St. Paul >Food & Dining > Porky's
1890 University Ave W, St Paul, MN | Directions 5510444.956274 -93.179468
Neighborhoods: Merriam Park West, Merriam Park - Lexington - Hamline
was horrible – we stopped in the porkys in ne minneapolis and were very unhappy, the burger was cold and smashed the fries were soked in grease and the service was very very slow also my sister inlaw was behind us in the drive threw and when she got home she was missing a burger...I myself threw it out i dont recommend it
So-so drive-in, not warranting its reputation – I was not impressed. The onion rings were in my view not even as good as Burger King's, and at $2.39 for a small bag were far too expensive. The milkshake was good but not great, and the vaunted pork sandwich was only OK, served on toasted bread without any condiments.
Great food and fun, especially for classic car lovers! – First of all, to let you know before I start, I am a car finatic. The reason I go to Porky's is to be a part of the classic and custom car culture on weekends. Porky's is the perfect place for people to meet up, talk about, and show off their rides. Don't have a car? Thats OK! Anyone is invited to enjoy the cars and fun atmosphere! The place is jumping in the summer, but pretty dead during the winter.
As far as the food goes, it is great! Of course, it is quite greasy, but it is a small price to pay for good old American style drive in food. You can't get this type of food anywhere else that easily. The burgers are awsome and come with a huge onion ring on top (if you want). I think this is to get you hooked on them because they taste so good! After I had my first onion ring at Porky's (that came on top of my cheese burger), I went back in to order a big batch of them!
Though most of the crowd that shows up on the weekends are car lovers, they are still diverse and come with many different rides, stories, and knowledge. There are older guys there with their rides in the evening, then as the night goes on, more and more younger guys trickle in. About 95% of the people that show up are decent people that don't cause much trouble at all. I think it is an alright place to bring your family, in fact, my dad brought my brother and I there for the first time when we were little kids and we loved the place. My brother and I have been going ever since then, of course with our own classic cars.
If you are looking for a place that is fun and jumping on a nice Friday or Saturday evening/night, head on down to Porky's for some non-stop car action!
For car people, just be warned that most weekend nights, the police are out in full force to enforce speeding, burnouts, and any other wreckless activity. So please obey traffic laws to prevent Porky's from getting a bad reputation!
Cruise back to the 1950s, where super-cheap burgers draw diners on Harleys, in classic cars and the occasional monster truck. – In Short
The sign, with the tall top-hatted pig, stands as a defiant porcine reminder that the drive-in will never die. This place seems like it should have carhops, but instead, patrons either motor through the drive-thru or stroll inside and order at the counter. On weekends, classic cars and Harleys hang out here. The menu is back-to-the-basics 1950s drive-in fare. The Twin burger, Porky's version of the Big Mac is a favorite.
like the name says porky's – twin burger was juciey, onion rings were great but soft. got to be a real car buff to eat here on friday night and saturday nights. but during the day it;s great.
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