Aug 012008

Cuisine: American, Steak, Ribs & Chops
Restaurant Features: Bar, On-Site Parking, Sunday Brunch

Location: Moundsview, MN
Address & Map:

Moundsview: 2400 Highway 10 Moundsview, MN 55112 (763)786-1800
Links: Moe’s Website


Atmosphere: I thought Moe’s (Moundsview) was nicer on the inside than the exterior of the building may indicate.  The main dining room was a decent size, with vaulted ceilings making it seem bigger than it really is.  There were a variety of booths and tables,  including one large round table in the middle of the room-perfect for a party of 8! I can only assume that the double-sided fireplace in the middle of the room probably gets the place nice and toasty during the winter.  Adjacent to the dining room is the bar area.


Menu: Appetizers include Buffalo Wings, Onion Rings, Jo-Jos, Bruschetta Pizza, Mini Burgers, Spinach Dip, Stuffed Mushrooms, Nachos, Chicken Caesar Quesadilla, Malibu Shrimp, Chicken Tenders and Drunken Beef Tips.

Salads offered are Moe’s House, Buffalo Chicken, Club, Rising Sun (Asian-style), and Caesar.  There is one soup offered daily, starting with Beer Cheese on Monday, Tomato Basil (Tues), Vegetable Beef (Wed), Chicken Wild Rice(Th), Clam Chowder(Fri), Shrimp Jambalaya (Sat), and Broccoli Cheese on Sunday.

There are several sandwiches and burgers offered, all served with Shoestring Fries, including Grilled Turkey Supreme, Mayslack’s Original Roast Beef, Beef and Cheddar, Cheesesteak, Pepper Stack (Buffalo Chicken with pepperjack),  Buffalo Wrap, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Mango Wrap, Mustang Chicken (with cheddar, bacon & bbq), Chicken Moe, Walleye, Tuna melt, Flaming Lips Burger, and the Pastramickle (pastrami, pickles and cream cheese).

Entrees include Porterhouse Chop, Flat Iron Steak, Shore Lunch Walleye, Kansas City Steak, Bourbon Steak and Shrimp, Cedar Plank Walleye (maple and brown sugar), Stuffed Chicken Breast, Saint Louis Pork Ribs, Chicken Stir-Fry, Grandma Moe’s Meatloaf, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Crescent City Pasta, and Beef Stroganoff.

There is also a Sunday Brunch from 10am-2pm!

Price guide: Appetizers $7-10  Salads $4-11 Sandwiches $9-11  Entrees $10-22
What We ordered: I wasn’t the hungriest on this visit and wasn’t in the mood for meat so I decided to go with the Bruschetta Pizza.  The pizza itself was a decent size, with a flatbread crust and piled with flavorful bruschetta.  As you can see the pizza was also loaded with cheese- (enough for a couple of pizzas!).  I liked it, but it had way to much cheese for my taste and I was only able to eat a couple of pieces.


One of my companions ordered the Mayslack’s Original Roast Beef Sandwich, a “slow-roasted garlic infused beef” that is served on a rye bun and topped with banana peppers and onions, with a side of au-jus.  This beef had a ton of flavor- the garlic was especially strong and had a spicy twang to it.  I tried a bite of the sandwich and thought it was really good, but the garlic was too overwhelming for my companion and she wasn’t able to eat much of it.  The sandwich came with a heaping serving of shoestring fries that were piping hot and crispy.


Another companion ordered the Cheesesteak Sandwich with Moe’s Jo-Jo Potatoes instead of the shoestring fries.  The roast beef on this sandwich is also Mayslack’s, but loaded with mushrooms and melted Swiss cheese and creamy horseradish and served on a hoagie roll.  The flavorful roast beef seemed to go much better when paired with the ingredients on this sandwich than on the “Original” sandwich (pictured above).


Service: We visited at an odd time of day (around 3:30pm on a sunny Tuesday afternoon), so we were the only customers in the dining room.  Our service was great! Our server was very friendly and helpful with making suggestions, the food was delivered promptly.
Overall Impression: The service and food are both good enough to go back, although hopefully next time I will be hungry!
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Jul 132007

Cuisine: American, Steak

Restaurant Features: Cafe Style, On-Site Parking

Location: St Paul (east side)

Address: 1676 White Bear Ave N St Paul, MN 55106   (651) 776-5419

**4 Additional locations in St Paul  1.Payne Ave 2. 860 University Ave

3. 1613 University Ave and 4. Rice St and a location in Moundsview.

Links: Google Map


Atmosphere: Very basic.  The menu is displayed on the wall near the front door and then you get in a line and tell the cook what you want and he will cook your steak to order.  Quickly make your salad from the salad bar and then get drinks/pay at the end of the counter.  Food is brought to the table when it is ready.  Both booths and tables are offered, as well as a second dining room in the back of the restaurant for larger parties.


Menu: 14 oz Sirloin, fillet, New York Strip, fried shrimp, grilled chicken breast and gyro sandwiches.  All steaks come with baked potato, piece of Texas Toast and side salad. May substitute potato for french fries.  Slices of pie available for dessert.

Price guide: $8-15

What I ordered: The daily special was a 6oz sirloin for $6.95.  All this for that price was a pretty great deal!  I had ordered my steak medium, but it was so thin it was closer to well-done (although tender). It didn’t have many (if any?) seasonings and tasted like the grill.  I feel like I can’t complain too much because it was still a lot for the money.



My companion ordered the 14oz bone-in Sirloin.  Very tender and lean.  Again, lacking on the seasonings.


Service: Basic counter service.  Not overly friendly.

Overall Impression: Fast and cheap.

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