Customers Review Southwest Metro's Best Restaurants

A dish from Campiello Ristorante & Bar, a finalist for Best Restaurant in the Best of Southwest Metro 2019 Readers' Choice Survey
Customers dish on area eateries.

From the best place to grab a burger and fries to a restaurant that offers scenic, sunset views by a lake, check out these customer reviews of eateries in the Southwest Metro area, and use them to plan your next hotspot outing. 

Best Breakfast
The Original Pancake House, Eden Prairie
“I generally don’t even care for pancakes, but theirs are so perfect. They have me hooked.” —J.B.

“The bacon pancakes are my favorite, but the Dutch baby is also good—we loved the custard texture, along with the crispy edges with a dusting of sweet powdered sugar.” —A.N.

Finalist
Campiello Ristorante & Bar, Eden Prairie
“Short ribs were great, as was the halibut. Highly recommend.” —K.M.

“Service is always great, and I have not had a bad meal in 12 years.” —T.W

Best Tavern 
Tavern 4 & 5, Eden Prairie
“The tater tot hot dish is wonderful, especially the house-made tots!” —C.B.T.

“The portions are just right.” —R.V.

Tavern 4 &5Photo by Amanda Gahler

Floyd’s Bar, Victoria
“Great bar with fantastic food! Open patio in summer with the bands [are] a blast!” —A.R.

“The best walleye and bloody Mary's in Minneapolis!” —M.C.W.

Lola’s Lakehouse, Waconia
“The calamari is divine! Fish and chicken tacos are delish, as well!” —S.M.

“It's the only lake-view fine dining establishment in Waconia. Service is friendly, and food is good.” —D.B.

Redstone American Grill, Eden Prairie
“The Buffalo shrimp is amazing!” —S.G.

“The food is perfectly prepared, and the service was excellent. We enjoyed our delicious meals in a very warm and inviting atmosphere.” —C.O.

Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar, Eden Prairie
“Chilean sea bass was excellent! Pasta dishes were good and so were the sushi and burgers.” —K.C.

“My favorite lunch menu item is the sushi bento box. You get a salad, two butterfly shrimp, a fruit selection and a nice variety
of sushi.” —M.R.

Crooked Pint Ale House, Chaska
“We loved the new menu item, turkey wild rice hot dish!! Very tasty!!” —P.B.S.

“Great place to eat and catch a glimpse of occasional Olympian curlers!” —D.W.

Lions Tap, Eden Prairie
“They have the best double cheeseburger in town.” —S.S.

“Been going here since I was a kid. Best burgers ever!” —N.J.S.

Pangea Cafe, Waconia
“Hands down the best pancakes anywhere.” —R.V.S.

“Wally’s French toast is amazing, and the spicy eggs Benedict was fantastic!” —J.N.C.