3 Squares Restaurant
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kbaker91:
3.28/5 rDev -18.2%
Visited 3 Squares Friday night for the first time with my wife. It is located in the Arbor Lakes area of Maple Grove, as such has a sort of upscale strip mall feel to it.
This site used to be a Green Mill a couple years ago, and has the same feel as a chain restaurant like a Chilis or Applebees. A lot of older couples and families with kids dining in the dining room, so the place doesn't really have a beer destination feel to it. The bar area is small.
The beer selection is a little better than average. The beer menu boasts every type of Summit brewed, but they were out of the ESB, which was disappointing. They also were out of the Rush River Bubblejack, which made me believe that being out of items from the beer menu is a trend here. They did make it up by having Dark Horse Scotty Karate on tap, which was delicious as always.
The service was good, from the hostess seating us to the waitress who sympathized with the missing beer menu items by making it up to us on the bill.
The food is decent, but nothing to go out of your way for. My wife had some form of pasta she enjoyed, I had a fish burrito that was average. Prices were average for both the food and drink.
Overall, the only real difference between 3 Squares and a Ruby Tuesdays is the name on the door and the slightly better beer selection. The atmosphere and the food are exactly the same as any number of suburban chain restaurants. Not bad if you find yourself in Maple Grove, but not a place I would recommend going too far out of your way for.
06-22-2009 17:17:56 | More by kbaker91
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4.44/5 rDev +10.7%
This is one of the few good beer spots in the suburban area. Atmosphere is okay, there is a pretty busy bar with tv's and it feels like a denny's in the sit down area.
The service is very good from my experience. What sets this place apart is its beer selection. They are the only place in the burbs that gets a nice variety and rare stuff. I've attended sweet release partys at this place for BCBS and HopSlam. They also get very unique stuff such as Nitro beers. They aren't exactly proper glassware advocates.
The happy hour also crushes, and they used to offer $2 Surly Furious but they upped it to $3. Appetizers are quality and it's reasonably priced. One of my go to spots. If you hear phish on the jukebox, I apologize.
04-03-2013 04:07:21 | More by mnphish
4.78/5 rDev +19.2%
Love Three Squares. This is our go-to spot in the Grove. Great menu filled with traditional american food with a twist. The tap selection is some of the best you'll find in Maple Grove. We had Surly Darkness on tap for a month straight after the release at Three Squares. We've been to this location about half a dozen times and have been pleased every time we have gone.
Service is excellent, size of the location is great, ambiance is good. They have quite a few TV's for sports events as well. Seems to attract the younger crowd with a taste for good beers.
01-14-2012 20:56:38 | More by motorhed
3.83/5 rDev -4.5%
For years I'd heard nothing but rave reviews and finally had a chance to check it out when a friend recently moved back to the area (literally right across the street).
While it's quite different from the grit of the urban 'beer bars' that I regularly frequent, Three Squares is a pleasant change of pace. It's not much to look at from the outside (not nearly as colorful as the Claddagh next door) but the interior designers didn't miss a beat: A combination of muted earth tones and brighter reds, designer lighting fixtures, 'dark wood' bar, yep, this place is right at home in historic downtown Maple Grove ; )
Although the place was absolutely packed on a Saturday night, we were fortunate enough to be seated at a two-top in the bar after a wait of only a few minutes. Service was prompt and friendly throughout the night, even though we were only in for a couple of drinks and an appetizer or two.
Did I count right at twenty taps? I was happy enough that they had a seasonal I'd been looking forward to trying, and it was a better than average selection, especially for the northwestern 'burbs. I'm pretty sure they had a firkin on hand, and it might've been Surly Darkness. Other selections included Alaskan Winter, Odells 90 Schilling, and Deschutes Jubelale.
Although we didn't tuck into the menu proper, the selection and prices are what I've come to expect from the Blue Plate group, and I'm comfortable in recommending them to someone looking for a change of pace that won't necessarily break the bank. For what it's worth, our appetizers were the proper balance of sweet/savory and hot/greasy, perfect for pairing with a rich and slightly-boozy seasonal beer : )
Altogether Three Squares is definitely worth a visit if you're in the area and looking for a better than average selection of beer and adult beverages; The level of quality achieved in relation to both the food and overall service is a real bonus.
11-07-2011 02:04:05 | More by Chaz
3 Squares Restaurant in Maple Grove, MN
90 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.