Great American Burger Tour | King’s Place

The quest for the ultimate American burger mandated a stop at King’s Place in Miesville, Minnesota a wonderful destination for burger enjoyment. King’s Place is a classic Midwestern bar and grill situated amongst the corn fields of Minnesota. While the burgers aren’t huge (in fact they are quite manageable) the variety is overwhelmingly awesome. King’s offers 53 different burger varietals including everything from bacon to mayo to avocado to peanut butter — everything you could ever want. Some of the more exotic menu options have a note next to them where the folks at King’s nudge you to “trust us” and go for it. After my visit, that is definitely the play at King’s. Get one safe burger and one adventurous option that you won’t have anywhere else. Wash em down with a Mr. Pibb (no Dr. Pepper) or a couple of cold ones and you are all set. Long live King’s Place and long live the great American burger.

King’s Grill & Bar | 14460 240th Street Hastings, MN 55033 | Closed Mondays

Comments on “Great American Burger Tour | King’s Place

    enricoon November 10, 2010 @ 8:59 PM:

    you posting this in Japan? blasphemy!

    Craigon November 10, 2010 @ 9:07 PM:

    House of Coates in Coates, MN (another small town under the hastings umbrella) gives King’s a run for their money. Hastings MN Represent!

    Kevin Oh!on November 10, 2010 @ 9:35 PM:

    Mouth watering…

    Mikeon November 10, 2010 @ 9:36 PM:

    How did you find this place? The burger joints/diners I’ve been in while in MN pheasant and grouse hunting had burgers and California burgers on the menu. The regular burgers were meat and bread, the California burgers had lettuce, pickles and tomatoes. The first time I ordered a burger I was disappointed but I didn’t make that mistake again.

    TTon November 10, 2010 @ 9:49 PM:

    One of the best burgers I’ve ever had was just outside Sante Fe, NM, at Bobcat Bite. They’ve got a Green Chile Cheeseburger that is truly one-of-a-kind and of its environment. There’s really nowhere else where you can get anything remotely close to it.

    Check it out:

    robon November 11, 2010 @ 12:41 AM:

    I eat lunch here on a regular basis…. I’m guessing you were on your way down to Red Wing shoes?

    Michael Williamson November 11, 2010 @ 12:44 AM:

    Red Wing Shoe Co. is in Minnesota?

    Jordanon November 11, 2010 @ 1:14 AM:

    The best burger I’ve ever had is the Spoto burger at a bar formerly known as Spoto’s on the east side of Cleveland. Bacon and a huge block of cream cheese. The bar is now called Rummy’s and you can still order this same burger. Check this place out next time you are in Ohio.

    Kyleon November 11, 2010 @ 1:39 AM:

    Re: Red Wing Shoe Co. is in… Red Wing, Minnesota.

    Miesville always has a good town ball team, if you’re looking for summertime throwbacks to an America gone by. Minnesota represent!

    Justin Sullivanon November 11, 2010 @ 3:28 AM:

    I should direct your attention to The HAMBLOGGER!

    TMHon November 11, 2010 @ 4:28 AM:

    Looks exactly like the kind of joint I want to work in on the days I say to myself I want to leave my business and work in a burger joint . That’s the joint !

    Robert@AmericanAntleron November 11, 2010 @ 7:30 AM:

    Yuuuummmmmy. Beef, melted cheese, slaw–what could be nicer. Oh yeah, Bass Ale–that would be nicer.

    Ramalhonion November 11, 2010 @ 8:26 AM:

    HUUUMMMM looks so good !! … I’m gonna have lunch and most certainly hate it, just thinking about this burger…!!!! I’m drooling just like Homer Simpson … lolololol

    TNBon November 11, 2010 @ 9:45 AM:

    Great place. Been going there for years. Stop back in the winter when the back parking lot is full of snowmobiles. On summer Saturdays, it’s motorcycle mania.

    Turlingon November 11, 2010 @ 11:35 AM:

    That looks like the greatest place. Ever.

    Makagaon November 11, 2010 @ 12:08 PM:

    @ TT, Bobcat Bite is a great one! Thanks for mentioning it. Been years since I was there.

    Larryon November 11, 2010 @ 2:25 PM:

    HAHA! I would’ve guessed you’d dig King’s Place… Hope you enjoyed your time in the MN, I hope King’s isn’t the only place you checked out…

    Kyleon November 11, 2010 @ 2:46 PM:

    Man, that looks tasty…kinda small, but tasty. What menu option did you go with, very curious. I might need to hop a flight someday to the midwest and try this for my site once we expand outside NYC!

    Gordon Ye Ole General Storeon November 11, 2010 @ 3:55 PM:

    Love a fresh hamburger! My favorite has to be Port Of Call in New Orleans. Two hands please!

    Lincolnon November 11, 2010 @ 5:19 PM:

    As a proud Minnesotan amateur player, I would say Miensville has the best atmosphere for old fashioned baseball I have ever seen. It right up there with their burgers.

