Brass Lantern Restaurant

3015 Hwy 29 S,Ste 4012
Alexandria, 56308
Reviews:
Always great food and service we eat hear at least three times a month. Never had a bad experience

(320) 763-4818

Breakfast & Brunch

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Forada Liquor Store

1531 4th St SE
Alexandria, 56308
Reviews:
If you're thinking about going to Zorba's, come here instead. We had the pizza and it was fresh and obviously hand tossed. This is NOT a machine made garbage crust that is all too common around here. It's a weighty, filling slice of pizza, and the toppings are great. The cheese quality is good resulting a pizza that is not too greasy. The service is excellent and the owners are visible and proud of their bar. Great place to eat some pizza and play pull tabs.

(320) 762-0428

Nightlife, Beer, Wine & Spirits, Restaurants

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LA FERME

613 Broadway St
Alexandria, 56308
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Our food and server were great. I wish I could say the same for the manager Jim. After the way he interacted with customers and more importantly his staff ( in front of customers) tonight I would send him packing. Not restaurant material.
Best Restaurant in Central Minnesota! I'm from the Alexandria area but have lived in Los Angeles for the last 15 years. I consider myself a foodie. Whenever I'm home I try to hit someplace in the area that's not your typical "Fried Fish Fridays", "Wings Wednesday" or frozen pizza cooked on the bar. This place is special. I've been here twice - once for dinner and recently for lunch. The atmosphere for each experience was different but still great. You feel like your in for a cosmopolitan experience without the arrogance or cost. For lunch I went with the Chef's recommended Cuban Sandwich - amazing! I've never tasted anything like that in L.A. The dinner was a special occasion so I requested a special table. They put us at the Chef's table that's in a vault! (the restaurant was originally a bank!!) Unbelievable service with personal explanations from Chef Matthew Jensen himself. This is a gem of the area and deserves recognition. Call for evening reservations.
One word: WOW!!! Traveling through the area and came upon this place and I was NOT disappointed!! My major issue when trying to find a place to eat is that I have a gluten allergy. This place has gluten free bread!!!! I had the Cuban and OMG it was amazing. So flavorful and the sauce was to die for. Will definitely return if in area again.

(320) 846-0777

American (New), Wine Bars, Gluten-Free

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Coffee Pot

1504 Broadway St
Alexandria, 56308
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Wonderful hometown place. Nothing beats it. Great service, and good portions.
Apparently the local breakfast hangout for pickup driving men over 60! The food was pretty standard breakfast dinner fare, with the added benefit of very friendly service and thick cut bacon.
We went here on our way back from the cabin. It's a small place but surprisingly fits a lot of people. It reminded me of my grandmothers house. Very warm and inviting, with a lot of random trinkets and collected items on the walls. It's Sunday so the waitresses were sporting their Vikings jersey. Most food items have ham or other pork item involved but they have pancakes, veggie omelettes and a lot of egg options available. I got the corned beef hash that came with hash browns, toast and eggs your way. It was so cheap at 7.99 and a lot of food. My boo thang got the buttermilk pancakes with a side of sausage. The pancakes were so fluffy and delicious, it was like eating a cloud! I also got a hot chocolate that was quite decadent with whip cream and chocolate sauce drizzled over it. I loved it! You will to :) Our meal total was a little under $20 and we both ate our fill. The staff is wonderful, and you'll enjoy your meal. Go here. Don't go to Perkins.

(320) 762-0855

Breakfast & Brunch

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Doolittles Woodfire Grill

4409 Hwy 29 S
Alexandria, 56308
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The only reason this place got less than a 5 star is because they work at a nearby bar and grill.
As a frequent visitor to Alexandria from CA, I'm always on the lookout for great food, and hopefully to not have to visit any fast food place. For several years now Doolittle's has been our go-to, reliable restaurant for lunch or dinner. Friendly service, very clean, good-sized menu for just about any appetite. Dinner menu offers lunch or dinner-sized portions (thank goodness, because they are VERY generous in size). Have tried everything from soup to beef dishes, but my favorites are the entree salads and pastas. I enjoy eating at the tables in the bar area the most, offering four screens with game of the night. The restaurant area has the capability to serve fairly large groups. Suitable for families to singles.
Always a great experience. This is a great place to go out for dinner or even lunch with coworkers. Very friendly staff and is worth every penny

(320) 759-0885

American (New)

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Great Hunan Chinese Restaurant

2919 Highway 29 S
Alexandria, 56308
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Great family restaurant with very nice family who runs it. Excellent hot and sour soup. Tried the vegetable dumplings, pan fried tonight. They were as good as the pork dumplings, which are delicious. The food is so good, our grandkids are always willing to try something new to them. Solid classic style Chinese restaurant.
Great atmosphere and very nice people working there. Best Chinese food in alexandria
We can't wait until the snow melts and we open up our place for the summer so we can go to The Great Hunan for an excellent meal! I love the Pu Pu Plater and the Sizzling Rice Shrimp. My better half always tries something new and he has never been dissatisfied. Great value, and excellent service!

