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Matt's Bar

Burger Joint and Bar$$$$
Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis
213 Tips and reviews
  • Juicy Lucy burgers
  • french fries
  • original jucy lucy
  • lucy in town
  • lively
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  • Brad
    BradAugust 11
    The servers work hard, so you will endear yourselves if you are quick and organized with your order. 3 Jucy Lucys w/ grilled onions. Large order of friends. 3 Grain Belts. Done. Cash only. Pay at bar.
  • Jeremy L.
    Juicy Lucy's are always the talk, but these place has some BOMB fries and grilled cheese too.
  • alba
    albaJune 24
    Juicy Lucy
  • Ryan
    RyanJune 23
    The burgers are amazing!
  • Tom L.
    Tom LeeApril 17
  • Nic G.
    Nic GormanFebruary 6
    The true HOME of the Jucy Lucy
  • Seth P.
    Seth PeakeDecember 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The Jucy Lucy is KING. Nothing better than these burgerz. If you haven't experienced it. Do it!
  • Alex M.
    Alex MayDecember 12, 2016
    Simple yet elegant. Truly the original Jucy Lucy
  • Cassie U.
    Cassie UttNovember 24, 2016
    Amazing Juicy Lucy's! I recommend getting it with the fried onions and sharing a basket of fries.
  • Ellen G.
    Ellen GoettschOctober 7, 2016
    Let the juicy lucy cool a bit before you bite, the cheese is hot
  • Phil S.
    Phil SteiderSeptember 24, 2016
    The best Juicy Lucy burgers in town. Cool, hole-in-the-wall place.
  • Jetoine M.
    Jetoine MathurinSeptember 14, 2016
    Great burgers
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AndersonSeptember 2, 2016
    Juicy Lucy is the the way to go.
  • Jana A. Kri
    Jana A. KriAugust 27, 2016
    Go here for the best Juicy Lucy! Obama-approved! Super nice and friendly staff but cash only!
  • Julia V.
    Julia VasindaAugust 12, 2016
    Got the original Jucy Lucy, very juicy
  • Alex S.
    Alex SzetoAugust 9, 2016
    Double Cheese Burger is better than Juicy Lucy
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Condé Nast TravelerAugust 4, 2016
    Matt’s Bar is a must-visit, and claims to be the birthplace of the iconic Jucy Lucy, an intentionally misspelled cheese-stuffed burger. Read more
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanJuly 6, 2016
    Cash only, lines can be long but it goes fast. Must get the OG Lucy Jucy!
  • Libby L.
    Libby LeeJune 18, 2016
    So good! The hype for the jucy lucy is legit! Be prepared to stand in line
  • Jose C.
    Jose CaballeroJune 10, 2016
    Sit at the end of the bar near the entrance if you want to watch the magic come together!
  • Constance K.
    Constance KoopmanMay 17, 2016
    Great burgers, fries and cold beer. Relaxed atmosphere. Worth the wait if you come on a busy night.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCannMarch 23, 2016
    Juicy lucy, bro, Juicy Lucy
  • Letty V.
    Letty VaughnMarch 20, 2016
    Matt's delicious Juicy Lucys and generous baskets of hot fries are quickly served to and enjoyed by ALL... Even his ADD patrons, who just might hit submit prior to proof-reading their last post.
  • Letty V.
    Letty VaughnMarch 20, 2016
    Habds down the best Juicy-Lucy in town, only to be rivaled by it's super, generous, skinny, crunchy and flavorful fries!
  • Albert L.
    Albert LeungMarch 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Order yourself a juicy Lucy. You can't go wrong. A half order of fries is more than plenty for a couple people. Also, this place is cash only too so plan ahead.
  • Chris A.
    Chris ArnoldJanuary 17, 2016
    The Juicy Lucy was overrated and we were hearded like cattle. Absolutely no customer service. The burger was charcoal black and the cheese was cheap. Go to The Nook for a real Juicy Lucy.
  • Steve S.
    Steve SmithJanuary 12, 2016
    Jucy Lucy and fries. Can't beat the classic.
  • Steve B.
    Steve BivansJanuary 12, 2016
    F'n Juicy Lucy. There is no other!
  • Sean V.
    Sean VoyseyDecember 16, 2015
    I have a burger on a bum. You can have ketchup, I couldn't care less. Love.
  • Teddy E.
    Teddy EisenbergOctober 25, 2015
    The Jucy Lucy is a must have burger in Minneapolis.
  • Linda B.
    Linda BatemanOctober 20, 2015
    The original Juicy Lucy
  • John M.
