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Matt's Bar: the jucy lucy
Oh, Matt's Bar.... I love this place. They are famous for the jucy lucy (spelled that way for a reason!) It is a cheeseburger with the cheese in the middle of two burger patties. It is possibly the most delicious cheeseburger I have ever eaten. For those new to the experience, the server will warn you not to dive in right away, you have to let the cheese cool a little bit or you will burn your tongue. They do not accept credit cards, but there is an ATM inside. Also, there is no ice for the drinks (they blew the money on napkins ;) )
Favorite Dish: the jucy lucy
Matt's Bar: "Home of the Original Jucy Lucy"
For over 40 years, Matt's Tavern Bar is famous as the home of the "Jucy Lucy", the original melted cheese-in-the-middle hamburger. This gastronomic specialty consists of two large hamburger patties with a melted cheese patty in the middle grilled and served in a bun. Described by Matt in the College Survival Guide as "Better than sex and twice as messy". They also serve chicken, french fries, and popcorn and peanuts for the sports crowd. Equipped with large screen sports game TVs with a dedicated following. Beer on tap in glasses or pitchers and many brands by the bottle. Soft drinks and coffee also. Bar, tables and booths. You need to let the Jucy Lucy cool down a bit before eating as the cheese gets explosively hot and can burn . Hours: Mon-Wed 11 am to Midnight, Thurs-Sat 11am to 1am, Sun Noon to Midnight.
There are other Minneapolis copycat bars/taverns serving the Jucy Lucy with spelling variants. This suggests the success of Matt's original is such that other's strive to skim some of the fame and business. Matt's is a neighborhood sports bar with a large lunch following, especially on weekends.
Favorite Dish: You must order the 'Jucy Lucy' so that you can boast you had the signature dish at this world famous watering hole. It goes well with french fries. You can skip your next regular meal because it is so filling. The caloric count is, well, substantial. One local friend says "Once every 20 years is enough!" and he is an imposing 6'5'' fellow. Don't let this deter you, however. Just watch out for that super-hot cheese!
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Oh yeah, you gotta go to Matt's Bar and had one of their famous Juicy Lucys. This place is a local legend.
Birthplace of the Juicy Lucy
Favorite Dish: Juicy Lucy - half order of fries.
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