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“Can't help but love it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Band Box

Band Box
729 S 10TH St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-1130
(612) 332-0850
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Ranked #324 of 1,597 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Cuisines: American
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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Can't help but love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Our grandson introduced us to the Band Box. We ate lunch there on a Sunday after church. It was windy but we chose to eat outside anyway. I'm glad we did. There was a steady stream of interesting foot traffic to keep us occupied. The service was splendid. Our waitress was very friendly and perky and our food arrived promptly. The food is good. I love an old fashioned hamburger with all the fixins' and the Band Box certainly provides a good one. Their slogan really is, "Turning Grease Into a Feast for 75 Years!" With such a slogan you would expect a lot of oily French fries. That was not the case. The fries are perfect, just like the burgers. It is a very good place to get a very good burger. You can order lots of veggie toppers to kind of balance out the unhealthy aspects.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Anchorage, Alaska
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85 restaurant reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“"Turning Grease into Feast!"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

...since 1939!
Minneapolis really loves its diners and the Band Box is typical: small, services a cross-section of the city comfortably, does one thing and does it well: diner food.
The current owner/chef does an excellent job : fries are crisp, not greasy; burgers are not overcooked; eggs are cooked to order correctly.
Only drawback is that soda is sold by the can, off the shelf (no fountain), so no refills.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul
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“A national treasure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2009

I will just say it right straight up. The Band Box is a national treasure! It is one of my favorite places to eat anywhere, and since I live in Saint Paul, I can scamper over to Minneapolis & eat frequently. Folks like me eat there, & I'm iron certain that no C.E.O. of a bailed- out Wall Street firm has ever been thru the doors!

- Billy

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Crystal, Minnesota
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“Awesome greasy-spoon style burgers and omelettes. Will give you a heart attack, but you'll think it's worth it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2008

Awesome greasy-spoon style burgers and omelettes. Will give you a heart attack, but you'll think it's worth it.

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“Think everything is a little overpriced but food is okay”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2008

Think everything is a little overpriced but food is okay

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