Starbucks

5537 W Broadway Ave
Crystal, 55428
Reviews:
I've never been disappointed with drinks I've ordered from here and the baristas are always nice and friendly! No complaints here!

Coffee & Tea

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Jin’s Chow Mein

129 Willow Bend
Crystal, 55428
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I wasnt really sure what to think about this place at first because I thought it was just like any other chinese take out but I fell in love! The food came out really quick and I asked them to make it extra spicy and they did. I ordered the Pepper steak and Orange chicken and had them seperate the orange chicken sauce on the side so i can dip it rather than have it all mixed together and they did it for me without any trouble. The prices are very reasonable here and can literally feed a whole family of four for under like $15. I will Definitely be coming back here again and will be recommending it to other people!
This spot came with such a great review from our pastor we found ourselves thinking about it weeks after we'd forgotten what it was called or where it was actually located. As noted, I LOVE China Star which is about 1 block from our house.... So, would we ever drive an extra 2 miles to order from this place again..... ? Answer: YES. We ordered the chicken Lo Mein on Pastor J's recommendation and the Pork Foo Young on guidance of the woman walking out the door and the Garlic chicken on advice of the very nice woman taking our order. Everything was extremely tasty. The Garlic chicken was "am bound to crave it again and again'" INCREDIBLE. The prices are a little lower than China Star (good) but I would also argue the ingredient quality is a bit lower... so it's a bit of a compromise. (Lo mein is ramen style instead of spaghetti noodle style -- etc.) Our order above was $19. nice. Also, they don't accept credit cards- only checks or cash so go prepared. We had to leave and find an ATM to seal the deal. We were told by the one woman that she loves the pork foo young and pork fried rice and mixes them together. For the white folks readin' -- "foo young = fried & egg-ish" The folks in line in front of us love the sesame chicken and the sweet and sour chicken. Pastor J says to skip the Chow Mein here, too. Also, better with sweet chili sauce at home and... a Premium! Definitely going back again... and prob. again...
I always sent my bf there to get take out whenever i dont feel like cooking. My bf is very picky when it comes to Chinese food. We've tried China star just across the street, but he didnt like it, but he likes Jin's. We really like their fried rice, mongolian beef, chow mien, sub gum, and some other stuff. Everything's been good, and the portion is very generous. An order of fried rice and one other entree could feed us for two whole meals.

(763) 537-7812

Chinese

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Sweet Taste of Italy

6023 42nd Ave N
Crystal, 55422
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Outstanding pizza. The best meatball sandwich around, made on their homemade sweet bread. A few spots to sit, but takeout is best. Often times there's a line for the register, even if you call ahead.
Great staff and great food! Everything I have eaten here has been excellent.
Their sandwiches are made with yummy sweet bread. The 16" sandwiches easily feed 2! Pizza is very good.

(763) 533-6554

Italian

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Cub Foods

5301 36th Ave N
Crystal, 55422
Reviews:
One of my favorite Cub foods! This one is the best...easy to get to, located on Hwy 100, great layout, awesome pharmacy (friendly and very helpful... it's always pleasant to work with Dree!) There's even a Holiday gas station in this one and makes it really easy to use your Cub Rewards card for getting savings on gas! Awesome!
I love Cub Foods in Crystal! Love Cub's cookies in the bakery. I like this store layout and remodel.
One of the best around. The parking lot is always packed. Good produce at a decent price and several specialty items. We shop there often.

(763) 287-9996

Grocery

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Taqueria El Jalapeño

6236 Bass Lake Rd
Crystal, 55428
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I love having a great authentic little Mexican restaurant so close to home. I regularly get the taco craving and this place hits the spot. My husband LOVEs the torta and said recently that it's greatly improved since the restaurant originally opened. I typically go with tacos and tamales and their food definitely hits the spot. The seafood/shrimp soup they have on weekends is SPECTACULAR! The soup is great, but prepare to dedicate much time to it as you'll have to clean the shrimp. Maybe bring a bib too because it's pretty messy - totally worth the effort though. I like that they've moved to a more sit-down restaurant style rather than the order at the window option. Service has always been great and the employees very friendly. P.S. The horchata is tasty!
One of three Mexican restaurants within two blocks. Most authentic, fastest service and best tacos of the three.
Yummy tacos!

