Pre-Rankings

The official list, determined by Ranker-in-Chief John Ward:

(To see the original list from Deadspin, Click Here)

  1. Cheesecake Factory
  2. Red Robin
  3. Buca di Beppo
  4. Cracker Barrel
  5. Benihana
  6. Fuddruckers
  7. Hooters***
  8. PF Changs
  9. Macaroni Grill*
  10. Applebees
  11. Red Lobster
  12. Olive Garden
  13. Buffalo Wild Wings
  14. Ruby Tuesdays
  15. Tony Romas***
  16. Uno Chicago Grill*
  17. Dave and Busters
  18. TGI Fridays
  19. Chevys
  20. California Pizza Kitchen
  21. Chilis
  22. Carabbas
  23. Bennigans*
  24. Texas Roadhouse
  25. Houlihans
  26. Old Country Buffet
  27. Rainforest Cafe***
  28. Ponderosa*
  29. Outback Steakhouse
  30. Hard Rock Cafe***
  31. Longhorn Steakhouse*
  32. Planet Hollywood*
  33. Getting hit by a car**
  34. Golden Corral

* These restaurants are not within a reasonable radius of the Twin Cities. We have included them for comparison’s sake, but we will not be visiting them.
** Even though this has been included ironically, Aaron has actually gotten hit by a car, twice. He’s tough, though, so he’s ok….ladies….
***These restaurants’ sole MN locations are only within the Mall of America, adding an extra layer of sacrifice on the part of the group.

Casually encountering casual dining experiences