Kind of Eatery / Bar We Most Need

1st Place: Riverfront restaurant
2nd Place: IHOP
3rd Place: Five Guys

Following a year that saw Lazy Monk Brewing open a patio with a view of the water and the Haymarket Landing building open with hopes of filling a first-floor restaurant space mere feet from the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers, it’s clear we’re still hungry for a riverfront restaurant. And while the nearest plate of IHOP’s signature flapjacks are still just out of reach in Woodbury, it looks like locals are craving breakfast and dinner in equal measure as we beg for a Five Guys franchise to come to town. — Garrett Denney