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Guidebook for Eden Prairie

Kate

Guidebook for Eden Prairie

Shopping
MOA has shopping, dining AND super fun rides for the kids. If you're in town, you have to go!
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Mall of America®
60 E Broadway
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MOA has shopping, dining AND super fun rides for the kids. If you're in town, you have to go!
This is where Mall Rats was filmed!! Full service shopping mall with an AMC Theatre and some nice restaurants. Only a few miles away!
Eden Prairie Center
8251 Flying Cloud Drive
This is where Mall Rats was filmed!! Full service shopping mall with an AMC Theatre and some nice restaurants. Only a few miles away!
If you're looking for a more "high end" shopping experience, Galleria is a great experience. Nice restaurants in the area too.
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Galleria
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If you're looking for a more "high end" shopping experience, Galleria is a great experience. Nice restaurants in the area too.
Charming outdoor shopping area with an AMC Theatre, great breweries/bars, restaurants, etc. Nice covered parking garages for when it's cold or rainy outside.
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The Shops at West End
1621 West End Boulevard
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Charming outdoor shopping area with an AMC Theatre, great breweries/bars, restaurants, etc. Nice covered parking garages for when it's cold or rainy outside.
Located west of Flying Cloud Airport; an old farmstead turned into flower and farmer's market. The farmer's market is only open in the summer and fall but it's got a great selection of meat, veggies and other treats. Fall is probably the best time to go. In October they have a pumpkin patch, corn maze, bounce house and awesome Halloween decor'.
Marshalls Farm Market
9100 Eden Prairie Rd
Located west of Flying Cloud Airport; an old farmstead turned into flower and farmer's market. The farmer's market is only open in the summer and fall but it's got a great selection of meat, veggies and other treats. Fall is probably the best time to go. In October they have a pumpkin patch, corn maze, bounce house and awesome Halloween decor'.
Essentials
Jerry's Foods
9625 Anderson Lakes Pkwy
Cub is the "value" grocery store in town
Cub Foods
8015 Den Rd
Cub is the "value" grocery store in town
This is where I do about half of my grocery shopping. Can't beat their quality and prices!
Trader Joe's
4270 W 78th St
This is where I do about half of my grocery shopping. Can't beat their quality and prices!
Food Scene
Best breakfast/brunch ever. You could walk there and back if you wanted to burn the calories you'll intake from eating there. :)
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The Original Pancake House
549 Prairie Center Dr
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Best breakfast/brunch ever. You could walk there and back if you wanted to burn the calories you'll intake from eating there. :)
Cheap and FANTASTIC burgers and beer. The atmosphere is family friendly and is the quintessential Minnesotan pub experience.
Lions Tap
16180 Flying Cloud Dr
Cheap and FANTASTIC burgers and beer. The atmosphere is family friendly and is the quintessential Minnesotan pub experience.
One of the best authentic Italian places in the area. Family run, local ingredients, great service and atmosphere. It's one of my favorites. It also gets crowded, so call for a reservation if you can.
Ciao Bella
3501 Minnesota Drive
One of the best authentic Italian places in the area. Family run, local ingredients, great service and atmosphere. It's one of my favorites. It also gets crowded, so call for a reservation if you can.
Fabulous seafood with outdoor seating and close to Minnehaha Falls.
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Sea Salt
4825 Minnehaha Avenue
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Fabulous seafood with outdoor seating and close to Minnehaha Falls.
Huge fancy burgers with a huge beer selection near the very popular "50th & France" shopping/entertainment district in Edina. Parking is slim, so I would recommend getting there early or parking one of the 50th & France garages and walking...
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Red Cow 50th & France
3624 West 50th Street
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Huge fancy burgers with a huge beer selection near the very popular "50th & France" shopping/entertainment district in Edina. Parking is slim, so I would recommend getting there early or parking one of the 50th & France garages and walking...
Such good Indian food. The "dine in" part of the restaurant isn't anything fancy...but you could always take out if you didn't want to eat inside. Deliciousness.
Bay Leaf Indian Cuisine
6403 City W Pkwy
Such good Indian food. The "dine in" part of the restaurant isn't anything fancy...but you could always take out if you didn't want to eat inside. Deliciousness.
If you want amazing aromatic Pho, this is the place. It's a total dive in a "strip mall" downtown but I would absolutely make the drive. They have great lunch specials too!
Lotus Restaurant
113 West Grant Street
If you want amazing aromatic Pho, this is the place. It's a total dive in a "strip mall" downtown but I would absolutely make the drive. They have great lunch specials too!
RAMEN!!! Amazing RAMEN! Get a reservation on weekends.
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Zen Box Izakaya
602 South Washington Avenue
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RAMEN!!! Amazing RAMEN! Get a reservation on weekends.
The best spring rolls and thai curry I've had in the Cities. Close to the St. Paul universities (Hamline, St. Thomas, etc.) if you're in town on college tours. :)
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On's Kitchen Thai Cuisine
1613 University Avenue West
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The best spring rolls and thai curry I've had in the Cities. Close to the St. Paul universities (Hamline, St. Thomas, etc.) if you're in town on college tours. :)
