9 Places to Eat & Drink Like a Local in Shakopee

Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast to start your day, a delicious lunch or dinner, or a spot to enjoy some local craft brews, here are the spots that Shakopee locals love.

Breakfast

  1. Wampach’s Restaurant

Wampach’s Restaurant has been a Shakopee favorite since the late 1950s, with a small town diner vibe.  The breakfast menu is served all day, and features classics like omelettes, pancakes, French toast, and biscuits and gravy.  Try a little bit of everything with the budget-friendly Wampach’s Morning Special, which includes eggs, your choice of meat, French toast or pancakes, and your choice of potatoes.

126 1st Avenue W, Shakopee; 952-445-2727; wampachs.com

  1. Ruby’s Family Restaurant

For a tasty twist on breakfast fare, check out Ruby’s Family Restaurant.  In addition to the standards, the menu includes specialties like carnitas French toast, carnitas Benedict with Cajun hollandaise, crepes, and banana pecan pancakes.  There are also some tasty vegetarian options, like a breakfast burrito stuffed with hashbrowns and eggs and the vegetarian Benedict with spinach, mushrooms, and tomato.

1205 1st Avenue E, Shakopee; 952-445-5431; facebook.com/rubysfamilyrestaurant

Lunch & Dinner

  1. O’Brien’s Public House

Enjoy a taste of Irish hospitality without leaving Shakopee at O’Brien’s Public House.  The menu features Irish specialties like cod and chips, as well as elevated pub favorites like lobster poutine, a dry-aged steak burger, and ahi tuna tacos.  There are plenty of vegetarian options, and O’Brien’s also offers an extensive gluten-free menu that includes flatbreads, burgers, and sandwiches.

338 1st Avenue E, Shakopee; 952-217-5490; obrienspublichousemn.com

  1. Turtle’s Bar & Grill

At Turtle’s Bar & Grill, most items are made from scratch using old family recipes.  Burgers are made with certified Angus beef, and the fried chicken breading includes a special house blend of spices.  The hand-tossed pizzas feature housemade sauce, house-blended sausage, and plenty of high-quality cheese.  Other popular menu items include the beer-battered walleye sandwich, the generously proportioned monster roast beef sandwich, and the southwest chicken salad.

132 1st Avenue E, Shakopee; 952-445-9668; turtlesbarandgrill.com

  1. Bravis 

Enjoy modern Mexican street food at Bravis.  The flavor-packed dishes are made from scratch to order, featuring fresh ingredients.  The menu includes appetizers like nachos, freshly made salsa and guacamole, and tostados, as well as street tacos with your choice of meat and entrees including burritos, chilaquiles, and tortas.  Be sure to try one of the Mexican-inspired cocktails or non-alcoholic drinks like horchata or fresh lemonade.

105 Lewis Street S, Shakopee; 952-417-6182; bravismn.com

  1. McCoy’s Copper Pint

At McCoy’s Copper Pint, the menu features appetizers and entrees with a global flair—think pot stickers with a whiskey ginger sauce, cheesesteak egg rolls, and street tacos.  Woodstone pizzas are topped with traditional ingredients like sausage and pepperoni, as well as unique pies like Hawaiian cheese curd, spicy fajita, and Thai peanut.  There’s also a lineup of gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and entrees.

1710 Crossings Boulevard, Shakopee; 952-456-8643; mccoyscopperpint.com

  1. Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant

Family-owned Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant serves an expansive menu of California-style Mexican cuisine, including street tacos, fajitas, burritos, enchiladas, and chile rellenos.  The lunch menu features budget-friendly specials, and there’s also a dedicated gluten-free menu with dozens of options.  On Fridays and Saturdays, try seafood features like nachos topped with crab, shrimp, and lobster bisque.  

230 S Lewis Street, Shakopee; 952-445-9218; pablosmexican.com

Breweries

  1. Badger Hill Brewing

Badger Hill Brewing serves up an ever-changing selection of craft beers, including their flagship Traitor IPA (which they call “the non-beer nerd’s IPA”).  Although the brewery specializes in American ales, the tap list also includes stouts and hard seltzer.  Non-alcoholic beverages are available, and the taproom serves Heggies pizza and other snacks.

4571 Valley Industrial Boulevard S, Shakopee; 952-230-2739; badgerhillbrewing.com

  1. Shakopee Brew Hall

Shakopee Brew Hall aims to produce clean flavors and approachable beers, with a well-rounded tap list featuring flagship brews and seasonal specials. Expect to find everything from lagers and light styles to IPAs and malt-forward beers.  Although the taproom doesn’t serve food, patrons are encouraged to order carry out or delivery from nearby restaurants.

124 1st Avenue E, Shakopee; 952-582-4292; shakopeebrewhall.com

In addition to delicious dining options, Shakopee is home to Valleyfair (the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest) and is conveniently located to area attractions including Mystic Lake Casino, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

Book your stay in Shakopee today!


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