Whet your appetite for new fair foods

Whet your appetite for new fair foods

Trying new foods is a highlight for Minnesota State Fair visitors. For people with disabilities, it can be a challenge to find adequate seating, a table that accommodates a wheelchair or scooter or space for a personal care attendant to sit and help at mealtime.

Working with fair staff, Access Press prepares an annual Minnesota State Fair dining guide. The following food and beverage concessions offer seating areas accessible by curb cuts; hard and sturdy floor surfaces and wheelchair/scooter seating. That seating is considered to be tables a guest can pull up to in a wheelchair or scooter. Or a chair can be moved to make room for a wheelchair or scooter.

Be aware that the Food Building has outdoor plazas and inside seating for its vendors.

Andy’s Grille: South side of Carnes Avenue between Chambers and Nelson streets

  • Ball Park Cafe: East side of Underwood Street between Carnes and Dan Patch avenues
  • Blue Barn: At West End Market, south of the History & Heritage Center (limited general seating picnic tables)
  • Blue Moon Dine-In Theater: Northeast corner of Carnes and Chambers
  • Butcher Boys London Broil: North side of Dan Patch between Nelson and Underwood
  • Cafe Caribe: South side of Carnes between Chambers and Nelson
  • Charcoal Hut: East side of Judson Avenue between Underwood and Cooper streets, next to the International Bazaar
  • Chicago Dogs: In The garden on the corner of Dan Patch and Underwood
  • Coasters: On the southeast corner of Carnes and Liggett streets
  • Danielson’s & Daughters Onion Rings: Between Underwood and Cooper, outside the south side of the Food Building, shares seating in a plaza area
  • Dino’s Gyros: On the north side of Carnes between Nelson and Underwood
  • El Sol Mexican Foods: East side of Underwood, outside the southwest corner of the Food Building, shares seating in a plaza area
  • Farmers Union Coffee Shop: On the north side of Dan Patch between Cooper and Cosgrove streets
  • Food Building: Route 66 Roadhouse Chicken; Mario’s; Sonny’s Fair Food; Granny’s Caramel Apple Sundaes; Peters Hot Dogs; Fish & Chips Seafood Shoppe. The vendors are near shared indoor tables by the northwest entrance to the Food Building.
  • French Creperie: North side of Carnes Avenue between Nelson and Underwood
  • French Meadow Bakery & Café: North side of Carnes between Nelson and Underwood
  • Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade, Fruit Smoothies, Orange Treet: Between Underwood and Cooper, outside the south side of the Food Building, shares seating in a plaza area
  • Frontier Bar: South side of Carnes between Liggett and Chambers
  • Gass Station Grill: West side of Cooper, outside the southeast corner of the Food Building, shares seating in a plaza area
  • Giggles’ Campfire Grill: Southeast corner of Cooper and Lee streets at the North Woods
  • Hamline Church Dining Hall: North side of Dan Patch between Underwood and Cooper. When arriving, ask for seating to be saved for diners in wheelchairs.
  • The Hangar: Northeast corner of Murphy Avenue and Underwood.
  • Isabel Burke’s Olde Tyme Taffy: Between Cooper and Underwood, outside the southeast corner of the Food Building, shares seating in a plaza area
  • Italian Junction: South side of Dan Patch between Nelson and Underwood
  • JJ Vescio’s: East side of Chambers and south of the Grandstand
  • Key Lime Pie Bar: West side of Cooper, between the Food Building and the Agriculture Horticulture Building, shares seating in a plaza area
  • LuLu’s Public House: At West End Market, south of the Schilling Amphitheater (Most accessible seating is on the second level, via elevator)
  • Mancini’s al Fresco: North side of Carnes between Nelson and Underwood
  • Mighty Midway food concessions Leimon’s Pizzeria; Sugar Shack; Pat’s Place; The Donut Family; Westmoreland Concessions share a seating area
  • Mexican Hat: East of Chambers Street, south of the Grandstand
  • Minnesota Wine Country: West side of Underwood between Carnes and Judson
  • O’Gara’s at the Fair: Southwest corner of Dan Patch and Cosgrove
  • The Peg: Outside on the southeast side of the Agriculture Horticulture Building
  • Patio Grill: East side of Nelson between Carnes and Judson, next to KARE 11
  • RC’s BBQ: North side of West Dan Patch between Liggett and Chambers
  • Ragin Cajun: In the garden on the corner of Dan Patch and Underwood
  • Salem Lutheran Church: North side of Randall Avenue south of the Progress Center
  • Shanghaied Henri’s: At International Bazaar, north wall
  • Tejas Express: In the Garden on the corner of Dan Patch and Underwood