A June 2006 trip
to Minneapolis by melissabowman
Quote: Food-my favorite thing to do. Eating out is one of the best activities to do on vacation. Here are our favorites.
We were promptly seated to a table and then a few servers came to wait on us. I guess you really do not have one particular person. The way it works here is there is a sign on the table; it reads "STOP, FORREST, STOP" on one side and "RUN, FORREST, RUN" on the other. When you need a waiter for any reason, you turn your plate to the "STOP, FORREST, STOP" side and someone will be there immediately. This was so great and such a unique idea--you never had to wait for your waiter to come back or someone to find them.After we ordered our food, which was kind of a difficult task (everything looked so good), we were sufficed by an appetizer called hush puppies, only they were not your typical hush puppies. They were filled with shrimp, crab, and mahimahi. They were so good. Our food came out next, my husband had popcorn shrimp and Cajun shrimp, and I had stuffed shrimp. My husband's popcorn shrimp came served in a movie-popcorn box with popcorn; it was so cute and a very creative presentation. All of our shrimp was very good, very well prepared and presented, and delicious. The best shrimp I have ever had anywhere hands down.After enjoying a great meal, we were stunned at how much we liked everything and how glad we were that we finally tried it. My husband actually could not quite talking about it and says it is now his favorite restaurant, and he realized there was no gimmick here. So I guess Forrest Gump was right: "You never know what you're going to get."
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 27, 2006
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Mall of America
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 28, 2006
Key's Cafe and Bakery
1682 Lexington Ave. N.
Our food was great. I had a half of a rotisserie chicken, which was very tender and flavorful with a potato hash brown, and soy sauce-glazed green beans, which were also very good. Everyone in our group loved their food and was very impressed with the quality. The price of the food was also very reasonable. The restaurant had a very homey and classic feel to it. Very modern decorations and a huge warm feel to it. The bathrooms in particular were exciting to me. They were very chic and accommodating. They had a changing table that was not like the ones you normally see in a restaurant. It was a really and nice cherry-wood changing table and provided several different size diapers and wipes for you need. This was so great, since most of the time the changing tables are those hard plastic ones that are not to comfortable and hard to use.The whole look and feel was like being in your own home, and the staff did a good job of making you feel that way as well. I would definitely recommend trying this place out.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 28, 2006
4365 Pheasant Ridge Dr NE
Blaine, Minnesota 55449
Classic Pizza and Ice Cream
466 Hamline Ave. S
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 29, 2006
Wolf Gang Puck Express
Mall of America