Discover the delicious varieties of cuisine in Scott County
The suburbs adjacent to any major city don’t always enjoy the best dining options. That isn’t the case in this hopping culinary region, just 30 miles southwest of Minneapolis. From Eastern European pastries, to artful French-Italian cuisine and plenty of craft beer stops, the Shakopee-Scott County region has options to satisfy any appetite.
Perron’s Sul Lago
Customers often use the words “hidden gem” when describing this independently operated Italian bistro in Prior Lake. As perfect for special occasions as it is for weeknight indulgences, Perron’s Sul Lago is well-loved for its sausage linguine and Parmesan risotto.
For fresh, fast, authentic Mexican food, Taco Loco is one of the Minnesota River Valley’s best bets. Hard- and soft-shell tacos, flautas, chimichangas and enchiladas round out the popular Shakopee eatery’s extensive menu.
In fusing two of Europe’s most popular cuisines, French and Italian, Suzette’s has created a menu that propels the little eatery in to “destination dining” territory. With delicate options, such as pastry-wrapped escargot, and hearty entrees like beef tenderloin with bordelaise sauce, Suzette’s in Jordan is sophisticated but accessible.
The Shakopee/Scott County region might be considered a carb-lover’s dream, given its slew of locally run bakeries. There’s Prior Lake’s Edelweiss Bakery and Café, which is as famous for its special-occasion and wedding cakes as it is for its crusty loaves of walnut-studded bread. Then there’s Patty’s Place in New Prague, another wedding cake dazzler also known for its daily spread of sweet and savory treats, with a cozy coffee shop feel. If you’re hungry for a pastry with some ethnic flair, Lau’s Czech Bakery is New Prague’s destination for fruit-filled kolaches and old-world charm. Shakopee Bakery, in its namesake town, is a friendly destination for cakes, cookies, doughnuts and an apple fritter that gets plenty of attention.
Fishtale Bar and Grill
Thanks to its robust selection of tap, bottled, craft and nostalgic beers, Fishtale Bar and Grill in New Prague is the ideal place to enjoy a brew with friends, along with a handcrafted burger or a slightly more upscale option, such as the wasabi-crusted yellow fin tuna.
With an orchard, farm, bakery and restaurant, Emma Krumbee’s is the sort of place people travel from far and wide to visit. Thankfully, there are five locations throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. The staff cooks memorable meals from scratch with farm-fresh ingredients and no shortcuts. Whether it’s slow-roasted beef or the signature pecan caramel croissants, Emma Krumbee’s is fresh and delicious.
This firefighting-themed restaurant and bar in New Market keeps its focus on hearty meals, served in hearty portions. The Fire Marshal Steak Sandwich, smothered in mushrooms, onions and provolone, or the spicy 4 Alarm Burger are perfect picks for big appetites.