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5 best meat raffles in Minnesota

Buy a ticket and spin a wheel. Go home with a slab of bacon or some chops. But not all meat raffles are made equal. Here are the top 5.

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In Minnesota, meat raffles are a way of life.

It’s a simple concept — think of it as ‘bingo for people with short attention spans.’

For a $1, you purchase a ticket. The ticket has a number on it. Then there’s a big wheel. If they land on your number, you win meat. Maybe chops. Maybe bacon. Maybe filet.

Now, that’s where the similarities between various meat raffles end. Not all of them are created equal. So I went on a search for the best meat raffles around Minnesota and presented my findings on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live.


Crystal VFW Post 494

5222 Bass Lake Road, Crystal 55429

VFW Post 494 in Crystal.

Fridays at 4:00 pm and Saturdays at 2:00 pm

$1 per ticket, each ticket has four numbers

Meat from Hackenmueller’s in Robbinsdale and Fedor’s in Mounds View

$5 raffles will have a $110 grand prize

Also includes electronic races


Also on Give Me The Mike…

Hackenmueller’s named of the of the best meat markets in Minnesota


Rosetown American Legion

700 County Road C W, Roseville 55113

I was a winner at Rosetown American Legion in Roseville.

Sundays at 3:00 pm

$1 per ticket

Meat from Angus Meat Market in Maplewood

Each winner receives $25 worth of meat, you can also select at $25 gift card


The Narrows Saloon

3380 Shoreline Drive, Wayzata (Navarre) 55391

Brunch at The Narrows Saloon in Navarre.

Saturdays at 11:30 am and Sundays at 10:30 am

$1 per ticket

They will come to your table to sell tickets

Meat from Jubilee in Mound


Bull’s Horn Food and Drink

4563 S 34th Avenue, Minneapolis 55406

Mondays at 6:00 pm

$1 per ticket

Supports Minneapolis Youth Hockey

Meat from Everett’s Meats in Minneapolis

Related: Everett’s named one of the best meat markets in Minnesota


Vegas Lounge

965 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55413

Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Karaoke 7 nights at week!


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