(320) 763-6288

Chinese

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Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale

115 6th Ave E
Alexandria, 56308
Reviews:
Fun and delicious. Loved the atmosphere. Staff was excellent. Olive plate app was yummy. Smoked salmon was great. Buttermilk cake dessert was outstanding.
Food tonight...not so good. This place used to have way better food. Bruschetta; bite size garlic chips with a little pesto and goat cheese. No biggie. Husband's pizza; Certainly didn't taste like a flatbread, pretty bland. Medallions; dry, way overcooked, felt like I was eating McDonald's meat patties. Really disappointing . Server was great. Music tonight? - Meh, but I am not a country fan and dislike Journey . If we go back will just have beers and apps. Too bad 'cuz we used to dig this place.
I was really hoping this would be a great little wine bar with great small plates, but the cheese & meat plate was extremely disappointing. Looked & tasted like store bought salami & cheese with a ton of olives. Not at all an artisan cheese selection like I was hoping. Flatbread was soggy & very greasy tasting. My point: stop in for wine, but skip the small plates.

(320) 759-2277

Wine Bars, American (New)

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Mi Mexico

401 N Nokomis St
Alexandria, 56308
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Good food! Staying at Arrowwood in Alexandria for vacation from Southern California. Went to Mi Mexico because the yelp reviews were promising. Felt the need to post about this place myself. The food was amazing and very authentic. I ordered the lunch special shrimp fajitas and my BF ordered the beef burrito and chicken enchilada. Both were very enjoyable. Portions were perfect and food quality was great. You can tell everything was fresh.
Wow, was I impressed by Mi Mexico! We drove past one night and saw it was packed, not even room for parking, so we thought we better stop and try it. And we are glad we did. It looks pretty typical from the outside, but the inside is awesome! All the chairs and tables and booths are all works of Mexican art and sculptures and things. So they do have a ton of choices on the menu. No super authentic Mexican dishes, they don't serve lengua, al pastor, tripa, or other choice Mexican meats. Their tacos are hard or soft shell but not authentic. However, this did not stop me from enjoying it. Their ground beef is amazing, it actually has a taste to it. Quesadillas had flavor! All it is is a tortilla with cheese. And it was good! Tamales were the best I've ever had, beans were superb and flavorful, rice was good, my enchilada was fantastic and the sauce over it was delicious. They also have some Mexican beers if you're in the mood for one. I noticed they sometiems have specials on beers for only $2.50 which is awesome. If you're craving Mexican food this place is a great choice up here!
I feel bad for folks in Alexandria that think this is quality authentic mexican food. It's not even good mexican fast food. More like a bad lean cuisine frozen dinner. And that may be an insult to lean cuisine. Don't be fooled by the cute decor. The chips were good, but positive the salsa came from a jar, and if it didn't then shame on who made it. And where is my pico, what self respecting mexican restaurant doesn't serve fresh pico?

(320) 759-5686

Mexican

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D Michael B’s Resort Bar & Grill

Viking Plaza Mall,3015 State Hwy 29 S, Ste 4065
Alexandria, 56308
Reviews:
Pretty good. Reliable bar food. I
Excellent service. Sat at the bar. Zing Zang for the Bloodies. Delicious! Ordered the Bahn Mi sandwich; spicy sauce--order on the side. Overall, awesome place and a great hangout to watch a football game.
D Michael B's is delicious and wonderful. The drinks are delicious. The service is wonderful. The seating is spacious and comfortable. The food is great. Everything about it is great. If you are looking for a lodge-like bar to go with your Minnesota experience, this is the place.

(320) 762-2697

American (New)

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Caribou Coffee

4911 Hwy 29 S,Ste 109
Alexandria, 56308
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Very nice place, everyone was friendly.
Good place. This one was kind of loud but not many people were there. I would use the drive thu.
If you are looking for some great coffee without the over-roasted flavors you have definitely come to the right place! I WISH we had these in Washington State, but I definitely make this a stop when I am in town! They have a La Minita Peaberry blend that is seasonal that I go out of my way to keep on hand at home. The Campfire Mocha is my hands-down favorite (full rack, of course) and it is delicious both hot or iced! I have not actually had anything served I did not like and I love the customer service both in the store and on the phone!

(320) 762-8589

Cafes

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