Inver Grove Heights: A great place to live, an average place to eat.
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota is a great city. Residents love the small town feel located near the heart of the city. But despite this, people often end up in surrounding communities such as Eagan, Woodbury and West Saint Paul when looking for a restaurant or place to grab a quick bite to eat.
The city of just under 35,000, located in Dakota County, Minnesota and minutes south of downtown Saint Paul, is home to three Subways, three Asian-style restaurants, two McDonald’s, five pizza places and the typical chain restaurants including Applebee’s, Outback Steakhouse and Ruby Tuesday. There are limited quality dining options, grocery stores, delis and no fine dining options. When new dining/restaurants and businesses come in, they often fail. That list is too long to mention here, but will be discussed in-depth over time. In addition, the city is limited to a Cub Foods that is stripped down compared to other surrounding communities. Rainbow Foods went out of business and Aldi has recently come into town, providing cheaper prices than the stale Cub Foods in town. The city also has a JV Target and a strip of retail buildings near it that can’t be filled. One thing Inver Grove Heights does have is good bar/pub fare as places such as Jersey’s Bar and Grill, B52 Burgers and Brew, Drkula’s Bowl and the Mississippi Pub all have solid food options.
Everybody in Inver Grove Heights has their likes, dislikes, favorites and restaurant wish list. Why won’t chipotle come to Inver Grove Heights? Why can’t we get a Wendy’s? How about Taco Bell? Others want healthier options or even a faux healthy restaurant like Panera Bread. Residents want more and want to know why there isn’t more.
The goal of this site is to review, analyze and discuss all things food, eating, dining and drinking in the City of IGH, as well as surrounding communities. The site will also provide news and information related to eating and dining in Inver Grove Heights. Residents of Inver Grove Heights want and deserve more. But because we want it, doesn’t mean it will come. This site will work on investigating the reasons why restaurants won’t come to the city. It will also provide restaurant reviews and analysis, Best of Lists, general food and eating discussion and other news and information valuable (and some maybe not so valuable) to the residents of Inver Grove Heights.
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