(763) 717-8201

Mexican

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Vientiane Restaurant

5600 Bass Lake Rd
Crystal, 55429
Reviews:
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(763) 537-5575

Thai

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El Loro

99 Willow Bend
Crystal, 55428
Reviews:
My how this place has gone down hill. Used to be the go to Mexican place around my house, but, over the years for some reason it's gone from the "go to" to an after thought. This weekened, I decided to see if it was as good as it used to be or as bad as it had gotten. Sorry to say, as bad as it got. Was seated in the corner of the bar area. Literally, nobody there except for a couple drunk chicks at the bar for happy hour (it was 4pm), and NOBODY dining in, and we're seated in a corner booth that requires one person to enter it at a time to sit down. Regardless, we get the complimentary chips and salsa, and that is good. Order the Mozz sticks hoping they'd gone back to the original way they used to do it which was house made sticks... nope. Generic, horrible frozen ones. And they're served with a ranch packet. Yup, a god damn packet of Kraft ranch dressing. Not the house ranch sauce you get with your chips or even a marinara/salsa mix. A packet of dressing. Some how my girlfriend gets a refill during this, while we both have empty glasses sitting there, yet my water goes unfilled for the entire course of the meals. After a nearly 15 minute wait between putting in the app order and the return of the server, we finally order. Meanwhile, the chips and apps are completely gone by now. I get the burrito deluxe and she ordered some combo platter with a little of everything. Food took about 20 minutes to come out in a dead restaurant. How? I don't know. How do I know it was 20 minutes? Running time on the soccer match blaring throughout the bar with the aforementioned drunk chicks yelling at the tv (which made me at least laugh considering nothing happened, not even a shot on goal). Food was meh. Rice was cold, and the food was pretty tasteless. Lucky I didn't eat all the salsa and ranch from about an hour ago to put on my burritos. The girlfriend's food was ok. Taco was the best part while the tostada and enchilada were mehs. Glad I didn't need anything. I would have hated to have bothered my server with her job. Lucky enough, I didn't see her once through the meal to have to burden her with the request for more water or salsa or guac or anything. Was delivered the bill rather quickly without being asked about dessert, and of course not told to go to the front to pay (lucky I remembered or we'd still be waiting there trying to figure out where to pay). All in all, totally regret even giving this place a try and was so disappointed I had to apologize for actually subjecting my girlfriend to this shithole. Save your money, go to Chipotle across the street or go find another Mexican place. Let this place die and hopefully a new one can open up or open up under management that can run it correctly.
I have been to many El Loro locations but this place has tarnished this chain forever. I walked in with my children Friday May 15th. I was seated with a cold greeting and arrived at my booth only to wait 15 mins before I confronted Cheyenna and asked if someone could please serve us. She snootily replied "yeah what do you want" I was so taken back by her response I requested to speak with management. She once again replied In a condescending tone "yeah" The conversation became less than pleasant when I decided to leave the restaurant with my children and she mockingly slouched down to their height and waved goodbye. I have been trying to teach management since this incident and have left messages and still have received no reply.
Very disappointed in this place! The moment we walked in there was no warm greetings, the waiter was on his phone, The food was super salty. If I could I would give them no star!

