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Val's Rapid SVC

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628 E Saint Germain St, Saint Cloud, MN 56304-0834
(320) 251-5775
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sartell, Minnesota, USA
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The experience makes this unique. The small, iconic shack looks much like it has through the years--on the outside. As you make your way through the throng of people inside, you place your order on a touchscreen--and pay with your credit card when done ordering if you want. Listen as people around you talk about the first time they came... More 

Thank mauiart
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great burger. Old school. Fresh and very low key. Need a picnic table outside. Hard to eat with burger fries and shake balanced on motorcycle seat!

Thank bobfei
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

French fries are hot and delicious! Service quick Very economical A good place for the entire family Can't wait to try the shakes

Thank Jennifer M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Saint Cloud and feeling fast food stop at Val's. Same price as the fast food restaurants except it's freshly made and comparable in cost. I was driving through town and needed a quick bite, I ended up eating it on my way back too!

Thank Winston B
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for some food on our way up north. We got cheeseburgers and fries. Both were delicious! Also ordered a chocolate malt and a cotton candy malt. very good! and quite big for the price. The place was pretty crowded when I walked in to order so I thought it would take a long time to get our food,... More 

Thank jodimae38
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See this on channel 4 as the best fries in Minnesota so had to try it out. Well...fries would have been much better if they weren't so salty. After a few fries both me and my girl were like, that's enough of those... Quite honestly fresh McDonald's fries are better. Now to the upside...self service ordering...loved it! Great concept! Can... More 

1 Thank JPMamason
Paris, France
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76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, another thing crossed off the bucket list. The place was fairly crowded at 2:00p.m. I actually like their service concept of the customer ordering on a touch screen and paying by credit card. Very efficient! However, that's where the overall experience comes to a halt. Locals I chatted with while waiting for our food orders are very proud of... More 

Thank Sugarcookiecube
Breezy Point, Minnesota
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

It's a throw back to the grab 'n' go burger joints. Very good food and quick service. No seating so plan on eating in or on your vehicle, or take it home. Very small, super efficient. 5 ordering kiosks. Had the Double Bacon Cheeseburger. It had more bacon than any place I've been. The fries were perhaps the best anywhere.... More 

Thank Jim D
Saint Joseph, United States
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143 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Personally, I've never understood the appeal of Val's. I believe it's partly due to their longevity/history as they've existed in St. Cloud for so long. It's also probably due to their generosity when it comes to french fries. As many have noted, order the small as you get plenty. It may also be due to the strange way of ordering.... More 

Thank Tim D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Great burgers, amazing price and unbelievable quality! All I am saying is you can go to a fast food restaurant or this place where they make each order as it comes and pay about the same amount of money!

Thank Ashley S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 628 E Saint Germain St, Saint Cloud, MN 56304-0834
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Cloud
  • Phone Number: (320) 251-5775

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?