitsch seems somewhat toned down. The Burger Jones team visited the country's best burger joints before deciding on their meat's signature mix-a blend of chuck, brisket, and hanger steak that comes out a little chewy, with a robust, beefy flavor. The buns resemble a dense, eggy challah, sprinkled with sesame seeds on top. And while the menu lists all the usual suspects, such as bacon-cheddar and mushroom-Swiss, someone in your group will inevitably order the White Trash Burger, topped with fried cheese curds, Velveeta, and chicken-fried bacon. The burgers are good and the salted caramel malt is better, but none of it is worth waiting two hours.

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  • Cuisine(s): American, Burgers
  • Hours: Daily 11am-11pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout

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