Shakopee New Business Profile: Kabob by Dangerfield’s

There’s a familiar face behind Shakopee’s newest restaurant.  After owning Dangerfield’s Restaurant for its successful 30-plus year run, Gus Khwice is now focusing on the cuisine of the Mediterranean region at Kabob by Dangerfield’s.  The longtime restaurateur (Khwice opened his first restaurant in Maine over 45 years ago) loves the rich, aromatic spices and fresh ingredients that define Mediterranean cuisine, and he and his team are bringing the warm hospitality that Dangerfield’s was known for to their new venture.

Kabob by Dangerfield’s opened in September 2023 in the former Don Ramon Street Tacos space (meanwhile, the popular Mexican spot is expanding into the building next door).  The menu features Greek, Turkish, French, and Middle Eastern specialties, as well as some Mediterranean twists on American dishes, like walleye fingers breaded with saffron panko, chicken wings marinated with citrus, and Mediterranean-spiced popovers.  Throughout the menu, lean proteins and fresh vegetables take center stage, and there are several vegetarian options including a falafel sandwich and build-your-own salads and grain bowls.

As the name suggests, there are plenty of roasted kabobs on the menu: pick from chicken, beef, shrimp, or kafta, which is made with seasoned ground sirloin, minced onion, diced tomato, and parsley.  Each kabob platter is served with a side salad and a choice of Lebanese rice (a mixture of rice and vermicelli) or hummus.  Other house specialties include the roasted pork tenderloin with a mojito melba glaze, mussels Provencal, and roasted rotisserie chicken.

If you’d prefer something lighter, try the baba ganoush, a grilled eggplant spread made with tahini, garlic, and lemon juice and served with pocket bread.  The fattoush salad offers a bold taste of the Mediterranean thanks to the zesty combination of fresh greens, tomato, cucumber, and other vegetables tossed with a lemon, garlic, and pomegranate molasses vinaigrette.  Another distinctive dish is the tabbouleh salad, made with healthful whole-grain wheat bulgur, fresh chopped parsley, tomatoes, onions, mint leaves, lemon juice, and olive oil. 

In addition to daily lunch and dinner service, Kabob serves breakfast on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Choose from a customizable croissant sandwich, a classic breakfast platter, or a Mediterranean-inspired flatbread pizza topped with meat, onions, peppers, eggs, and hollandaise sauce.  The family-friendly restaurant also offers a kids menu with corn dogs or chicken nuggets served with waffle fries and juice.

Call ahead or order online for a satisfying takeout meal, or dine in to take advantage of the full bar.  In addition to beer, wine, and spirits, there are refreshing house cocktails including a watermelon mojito, aperol spritz, margarita, and Moscow mule.  And don’t forget to save room for a piece of baklava for dessert!

Kabob by Dangerfield’s

1555 First Avenue E

Shakopee, MN 55379