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“Just Burgers”

Lions Tap Family Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 132 Restaurants in Eden Prairie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Middleburg Heights, Ohio
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just Burgers”
Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

Lion's Tap has been an Eden Prairie institution for 35 years. They have been voted the Best Burgers in the Twin Cities by Twin Cities magazine readers numerous times. All they serve is burgers and fries. They do not serve fancy burgers with lots of stuff on them. They have a basic hamburger or cheeseburger with nothing on it, then there is the California Burger with lettuce and tomato on it and then they have a Mushroom and Swiss burger. All burgers come as either single or doubles with or without fried or raw onions pickles are under the burger and you also add bacon to any burger. They also have great homemade Root Beer called 1919. If you are health conscious don't go here. The burgers are greasy and the bottom bun usually is soaked but that is what makes this place so good. I used to live in EP and when I come back from Ohio to visit Lion's Tap is always a stop I make. On the weekends and after hockey games the place can be be packed (they sponsor numerous little league teams especially hockey).

  • Visited August 2013
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minneapolis
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Simple menu, great burgers!”
Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

I had been to the Lion's tap as a kid and we decided to stop on our last motorcycle trip. The menu is VERY simple ( all burgers), but if you want an awesome classic burger, this is the place! They offer burgers like California and cheese & bacon, with fixings: fried onion, tomato, lettuce, etc. Don't expect fancy $$$ burgers. Service was fine and for 2 $25. You do wait in line to be seated, but it goes fast! Lots of room to fit everyone in.

  • Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis
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476 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Burgers, Fries and quick service along the road”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

I've been there a half dozen times while living in MN and it is a great place to go for a drive and get out of the city. Overlook the Minnesota River valley and grab an inexpensive burger and fries. The menu is simple and on the walls. Maybe 6 different burgers and 3 different house tap beers. My daughter loved the cabin feel with the paneling and fish taxidermy on the walls. Is it the best burger in MN as others have said? No. They would need to put it on a ceramic plate and use a different bun and the fries would need to be different. They are about speed, quality and good serivce (we had 3 wait people who were all friendly who helped us along the dining process). I would highly recommend this place and will be back again. (3 nice cheeseburgers 1 fry and 1 beer with 20% tip and we were at $25). I'd spend double that at other places inside the 494 loop.

  • Visited August 2013
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Texas, USA
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“ALWAYS the best”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Traveled all over, but always stop at the tap for a great cheeseburger. They say the moon is made of cheese, well they must get their cheese from there. These great cheeseburgers have been great since I started going there in the 70's. Place has grown over the years, but the food is always the best. I have never had anything but a cheese burger with grilled onions so I can comment on anything else personally.

Visited July 2013
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Shakopee, Minnesota
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44 reviews
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“Simple But Delicious”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

I've eaten at Lion's Tap a few times. They have the most BASIC burger and fries menu out there, but their burgers are quite tasty. Its my husband's favorite burger restaurant in the area! Their service is friendly and helpful too.

Visited March 2013
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