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Great American Burger Tour | King’s Place

Nov 10th, 2010 | Categories: Burger Tour, Food, Middle West, Minnesota | by Michael Williams

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: 38

38 Comments to “Great American Burger Tour | King’s Place”

  1. enrico
    on Nov 10th, 2010
    @ 8:59 PM

    you posting this in Japan? blasphemy!

  2. Craig
    on Nov 10th, 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!

  3. Kevin Oh!
    on Nov 10th, 2010
    @ 9:35 PM

    Mouth watering…

  4. Mike
    on Nov 10th, 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.

  5. TT
    on Nov 10th, 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:

  6. rob
    on Nov 11th, 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?

  7. Michael Williams
    on Nov 11th, 2010
    @ 12:44 AM

    Red Wing Shoe Co. is in Minnesota?

  8. Jordan
    on Nov 11th, 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.

  9. Kyle
    on Nov 11th, 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!

  10. Justin Sullivan
    on Nov 11th, 2010
    @ 3:28 AM

    I should direct your attention to The HAMBLOGGER!

  11. TMH
    on Nov 11th, 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 !

  12. Robert@AmericanAntler
    on Nov 11th, 2010
    @ 7:30 AM

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

  13. Ramalhoni
    on Nov 11th, 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

  14. TNB
    on Nov 11th, 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.

  15. Turling
    on Nov 11th, 2010
    @ 11:35 AM

    That looks like the greatest place. Ever.

  16. Makaga
    on Nov 11th, 2010
    @ 12:08 PM

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

  17. Larry
    on Nov 11th, 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…

  18. Kyle
    on Nov 11th, 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!

  19. Gordon Ye Ole General Store
    on Nov 11th, 2010
    @ 3:55 PM

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

  20. Lincoln
    on Nov 11th, 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.

  21. Don Weir
    on Nov 12th, 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

  22. Larry
    on Nov 12th, 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

  23. Kevin
    on Nov 12th, 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…..

  24. awhite
    on Nov 12th, 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.

  25. Erik Wallace
    on Nov 12th, 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.

  26. Chuck Ortiz
    on Nov 13th, 2010
    @ 1:07 AM

    Sometimes the small town burgers are the best..

  27. Snap
    on Nov 13th, 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.

  28. Jules
    on Nov 14th, 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.

  29. JT
    on Nov 15th, 2010
    @ 1:39 PM

    Matt’s Bar MPLS, MN..get some.

  30. Kyle
    on Nov 15th, 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

  31. robert
    on Nov 15th, 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!

  32. Michael Williams
    on Nov 15th, 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…

  33. John
    on Nov 16th, 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).

  34. simeon
    on Nov 17th, 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!

  35. Jessica
    on Nov 19th, 2010
    @ 3:51 PM

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

  36. Lisa
    on Nov 20th, 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.

  37. Peter Lehman
    on Dec 7th, 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.

  38. Karen
    on Dec 9th, 2010
    @ 6:30 PM

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