St. Cloud Restaurant Week 2024: Handhelds

They’re portable, customizable, and satisfying and we’ve got the best options for handheld deliciousness. They might be Sambusas, Hamburgers, tacos, beverages, sandwiches, etc. if you pick it up and eat it with your hands- this is it!

Cold Spring Bakery Connection

Custard Long John

The Cold Spring Bakery, originally known as the Home Bakery was started in 1946 by Melvin and Floss Schurman.  The original bakery (Mann’s Bakery) was on Red River Avenue where the Red River Inn’s kitchen is currently.  The present building was built in 1949 with additions in 1968, 1971 and the mall being added in 1985. Additional production space was added in 2000.  In 2013, they added their second retail location with the Cold Spring Bakery Connection in Waite Park.

  • Location: 103 2nd St S, Waite Park, MN 56387
  • Featured Menu Item: Custard filled long John-Indulge in the cozy delight of the creamy vanilla custard-filled long john donuts with a chocolate glazed icing. 

Dolsie’s Lunch Box Grille

Ribeye Cheesesteak

Dolsie’s Lunch Box Grille is a locally owned mom and pop shop and they have invested heart and soul into the business. Inside the

Lunch Box Grille, they serve comfort food that they know you’ll crave. If you haven’t stopped in to try us them yet, they would love to see you. If you’re a regular visitor to their second home, they can’t tell you how much we appreciate your business. Thank you and we know you’ll be craving Dolsie’s soon!

  • Location: 810 W St Germain St, St Cloud, MN 56301
  • Featured Menu Item: The Ribeye Cheese Steak – (#1 selling sandwich) ten years and counting -Your choice of Cheese Wiz, white American, pepper jack or provolone. Onions, Mushrooms, Green Peppers (OMG). Served on a fresh Artisan roll.
  • DEAL: Purchase a Cheese Steak and receive a free combo 

Flat Iron Nutrition

Oreo Dirt Shake

Flat Iron Nutrition serves meal replacement shakes, after workout protein shakes, healthy energy drinks, teas, and protein treats. The Flat Iron building was previously home to The Flat Iron, a bar known for the Darrell burger in 1975 that came with chips and often a signature Bazooka bubblegum on the side. After closing that bar in the early 1990s, the Flat Iron has other tenants with the current being Flat Iron Nutrition. 

  • Location: 202 8th Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN 56303
  • Featured Menu Item: Oreo Dirt Dessert Shake-  24g protein 250 calories, topped with a gummy worm!
  • DEAL: Use code ‘ restaurant week’ for 10% off all week

Jules’ Bistro

Apple Ham Panini

Located Downtown St. Cloud, the atmosphere at Jules’ is an upscale bistro meets your favorite local hangout. With a delightfully different and interesting menu, you will love all of the unique eats and drinks made with local in mind. Plus their coffee and baked goods are out of this world. Live music and other events happen regularly, so plan a time to give Jules’ a try!

  • Location: 921 W St. Germain St, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Featured Menu Item: Apple Ham Panini- Ham, apples, red onions, tomatoes, provolone & housemade brown sugar-cinnamon mayo on cranberry wild rice bread
John Candied Bacon Burger

Lost Times Tavern

This is a dream in the making for 2 guys who come from 2 different sides of the country! Matt is from Arizona and Kerry grew up in the Twin cities. Both have a common love of food, drinks, and good times. The goal was to create a spot where Great Food, Great Music, Good Times, and Local Flavor Come Together. 

  • Location: 2 North Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
  • Featured Menu Item: John Candied Bacon Burger -¼ lb smashed butter burger, double cheese, candied bacon, garlic cheese curds, and homemade special sauce served on a toasted bun.

Maverick’s Steak and Cocktails

Walleye BLT

Mavericks Steak & Cocktails blends a unique, comfortable atmosphere with excellent service and the freshest food and drinks in Waite Park. With traditional quiet dining spaces, an enclosed patio that creates an outdoor feel, and a full-service bar with shale stone walls, refurbished barn wood and over twenty HD flat screen TV’s, they offer an atmosphere to cater to every guest’s dining preference. They can accommodate groups of all sizes. Adjacent to the Park Event Center, Residence Inn and Hilton Garden Inn, Mavericks is conveniently located.

  • Location: 500 Division St, Waite Park, MN 56387
  • Featured Menu Item: Walleye BLT -Parmesan-breaded walleye fillet served with applewood smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato with housemade tartar sauce on grilled Texas toast

MC’s Dugout

Welcome to MC’s Dugout Bar and Grill – home of the Hairy Buffalo, renowned happy hours, the Husky Hockey Bus, great food and great drinks. Located in historic downtown St. Cloud, MC’s is the perfect place to gather for an after work cocktail. 

  • Location: 103 2nd St S, Waite Park, MN 56387
  • Featured Menu Item: Smoked Cheesesteak Philly-Smoked Philly Cheesesteak, Sautéed Onion, Peppadews, & Smoked Gouda Cheese Sauce on a delicious Grilled Hoagie. 

The White Horse

Eats like a restaurant, drinks like a bar. Locally owned and operated, The White Horse serves fresh and delicious Bar dishes in St. Cloud, MN. They pride themselves on offering customers an amazing experience, whether in-house or take out and to create the best Bar food and provide exceptional service that will leave you feeling satisfied and ready to come back for more.

  • Location: 809 W St Germain St, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Featured Menu Item: Peanut Butter Chipotle Wagyu Beef Cheek Tacos 

Pio’s Sangwich Shop

First-generation owners Rolando (whose nickname was Pio) and Aleida Castellanos had a beautiful Cuban accent that stuck with them over time after they came to the United States in 1968 due to the seizing of their farm and business by the Cuban Government. Over the years as they learned the English language with their family (by listening to records in their house), certain words and phrases were a bit more difficult to pronounce (for example Sandwich). The way they chose to spell “Sangwich” at Manea’s Meats is how Rolando (Pio) and Aleida would have pronounced it themselves when speaking English.

  • Location: 114 2nd Ave N Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
  • Featured Menu Item: El Cubano Sangwich – Roasted Cuban Pork, Ham, Swiss Cheese, Pickles, Mustard

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