Lions Tap is a Minnesota favorite. They have a classic, simple menu tacked onto their walls, including: hamburger, cheeseburger, California, California cheese, bacon cheese, and mushroom swiss. Order up a side of fries and a Minnesota Craft Beer, and you're good to go.
I've been visiting Lions Tap for as long as I can remember. Its exactly halfway between my mom's house and my grandmother's. As a kid, I ordered a cheeseburger medium-well with extra pickles. I loved the retro outdoorsy paintings and counted the number of stairs into the restaurant. Now I opt for the California cheese and a River Valley Red beer. Its one of those places that never seems to change despite how much you have.
Of course, the restaurant has changed a lot during its lifetime. It was originally a roadside vegetable stand built in 1933. Soon after, they started selling pouring beer and it became a local hang out. The roadside stand changed hands several times, introducing sandwiches, then finally burgers to its menu over time. It didn't take the name Lions Tap until 1977 (Source). Lions Tap has always felt like a piece of home to me.
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