This is another hands-down number one award winner, with no one else even coming close.
The Juicy Lucy from 5-8 Club is a Minneapolis legend: an ubër-flavorful hamburger with the cheese cooked inside the middle of the patty.
What makes it absolutely awesome is that the meat itself is seasoned and grilled to perfection and then slid between two lightly-toasted, buttery buns. And normally people brag about the size of a burger: the bigger the better. Not the case here. The Juicy Lucy’s size is more than manageable, delivering the perfect distribution of flavors on each and every bite; sometimes you lose this delicate balance with giant burgers, where the first two bites are bun only…or a patty so big, that when you near the end, your bread has all-but disappeared and you’re just left with a chunk of meat. Lucy actually leaves you wanting more, so you don’t leave The 5-8 Club feeling like an absolute hog. Of course you can always order two, like I do. #absolutehog
Let’s take a moment to marvel at The Juicy Lucy up close…
FUN FACT: There is a dispute on where the Juicy Lucy originates: The 5-8 Club, which was originally a speakeasy back the day…or Matt’s Bar. I don’t really care, but I’ve tried Lucys from both restaurants and 5-8 Club gets my vote!
Try ’em both for yourself, and you be the judge! But you cannot come to Minneapolis without experiencing a Juicy Lucy.
5800 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55417
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Minneapolis, MN 55407