St. Cloud Restaurant Week 2022: Appetizers

Whether you’re not quite hungry for a full meal or you’re in the mood for a plethora of small bites, apps are always a fun option at restaurants. And typically that’s where you see some really unique offerings – like these fantastic menu items below!

Danny’s Dugout

Danny’s Dugout

Danny’s Dugout is a Sauk Rapids local hangout, with weekly event like meat raffles and bingo and a surprising menu featuring some unique twists on bar food favorites. They have something for any craving, from teriyaki chicken paninis to spicy pickle fries. Whether you need a place for a laid back dinner with the family or a great bar for watching the next big game, Danny’s Dugout is it!

Location: 736 South Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Featured Menu Item: Bacon Cheddar Tater Kegs – Jumbo-sized potato cylinders, stuffed with cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream, and a hint of chives, served with ranch.

Grizzlys Woodfired Grill

Grizzlys Woodfired Grill

Whether you need a cozy, casual spot for date night or the perfect patio to meet your friends at for happy hour, Grizzlys is the place to go! Serving fresh food made from scratch, their menu is full of chef-quality meals and delicious, timeless dishes that you’ll be drooling over. With classic dinners like baby back ribs and wood-roasted chicken, and lighter fare such as walleye tacos and Nashville hot chicken salad, you’re going to want to come here hungry. 

Location: 137 2nd Ave S, Waite Park, MN 56387

Featured Menu Item: Blackened Wings – Perfectly prepared chicken wings with your choice of dipping sauce. 

It’s Burger Time

It’s Burger Time

Touted as a “no-nonsense” place to grab a quick bite, It’s Burger Time is a drive through and take out only place, but they do offer picnic tables outside during the warmer months. It’s Burger Time started in 1987 in Fargo North Dakota, and they now have 9 locations across the Midwest. Whether you’re in the mood for a juicy burger, a sweet shake, or even chicken strips, they’ve got the quick fix to your hunger pains. 

Location: 410 W. Division, Waite Park, MN 56387

Featured Menu Item: Fried Pickle Spears – Battered and deep fried dill spears

Olde Brick House

Olde Brick House

Olde Brick House is home to not only authentic Irish food and drinks, but also a truly Irish atmosphere. Everything from the cozy lighting to the heavy wood accents throughout transports you to Ireland the moment you walk in. Then, of course, there’s the menu. Featuring Irish classics like Guinness fish and chips, bangers and mashed, corned beef and cabbage and more, it all pairs well with their extensive fine whisky selection. As they say, “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t met yet!” – William Butler Yeats

Location: 102 6th Ave S, St Cloud, MN 56301

Featured Menu Item: Reuben Wonton Rolls – Three fried jumbo wonton rolls filled with corned beef, swiss cheese, saurkraut, and cream cheese, served with the signature Dublin sauce.