This article is sponsored by Explore Edina.
Everything is better in pairs. Salt and pepper. Peanut butter and jelly. Bert and Ernie. But one of the best pairs is burgers and beers. Edina, Minnesota’s culinary scene is always serving something new and delicious, but burgers and beers are a classic and always on the menu. When you’re in the mood for a hearty burger and a cold brew, here are the top five places to go in Edina.
Wooden Hill Brewing Company
Wooden Hill Brewing Company is always on the must-visit list for visitors to Edina. Its crowd-pleasing menu includes gourmet, concession-style favorites, and the beer is inventive, imaginative and made right in the brewery.
“If you are looking for a straight-up cheeseburger with no funny business, Wooden Hill Brewing has you covered,” says chef Jordan Roots. “Our standard house burger starts with fresh, never frozen beef, house pickles and garlic aioli, all on top of a brioche bun. For the more adventurous types, our always changing BOM (burger of the moment) is a perfect choice. From seasonal offerings to unique combinations, this burger never disappoints. And with 10-12 different beers on tap, there is no better compliment to a burger than a local craft brew.”
Town Hall Station
If a town hall is where people meet to make important decisions, you’ll love gathering at this brewpub to discuss and enjoy local beers and American fare. Its menu consists of handcrafted “road food.”
Minneapolis’ own award-winning Town Hall Brewery provides pints that are a great match for every dish served. Town Hall Brewery has been in the Minnesota beer scene for over 20 years and it’s proud to be at the forefront of the local craft beer movement.
Steak may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think Pittsburg Blue, but trust us, it does amazing things with burgers as well. Located inside Edina Galleria, fuel up before you shop or enjoy a meal and brew after shopping. It’s a great restaurant worth a visit even when you’re not shopping.
The Tavern Grill
One of Edina’s most-beloved restaurants, Tavern on France, now The Tavern Grill has expanded to five locations, but this is where it all started.
There are two ways to tackle burgers at this hot spot: chef-built or build-your-own. For those created by the pros, the Breakfast Burger is a must for anyone who believes the first meal of the day is a staple at any time. It’s a half-pound fresh Angus burger—grilled to perfection—and topped with cheddar, smoked bacon and a fried egg. Oh, yes, and it’s served on a butter-toasted croissant bun.
One of the most popular areas for shopping and dining in Edina, 50th & France, is also home to a restaurant that has a wide variety of items to satisfy cravings, but there’s something to be said for specialists. Red Cow focuses on gourmet burgers, craft beer and fine wine and does them well.