(763) 537-9688

Mexican

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Steve O’s

4900 Broadway Ave N
Crystal, 55429
Reviews:
I have no idea why anyone would come here for food...or even beer. No selection and gross. That said.....The first time I went in here I exclaimed, "This place reminds me of home!" (I know several people who would roll their eyes and possibly disown me for that comment, but I'm from North Dakota--leave me alone). So, there are a lot of really drunk "townies" which makes for great people watching....and if you can't beat 'em, join 'em! There is a trashy, albiet authentic feel to this place. The karaoke doesn't hurt, either.
Steve O's is a place that I have frequented a few times over the past year. This place looks like the bar from The Deer Hunter. No windows, pull-tabs and a crowd that is drinking away the sour memories of a long work day (if applicable). I for one, like the atmosphere. I enjoy being the youngest one in the bar, drinking with the freaks of the previous generation. Sunlight be damned! Anywho, the last couple of times I went there I was recommended to try the wings as I stated that I was a wing enthusiast. I've tried their burgers a few times before, which were good, but nothing special, so I figured the wings would be the same. So last night I gave them a try; Holy crap dude! You get 8 wings, but these are full wings, complete with drumette and wing tip. This means that in a normal bar, it would be considered 16 wings. Big! They are dry seasoned, with a perfect hint of what seems to be cinnamon. Whatever it is, it creates a funky vibe of spice and sweetness that I am currently craving as I type this. The wings is why I will come back to Steve O's with no hesitation. So, for or anyone that happens to stubble across Steve O's, the Robinsdale refuge. Try the wings and get back to me.
I have never eaten here b4 only had drinks and sang kareokee... That being said.... This place is awesome. Kind of a hole in the wall place with very interesting patrons whom always deliver wonderful people watching. There are no windows and great drink specials...the prefect place to act like a fool. Always a good time but it is what it is and ur either going to love it for what it is or hate it for what it is-personally I love it.

(763) 537-5970

American (Traditional)

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Buffalo Wild Wings

5590 West Broadway
Crystal, 55428
Reviews:
Great service. Our family loves BWW but this location tops all that we have visited. The hostess was extremely friendly and pleasant. The manager, "captain" and at least one other person checked on us, assisting our server. They joked and just seemed like they were having fun. I only wish this location was closer to home. But they have a customer whenever I am in the area. Oh, and the food was good too. As it always is. The new, and limited time only, Blue Moon BBQ sauce is really good. I am a traditional wing guy and the buffalo dry rub is my favorite. I buy it for wings at home.
Visited on 13 Sep 2015 at around 5:30. The TV is so loud that the server and I cannot have a conversation. The manager came by to check on us, and I asked that they turn it down. He of course, cannot hear me. Food came reasonably quick, then the server disappeared. Can't find anyone to get me box or to pay my bill. Won't ever return.
Found a bar table, and waited. 10 minutes later a server comes up and says he'll be there in a little. 10 more minutes he is still tending to other tables. Mind you, no menus, no drinks, and the place is not packed. So we go to the bar. Bartender cracks a joke? Saying he'll need a pen and paper because he can tell our order will be complicated. Wasn't sure if that was more sexist... Or he was just a male chauvinist. So... He then gets our order wrong( rookie mistake) but instead of rectifying the situation just gives us the bill. Then groans and said if you insist I guess I can try to fix the bill with the bad service you received tonight. This restaurant is child's play. How is b dubs stock valued at over $200 + a share? The food is decent, no complaints, but the service is... Under par. If you're unhappy working here, there are other restaurants or careers that you can always apply to!

