Restaurants in Minneapolis/St. Paul
Fat Guy Friendly Approved or Not

Fat Lorenzo's (Minneapolis) order the Fat Lorenzo and expect to feed 4 fat guys at once

Khan's (Bloomington & Roseville) Mongolian Barbeque.

Gasthof zur Gemütlichkeit (Minneapolis) German food and beer. Not only is the food and drink good (the hard apple cider is the best) but it has a great party atmosphere. It is a little pricey, but its worth it.

Matt's (Minneapolis) The food isn't bad, but it's not great either. The portions of the fries is huge though.

5/8 Club (Minneapolis) Similar food to Matt's but better (especially the Jucy Lucy). French fry portion isn't nearly as big though.

The Local (Minneapolis) Good food with a buffet on Sundays. Seating is suspect. (submitted by Jason Harrell)

Holy Land (Minneapolis) Middle Eastern buffet (submitted by Jason Harrell).

Village Wok (Minneapolis) Good chinese with large portions and plenty of chairs.

Pappy's (St. Paul) Risen from the ashes of Slice of Chicago, but its cleaner and the Italian Beefs are just as good.

Hickory Hut (St. Paul) Spectacular chicken wings and rib tips. Ah hell everything is great, but they get really busy so call ahead and get it to go.

Tinucci's (Newport) On Saturdays you get to enjoy the best prime rib buffet ever.  Fridays have a fish fry.  The rest of the week its just a delicious restaurant.

East Buffet (Richfield) They don't have a huge selection but it is very, very good. And reasonably priced.

The Wienery (Minneapolis) Stupid name, good food. This place is a dump. But the food is really filling.

Key's Cafe (various) I can't believe I hadn't included this one yet. Good comfort food, and probably the only cake I actually like.

Q Cumbers (Edina) They now have meat and while there isn't much of it whats there is good. If they have it out try the spinach and cheddar soup, it's really good.

Rose Garden (Blaine) The best Chinese food I have ever had. Period. Made even better by the lunch buffet which is $5.99. Parking sucks though.

Tepanyaki Grill (Minneapolis) Chinese buffet with really good food and comfy seating. If you come on the weekend expect a wait.

Broncos Sandwiches (Anoka) Slow service and small portions.

Philly Dawgz (St. Paul) Stupid name, mediocre food. Add in the small portions and it becomes a pass.

Pancho Villa (Minneapolis) When I went I was part of a large party on a Saturday so service sucked, and while my food was good and filling several people had bad food. And the seats were wobbly and uncomfortable.

Al's Breakfast (Minneapolis) Only open until 1pm, really crowded and hard to get in and out. And I don't care how many awards it's won the food was meh.



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