5 to Try: Jucy Lucy

No matter how you spell it, these Twin Cities restaurants aim to make the best molten cheeseburgers in town. (Photo courtesy of The 5-8 Club)

Updated: January 29, 2010

5 to Try

Matt's Bar

3500 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Home to the original Jucy Lucy? Matt's Bar says so. And at this little '50s-era bar on Cedar Avenue, customers agree: The Jucy Lucys here, served with a molten core of American cheese, are downright addictive.

The 5-8 Club

5800 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Spelled ?Juicy Lucy? at this 80-year-old South Minneapolis dive bar/burger joint, the half-pound Juicy Lucy here comes served in a basket with the 5-8 Club's famous fries or onion rings and your choice of molten bleu, cheddar, pepper or Swiss cheese.

Groveland Tap

1834 St Clair Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

This St. Paul brewpub goes the extra mile and around the world to make its famous Jucy Lucy. Topped with jalapeno peppers and loaded in its big, juicy center with pepper-jack cheese, the ?Cajun Lucy? here puts a Southern spin on this Northern burger.

The Blue Door Pub

1811 Selby Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55104

Called the ?Blucy Lucy,? the giant Angus burger at this hip St. Paul restaurant is loaded with garlic and bleu cheese and then cooked until a near-volcano turns this burger into a giant, meaty chunk of heaven.


492 Hamline Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116

This small, but famous, sports bar in St. Paul is battling for the title of St. Paul King of the Jucy Lucy. Called the ?Juicy Nookie Burger,? this giant slice of meat comes stuffed with liquid cheese served with the Nook's famous fresh-cut fries.