McCoys, upscale twist on American diner

McCoy’s Public House, with earth tones and stone walls, creates a perfect, upscale-casual dining experience for all customers. Opened only four years ago, this family friendly restaurant, located at Excelsior & Grand in St. Louis Park, is perfect for a nice dinner or informal lunch. The restaurant has both a bar area, surrounded by flat screen TVs for sports enthusiasts, and separate dinning rooms with cozy booths, tables and fireplaces in the smaller rooms for customers seeking a more private meal. According to General Manager John Ryan, McCoy’s is a neighborhood based restaurant. “There are a wide range of guests that come [to McCoy’s]. It is conveniently located and people really feel comfortable,” said Ryan.

McCoy’s big, variety filled menu pleases all, with symbols marking spicy or vegetarian-friendly items. Favorites include The Real McCoy, a juicy, half-pound burger topped with McCoy’s sharp American cheese, fresh lettuce and crisp, flavor-filled bacon and a lightly toasted bun ($8.99). The meal is also served with warm, salted French fries.  Another good meal is the black bean veggie burger filled with black beans, brown rice, corn tomatoes, onions and green chilies with melted pepper jack cheese, radish sprouts and guacamole ($8.50). McCoy’s also offers an assortment of tasty treats for dessert including chocolate croissant bread pudding ($5.99) and milk and cookies ($1.99).
Since McCoy’s is very popular especially on Friday and Saturday nights, reservations are recommended. During the summer or whenever weather permits, McCoy’s also offers al fresco sidewalk dining, which is a customer favorite. “It’s a great place for people to come to dine and drink,” said Ryan.

anna martin, staff writer