My wife and I are huge fans of the Food Network. We'll almost always stop for a restaurant that we've seen spotlighted on shows like Man Vs. Food or Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. A ton of restaurants in Minnesota have been showcased on the TV channel. Including: 

  • Burger joints like Matt's Bar and the 5-8 Club, which both claim to be the birthplace of the Juicy Lucy, have been on the shows Food Wars and Man Vs Food.
  • Pizza places like Pizza Luce and Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza. Luce's 'Baked potato pizza' was on the show Food Paradise and Black Sheep's Mushroom pizza made it on Best Thing I Ever Ate.
  • And fine-dining options like Piccolo,featured on No Reservations, and Tilia which was on Adam Richman's Best Sandwich for their Fish Taco Torta.

You've probably been to, or at least heard of, most of those restaurants. Did you know that 87 different restaurants in Minnesota have been featured on the Food Network?

If you're ready to start planning a day-trip to visit one or two of these fantastic joints,  click here for a map of all of the Minnesota restaurants featured on TV.