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The 7 Best Juicy Lucy Burgers In Minnesota

Minnesota‘s iconic (and downright delicious dish), the Juicy Lucy burger is a feast for all the senses. What exactly is it? Well, it’s basically a cheeseburger, but instead of putting the cheese on top, it’s stuffed inside the burger patty. This results in a droolworthy explosion of molten cheese – many come with a ‘it’s hot!’ warning on the menu.

As for where you’ll find the best Juicy Lucy burgers in Minnesota is another story. Everyone has their favourite places. Both Matt’s Bar, which spells it “Jucy,” and the 5-8 Club claim to have invented it in the 1950s.

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1. Hell’s Kitchen – Minneapolis

What makes the Juicy Burges in Hell’s Kitchen so damn good? It’s spicy. As in, called the ‘Juicy Lucifer’ kinda spicy! It’s a big patty of Black Angus ground beef smothering a molten hot center of cheese. The spice comes from the side of their housemade sweet & spicy red pepper jelly.

2. Buffalo Tap – Savage

There’s not just one Juicy Lucy on the menu at Buffalo Tap – there’s 10! Choose from all sorts of cheese stuffings, such as Pepperjack, Gorgonzola, American or Cheddar, as well as jalapeno stuffings too. The burgers here are big and juicy and out-of-this-world.

3. The Nook

The Nook does it these deliciously cheesy burgers especially well. Cold beer, great vibes, awesome burgers, and a menu you’ll never get tired of – what’s not to love? You’ll love their overflowing cheesy burgers even more, with tender beef and melty cheddar.

4. Peppers and Fries – Minneapolis

Peppers’ version of this iconic burger is stuffed to the brim with American cheese, and then topped with even more American cheese on top. They take the classic American cheese-stuffed to a whole new level and it’s absolutely droolworthy.

You won’t be able to resist this.

5. Matt’s Bar – Minneapolis

This local landmark created the Jucy Lucy in 1954, when a local customer asked for two hamburger patties with a slice of cheese in the middle.

Each “Jucy Lucy” is carefully handmade with the freshest, high-quality beef and filled with the, gooey and oozy molten hot cheese you can only find here.

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6. 5-8 Club – Minneapolis

Opening its doors in 1928, the old 58th St. Club has grown into one of the best known burger restaurants Minnesota. Their half pound Juicy patties are stuffed full of cheese and then grilled to a sizzle on a flat top, served up on bakery fresh buns.

Try their peanut butter and jelly version for a real treat.

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7. B52 Burgers and Brew – Inver Grove Heights

You’ll have to wait until dinner time for this bad boy, but it’s worth the wait. B52 Burgers and Brew’s Juicy is stuffed with plenty of cheddar and American cheese and cooked to a perfectly pink medium-rare.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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