(763) 531-2356

American (Traditional), Chicken Wings, Sports Bars

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Broadway Bar & Pizza

5632 West Broadway Ave
Crystal, 55428
Reviews:
Updated Post (with three star rating): I received a voucher, so I decided to try Broadway again. I was a little hesitant, but my wife and I were able to eat practically for free. The service was way better, and the food was decent. The first experience was really bad, but my last experience was good. Must have been a bad day. Original Post (with one star rating): Yikes! My wife and I decided to stop at Broadway Pizza for dinner because we were out all day shopping. I know that this restaurant has been around for a while and has many locations, so I figured they must be decent. My first clue should have been that the restaurant was completely dead on Father's day. We were seated immediately by a friendly hostess. It took about 10 minutes for the server to greet us at our table. We placed our order and waited for our food. It took about a half hour for our food to arrive, and during this time the server did not check on us or let us know that the kitchen was backed up. We were just left waiting. The restaurant didn't look busy, so they must have just been short staffed. When the food arrived it was super greasy and unappealing. My wife ordered the gluten-free buffalo chicken pizza, and I ordered the meatball hoagie. My wife is sensitive to gluten, so she was excited that they have a gluten free menu.There was way too much cheese on the pizza relative to the other toppings on the pizza. The hoagie had three meatballs on it with two meatballs on one side and one meatball on the other. There was enough space there for another meatball in the middle. It looked like someone dropped the meatball on the floor and decided to serve the sandwich anyways - leaving a gaping space where the meatball should be. The server brought fries when I asked for onion rings. finally, it looked like the fries came straight out of the fryer because the paper on my plate was covered in grease. I received the onion rings, which were not too bad, five minutes or so after the rest of my meal. I do not recommend this restaurant. The food was not good, the service was poor, and the wait times were unreasonable. I am not one to leave food on my plate, but I could not finish this sandwich. Go somewhere else to eat!
We got some good service, but you can't help but compare pizzas all around. I got a sausage pizza. I like the rootbeer on tap. This was a quick stop before I hit a half price book sale in the same strip mall.
Very well maybe the worst BP I've ever been to. We normally travel over to the original Broadway off Broadway by the River. This one opened up a few blocks from the house, and we were really hoping for the same kind of service and food. Talk about disappointing all around, in every aspect. Two strikes, I won't give them a third strike - it's not worth giving this location the money. First go around, I take my mom here for some pizza after a hectic week. We're seated quick, great. 15 minute later, no server. I don't know if we were invisible or seated in a booth with a mirror hiding us? Finally, a server stops by and no introductions, simply asks for our drinks and if we had a chance to look things over. Ahhh, personable service! Order a raspberry lemonade - no dice. Order a strawberry lemonade - no dice. Order a regular lemonade, no dice.... then get told their lemonade tank is broken. Wonderful! I'm ok with water at this point. My mother orders a drink, bad mistake. Even though I can hit the bar with a spit ball, it takes another 15 minutes for the drink. I seen it sitting on the bar, get up and ask for it. Fast forward another 5 minutes and the server returns - no asking about how the drink magically walked to our table - and asks for our food. We order the cheese bread (just in case the pizza takes an hour) and pizza. The cheesebread comes out quick and is delicious. The pizza takes about 40 minutes, for a thin crust, and then comes out burnt beyond recognition as a pizza. I ate 2 slices, my mother said it's unacceptable and gets the manager. Things get righted to only having to pay for the cheese bread. We leave and I vow never to come back. Second go around, a friend of mine and I are at Half Price Books just around the corner and she gets the hankering for some pizza. I tell her about the experience and she says "oh it was one time, can't be bad like that again." Of course it can't be! Again, we get seated right away, this time in the bar area (just in case). Again, our server is NO WHERE to be found. I finally get up and get us some waters from the bar. Sit back down, 10 minutes go by (the Wild game was on, trust me I was keeping track of the time) and we finally have the server stop in and ask for our food order. No asking about drinks, probably of the assumption someone was covering her considering we had waters? In any event, this time we order the mozz sticks and a thin crust. The mozz comes out in a few minutes, and is cold. I mean, flash fried kind of cold. I ate one, thought about it, and couldn't do it. My pal took one bite, spit it out and called it a night with the sticks. The basket sits there, untouched, 20+ minutes later (the entire 2nd period of the Wild game) and the server finally stops in to see how things are going. We tell her the sticks are ice cold, and were when they were delivered nearly a half hour ago. She doesn't apologize or anything, just takes them away and brings out another basket 5 minutes later. And wouldn't you know, right on her tail our pizza comes out too. So, we now have our appetizer and pizza sitting there at the same time. Hurray. We eat a few pieces of pizza and notice things are just "off." The cheese is like rubber. I mean, I love me some chewy, delicious cheese on my pizza. But, this was like chewing on a tasteless rubber shoe (don't ask how I would know how this would be). We also notice, there is NO SAUCE. I mean, none. I couldn't even see the ladle mark where they pressed the ladle down and spread it. Pretty pissed, I sit there wondering what went wrong between the West River Parkway location and this one. My friend is pretty livid at this point. The server, or I guess someone impersonating a server, doesn't ask how things are, or care, just drops off the check. I did see I got the Mozz sticks comped, that was awfully nice of them. I now look at this location each time I go to Chipotle and curse them for tarnishing my attitude towards Broadway Pizza as a whole. I feel bad for the people that order delivery... I at least had the ability to get up and get my food or drinks.

(763) 267-6177

Pizza

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