    John McCullochOctober 11, 2015
    Jucy Lucy.
  • Charles M.
    Charles M.September 16, 2015
    Great burgers, atmosphere and service. I'll be back next time I'm through MSP.
  • Heavy Table
    Heavy TableSeptember 9, 2015
    The president ate here, so it must be good... right? The legendary jucy lucy (no 'i'!) is a must get for Minneapolitans and visitors alike.
  • Allen V.
    Allen VoglianoSeptember 3, 2015
    Had the Juicy Lucy. It's like eating the center of the son.
  • Britta A.
    Britta AndersonAugust 25, 2015
    Juicy Lucy, fries
  • Chris P.
    Chris PAugust 23, 2015
    Food was outstanding. Short menu. Long wait. Service was not great.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaJuly 8, 2015
    The original Juicy Lucy
  • Ryan V.
    Ryan VanasseJuly 7, 2015
    I'm not sure why you're going here and NOT getting a Jucy Lucy. It just doesn't make sense.
  • David B.
    David BowdenJuly 1, 2015
    Juicy Lucy
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RogersJuly 1, 2015
    Juicy Lucy, duh.
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinJune 27, 2015
    The chicken sandwich is good but the reason to go is the Juicy Lucy. Be ready, it's cash (or check) only.
  • David H.
    David HowlandJune 16, 2015
    Cash only. Jucy Lucy was delicious. Pickles are included inside the burger, though. Not a fun surprise.
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WrightJune 2, 2015
    Very average burgers and the fries are pre-processed junk.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyMay 26, 2015
    Come to me, beautiful molten cheese center. Make sure to wait a minute before chowing on your Jucy Lucy (or just cut it in half) and order a refreshing Grain Belt Premium while you wait.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MeyerMay 25, 2015
    Juicy Lucy!
  • Ansell
    AnsellMay 24, 2015
    The Juicy Lucy was wonderful, I'd pass on other things though.
  • Elena L.
    Elena LagoApril 22, 2015
    L'autentico JUCY LUCY ! ! !
  • Brent M.
    Brent MetzlerApril 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best Jucy Lucy in the city
  • Jeiran H.
    Jeiran HasanMarch 30, 2015
    Got lucky, didn't have to wait too long and sat at the counter. You can see all the grease- kind of an awesome view, especially knowing you're about to eat the burgers!
  • John A.
    John ArchilaMarch 24, 2015
    Jucy Lucy, duh. Order two Jucy's and a half order fries; perfect for dates.
  • Natalie H.
    Natalie HMarch 2, 2015
    Don't be afraid of the line, it moves fast. The Jucy Lucy is delicious!
  • Thomas B.
    Thomas BrasseurFebruary 22, 2015
    Juicy Lucy. Enough said.
  • Seth T.
    Seth ThompsonFebruary 7, 2015
    Have to do the famous Jucy Lucy... not a better burger in Minnesota!!!
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyFebruary 1, 2015
    The Juicy Lucy is everything you've been told, delicious and the cheese will burn a hole through your tongue if you're not careful. Yet even for a dive bar, the service was lacking big time!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SnowJanuary 12, 2015
    Everything is great! The burgers obviously are great, but the fries are also good too. Plus the overall vibe of the place is awesome!
  • Juan L.
    Juan LanzagortaJanuary 11, 2015
    Jucy Lucy is awesome
  • Ben S.
    Ben SchaeferJanuary 10, 2015
    You have to try the Juicy Lucy, and I would recommend coming in on a non peak hour unless you want to wait in line.
  • Jamie B.
    Jamie BaxterDecember 19, 2014
    Jucy Lucy, Jucy Lucy. That, a basket of fries, and a pitcher to split. That's what I call bliss.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JNovember 28, 2014
    If you're hanging with friends, get a table near the back. Relax and wait for your Juicy Lucy to cool off.
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen S. P.October 27, 2014
    There are few things on the menu, so you know they make them well. The Lucy Lucy gets all the hype (deservedly so), but the fries are spectacular!
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SpanglerSeptember 25, 2014
    Juicy Lucy!!
  • Stuart
    StuartSeptember 8, 2014
    Cash only, but well worth it. No frills, but super tasty.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MayAugust 30, 2014
    Always get the Juicy Lucy. Share an order of fries with a friend; you get LOTS.
  • Sara M.
    Sara MazingAugust 29, 2014
    The Juicy Lucy is amazing! Life changing experience! You can't eat just one! But wear a sweater because it's kind of cold inside.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Matt's Bar as seen on Food Wars , Man vs Food Read more
  • Quinn M.
