We met up with Mike’s parents, sisters, and brothers-in-law down on St. Anthony Main in Minneapolis for the premiere of Sarah and Hunter’s new film, Where the Yellowstone Goes. Check it out – it’s a beautiful documentary about their month-long journey down the Yellowstone River (the longest undammed river in the continental U.S.).
After the showing, we all walked down a block to Tuggs Tavern on St. Anthony Main for some dinner and conversation. We’ve been to Tuggs a few times before. I especially like the patio on a sunny day – it’s a great spot for people watching. Lots of runners, bikers, and walkers along the river.
First off, I MUST recommend the Razberi Lemonade. Stoli Razberi vodka, raspberry schnapps, and hand-squeezed lemonade. This would be perfect on a 90-degree day in the sun. They are WAY too easy to drink which could be dangerous. You’ve been warned!
The restaurant’s small menu pretty much just consists of burgers and sandwiches, so there weren’t a lot of options to eat healthy. They did have a couple of salads, so I chose the strawberry chicken salad…right up my alley with field greens, strawberries, gorgonzola, walnuts, chicken, and a sweet poppyseed dressing.
Mike got the stuffed mushroom & Swiss burger (sans bun)…
And Pat ordered the deli-style ham & cheese with Swiss, lettuce, and tomato.
The Bottom Line
In my opinion, Tuggs is a so-so restaurant with an awesome location. That being said, it is quite a bit more affordable than some of the other restaurants on St. Anthony Main, which makes it a nice option if the view and ambiance is what you’re after. I know we’ll be back – but probably just for a patio seat and spiked lemonade…or three 🙂
Yum Rating: 7/10