4.0 out of 5.0 stars

If you’re talking about Minneapolis history, you just might be talking about the Band Box Diner.  It dates back to the 1930’s.  If you Google it, there is also a nice story on how a fundraiser a couple of years ago helped buy a new grill and help save the diner.

If you don’t check this place out for the history, check it out for their Double Cheeseburger with bacon and fried onions.  It’s a great diner burger!  On their menu it says “Turning Grease into a Feast for Over 70 years”.

Fresh Angus beef, seared beautifully on the flat top grill, my favorite way to cook a burger.  The grilled onions and bacon were cooked perfectly and both were delicious.  Plenty of good, melty, American cheese.  Good dill pickle slices.  What surprised me was the bun.  No corners are cut on this beauty of a bun.  It is soft, but firm, and perfectly toasted with the little outer edge crunch I love.

You can certainly go with the single patty, but the bun is big enough to add a second patty and get the beef/bun ratio close to perfection.

If you crave the diner experience or just want a really good diner style burger, The Band Box Diner will give you that.  It was a great experience!

House-cut french fries – Very good!

Diner charm – Off the charts!