    Don Weiron November 12, 2010 @ 12:59 AM:

    Some other great burgers (w/cheese):

    Strawn’s Eat Shop (double thin patty) – Shreveport, LA
    Clover Grill (double thin) – New Orleans, LA
    Casino El Camino (single fat) – Austin, TX
    Jackalope – Austin, TX
    Corner Bistro (single fat) – NYC
    Health Camp (double thin) – Waco, TX
    Hruska’s (double thin) – Ellinger, TX

    Larryon November 12, 2010 @ 12:57 PM:

    I’ve said it once (Cheeseburger in Paradise Blog Entry) but I’ll say it again… Anchor Bar, Superior WI.

    Other MN choices:

    Matt’s Bar (Home of the Juicy Lucy)
    The Nook / Shamrocks Irish Nook
    The 5-8

    Kevinon November 12, 2010 @ 1:25 PM:

    awesome. but seriously, if you’re ever in central illinois, Green Gables at Lake Bloomington has THE best burgers ever, and ive had a lot…..

    awhiteon November 12, 2010 @ 2:53 PM:

    Looks good!

    And a big thumbs up for Corner Bistro, too. We used to hit it after the marathon, and let me tell you there is nothing finer than 2 cheeseburgers, Heinekens, and a mountain of fries after running 26.2!

    Now I’m in Madison, WI, and the best place in town, by far, is the “Village Bar.” It’s the antithesis of King’s Place — you’re only options: with or without cheese or fried-in onions. Mid-sized burgers, so definitely get 2. Served best with High LIfe’s or the venerable pitcher of Spotted Cow. So good it brings tears to my eyes.

    Erik Wallaceon November 12, 2010 @ 3:44 PM:

    If anyone finds themself near Cincinnati I highly recommend Quatman’s in Norwood. For a princely sum you can get a great burger with a thick slice of onion, fries and a draft beer. I recommend Hudy for the true Cincinnati experience, Christian Morlein if you’re particular.

    Chuck Ortizon November 13, 2010 @ 1:07 AM:

    Sometimes the small town burgers are the best..

    Snapon November 13, 2010 @ 2:12 PM:

    Miesville is a major stop on the town ball tour
    be there on a wednesday night in July, hipsters and country folk mingle.

    Juleson November 14, 2010 @ 6:22 PM:

    Second the Anchor in Superior.

    Take a look at this slideshow. What every hipster joint tries to emulate – this simply has always has been. Note Edmund Fitzgerald tribute.

    JTon November 15, 2010 @ 1:39 PM:

    Matt’s Bar MPLS, MN..get some.

    Kyleon November 15, 2010 @ 2:53 PM:

    I’m pretty sure I drive by this place every time I come home from school. I’ll have to stop in and try something. Thanks

    roberton November 15, 2010 @ 5:16 PM:

    @Michael Williams — Wait… you were in Miesville but you didn’t make it to the Red Wing Shoes factory store? You were only 15 miles away from the worlds largest boot (seriously worth seeing) and a factory store basement full of samples, J Crew comissions, one-offs and export-only editions. I picked up a pair of Iron Rangers there last year for over 60% off. Shame on you!

    Michael Williamson November 15, 2010 @ 7:59 PM:

    Wow that’s crazy. I was out there in MN enjoying a nice lunch with the guys from Red Wing shoes and they didn’t even mention that the factory was over there. As a matter of fact, I think I might have spent the previous few days at said factory — didn’t realize it was the Red Wing Shoe Company though. Oh, and I went to some leather tannery out there too…but I’m not totally sure what they use that leather for. I’m sorry you guys, I need to pay more attention to those details. I was just so darn consumed in that tasty burger…

    Johnon November 16, 2010 @ 11:31 AM:

    McGuire’s in Pensacola, Florida is worth a trip. It has more character than any other restaurant I’ve ever been to. And its burgers are incredible. Any kind of burger you can imagine, including the “Terrible Garbage Burger,” which includes every topping in the house (peanut butter, wasabi, five cheeses, marinara sauce, BBQ sauce, and lots more, topped with a hot fudge sundae).

    simeonon November 17, 2010 @ 9:43 AM:

    You gotta get to london and get a burger from the Peckham meatwagon Kills anything I’ve eaten in the states!

    Jessicaon November 19, 2010 @ 3:51 PM:

    OMG I’m so going to Steak ‘N Shake for dinner.

    Lisaon November 20, 2010 @ 7:33 AM:

    New Haven, CT (where the hamburger was invented): Louis’ Lunch (“The Birthplace of the Hamburger Sandwich”). Warning: don’t ask for ketchup.

    Peter Lehmanon December 7, 2010 @ 9:17 AM:

    Looking forward to try have heard they are awesome. but really for the best value and taste Anchor Barin Superior Wisc. is really worth a try..unbelieveble prices on the burgers and fries are just a buck if yiou are really hungry the 1 lb burger is only $5.50 yes $5.50 you can order that eat half and feed it to the dog for that price.

    Karenon December 9, 2010 @ 6:30 PM:

    Ive been going here for over 15 years… Love King’s Place!

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