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4 places serving the best Broasted chicken in Minnesota

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I had someone ask me where to get Broasted chicken in Minnesota, and I didn’t have more than one or two ideas. But I knew there are plenty of great places. So I took to my Facebook page and received a surprising amount of comments.

Folks view Broasted chicken differently than fried chicken, although both are fried. The concept of Broasted chicken was invented in Wisconsin and is made in a pressure cooker. This Chicago Tribune article explains the history and differences between Broasted chicken and fried chicken.

Enjoy this list of the best spots for Broasted chicken in Minnesota. Know of one not listed? Feel free to comment at the bottom of this page.

Brass Rail

36868 Highway 65 NE, Grandy 55029

Brass Rail
Photo courtesy Brass Rail/Facebook.

Grandy is a few minutes north of Cambridge along Highway 65, less than 60 minutes north of Downtown Minneapolis.

Brass Rail by far and away had the most votes on my Facebook page.

Brass Rail has served their Broasted chicken for more than 40 years.

Open 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Sundays – Thursdays, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Fridays – Saturdays.

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Blacksmith Lounge and Broaster

17205 Forest Boulevard N, Hugo 55038

Blacksmith Lounge
Photo courtesy Blacksmith Lounge and Broaster/Facebook.

Hugo is in the Northeast part of the Twin Cities, about 25 minutes from downtown Saint Paul.

On Thursdays, Blacksmith offers a Broasted chicken deal from 4:00 – 9:30 pm for $10.44. It includes 1/2 of a chicken, along with a choice of potato, salad or coleslaw and toast.

Their Broasted chicken is available to-go.

Note that their kitchen is closed Mondays – Fridays from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Carl’s Corner

21378 First Street, Essig 56073

Carls Corner
Photo courtesy Carl’s Corner/Facebook.

Essig is just west of New Ulm and is about 1 hour, 45 minutes from downtown Minneapolis.

Broasted chicken is on the dinner menu, which is served from 5:00 – 9:00 pm; the only day it is available during lunch is Tuesday.

Heads up: Carl’s only accepts cash or checks.

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The Coop

157 Third Avenue S, South Saint Paul 55075

The Coop
Photo courtesy The Coop/Facebook.

The Coop is not far off of 494, just west of Concord Street.

The Coop’s building dates back to the early 1900s and The Coop has been in business since 1963.

For just $9, you can get two pieces of Broasted chicken (either white or dark), served with your choice of potato (fries, wedges, mashed or mini hash browns), along with coleslaw and a dinner roll.

Need to feed a crowd? You can order a bucket of 40 pieces for $99 that will satisfy 15-20 people.

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This Post Has 29 Comments

  1. Blake Yunker

    How about Old Log Cabin in Forest Lake, MN? Better than any that you named.

    1. Give Me The Mike

      I’m sure it’s great, but it didn’t get nearly as many votes.

  2. Paul

    What about 5-8 club? There chicken is the best imo.

    1. Give Me The Mike

      The top spots were picked off of a popular vote from my Facebook page and Twitter feed.

  3. Dawn Casey Gralish

    I have literally been eating chicken from The Coop got all of my 50 years… SSP has 3 of the BEST take-out restaurants in the entire Twin Cities!

    1. Paul

      What are the other two?

      1. Give Me The Mike

        All four places are mentioned in my article.

  4. Gay Wilson

    I love love the Blacksmith!!!!!!

  5. Nick Thoemke

    Quinnys in Mahtomedi its the old Jethros has excellent boasted chicken

    1. Give Me The Mike

      They had a few votes — just outside of the top vote getters!

  6. kerry kirkup

    trappers lino lakes sunday 4 pieces 9 bucks with fries cole slaw broasted [top that]

    1. Give Me The Mike

      Sounds like a great deal! They didn’t get many votes, but I will have to check them out.

  7. Jen wolfard

    North St. Paul pizza factory….. you can thank me later!!

    1. Give Me The Mike

      They didn’t get many votes, but I will have to visit!

    2. Denise Wright

      Cal’s Pizza Factory and I agree. Won’t go anywhere else!!

  8. Amy

    Have you ever tried Michael’s Pizza in St. Paul, MN? It is a real hidden gem that’s been around for almost 70 years.

    1. Give Me The Mike

      For Broasted chicken? I haven’t been there but I will check it out!

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