The Royal Bar

The Royal Park RapidsIf you’ve ever been to Park Rapids especially down the Main street, the first thing you’ll notice (aside from the weird parking) all the old marquees and hand painted signs. The area is chalked full of history. One of my favorite places to go when I’m in town is the Royal Bar, home of the Royal burger and the infamous Root Beer Float– which was my first drink ever. I hit legal age and my parents sat me between them at the Royal and ordered me fermented saccharine. Let me tell you, I could, and still can only handle one of those. It’s a total dive bar and classic burger joint but it’s a staple in my family’s history. It’s hard not to have a soft spot for the place. You can’t miss it, just look for the sign that says (I’m not kidding), “POSSIBLY the best burgers and fries in Northern Minnesota.”

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