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“Nice patio, good food”

Sunshine Factory Bar & Grill
Ranked #5 of 90 Restaurants in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Nice patio, good food”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I stopped in one afternoon for lunch when MN decided to finally grace us with a sunny spring day that was perfect for outside dining. The service was prompt and friendly and we were both very happy with our meals - a large cobb salad and a platter of asian chicken lettuce wraps. Both were fresh, crisp, and tasty.

The patio area was pretty nice for the most part, with just a couple drawbacks. There was a decent amount of seating and the outside speakers were a plus but being surrounded by traffic and parking lot pavement kind of kills the otherwise nice atmosphere. They've done some landscaping around the perimeter of the patio so maybe as it grows in it will create a little more of a buffer. They could also definitely use more umbrellas on the patio tables. They had very few and we watched as different groups of people asked to move once a table with an umbrella opened up. Some of us pasty, pale midwesterners might LOVE the warmth of outdoor dining but still need a little shade to prevent a scorched farmer tan look by the end of the meal. :)

  • Visited May 2014
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Colorado Springs, CO
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“Spinach Artichoke Dip- do it.”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

I grew up in New Hope with the original location as a staple. The food was never fabulous, but good and we went there a lot for the bar.

The first time I visited the new location I didn't love it, too new feeling and service was iffy. They've upped their game for sure. We sat at the bar over the weekend and the doors were open to the patio. Great bar area. The cheese curds are as good as any around and the spinach artichoke dip might be the best I've ever had. Anywhere.

Good upscale casual place. Service at the bar was great.

  • Visited June 2014
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Port Orchard, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is a busy restaurant. We were able to eat outside and enjoy the sunshine. Our food was very good and the staff were nice. Prices were competitive and about the same as an applebees. We would eat there again on our next trip to the city.

Visited June 2014
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“Great new old place”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

The NEW FACTORY in plymouth is a refreshing new place. In case you didnt know it moved hear from new hope. I really like the bar area big TV's Great happy hour prices and the food is always great. Good service. Whats not to like. Just a really nice new environment with all the best of the old place.

  • Visited May 2014
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Golden Valley, Minnesota
1 review
“Just ok”
Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

We went because we hadn't been and heard of people who had gone for years at the old location.
The service was great, although it seemed to take longer than average to get our food.
My biggest gripe is having to pay $2.25 extra because I wanted fries instead of chips or coleslaw... Really? The fries were super salty and not worth it.
A kids meal is a kids meal, but I was disappointed that the Mac and cheese seemed to be kraft from the box. The chicken fingers were good.
Overall the food was good, but ended up feeling overpriced, especially when you add in the extra for fries.

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