The Firestorm Cafe and Pizza in Hinckley, a huge favorite of mine on the #mnbucketlist, is off the path of the highway. A solid alternative to lunch at Tobies, they are just off Main Street East in the older part of town. Named for the Great Hinckley Fire of 1894, that swept through the area, over 300 miles and left a death toll of 418. They pay homage not only in décor but through their aptly named dishes on the menus like the Fireman’s Special, Hook & Ladder, “Chief’s” Steak & Eggs, “Captain’s” County Fried Steak & Eggs, Blueberry “Hot” cakes, the Fireman’s Burger and the Wildfire Burger. Serving breakfast all day and open seven days a week, the place is family owned and operated with a host of local clientele. They service Hinckley but also deliver to surrounding towns like Beroun, Sandstone, Brook Park, Kroschel and Cloverdale (try googling them, they are tiny). If you want to know more about the fire, I highly recommend going to the Hinckley Fire Museum, it will be open in May of this year.
They even have a video!