Juicy Lucy's and bowling in the basement
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The Nook
492 Hamline Avenue South
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Juicy Lucy's and bowling in the basement
You might feel a little uneasy once you get here because it's an Asian grocery store tucked away behind a warehouse...but United Noodles is a cafe INSIDE. It's amazing ramen and then you can grocery shop afterwards. :) One of my favorite hidden gems.
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United Noodles
2015 East 24th Street
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You might feel a little uneasy once you get here because it's an Asian grocery store tucked away behind a warehouse...but United Noodles is a cafe INSIDE. It's amazing ramen and then you can grocery shop afterwards. :) One of my favorite hidden gems.
Amazing Southern Soul Food here "Up North". The fried chicken is perfect as are the sides and sauces...and drinks...and atmosphere. There might be a line, so plan accordingly.
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Revival
4257 Nicollet Ave S
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Amazing Southern Soul Food here "Up North". The fried chicken is perfect as are the sides and sauces...and drinks...and atmosphere. There might be a line, so plan accordingly.
Great food and drinks PLUS fun atmosphere! This family pub/restaurant is connected to a curling rink with a glass wall that allows you to watch teams in action on the ice. In nice weather, it also has a great patio for outdoor seating.
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Crooked Pint Ale House
3210 Chaska Blvd
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Great food and drinks PLUS fun atmosphere! This family pub/restaurant is connected to a curling rink with a glass wall that allows you to watch teams in action on the ice. In nice weather, it also has a great patio for outdoor seating.
Parks & Nature
There's a beautiful 2.5 mile trail around Purgatory Creek Park. Great for strollers and bikes.
Purgatory Creek Park Pavilion
13001 Technology Dr
There's a beautiful 2.5 mile trail around Purgatory Creek Park. Great for strollers and bikes.
Run by Eden Prairie Parks and Rec.; Round Lake is a free splash pad and beach. Perfect for younger kiddos!
Round Lake Splash Pad
Run by Eden Prairie Parks and Rec.; Round Lake is a free splash pad and beach. Perfect for younger kiddos!
Arts & Culture
Minneapolis has a great theatre scene. Check out Hennepin Theatre Trust to see what's playing while you're in town.
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State Theatre
805 Hennepin Avenue
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Minneapolis has a great theatre scene. Check out Hennepin Theatre Trust to see what's playing while you're in town.
Another great place to see live theatre!
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Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Avenue
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Another great place to see live theatre!
Great art gallery at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
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Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Parkway
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Great art gallery at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Drinks & Nightlife
Right in the heart of historic downtown Hopkins. Great vibe to grab drinks. They allow pizza delivery or food from their sister-restaurant in the brewery so you can eat while you drink.
LTD Brewing Co.
8 8th Avenue North
Right in the heart of historic downtown Hopkins. Great vibe to grab drinks. They allow pizza delivery or food from their sister-restaurant in the brewery so you can eat while you drink.
Really unique space and vibe. Great beers with food trucks in their courtyard. Highly recommend this place.
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Wild Mind Artisan Ales
6031 Pillsbury Ave S
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Really unique space and vibe. Great beers with food trucks in their courtyard. Highly recommend this place.
This place is tricky to find so I would use a car service to get you to your destination...it's tucked behind the stores on the street front. Get there early or in the middle of the week so you can actually have somewhere to sit. It's often standing room only on the weekends.
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Tattersall Distilling
1620 Central Avenue Northeast
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This place is tricky to find so I would use a car service to get you to your destination...it's tucked behind the stores on the street front. Get there early or in the middle of the week so you can actually have somewhere to sit. It's often standing room only on the weekends.
A huge beer hall that serves elevated pub food with their lengthy amazing beer list. One of the biggest and best breweries in the Twin Cities. Located at 520 Malcolm Ave. SE in Minneapolis.
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Surly Brewing Co.
520 Malcolm Avenue Southeast
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A huge beer hall that serves elevated pub food with their lengthy amazing beer list. One of the biggest and best breweries in the Twin Cities. Located at 520 Malcolm Ave. SE in Minneapolis.
Entertainment & Activities
The MN Zoo is great year round because of the number of indoor attractions. Even if it's freezing, it's a great family outing.
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Minnesota Zoo
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The MN Zoo is great year round because of the number of indoor attractions. Even if it's freezing, it's a great family outing.
Several blocks closed off for pedestrians; shopping, good drinks and eats, live music, etc. Fun spot in the city for pre or post-theatre or sporting event.
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Nicollet Mall
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Several blocks closed off for pedestrians; shopping, good drinks and eats, live music, etc. Fun spot in the city for pre or post-theatre or sporting event.