    Quinn MAugust 26, 2014
    You HAVE to get a Jucy Lucy (or 2). The fries are thin and crispy and delicious. A large order can feed three people. Pop is sold by can. Great food, great prices.
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzAugust 24, 2014
    The Lucy is so Juicy Obama tried it out
  • Cat M.
    Cat ManchackAugust 23, 2014
    Good food. Poor service. Wouldn't split our check and yelled at us for standing at the wrong spot. First time. Sour taste.
  • Lori N.
    Lori NehringAugust 19, 2014
    Love the Juicy Lucy! Let it sit a bit before digging in or you'll burn your mouth for sure. Ask for a bowl of pickles too. Yum!! The waitress works very hard and is great, treat her well :-)
  • Colin T.
    Colin ThompsonAugust 17, 2014
    Gotta get the Jucy Lucy at least once here. Then you can move on to the Blue Door.
  • Micah L.
    Micah LarsonAugust 17, 2014
    The juicy Lucy is great, however make sure you come with plenty of time to wait as the line can go out the door and down the building!
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FoxAugust 17, 2014
    Great burger
  • Jofoto612
    Jofoto612August 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Be prepared to wait in line if you go for lunch or diner time. No plastic accepted at all. ATM on premise. Fear the Cheese.
  • Jon M.
    Jon MayfieldAugust 7, 2014
    Jucy Lucy (if it's spelled wrong, it's made right) with grilled onions, basket o fries, and a grain belt.
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyAugust 6, 2014
    The best Juicy Lucy in town. No comparison.
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 5, 2014
    Jucy Lucys are south Minneapolis's contribution to world cuisine, made by crimping two beef patties together around a hunk of cheese and grilling until the cheese inside reaches molten temperatures. Read more
  • Patrick N.
    Patrick NagelAugust 2, 2014
    Went on a Saturday around 3:45. It was packed!! Be patient and you'll get a seat.
  • Gabrielle K.
    Gabrielle KrenzelJuly 15, 2014
    The beginning.
  • Erica S.
    Erica S.July 10, 2014
    Two words: Jucy. Lucy.
  • Josh E.
    Josh EllingsonJune 26, 2014
    Popular joint with frequent visitors including the president Barack Obama
  • Kate B.
    Kate BauerJune 12, 2014
    Juicy Lucy.
  • Ben A.
    Ben AndersonJune 1, 2014
    Grain Belt and a Juicy Lucy. Check it.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FischerJune 1, 2014
    Way better than the 5 8 club!
  • Hollie P.
    Hollie PMay 10, 2014
    Totally worth the hype!
  • Maija M.
    Maija McKeownMay 10, 2014
    Grilled onions. Always.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 9, 2014
    There aren't many options at this old-school Powderhorn burger joint: just good old cheese-filled burgers, fried onions optional. Beware: the cheese can burn. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HarriganApril 1, 2014
    Pale Ale is a must
  • Austin M.
    Austin McDonaldMarch 9, 2014
    Order your drinks two at a time!
  • Kasie K.
    Kasie KirkpatrickFebruary 26, 2014
  • j°shoe 🏇👩‍🚀
    j°shoe 🏇👩‍🚀February 19, 2014
    Slow and inefficient service. Took 40 minutes for our food to arrive. Management is clearly non existant.
  • David N.
    David NewtonJanuary 16, 2014
    The home of the original Jucy Lucy, greatest burger in MN!
  • Gabe J.
    Gabe JohnsonDecember 18, 2013
    The Jucy Lucy is internationally known. Your server will tell you to wait for a bit before diving in and you better listen because there is molten hot cheese deep inside your burger. Read more
  • Todd L.
    Todd LuedersNovember 25, 2013
    They're not lying about the hot cheese.
  • SJW
    SJWNovember 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is way better than 5-8 club, trust me I used to live next to it
  • Jay M.
    Jay MenorNovember 3, 2013
    Juicy lucy burger with beer is always the best. :)
  • SK R.
    SK RNovember 2, 2013
    As a girl 1 hamburger is safe. But here, order 2
  • Jonathan K.
    Jonathan KuhnOctober 29, 2013
    Weekday lunch isn't too crowded. I found a booth right away. Be careful with the Jucy Lucy though, that cheese is hot.
  • Brent L.
    Brent LassiSeptember 17, 2013
    Doesn't take cards. Really? These days this is as easy as getting an iPad and Square. Get it done.
  • Luis P.
    Luis PaganAugust 27, 2013
    Good burgers........No ice and cash only...
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