Saying “so long” to the bright lights and bustling streets of the city for a night during your time in the Midwest can be tempting — but nowhere is more enticing than the lovely retreat-like atmosphere you’ll find in Inver Grove Heights. Why fight the traffic when you can enjoy some of the best meals in the region only a short drive away?

Eateries You’ll Love

1. Old World Pizza

With the freshest ingredients, delicious Italian sausage made in-house, and a classic mix of spices reminiscent of the old world, this restaurant is more than just your average pizza joint. Named one of the “12 BEST OLD SCHOOL PIZZERIAS” by Minnesota Monthly, Old World Pizza offers award-winning slices for reasonable prices. From specialty pies, to tasty dessert pizzas, this restaurant is sure to impress.

Old World Pizza

2. Mississippi Pub

After a stroll along the banks of the Mississippi River, a casual pub is the perfect spot to take a load off and enjoy some local eats. Mississippi Pub is a family-owned restaurant and bar with breathtaking views of the river, indoor and outdoor seating, as well as great food and service. This is the perfect place to treat the whole family to an excellent meal.

Mississippi Pub

3. B52’s Burgers & Brew

Every town has a quality burger joint, but not every town has the award-winning burgers you’ll find at B52’s. Not only do they serve the best burgers in Inver Grove Heights, they serve the best in the Twin Cities according to the panel of chefs and food critics at the Twin Cities Burger Battle. Don’t leave town before you stop in for a bite and enjoy their wide selection of brews!

B52’s Burgers & Brew

4. Cahill Diner

Get ready to slick your hair back and dine in style with a malt shake in hand over at Cahill Diner!
This 1950s-themed restaurant serves diner classics made from scratch, using only the freshest ingredients. Enjoy the best home cooking food you can find while relaxing with your family in this retro gem of a restaurant.

Cahill Diner

5. Jersey’s Bar & Grill

For a night on the town, your best choice in Inver Grove Heights has to be Jersey’s. This bar and grill features a delicious variety of the best bar food in town, an incredible selection of drink specials, and live music to enjoy all night long. They even offer a convenient shuttle to get you and the entire crew to and from the restaurant safely.

Jersey’s Bar & Grill

6. Peterson Popcorn & Ice Cream

If you have a sweet tooth, you’re in luck — Inver Grove Heights’ famous Peterson Popcorn features the best treats in town. They offer a wide selection of homemade popcorn, ice cream, fudge, and other snacks to satisfy your cravings. Stop by Peterson’s on your way out of town and bring a tin of popcorn or fudge to your family and friends at home.

Peterson Popcorn & Ice Cream

7. Hometown Meats

There is a reason that Inver Grove Heights Patch called Hometown Meats a “Hometown Institution.” This meat-lover’s dream is owned by a butcher with decades of experience and staffed entirely by close family friends. They offer a wide variety of high quality products along with made-to-order specialty sandwiches and soup for a cozy eat-in meal. The River Heights Chamber of Commerce even selected Hometown Meats as the Small Business of the Year in 2015!

Hometown Meats

8. Bierstube

Back in 1962, the very first Bierstube opened in Minnesota. The original menu consisted of reubens, bratwursts, and sodas and beer on tap, along with the famous sizzling heart steak. Today, Bierstube, which means Beer Parlor in German, has 5 outstanding locations — our favorite being our very own in Inver Grove Heights. Enjoy a wide variety of meats and authentic German cuisine at this famous steakhouse and grill!

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Spend your time wisely in the greater Minneapolis area by enjoying all of these fabulous local eateries. Which is the first stop on your list?