Best Spots for Comfort Food in Shakopee
Chicken noodle soup, lasagna, enchiladas, pho—whatever your comfort food of choice, you’ll find it at Shakopee’s local restaurants. From breakfast to date night and everything in between, cozy up with these comforting dishes.
Breakfast & Brunch
Start your day with a hearty dose of comfort food at Wampachs, which has been a Shakopee standby since 1958. They serve breakfast all day, with diner favorites like corned beef hash and country-fried steak with eggs. Another delicious breakfast option is Mallards, which offers brunch on Sundays. Pick from Cajun-inspired specials like brandy French toast with fresh berries, biscuits and gravy, and shrimp and grits with a Cajun cream sauce and tomato bacon jam.
Melty cheese, bold flavors, slow-cooked meats—when you need something comforting, Mexican food hits the spot. At Don Ramon Street Tacos, enjoy tamales filled with pulled pork or chicken with green sauce, or try one of the birria dishes like a cheese and meat-stuffed quesabirria. Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant serves a wide-ranging menu with everything from queso dip to enchiladas.
Carb load with a heaping bowl of pasta at Pasta Zola. The build-your-own pasta bowls can be made gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan, based on your choice of noodles, sauces, and toppings. Or order one of the signature menu items, like the grown-up mac ‘n cheese loaded with bacon, gorgonzola, and red pepper pesto.
A hot bowl of soup is especially comforting on cold days. Zuppa Cucina has several homemade soups on the menu, including Italian chicken noodle, Minnesota wild rice with chicken, vegetable minestrone, tomato basil with feta cheese, and potato with smoked bacon. Pho 83 serves generously-sized bowls of pho, plus meat-based and vegetarian egg noodle and rice noodle soups. At Thai Tempo, savor freshly made Thai soups like tum yum with homemade sauce, kout poon flavored with red curry paste and coconut milk, and khao piak sen with homemade noodles and chicken broth.
Pair a pint with comforting pub fare at O’Brien’s Public House, which serves Irish-inspired favorites like bangers and mash, Guinness pot roast, and pub pies filled with steak, lamb, smoked chicken, or turkey and topped with your choice of puff pastry or mashed potatoes. Another delicious option is McCoy’s Copper Pint, where you’ll find elevated take on the classics, like crab and artichoke dip and a grilled cheese sandwich made with four types of cheese, roasted cauliflower, and garlic aioli. Turtles Bar & Grill is a local favorite for their homemade chili, plus pasta dishes like spaghetti with homemade meatballs and fettuccine alfredo with a homemade sauce.
Relish special occasion-worthy comfort food in a date night-worthy atmosphere at Shakopee House. The restaurant has a supper club vibe, with a menu that includes dishes like Parmesan fondue, an open-faced beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy, a prime rib melt sandwich, and lasagna with meat sauce and cheese. At Stonebrooke Golf Club, the dining room offers comforting entrees like a turkey melt, beef stroganoff pasta, and Swedish meatballs with smoked mashed potatoes.
After you’ve savored some comfort food, enjoy a cozy stay in Shakopee! Shakopee is home to Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and is conveniently located to area attractions including Mystic Lake Casino, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and Chanhassen Dinner Theater.