On Saturday’s starting at 4 p.m., you can get an eight ounce top sirloin, choice of potato and side for only $10 at Hy-Vee’s Marketplace Grille, the restaurant inside the Oakdale Hy-Vee location and restaurant featured at all new Minnesota Hy-Vee locations.
For those unfamiliar with this, the Oakdale Hy-Vee features a full sit down restaurant that includes a full menu and bar with beer and alcohol. When telling people about this restaurant inside the grocery store and the $10 Saturday steak special, there seemed to be confusion about where we actually ate it. Did we buy the steak and eat it at home? There is a restaurant inside Hy-Vee? Huh? Confusion was rampant. But don’t get confused about this:
There is a full restaurant inside all new Hy-Vee’s, including the Oakdale location and soon-to-be Cottage Grove and Eagan locations. And we liked what we had, which included two Saturday steak dinners and Buffalo wings.
This Saturday Steak dinner is $15 any other time of the week and even a Simley grad can figure out that’s a $5 savings off the original steak price. The steak is listed like this on the menu:
660 cal An 8 oz. Hy-Vee Choice Reserve steak, grilled to your liking. Served with a baked potato
*The Saturday special comes with another side and a popover so get extra butter for the popover. We are all about extra butter.
Saturday Steak Special Analysis:
Steak: Ordered medium rare, served medium well. A bit chewy, but with steak sauce (Hy-Vee brand only steak sauce available) it was good. Added salt and pepper to taste. One member of the party thought the steak was already salty, so be warned. We didn’t agree. But we did both enjoy the steak.
Potato: It’s hard to screw up a baked potato, but it can happen. It didn’t happen here, the baked potato was a solid choice, but you have to ask for more butter. Much more butter.
Rice Pilaf: Mediocre, dry, lacked flavor. Suggest something else.
Broccoli: Cooked to perfection.
Buffalo wings: Excellent flavor, meaty, not too spicy but a little bit of bite to them. Definitely would get again. In fact, the Monday dinner special is all-you-can-eat Buffalo wings and fries for $10.99. You can pound down as many wings as possible, perhaps preparing to take a stab at breaking the B52 Burgers and Brew all-you-can-eat wing record, or taking a stab at mastering the complicated process of eating Drkula’s chicken wings.
The cost of this Saturday dinner doesn’t include drinks or tip, so a steak dinner for two for $20 is likely going to be $30 or more if you get drinks and include tip. The restaurant is nice, low-key and the service was good. You can find better steaks for more money, but for the price, the Hy-Vee $10 Saturday steak dinner special is a good deal for someone looking for an inexpensive steak dinner cooked to order.
Basically all the food served at the Hy-Vee Market Grille come right from the food sold at Hy-Vee, and cooked in their own kitchen at the store. Another person ordered a salad with their dinner and the server literally walked out of the restaurant, to the salad bar, put the salad together and brought it back in. The menu features a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, steaks, entrees, burgers and more. Basically, everything you would expect from a full restaurant, but it’s inside a HyVee Grocery Store.
The new HyVee grocery stores are arguably as good as any in the Twin Cities. They are certainly better than the Inver Grove Heights Cub Foods. Check them out – but don’t expect one to come to Inver Grove Heights, because it’s not happening, especially with new Hy-Vee stores set to open around IGH – in Cottage Grove and Eagan by fall 2016.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive steak dinner and want someone else to cook it for you, then check out the $10 Saturday steak special at Hyvee. And try the Buffalo wings for a satisfying Saturday night dinner.