Matt's Bar

Burgers, Bar
3500 Cedar Ave S (at E 35th St.)
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 722-7072
11:00am - 12:00am
11:00am - 12:00am
11:00am - 12:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 12:00am

Ah, the inimitable Jucy Lucy (yes, Matt's spells it without the "i"). While the battle rages between Matt’s Bar and the nearby 5-8 Club over who originally invented this brilliant burger variation, the one at Matt’s Bar is a superior specimen. Legend has it that shortly after the restaurant opened in 1954 a hungry customer came in and asked for two burger patties with a slice of cheese in the middle. He took a bite, proclaimed it to be "one juicy Lucy!," and a legend was born. Only fresh-ground beef goes into each hand-formed burger, and the first bite yields a river of molten, gooey cheese. These burgers are much more difficult to make than it may appear, and the one at Matt’s Bar is absolute perfection. -Dan Myers



  • On Man v Food, Adam Richman stops in for Matt's Bar's version of the Jucy Lucy (a cheeseburger with the cheese inside the burger, instead of on top).
  • jucy lucy & fries. need i say more?
  • Jucy Lucy and a Premium, need I say more?
  • Get the Juicy Lucy but wait a few minutes before eating it. That cheese will get you everytime.
  • Remember they don't take credit/debit cards. Cash or check only!
  • Home of the Original Juicy Lucy, don't order anything else!
  • Amazing food slightly hidden away in the neighborhood. I wandered around after a party and found myself there, suddenly, with a delicious burger in front of me.
  • Jucy Lucy and a Grain Belt.
  • Bring cash, an extra hour and a shirt you don't mind getting dirty. You'll need all three for the first time.
  • Jucy lucy..........!
  • Don't pick "Stairway to Heaven" on the jukebox, it DOESN'T PLAY. :-(
  • Home of the "Juicy Lucy" cheese in the middle hamburger: warning: wait a minute until the cheese cools before you bite in or you will burn your mouth big time!
  • Juicy lucy
  • I think they put heroin in the cheese....
  • Beware of the lava, otherwise known as the cheese inside your Juicy Lucy. Unless you actually enjoy trips to the Hennepin County Hospital for first degree burns.
  • No frills food ...Beers and Burgers. Also 1 basket of fries is plenty for 2 people to share. Also be sure to bring cash as they don't take credit cards (there is an ATM on site if you forget).
  • Make to bring cash
  • So much better than the 5-8 club!
  • 1. Bring cash.2. Take small bites of the Lucy or the cheese will melt your face off.That is all you need to know
  • Out-of-towners: Don't let someone convince you that the 5-8 Club has the better one-of-a-kind's clear there is only one true "Jucy Lucy" at Matt's!

Nearby places

60 E Broadway (btwn Lindau Ln & Killebrew Dr)
5800 Cedar Ave S (at E 58th St.)
4801 S Minnehaha Park Dr