Dairy Queen

309 Lyndale Ave N
Faribault, 55021
Reviews:
Ok I swear this is my last dairy queen review!! I grew up at this little dairy queen first going with my parents when I was young, then my friends when I got older, now with my own family. The service is fast and so friendly! They do not skimp on toppings which is important if like me it's not often that you treat yourself! Great family owned restaurant!!

(507) 334-3700

Fast Food, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Taqueria Flor de Jalisco

508 Central Ave.
Faribault, 55021
Reviews:
Best authentic Mexican tacos in Faribault !! They also have awesome Mexican sandwiches (tortas). Every time I want some real Mexican tacos this is the place I go, and always come back. Friendly people

(507) 323-8318

Mexican

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El Tequila Mexican Restaurant

951 Faribault Rd
Faribault, 55021
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Fantastic Mexican food. Excellent portions, served fresh and hot. We went in for lunch and I had the pinto bean burrito while my mom had carne asada tacos. Both meals were excellent. You can't go wrong eating here.
On our way to a wedding, our stomachs were grumbling and we stumbled upon this place. The looks of the place, as you're pulling up, can be rather intimidating, but don't let that fool you. The parking lot was full, and we walked in to a full restaurant. Everyone sitting at the tables seemed to be enjoying themselves. We were seated pretty quickly. The menu offers all sorts of your typical Mexican/American dishes. We were greeted by a server immediately and water/chips and salsa were delivered as well. My boyfriend ordered off the vegetarian portion of the menu and I had a chicken enchilada and taco. Both portions were extremely large. We left satisfied and full.
This is a great little Mexican joint, I've had the pleasure of being here more than a couple times with extended family and it was always good food and good fun. I do recall the drinks being a little light on alcohol (big margaritas). Overall, experienced good service, filling food, and adequate alcoholic drinks ;) For those that would criticize a restaurant by its exterior looks, then go somewhere else, as you will no doubt judge it by its looks (ever read a book?)

(507) 332-7490

Mexican

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A&W Restaurant

404 Wilson Ave
Faribault, 55021
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I must admit I have emotional attachment to this place since I have been coming to this place since I was a kid. I went in recently for a rootbeer float and was slightly disappointed. Although they still have the chilled glass and the good rootbeer they changed out the ice cream (to cheaper soft serve) and they now put rootbeer in the glass first and ice cream on the top which is does not give the great foam or flavor I remember from childhood. Still love the decor and friendly service but, wish they had not cut back on some of the special touches that made this place really stand out.
My family loves this place. If I were to generalize I would say few establishments with a staff of nearly all teenagers provide good service. This place is an exception. Service provided by teens is always friendly and super fast. Food is good (for fast food). Root beer is great. Love those frosty mugs. Keep it up!
This has to be the best A&W that I have been to since 1982 when all A&W's were good! We went to A&W on a Friday afternoon after seeing it on a blue road sign on I-35. When we pulled in we noticed they still have the car hop ordering system, but then noticed that they also had indoor seating. There were about 6 cars who decided to try to eat a chili dog and other messy food items in the front seat of their cars. We decided to eat indoors. When we walked in, I was unsure what to do. I thought A&W was fast food, but there wasn't a menu board to see what was on the menu. A gal came up to us and advised us to have a seat and she would come to us to take our order. This menu had choices on it that aren't typically found on today's A&W menu. For example, they offered a pork tenderloin sandwich, which is what I decided to order. I came with fries or onion rings, but I chose to upgrade to the cheese curds. I was so impressed with the pork sandwich that I am craving one now as I write this! The A&W was served in a traditional frosty mug. It was so frosty that the A&W root beer started to form into ice! Ahhh, the way A&W root beer was meant to be enjoyed! I really enjoyed my trip back in time by stopping at this A&W and really can not wait to make another trip to Faribault to eat here again!

(507) 334-9379

Burgers

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Gran Plaza Mexican Grill

520 Central Ave
Faribault, 55021
Reviews:
So, I really feel like I can admit to my fellow yelpers that I have a severe addiction to Mexican food. That said, I had lunch here because I had heard it was very "authentic". Authentic? Meh- to me, it tasted Americanized but I'm a big enough person to admit that I like Americanized Mexican food. I like it better than authentic Mexican food. I thought that a chimichanga would be a good lunch choice for a mundane Tuesday. I called in my order and was told I would be ready in five minutes. I said "yeah right" to myself but got in my car and was on my way. Much to my surprise, my lunch was ready when I got there five minutes later. "Holy crap, it's actually ready" said my internal dialog. I paid my $6.75 plus tax for the chicken chimichanga combo with rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream and some bonus chips and salsa. As I was walking out, I couldn't help but notice how heavy the bag was. My appetite is considerable. Not only could I not finish my lunch but I also couldn't eat anything else for the rest of the day. I was full bellied and happy for six hours after that meal. It was delightful. The chimichanga was full of chicken and had a really great cream sauce over the top. I'm typically not a fan of guacamole but theirs was like a cross between pico de gallo and guacamole; it had texture and flavor and I actually really enjoyed it. The rice and beans were standard Mexican fare- nothing exceptional or mind blowing. If you're craving some great Mexican fare, don't drive to Lake Street. The diverse population in the area south of the river has some awesome perks. __________________________________ Update: So I have been here a few more times since my original review. It has consistently been very good and I would recommend trying the Cancun burrito or chimichanga. Full of delicious, big shrimp (not the baby shrimp...) and chicken. Really good! The biggest thing for me is that the service is always great. I have not dined at the restaurant, only carried out, but they're always polite, don't make me wait and are just plain nice even when it is really busy.
Excellent service. Had the Cancun Chimi and it was superb. Rest of family had various combos and everyone was thrilled. I lived in CA and have spent a lot of time in TX, so I am critical of Mexican restaurants in MN. I give it a 4 because it did NOT have menudo, which I consider a litmus test for a Mex eating establishment. Will go back again!!
This place is wonderful. Extremely fast service, friendly staff, and delicious generous portions of food. I recently had them cater food for a party I planned and was overwhelmed by the great service. They delivered HUGE portions of chicken, ground beef, rice, beans, and both soft and hard shells for tacos along with all the fixings AND their famous chips and salsa. We ordered enough food for 40 people and ended up with enough leftovers for each family to take decent portions home with them. As usual, the food was great, but the price was even more satisfying, way less expensive than most other catering routes. Very pleased.

