Edina >Convention Grill & Fountain
good old convention grill. the good old convention. its been along time since I've been there. l was born in Edina and use to go with my dad,step-mom and brother after hockeys games and remember all the good time l had there. living in the Denver metro area now l think about that place from time to time.the best time l ever had there was when my now wife and l had our first date there witch has been ten years now man l miss eating those big fat burgers and the onion rings and to share a malt with the one l love the most. every time l get back to Minneapolis thats the first stop l make. l miss you convention grill. love lettie. xoxoxox
It ain't like the old days. . .. My family and I have been going to the Convention Grill for years. I've lost track how many years. We loved the burgers piled high with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce. The french fries were definitely a draw. Those long, succulent strips of potato, perfectly deep fried. Yummy. My kids would have contests to see who got the "Champion," the longest french fry. The last time we were there the fries were a horrible disappointment. Think, short, chunks of over-cooked potatoes. Looked like scrapings off the bottom of the barrel. Last night I had a burger attack and so we decided, after a long long time to give the CG another chance. The burger was fab, the egg salad sand was great. Same old very disappointing french fries. Dang guys, what is up with that??? At least they didn't have hideous blaring on top of all the usual noise. So, so, sooooooooooooooo disappointing.
Classic food. Good malts, great fries (homemade, freshly cut), good burgers, great for families.
Great burger, fries, malt in an interesting atmosphere. really good burger and huge orders of fries. I LOVE the malt and phosphate soda. The atmospher is like an old diner but needs a little face lift. It has definitely lost it's appeal.
Fun Place, doesn't seem like it's in Edina. The Burgers are good, not great but still better than average. An order of fries is enough for 2 people and the malts are great. Good place to bring kids. Service is always good.
One of the best burgers in the Twin Cities. My coworkers and I get burgers & fries to go here frequently. The food is always outstanding. The staff is always friendly and courteous. Our food is always prepared in a reasonable amount of time. I don't think the burgers are for someone on a diet, but they are tasty!
It's gone down hill!. We went the first time and it wasn't the best....but, they had good fries and it's close to home...so we went on a whim for a second time two night ago and it was awful! First, we waited approx. 10 minutes to even be acknowledged by our waitress...second, we did not receive our pop and malt until after we had already gotten our food....third, the buns on our hamburgers looked like they were about a week old and the lettuce was wilted and the tomato was all shriveled up! Also, the side order of fries, which our waitress said is more than enough for two people....was not. (Since it had been a while since our first visit...we couldn't remember what size we had ordered previously) To us, it really appeared that the place has gone down hill in a BIG way! We will not be back!
Best french fries around!!. My fiance and I have been going here now for a few years. We just love the fabulous burgers, fries and malts. We took my parents here a few weeks ago and they loved it, too. It reminded them of the old "soda fountains" back in the 50s and 60s. My dad even had a phosphate which brought him back - he just loved it! The burgers here are so wonderful. We always get them loaded up with fried onions and smoked cheddar cheese - yum! The basket of fries is more than enough for 2 to share and are oh so good - you just can't beat fresh cut fries!! We always go the Convention Grill when we're craving a really good burger and fries and a shake to wash it all down with. I wouldn't miss this place - it's fantastic!
Worth a visit. This malt and burger are FANTASTIC! I also love the cherry phosphates and the french fries. Make sure to get the burger with grilled onions. Also, if you like lettuce and tomato, ask for it. This is a good place to bring young children. I will agree that the service MUST be fine tuned; however, my priority is good food and this is great. The host was friendly.
Worst service ever!!. I definitely do NOT understand the appeal of this place. Instead of being quaint, the decor just seems shabby. The last time I went (and I do mean the LAST TIME) it was not busy and there were tons of wait staff and bus boys walking around and visiting with one another. After waiting 10 minutes for someone to come to our table, I approached the nearest one and politely requested he send a waitress our way. He agreed, but 10 more minutes passed and wait staff walked to and fro, looking at us and ignoring the fact we had not been helped! It was very odd, not what you expect when visiting a place where they are supposed to serve you and take your money as a result. My husband and I finally got up to leave, and we stopped by the cash register on the way out where the shift manager was standing and (politely) stated we were leaving because we had been waiting 20 minutes for any kind of acknowledgement. His response was to blink and say blankly, "I am sorry about that." Agh - don't be sorry - DO something! Also, the food is very overpriced, and although the shakes are good, the burgers simply aren't worth the "best of" title. That night we ended up at Lion's Tap, and a person is never sorry to have gone there for a burger.
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