12 Great Places to Shop Local in Shakopee This Holiday Season (And Where to Eat After)

Small Business Saturday may be just one day a year, but shopping locally throughout the holiday season is always a good idea. Not only will you be supporting the local economy, you’ll also find an array of unique and one-of-kind gifts you won’t find anywhere else! And after a long day of holiday shopping, it’s a relief to duck into a welcoming restaurant where you can put down those heavy bags, savor the festive atmosphere, and refuel! Here are ten of our favorite local shops and restaurants in Shakopee for you to visit this holiday season:

Where to Shop

 

1. Bill’s Toggery

 

Surprise your guy with a new wardrobe this holiday season! Bill’s Toggery offers a variety of fine men’s clothing ranging from formal wear, casual wear, denim, footwear, and more! The company also provides superb tailoring services for men or women.

 

2. Shelly’s Boutique

 

Connected to Bill’s Toggery is Shelly’s Boutique, which brings shoppers a wide selection of unique, high quality, and affordable women’s clothes, shoes, accessories, and more.

 

3. Real Gem

 

When it comes to gifts, you can never go wrong with a piece of fine jewelry. Since 1982, Real Gem Jewelers has been an independently owned family business and is Shakopee’s premier provider of exceptional jewelry and exclusive brands. Whatever your budget may be, Real Gem Jewelers has a vast selection of exquisite jewelry to fit your needs.

 

4. Fifth Avenue Finds

 

Fifth Avenue Finds is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind works for the “already has everything” names on your list. This unique boutique brings local artist’s work together in a classy and rustic setting featuring handmade clothing, paintings, jewelry, furniture, gifts, and more!

 

5. Shakopee Trading Post

 

This charming local shop sells authentic Native American arts and crafts as well as handmade silver and turquoise jewelry, all made in the same tradition as they have been for hundreds of years.

 

6. One Sexy Biker Chick

 

This friendly boutique in Downtown Shakopee offers a sassy flair for both men and women. You need look no further if you are in the search for unique accessories, sassy shirts and custom leather goods.

Where to Eat

 

7. Dangerfield’s

 

Rated amongst the top restaurants in the Twin Cities area, Dangerfield’s is an excellent place to refuel after a long day of holiday shopping. This restaurant offers an extensive menu with a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, and delectable dinners to satisfy any palate. Stop by for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch!

 

8. Pablo’s Mexican Grill

 

In the mood for Mexican? Pablo’s Mexican Grill is right up your alley! With Mexican food favorites like chicken fajitas, fried ice cream, and margaritas, this place has something for everyone.

 

9. Turtle’s Bar and Grill

 

A family owned and operated bar and grill, Turtle’s has been serving the Minnesota River Valley in downtown Shakopee for nearly 26 years. Try one of their certified angus beef burgers, then wash it down with a locally brewed beer. What better way to relax after a day of shopping?

 

10. Obrien’s Public House

 

O’Brien’s Public House is a unique Irish experience located in Historic downtown Shakopee. This authentically decorated pub is a mix of local structural antiques as well as touches from the old country. Whether you’re in the mood for homemade Shepherd’s pie or want to enjoy a

seasonal craft beer, Obrien’s will make you feel like you’re right in the heart of Ireland– without the hassle of traveling overseas!

 

11. Munkabeans Coffeehouse

 

Locally and independently owned, Munkabeans has been serving high quality coffee and sweet treats since 1996. Not much of a coffee drinker? Stop in for tea, smoothies, ice cream, pastries, or made-to-order sandwiches. They also offer an all-day breakfast menu!

 

12. Mr. Pig Stuff

 

Looking for an excuse to pig out? Voted best BBQ in Minnesota by Yahoo, Mr. Pig Stuff features slow smoked pulled pork and beef brisket along with all of your other BBQ favorites.

So, what are you waiting for? With the holiday season fast-approaching, it’s time to take out those holiday shopping lists and hit the stores (and then the restaurants) in Shakopee!


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