King’s Place


One Sunday afternoon, Rob I were in search of a late lunch South of the River. Originally, Rob had chosen White Castle in Apple Valley; but I objected! Instead, I suggested Vivo since he hadn’t been there yet.

We pulled up to the bar (our favorite place to sit) and ordered a drink. This is where I had that wonderful Pomelo Margarita!

Pomelo Margarita - sauza blanco tequla, fresh grapefruit, st. germain, agave

Pomelo Margarita – sauza blanco tequla, fresh grapefruit, st. germain, agave

I inquired about their menu. Unfortunately, they were serving only the brunch buffet until 4pm. So we brainstormed where to go instead. Rob was trying to recall a good burger joint that he knew was further south. He couldn’t remember exactly where it was or what it was called. He texted his co-worker and we asked the bartender, as well.

We finally discovered it was King’s Place in Miesville.

I had no idea where Miesville was; so we plugged the address into KITT (as our GPS is affectionately named) and drove the 25 minutes further south in search of these burgers.

You can’t miss King’s Place as you pull into Miesville, population 105. And the place was packed… at 2:30 in the afternoon! People were waiting outside with beers in hand. Luckily, we were able to grab two seats at the bar. Most of the people seated at the bar were waiting for tables. But they handed us a couple of menus.

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I was overwhelmed by the number of burger choices! Here are just a few:

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The prices are very reasonable. Burgers come à la carte.

You can add an appetizer as a side, if you’d like.

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More burger choices!

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There are hot dogs, too…

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After we ordered, we saw this on the wall. Rob decided to give it a try…

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No, not the Fireball! The Cabin Fever Maple Whiskey. I took a whiff and it smelled incredible! We may have to find it and bring it back for my dad come Christmastime…

So what did we ultimately choose?


Shortstop Burger - bacon sauerkraut, cheddar cheese, sour cream

Shortstop Burger – bacon, sauerkraut, cheddar cheese, sour cream


Slugger - American cheese, lettuce, tomato green pepper and homemade horseradish sauce.

Slugger – American cheese, lettuce, tomato green pepper and homemade horseradish sauce.

The burgers were very, very good. I’ve never had a burger with raw green pepper on it like this. And I always forget how much I love horseradish sauce until I have it again!

We both were happy that we went. We agreed that we probably wouldn’t make the trek out there purposely again. But if we were in the neighborhood, maybe on the way back into town or golfing nearby, it’d be worth a stop.

What’s your favorite small town joint?



3 responses »

  1. I want Rob’s burger right now! Yum – I need to add sauerkraut to a burger! So I am assuming this didn’t break his top 10 burger list?

    We have a small Italian restaurant near our house that has Boddington’s on tap, and if we ask ahead of time, the owner will make us arranchini – stuffed rice balls deep fried and dipped in marinara sauce. Yum!

  2. My favorite small town join is in Hanover, MN it’s called River Inn. It is always packed and they have amazing food. They even have a patio that you can sit on in the Summer time.

  3. My favorite little small town place is called River Inn. It’s in Hanover MN. They have amazing food and they are always packed. They also have a patio for the Summer time.

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