Matt’s Bar

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The house specialty, a Jucy Lucy (Matt’s spelling), is served with a warning. “Don’t burn your tongue,” the waitress says when she sets down the paper-wrapped cheeseburger. Good advice, because the glistening, crisp-edged patty of beef fully envelops a large pocket of molten cheese. When teeth cut through the meat, cheese flows like hot lava. Potential burn notwithstanding, it is a fun concept that Matt’s claims to have invented and is now served at several Twin City eateries.

The burger itself is an old-fashioned sort: plenty fatty with good crunch to its outsides, cooked enough that degree of doneness is not an issue. Combined with cheese, either inside, Jucy Lucy style, or in a more traditional way, on top, it delivers wicked satisfaction very different from a high-end hamburger.

Despite having gained some media fame for its unique invention, Matt’s remains a dark corner bar with a menu limited to burgers and French fries. Seating is at booths and tables and on a few stools at the counter. Cash only.

What to Eat
Matt’s Bar, Jucy Lucy
Jucy Lucy
Must-Try
A Jucy Lucy waiting to be bitten. Grilled onions are a welcome option.
Matt’s Bar, Cheeseburger
Cheeseburger
With its cheese on top instead of inside the meat, a regular cheeseburger lacks the drama of a Jucy Lucy, but does allow full appreciation of the crisp-edged, deliciously unctuous beef patty.
Matt’s Bar, French Fries
French Fries
A full order of French fries is huge. The fries are fine, but no reason to divert appetite away from burgers.
Directions and Hours
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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