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Many places offer accessible dining options for fair-goers

by // August 10th, 2017

Trying new foods and enjoying favorite meals and snacks is a big part of the Minnesota State Fair. Fairgoers with disabilities often need a place to sit or be served when they enjoy a meal. It is sometimes challenging to find an open picnic table. One good place is in the Mighty Midway, where there are tented picnic tables by vendors there.

The dining list outlines sit-down eating establishments at the fair that are accessible via curb cuts, have hard and sturdy floor surfaces and have places where a fair-goer can pull a wheelchair up to a table. In some places, a chair might have to be moved to make room for a wheelchair or scooter. Diners should always ask for accommodations.

The list includes:
• Andy’s Grille, on the south side of Carnes between Liggett and Nelson
• Ball Park Café, on the east side of Underwood between Dan Patch and Carnes
• Blue Barn (limited general seating picnic tables), at West End Market, south of the History & Heritage Center
• Blue Moon Dine-In Theater, on the northeast corner of Carnes and Chambers
• Cafe Caribe, on the south side of Carnes between Liggett and Nelson
• Chicago Dogs, in the garden on the corner of Dan Patch and Underwood
• Charcoal Hut, on the east side of Judson between Underwood and Cooper, next to the International Bazaar
• Coasters, on the southeast corner of Carnes and Liggett
• Dino’s Gyros, on the north side of Carnes between Nelson and Underwood
• Farmers Union Coffee Shop, on the north side of Dan Patch between Cooper and Cosgrove
• French Creperie, on the north side of Carnes between Nelson and Underwood
• French Meadow Bakery & Café, on the north side of Carnes between Nelson and Underwood
• Frontier Bar, on the south side of Carnes between Liggett and Nelson
• Giggles’ Campfire Grill, on the southeast corner of Lee and Cooper at the North Woods
• Hamline Church Dining Hall, on the north side of Dan Patch between Underwood and Cooper. The church has had a dining hall for 120 years and is the oldest food establishment at the fair.
• Italian Junction, on the south side of Dan Patch between Nelson and Underwood
• LuLu’s Public House, with most accessible seating on the second story via elevator, at West End Market, south of the Schilling Amphitheater
• Mancini’s Al Fresco, on the north side of Carnes between Nelson and Underwood
• Minnesota Wine Country, on the west side of Underwood between Carnes and Judson
• Mexican Hat, east of Chambers, south of the Grandstand
• O’Gara’s at the Fair, on the southwest corner of Dan Patch and Cosgrove
• RC’s BBQ, on the north side of Dan Patch between Liggett and Chambers
• Ragin Cajun, in the garden on the corner of Dan Patch and Underwood
• Robbinsdale OES Dining Hall, on the west side of Underwood between Dan Patch and Carnes
• Salem Lutheran Church, on the north side of Randall south of the Progress Center
• Shanghaied Henri’s, at the International Bazaar, north wall
• Tejas, in the garden on the corner of Dan Patch and Underwood
• Texas Steak Out, on the west side of Underwood between Lee and Randall
• The Peg, on the extreme southeast side of the Agriculture Horticulture Building

The fair has plenty of drinking fountains, so bring a water bottle to fill for the day. Don’t forget any needed medications as well as sunscreen.

 

 

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