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“Terrific Lunch”
Review of Zella's

Zella's
Ranked #3 of 43 Restaurants in Hutchinson
Certificate of Excellence
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Description: This is an amazing find in southwestern MN. You usually have to drive another 70 miles to the twin cities to get this level of food. Please list so we can review! Thanks!
Reviewed September 5, 2012

We stopped at Zella's for lunch after a stop at a local winery. Someone in the group read a review that said "Zella's is where foodies go to die". While I wouldn't want to die there the food is wonderful. There were only a few people in the restaurant which I found surprising; but then there weren't that many people walking around town.

Yes, we did have to go to the counter and order our food. But this wasn't a problem: they did bring our orders to the table. There were 6 of us and we each had something different. The salads were fresh and a nice size; the burger was cooked perfectly; the chicken sandwich was huge and served with sweet potato fries (there are several side options), the flatbread pizza with brie and mushrooms was delicious, and the quinoa with vegetables wrap was so large that my daughter could only eat half of it. We thought the prices were very reasonable for lunch - but then we are all used to city restaurants.

The decorations are upscale and the service is friendly. After a pleasant lunch, we decided to go to another winery. The lunch at Zella's complemented the service we had at the wineries. It was a great day.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

My sister and I had lunch here. The food (sandwiches) were good. We did not like having to stand in line at back of the restaurant to order our food from a chalkboard. We felt rushed to order and it was hard for my sister to even read the menu. What is this, Subway? I don't think we will go back any time soon. Maybe evening dinner is better. This will be hard to rate on service as there really was none.

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Thank seafoodlover69
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

It is difficult to find a nice quality restaurant in a rural area. This is one of our favorites. The food is always fresh and tasty. The portions are just right--and presented very nice. The restaurant itself it located right downtown and it is decorated very nice inside. It is a popular place so calling ahead is usually a wise thing to do if you want to eat there.

Regarding the prices- you can expect to pay for a couple with out drinks around $60.00 so it is a bit more expensive but we think it is so worth it. If you drove to Minneapolis or St. Cloud for this type of restaurant you would probably pay more. Lunch prices are quite a bit less and very good, more casual and free spirited- still has the quality in the food.

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Thank MinnFamily070
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Quality meats and produce, prepared just as they should be, found in a peaceful backwater eddy of a town.

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Thank Quist17
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Zellas has the capability of being a really great restaurant. I find the service poor. The food good. Too small of servings and price for evening meals too much for what you get. Have to stand in line to order and menu on board. Hard to order this way. No one checks on you or refills drinks unless you seek them out. Like table side service better.

Thank krenma
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