I absolutely love dining out. There are lots of tasty options in St. Cloud. While restaurants are taking a hit during the cornvirus pandemic, I actually found myself eating restaurant food more -- via takeout & delivery.

Part of the reason I ate more restaurant food was to help support local businesses who really appreciated the business during tough times, but the other part was that I found eating tasty, professionally prepared food was comforting (and delicious).

Yelp rates all different kinds of businesses based on customer reviews. Yelp users can submit a review of a business's products or services using a one to five star rating system. These rankings can change often due to the fact that they're all based on customer reviews.

Rounding out the Top-20 highest rated St. Cloud area restaurants on Yelp are:

  • #11 - Cafe Renaissance
  • #12 - Giliberto's Mexican Taco Shop
  • #13 - Pho V
  • #14 - 7 West TapHouse
  • #15 - Kay's Kitchen
  • #16 - Old Capital Tavern
  • #17 - The Place
  • #18 - Viet Tien Market
  • #19 - Waffle It
  • #20 - Jet's Pizza

21 through 30 on the list include Greek Cravings, Bravo Burritos, Anton's, Nelson Brothers, Granite City Food & Brewery, Crooked Pint Ale House, Brigitte's Cafe, Olde Brick House, Texas Roadhouse, and New York Gyro.

I am good with any of these places -- in any order, and there are definitely a few I need to get out and try. Eat, drink, and be merry. Bon Appetit!

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.