(507) 333-1344

Mexican

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Boonies Grill

3301 Millersburg Blvd
Faribault, 55021
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I go here all the time, and the burgers and fries are amazing. Great service as well.
Stopped at this restaurant after seeing such great reviews and was really disappointed. The place is clean and the service was very good, but the food was just average. My husband had the fish dinner which was three large beer-battered cod pieces, french fries, a bread stick, and a spiced apple garnish. He said it was "Just OK". I had a hamburger which had some good toppings on it but the meat patty was so thin that you couldn't even taste it. The toppings were all you could taste. It could have been a great burger had they used a little more meat, but instead it was a nice grilled onion and BBQ sauce sandwich. They do have an outside eating area if you are a smoker.
Very good food, reasonable prices, horseshoe pit and outside dining, salad bar and more. Always have had good food there and even won at pull tabs several times! They even deliver EVERYTHING from beer to food!

(507) 645-6242

Bars, Restaurants

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1st of Thai

2921 Lavender Pkwy,Ste 200
Faribault, 55021
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Great place for vegans and vegetarians. Most items can be made vegan or vegetarian by adding tofu instead of the meat options. Also you can request they remove the egg. Not most authentic thai, but at least it exists and provides a refreshing change to all the italian and american restaurants. Be warned, the spiciness can be choose on a scale from 1-5. But for some dishes (like the curry), a 3 is pretty spicy! Each main dish is around $10
I had Pad Thai, my husband had Special Lo Mein, and we shared Spring Rolls. Everything was very tasty. Food presentation was very nice.
This unassuming little place really blew us away! All 5 of us in our group loved what we ordered, and service was very attentive. Great find!

(507) 334-2273

Thai, Vietnamese

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Boxers

429 Central Ave N
Faribault, 55021
Reviews:
Great food. Steak seemed it was frozen before it was grilled. Raw in the middle. Good atmosphere.

(507) 334-0074

American (Traditional)

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Bernie’s Grill

129 Central Ave N
Faribault, 55021
Reviews:
Stopped in for breakfast while in from out of town. Great food. The bacon was some of the best I've ever had. Truly great stuff. Would stop here again if ever back in Faribault.
Went to Bernie's this past Sunday. Place was packed for breakfast but we waited only about a minute before we were seated. We were four and I had the sausage hash dish. Rest had French toast, omelette and corn beef hash. Everything was super. Generous portions that required doggie bags. Super friendly servers, and the coffee and offers of :"is everything okay?" - just kept on coming. Bathrooms were meticulous. My one disappointment is that they do not offer Eggs Benedict, which I find hard to believe in an establishment known for great breakfasts. We will all be back. Our experience was a very positive one! Thanks Bernie!!!
Bernie's is a great local spot for a solid, traditional breakfast. We were happy to find them during our visit to Faribault. We were on the hunt for something more sustainable than our hotel's continental breakfast. It looked like Bernie's is a breakfast/brunch & lunch spot and while it was plenty crowded on a Saturday morning the place is big and so we didn't have a wait. We were waited on promptly and received excellent service from the staff. Breakfast options range from your basic egg, choice of meat, and toast/pancake options, omelets, pancakes, french toast, biscuits & gravy, and larger options like chicken fried steak. If you're hunting for a breakfast burrito you won't find that here, but what you will find is done great & satisfying. We were happy to find that the hashbrowns are done nice and crisp - not some soggy pile of shredded potatoes. My sausage hash dish - which was a gigantic pile of potatoes with some sausage and a few pieces of green pepper, onion, and cheese with a couple of over-easy eggs was big enough for 2 or 3 servings. Too heavy on the potatoes for me, but if I hadn't been staying in a hotel I'd have gladly taken the extras home for more meals.

(507) 334-7476

American (Traditional)

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Grampa Al’s

28 3rd St NW
Faribault, 55021
Reviews:
Great Neighborhood Dive Bar with Live Music on Weekends! Good food at all times and a Great Staff of Bartenders and Bouncers! a few Pool Tables and Dart Boards a good Jukebox and even Free Popcorn! couldn't ask for more!

(507) 334-3582

Bars

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