Apr 182009

Cuisine: American, Bakery, Burgers, Desserts, Steaks
Restaurant Features: Bar (beef and wine), On-Site Parking
Location: Brooklyn Center, MN
Address: 5524 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN‎ – (763) 560-4947
Hours: Daily 11am-10pm
Links:50’s Grill Website * Google Map

Atmosphere: As the name suggests, the atmosphere of the 50’s Grill is one that takes you back in time.  When you first walk in to the restaurant, you see that all the servers are wearing pink Poodle Skirts!  There is a large bakery counter filled with delicious pies and cakes, and there is also a counter where Old Fashioned ice cream treats are made (complete with black & white tiling and antique malt mixer!)


If you didn’t already feel like you were in the 50’s just upon entering the building, the dining room will surely do the job with its’ black & white checkered flooring, blue and pink neon lights around the edge of the ceiling, and an impressive collection of framed posters and art from the 50’s Era.  The space is divided into several four-person hot pink high-backed booths that allow for more privacy.  There is also a section of the dining room near the windows that has tables that can be arranged to accommodate bigger groups.


There is also this lounge area to the right when you first enter 50’s Grill


Menu: Appetizers and sides include Shrimp Basket, Chicken Tenders, Onion Rings, Pepper Jack Cheese Fries, Krinkle Cut Fries, and Mashed Potatoes.

Salads at 50’s Grill are served with homemade bread and include Grilled Chicken, Caesar, Chicken Caesar, Shrimp Caesar, Orange Almond, Ranch, Garden, Chef and Turkey Salad (mayo based).

Homemade Soups: Mon- Chicken & Wild Rice, Tues-Split Pea & Ham, Wed- Cream of Broccoli, Thurs- Navy Bean & Ham, Fri- Seafood Chowder, Sat/Sun- Beef Barley

Sandwiches offered are the Santa Fe Chicken, Cajun Chicken, Rajun Cajun, Grilled Chicken Club, Turkey Guacamole and Bacon, Turkey Reuben, Walleye, Turkey, Turkey Club, Turkey Salad, BLT, Cod FIsh, and Veggie Burger.

Burgers at the 50’s Grill are made from 6 oz. of fresh ground beef include 50’s Grill Burger, 50’s Grill Cheeseburger, The Big Cheese, Bacon & Smoked Cheddar, Guacamole Burger, Multi-Grain Melt and Patty Melt.  4 oz burgers can also be made and include Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Pepper Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger, and California Burger.  Bison Burgers are also available made from lean ground Bison.

50’s Grill Dinners are all served with fresh baked bread, soup or salad, real mashed potatoes and homemade gravy, and vegetable.  Entrees include Carved Turkey, Rotisserie Roasted Chicken, Homemade Meatloaf, Hamburger Steak, Hot Turkey Sandwich, Canadian Walleye, Jumbo Shrimp, Famous Chicken Pot Pie, and 8 oz Sirloin.  There are a coupe of surf & turf combos as well.

The number of Desserts to choose from is astounding! Handmade Pies baked fresh daily include Apple, Sugar-Free Apple,  Apple Crisp, Wild Blueberry, Cherry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Banana Cream, Coconut Cream, French Silk, Lemon Merinque and Pecan.  Cheesecakes include Plain, Cheesecake topped with strawberries, raspberries, chocolate or caramel, Turtle Cheesecake, and Raspberry Hot Fudge (topped)Cheesecake.  Award-winning Cakes include Carrot, Chocolate Fudge, Turtle, and German Chocolate.

Ice Cream treats include Old Fashioned Ice Cream Cones or Dish, Old Fashioned Malt (25+ flavors), Sundaes, Banana Split, Root Beer Float, and Ice Cream Sodas.

Price guide: Appetizers    Sandwiches $6-8    Burgers $6-8   Dinner Plates  $9-15  Pie $3.79/slice  Ice Cream $3-5
Weekly Dinner Specials: Monday- Stuffed Rotisserie Chicken, Tuesday- Carved Roast Turkey with Dressing and Mashed Potatoes, Wednesday- Pot Roast with Carrots & Onions Thursday- Hot Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes, Friday/Saturday- Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Que with Coleslaw and Baked Beans
What I ordered: Many of the many choices looked great but I was in the mood for a burger so I had the Guacamole Burger. The ground beef patty was pretty big and tasty and was served on a toasted bun baked fresh at the restaurant.  The bacon and fresh guacamole added the expected flavor and really made the burger.  I think it would’ve been even better if I had added Pepper Jack or Swiss cheese and maybe even some jalapenos (I love spice to kick things up a notch).  The krinkle-cut fries were your standard frozen krinkle fries.


