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Matt's Bar

Map & Directions 3500 Cedar Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
  • American
  • cash, check
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


City Pages' Description

Jucy Lucys (in case you're mailing this to an out-of-town friend--yes, that's how it's spelled) are south Minneapolis's contribution to world cuisine, made by crimping two beef patties together around a hunk of cheese and grilling until the cheese inside reaches molten temperatures. Served on a white, seed-free bun, and usually topped with grilled or raw onions and a slice or two of pickle, the Lucy keeps the meat near the cheese very moist and--more important--it separates Minnesotans from outsiders: Those in the know bide their time and wait for the hot cheese to cool, while rubes, hicks, New Yorkers, and other social misfits scald their tongues on the excruciatingly hot mixture of grease and cheese that pools inside.

Member Reviews

  • Crystal Luoma
    Crystal Luoma wrote a review for Matt's Bar
    on 12/12/10

    I dream of their Juicy Lucy's even though I don't really eat too much meat anymore. DELICIOUS!!

  • heidipanelli wrote a review for Matt's Bar
    on 11/09/10

    Love how they fry up the juicy lucy right there in front of you. The perfect little hole in the wall neighborhood bar.

  • mnvet1012 wrote a review for Matt's Bar
    on 10/13/10

    The best Jucy Lucy in MPLS. I was happy to witness Ragnod agreeing with me as it ran down his beard. If you order ahead to go you will give that molten lava cheese a bit to cool. For a first visit I recommend waiting for a seat just for the full feel.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Travel Channel on 08/11/11

    On Man v Food, Adam Richman stops in for Matt's Bar's version of the Jucy Lucy (a cheeseburger with the cheese inside the burger, instead of on top).

  • Nate B. on 03/19/10

    jucy lucy & fries. need i say more?

  • Nick M. on 08/06/09

    Jucy Lucy and a Premium, need I say more?

  • MPLSco on 10/21/10

    Get the Jucy Lucy and a cold beer. Pay with straight cash, homie.

  • Nick M. on 01/07/10

    make sure this is your order: jucy lucy, basket of fries, premium

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