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What Is A Juicy Lucy Anyway?

For years, the Juicy Lucy has been a staple of burger joints throughout Minnesota. Our Juicy Lucy is a burger prepared by placing cheese between two U.S.D.A. Certified beef patties. We seal the patties together, encasing the cheese on the inside. When we grill the lucy patty, the cheese melts leaving the center tender and gooey, making a flavorful bite.

The Juicy Lucy is the perfect combination of juicy meat and melty, cheesy goodness. There’s nothing like the rich and buttery bite of American cheese oozing out from a burger. When you want the best, perfectly grilled burger, succulent with delicious juices and topped with just the right amount of cheese, Crooked Pint Ale House is the place to go.

Our Juicy Lucy burgers are a must-try as they are stuffed with cheese and grilled to perfection. Stop by Crooked Pint Ale House today and see why the Juicy Lucy has become a Midwest classic. You won’t regret it!​​​

The Juicy Lucy Is Minnesota’s Favorite Burger

The Juicy Lucy has become synonymous with food culture in Minnesota. This creative burger, which features melted cheese between two beef patties, was invented over seven decades ago in Minneapolis. Since then, it has become one of the most beloved burgers in Minnesota.

Nowadays, there are several different takes on the Juicy Lucy but nothing compares to ours at The Crooked Pint. Voted Best Lucy in all of Minnesota by USA Today Reader’s Choice in 2018 and earning the Silver Medal for our Juicy Lucy by the Star Tribune Minnesota’s Best Awards in 2021, the people have spoken! Our Juicy Lucy is one of the top most delicious Lucys in Minnesota and we’d love to serve you one to prove how tasty it really is!

At Crooked Pint Ale House, we’re proud to serve this delicious, Minnesota-born burger. Our Juicy Lucy is made with fresh ground beef, stuffed with cheese, and grilled to absolute perfection. Our chefs only use the freshest ingredients, so you know you’re getting a high-quality meal every time. The result is a succulent, mouth-watering burger that will please even the most discerning burger lover.

How a Juicy Lucy Is Made

Like most burgers, the Juicy Lucy is made with ground beef. However, what sets it apart is that the cheese is melted inside the burger patty instead of just on top. Placing the cheese in the center of the burger allows it to melt perfectly when grilled, and creates a deliciously gooey and cheesy center. The chef carefully takes two thin beef patties, tops one of them with a generous helping of cheese before sealing the patty back up and grilling it to perfection.

The result is a burger packed with flavor in every bite. The juicy, grilled meat, combined with the gooey, melted cheese, makes for a burger like no other. To get a genuinely delicious Juicy Lucy, it’s essential to ensure that the cheese is melted all the way through.

Toppings and sauces are added after the burger is grilled and can be customized to your liking. You can either keep the toppings to a minimum to enjoy the classic version of this burger or you can opt for one of our specialty Lucys. Our signature Juicy Lucys offer different cheeses, toppings, and sauces, putting a modern and delicious twist on the old classic.

What Type of Cheese Is Used in a Juicy Lucy?

There are a variety of cheeses that can be used in a Juicy Lucy, but the most common are American, cheddar, and pepper jack cheese. The type of cheese in your patty is really up to you and will depend on your personal preferences.

No matter what cheese you choose, it will be melted and ooey gooey, resulting in the most delicious burger you’ve ever had!

How Do Chefs Keep a Juicy Lucy from Falling Apart?

When done correctly, a Juicy Lucy should be able to stand up on its own. This is done by using a molding technique that helps shape the burger and keep all ingredients in place. Once the cheese is added to the center of the burger patties, the chef carefully presses the edges of the patties together, sealing in the cheese.

This is a great way to ensure that your Juicy Lucy stays together and that the cheese doesn’t leak out while cooking.

The Best Selection of Juicy Lucy’s to Enjoy

There’s no better place to enjoy a delicious Juicy Lucy than Crooked Pint Ale House. Our chefs have mastered the art of this iconic burger, creating a mouth-watering dish that’s sure to please all burger lovers. We offer a wide selection of Juicy Lucy burgers, each with a unique Crooked Pint twist.

Whether you prefer classic toppings, like lettuce and tomato, or something more exotic, like haystack onions and spicy mayo, we have something for everyone. Our burgers are always made fresh to order with the highest quality ingredients, so you know that you’re getting a meal that’s second to none.

For a truly unique burger experience, stop by one of our locations today, and discover just how good a Juicy Lucy can be. You will be amazed by our delicious, one-of-a-kind burgers.