My companion had the 50’s Grill Cheeseburger, topped with American cheese, tomato, lettuce and red onion.


I couldn’t come to a restaurant like 50’s Grill that has so many desserts and not try a few (for the sake of this review of course ;) ), so we also got a couple of slices of pie to-go.  The strawberry rhubarb pie was delicious! You could tell from the freshness of the ingredients and flaky pie crust that this was fresh, homemade pie.  The filling had large pieces of both strawberry and rhubarb, both a little sweet and a little tart.  Delicious!


We also tried the Coconut Cream Pie because this is one of my favorite types of pie.  The filling was  thick, vanilla-pudding-based (homemade and not from a box!) with grated coconut shavings mixed within.  The pie had a thick layer of real whipped cream atop the pudding, then topped with toasted coconut flakes.  Delish!


Service: We were shown right to a table when we arrived and were then promptly greeted by our server.  Our server (dressed straight out-of-the-50’s with her poodle skirt and bobby socks!) was nice and made some good suggestions about the menu.  Our food was served quickly and beverages were refilled often.
Overall Impression: Fun place! Good burgers and awesome desserts!
50's Grill on Urbanspoon

  16 Responses to “50’s Grill ~ Brooklyn Center, MN”

  1. I have been going there for 20 years- I love the old fashioned food and good ingredients.

  2. The food and service are greate

  3. Oh, and I forgot to say, I see they have a new web site at 50sgrill.com, so you can even see the takeout menu there.

  4. Sometimes you just have to have a burger, and 50’s Grill is the place to go in the NW metro! You can’t beat their malts either — the old-fashioned kind! I could eat 3! And almost everything is available for takeout. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

  5. I think 50’s Grill is the best restaurant in Brooklyn Center. The Patty Melt is one of my husband’s, and my favorites. I love their chicken pot pies, and my husband love’s their beef pot pies, also their homemade bread loaves. We take out pot pies often, and at a great price at only $4.95 each. Takes 3 minutes, and 30 seconds to microwave the pot pie at home, and they are delicious. The service is always great, and if you would have any complaint, I would believe they would do everything they could to please you. Their servers are the best! Oh did I mention that they serve the best,
    cheesecake we have ever eaten?!

  6. Love 50’s Grill!!! Food is great, love the 50’s theme and the staff is the best! Can’t say enough good things about the place. My husband and I love the chicken pot pie and the hand-carved turkey dinner. Tastes just like home. A wonderful down-home restaurant.

  7. the food looks delicious. Everything there is so good, especially the burgers.

  8. The food and service is always great.

  9. Try the turkey dinner. Comfort food. Something on the menu for all ages. Easy to pick up a good pie when you need to bring a dessert to a dinner party. Why don’t you open for breakfast?

  10. Their chocolate malts are freaking amazing!

  11. Oh sup Terren! I agree with everyone but Fred – about 90 percent of the food is homemade and tastes like no other. I love love love the food, ESPECIALLY the burgers and malts. Perfect combo :) I really enjoy waitressing there, it’s been my favorite job so far!

  12. I believed it just depend on what you order. But I love 50’s grill. I actually use to work there and on my lunch break I would always try something new at the place. 50’s grill is “DA Bomb”!

  13. I totally agree with chris (above). Everything there is so good especially the burgers and the malt! I would totally go there anytime anyday. I love it!

  14. i have been to the Grill on a number of occasions and am always amazed at how delicious their burgers are. I can see why this place is so busy, its da BOMB and also everyone who works there is really nice and helpful

  15. I have eaten inside twice, and ordered take-out once there. I kept trying, to see if something was awesome.
    but it was not. I don’t see what all the buzz is about the place. the parking lot is always full. that is why I gave it three chances. very dissapointed. nothing special about the food. the meat loaf and mashed potatos was very dissappointing. very small portions. the hamburger, forget about it. very below normal. why people eat there? I don’t know. Will not give them my money a 4th time. No thanks.

    • My name , is Nanette , I host at score board, and work at the point! Two jobs! Would like to work at 50s grill to ? The owner Jim Jennings calls me a hostess butterfly ,I love people ! If you need help call me please!!

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.