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The Big Steer

8051 Bagley Ave, Northfield, MN 55057-4724
+1 507-645-9567
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average5%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (3 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
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LOCATION
8051 Bagley Ave, Northfield, MN 55057-4724
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1 - 10 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 2 March 2017

I went out to The Big Steer yesterday for a final meal there. They are closing their doors after being there for many years. The owner would not renew the lease. At any rate they did have great food, a great buffet, and will be...More

1  Thank Danny U
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had cinnamon roll French toast and bacon. Don't know which was tastier bacon thick with wonderful smokey flavor. No need for syrup on the French toast- it was that good. Service friendly and quick

Thank miss1ss1pp1
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Very clean, friendly and tasty. Two of us ordered breakfast for lunch. Nice crispy bacon. Lunch buffet was very nice. Waitress was friendly and kind. Gave extra attention to my 8 yr old son. Pancakes are huge. Definitely worth the stop. It's a travel center...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Didn't seem clean. Hamburger and fries were poor quality. Waitress had a cold and was touching her nose. We won't go there again.

Thank brownc2015
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I'm a regular here - about once a month when passing by at lunch time on Sunday mornings. Their buffet is going full blast, but that's too much temptation for me, so I stick to the "Trucker's Special" - 2 eggs any style, couple of...More

Thank PitchMinnesota
Reviewed 9 October 2016

It looks like a truck shop from the outside, but is a local hangout too. I haven't had diner there, but many breakfasts and a few lunches. I had an excellant chicken salad yesterday with plenty of salad dressing which tasted homemade. They have a...More

Thank lwpmjp
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

I needed a little breakfast and decided this was the place. Portions were generous and staff efficient and courteous. Food was typical truck stop food that was nothing special. I would return if in the area again

Thank 46JimH46
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

This was my first time at the big steer but definitely won't be my last whenever I'm in the area of the Twin Cities it will be well worth the drive down Interstate 35 to get a meal and the great service definitely one of...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Traveling down the freeway, starving, wanting a sit down yet casual meal. This truck stop diner fit the bill perfectly. Husband ordered dinner buffet even though it was almost buffet closing time. He thought the food was very good, and had a very fresh salad...More

2  Thank TonyaMN
Reviewed 21 September 2015

First, they have the best chocolate malts! Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets too. Everything we've ever had there is good. It's my husband and my favorite place to get a nice variety of well priced great food.

Thank HappyTrvlrMn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 15
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
05:30 - 21:30
Monday
05:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
05:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
05:30 - 21:30
Thursday
05:30 - 21:30
Friday
05:30 - 21:30
Saturday
05:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8051 Bagley Ave, Northfield, MN 55057-4724
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Northfield
  • Phone Number: +1 507-645-9567
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