This restaurant review has been a long time coming. Val's is a staple here in St Cloud, Minnesota. If you are craving a fast, cheap burger and fries, this is the place to go!
Val's has been around since the late 1950's and is still owned and operated by the same family. How cool is that?? This little hole in the wall is not too far from Highway 10 and sits on the corners of St Germain and Lincoln Avenue. The building is super tiny and retro as all get out. It's all part of Val's charm!
When you walk in you see a small basic menu, 5 computer monitors for touch screen ordering and the kitchen!! Ordering on the touch screen is half the fun! The menu is basic. Burgers, shrimp burgers, fish sandwiches, fries, shakes and pop! This place is so tiny, you can watch the food being prepared while you wait. It's quite impressive and fun to watch!
Then comes your food.... in a greasy white paper bag. You know it's gonna be good, especially with all that grease! Check out those prices too... a total of 3 burgers and a large fry.. less than $11! The large fry is enough to feed 2-3 people.
I always order a bacon cheeseburger with fried onions, pickles and ketchup! I love the bacon... it's circle shaped so you get some in each bite. And fried onions?? Yes, please!
The fries are phenomenal!! They are salty, seasoned with a orange-ish colored popcorn salt.
It's always a treat to stop and grab some food from here. We can hardly wait until we get home to start eating it! If your in the St Cloud area and want a good burger and fries, make sure you stop here! It's like stepping back in time, with a touch of modern technology!
Val's Rapid Serv
628 E St Germain St
St Cloud, MN 56304