Living in the small community of Rosemount, with very little quality restaurants to choose from, has my family and I venturing out to other communities trying to find some quality cuisine. Our journey took us to near by Apple Valley (where the restaurant scene is similar to Rosemount), but a new sports bar has hit the scene and we had to check it out.
That new sports bar is PR's Sports Bar which took over the building that was once occupied by Valley Tap House who decided to close their doors. The Valley Tap House didn't have anything worth enjoying, so hopefully a new establishment could provide some much needed quality cuisine.
While it's only been a very short time that PR's has been open, I think I'll give it some time before making a second trip back. And, unfortunately, it's just another sports bar! Lots of burgers to choose from, decent selection of sandwiches and wraps, pizza's, entree's and a half way decent beer list. With 16 burgers to choose from, I had one thing on my mind - "Would they be worth adding to my Top 10 list?"
All their burgers are prepared with a house seasoning and served on a toasted egg bun. I decided to go with the Cheddar Bacon Burger and asked for it to be medium. Out came a burger that looked like it was purchased from Sams Club, far too well done and dry. I was able to stomach half my burger before pushing it aside and finishing my beer. What would I change? Start over with the burgers and make sure the cook in the kitchen knows how to prepare red meat properly.
It wasn't all bad though, my wife decided to order the Buffalo Chicken Wrap with the sauce on the side. The chicken was actually tender and moist and full of flavor. She was able to finish her entire meal and let me have a bite, the most enjoyable bite of the evening for me. Well, besides the cold brew!
Last, but not least, my little guys pizza. Pass!
While it's certainly a positive to have a new restaurant fill a vacant building, but PR's has a long ways to go before it's more than your typical sports bar with mediocre food. The south metro needs more quality and affordable food and I am hopeful more will open in the future.
PR's Sports Bar
14889 Florence Trail
Apple Valley, MN 55124