Though I’ve lived in the Twin Cities for the past 11 years, I had never heard of Q. Cumbers Restaurant in Edina. Then I was invited for lunch and conversation with the owners, Mickey and Sheila, and now I can’t believe I didn’t discover this gem in the Twin Cities sooner!
Q. Cumbers is an award-winning buffet restaurant in Edina with a colorful variety of good-for-you, made from scratch foods. The highlight is their huge salad bar with various lettuces, vegetables, dressings, and salads such as a chicken and broccoli blend which I learned is their most popular (and after I trying it I now know why!)!
There are four varieties of lettuce and a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and toppings. In addition, they have various entrees available which vary by day of the week, and include many vegetarian and gluten-free options.
I filled up my first plate fast from the salad bar! This is the kind of good-for-you, satisfying lunch I need more often – I wish I could eat here every day!
For kids there are fun options like goldfish crackers, an ice cream station with lots of toppings and check out this fun table by the entrance with fun activities for kids.
Desserts are all made in house. I actually got to tour the kitchen and see them not only chopping fresh vegetables and making homemade soup but they had trays full of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies – the kitchen smelled so good!
The buffet costs $11.50 which is reasonable for all the great, hearty choices you get.
Best of all, Mondays are Family Nights, and children 3-12 eat for only $.99 (2 per paying adult; under 3 eat free).
Make a full day outing out of a Q. Cumbers visit by enjoying the adjacent Centennial Lakes Park, which offers 1.5 miles of paved pathways, fountains, water activities including paddleboats and free family entertainment on Thursday evenings throughout the summer!
25th Anniversary Celebration
BIG NEWS! Q. Cumbers is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year by hosting a night of music and food on Friday, June 12th. An outdoor concert will be held at Centennial Lakes Park and will be headlined by The Voice season six top-five semifinalist Kat Perkins! The concert includes a picnic dinner and proceeds benefit PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
Minneapolis-based band Dermot will kick off the night of music. The band’s founder, and McCabe’s nephew, named the band after McCabe’s father, who for many years, sat on the board of directors for the PACER Center.
Tickets are $30 general admission, $50 VIP seating. Ticket price includes a picnic dinner and a meet-and-greet with Kat Perkins following the show. Tickets are available at www.QCumbers.com and at Q. Cumbers, 7465 France Avenue South, Edina, 55435.
As part of the anniversary celebration events, Q. Cumbers is also hosting a series of special event classes, facilitated by Nutritional Weight and Wellness, and fitness classes led by Andreya Tornes of Tone 2 Day Personal Training. All classes include lunch. In addition, Q. Cumbers and neighboring Edina Corepower Yoga will be hosting an outdoor yoga class, with brunch to follow on Sunday, June 7. To register, or for more information, including class dates and times, visit www.QCumbers.com/classes or call 952-831-0235.
I have been provided with 2 tickets to give away to their 25th anniversary concert night on June 12th to one lucky Twin Cities Frugal Mom winner! To enter, just complete the Rafflecopter form below by Tuesday, May 26th at 11:00pm! A winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday, May 27th and contacted by email.
(Disclosure: I was given 2 free tickets to the concert for sharing this information and hosting this giveaway. All opinions are 100% mine.)