There's a new bar and restaurant in Inver Grove Heights. Eddy's Bar and Grill, located at 7537 Concord Boulevard, opened July 11.
The restaurant, owned by the father/son duo of Ed Carlson Sr., and Ed Carlson Jr., features a wide variety of appetizers, salads, burgers and sandwiches and happy hour drink specials seven days a week.
Ed Carlson, who previously owned a bar/restaurant 10 years ago in Mayer, is excited to be back running a bar/restaurant. He makes it clear though: His place is in the kitchen and his son and other staff will run the bar portion of the restaurant. Ed Jr. also owns Lucky's Pizza on Randolph Avenue in St. Paul. The Carlsons are originally from Eagan.
"I liked cooking, I drove by this location and said 'this place could use a bar and grill,'" said Ed Sr. "My son wanted a bar, I wanted a restaurant, it was a perfect fit."
Ed Jr. agreed.
“Inver Grove Heights is a growing community, but it still has that small town feel,” he said. “We want people to feel at home here whether they are coming in to eat with their family or with their buddies for a drink. Let us know what you want we want to make it a place you feel at home.”
Eddy’s is keeping it local too. They buy all the meat on their menu from Hometown Meats of Inver Grove Heights.
The location was previously home to two different Mexican restaurants. With construction complete on Concord Boulevard, all main entry points past Eddy's are now open. They spent over a year remodeling the entire inside of the building and in the future plan to add pool tables, dart boards and a stage to the basement, making Eddy's two floors.
"We want to make it a neighborhood bar," said bartender Jason Hearn. "We want people to come in and sit down and have a good time and if there is something you want, just tell us, we want it to be a place people want to be.”