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Blackened Tender Tips
Juicy pieces of tenderloin, cut into pieces and rubbed with a 7-Spice seasoning. Sautéed and paired with béarnaise sauce and ranch dressing $12
Signature Onion Rings
Colossal sweet onions dipped in our homemade batter and fried until golden and crispy. A St. Paul legend that started in the ’30s $8
Walleye Fingers
Lightly beer battered walleye strips, fried to a delicate perfection and served with our homemade tarter sauce $12
Ribs and Rings
Our signature onion rings and pork ribs so tender and meaty you don’t need a knife, though perhaps an extra napkin! $12
Jumbo Wings
Pick your favorite flavor. Choose from Casper’s Spicy Secret Sauce, Buffalo, BBQ or a jerk dry rub $11
Shrimp Cocktail
Five jumbo shrimp served with our homemade zesty cocktail sauce $12
Freshly made tortilla chips layered with Monterey jack cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo, black olives, sour cream and guacamole. Served with homemade salsa $8
Add grilled chicken, pulled pork or taco meat $12
Chicken Tenders
Juicy chicken breast strips hand-breaded and fried to perfection. Served with your choice of BBQ, honey mustard or ranch $11
Flat Bread Pizza
  • Cheese - Marinara & mozzarella cheese Half $6 | Whole $9
  • Pepperoni - Pepperoni, marinara & mozzarella cheese Half $7 | Whole $12
  • Margherita - Flatbread is brushed with garlic infused olive oil, topped with mozzarella, roma tomatoes, fresh basil and balsamic drizzle Half $8 | Whole $13
  • Chicken Ranch - Flatbread is brushed with garlic infused olive oil, topped with our homemade ranch dressing, mozzarella cheese, red onion, tomato, bacon and diced grilled chicken Half $9 | Whole $14
Artichoke Dip
Homemade and baked especially for you. Artichokes blended with just the right amount of Parmesan cheese and fresh garlic. Served with our freshly baked baguette $12

Happy Hour Specials: Monday - Friday from 3pm - 6pm

Salads & Soups

All our delicious salad dressings and tasty soups are homemade!
Basil Cobb Salad
A delicious combination of sliced grilled chicken breast, egg, crumbled bacon, bleu cheese, cheddar cheese, corn and tomatoes atop a bed of romaine basil blend. Served with our ranch dressing Half $9 | Whole $13
Seven-Spice Salad
Pan-seared prime rib, green peppers, mushrooms, onions and bacon in a blackening spice then deglazed with sweet and sour sauce. Served over spring greens with tomato wedges and ranch dressing $15
Classic Caesar Salad
Crispy romaine lettuce tossed in Caesar dressing then topped with a grilled chicken breast, Parmesan cheese and garnished with sliced hard boiled egg, tomato wedges and garlic croutons Half $9 | Whole $13
Add $3 for grilled steak or salmon
California Shrimp Salad
Grilled shrimp skewer atop mixed greens with sliced avocado, red onion, tomato, marinated artichokes, topped with avocado ranch dressing and parmesan cheese. Served with sliced grilled baguette $14
Southwest Chicken Salad
Crispy romaine lettuce topped with avocado, pico de gallo, corn & tomato. Served with our chipotle ranch dressing Half $9 | Whole $13
Harvest Salad
Diced chicken, squash, craisins, roasted onions, sliced Granny Smith apples, crumbled goat cheese on a bed of spring greens with a maple vinaigrette Half $9 | Whole $13
Cherokee Chop Salad
Crispy romaine, crumbled bacon and bleu cheese, egg, and tomatoes, topped with a sliced petite sirloin and served with a chive vinaigrette $15
Signature Prime Rib Vegetable Soup
A blend of prime ribe, carrots, potato, cabbage and barley in a rich beef broth $5

Cherokee Classics

Served with soup or salad, a vegetable garnish, homemade bread and choice of potato – Tavern’s 5-Step fries, mashed, baked or our 1933 recipe of potatoes au gratin.
Steak of the Millennium
Extra thick 16 oz. top sirloin. By far our most popular entree. Delicious! $29
Mini-lennium Half the millenium at 8 oz. (our second most favorite entree) $19
Walleye Dinner
Another Cherokee specialty and a Minnesota favorite. Broiled or breaded and served with our homemade lemon caper sauce $26
Lighter Fare - a smaller portion, but just as delicious $20
Bob Caspers’ Naked Steer Tenderloin
The heart of the tenderloin, making it the most tender steak money can buy. Wrapped in bacon and served with sautéed mushrooms $37
Bone-In Ribeye
Same cut as our Prime Rib, grilled with the bone to bring out the full steak flavor. Served with mushrooms and our famous onion rings $39
BBQ Pork Loin Ribs
Slow cooked as we have always done until they are fall off the bone tender. Brushed with our homemade BBQ sauce $24
Lighter Fare - a smaller portion of our slow cooked ribs $19
Grilled Salmon
Fresh salmon grilled and glazed with luscious sweet Thai chili sauce and topped with pineapple mango salsa $23
New York Strip
Thick, tender and bursting with flavor. Topped with our famous onion rings. 14 oz. $32

Tavern Burgers & Sandwiches

Hand pattied fresh hamburger. Choose from Tavern’s 5-Step Fries, kettle chips, mashed potatoes, fruit, or our 1933 recipe of potatoes au gratin. Substitute chicken in place of a burger for $1. Add a cup of soup or a garden salad for $3.
The $7.99 Burger
Lettuce and tomato $8.99
Add cheese for an additional $.50
The Original Cherokee Burger
Lettuce, tomato, green pepper, onion, bacon and melted Cheddar cheese. Try it and you will see why it is so popular! $10
Eagan’s Firehouse #5 Burger
Bacon, cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce. Topped with a huge onion ring $10
Bleu Mississippi Burger
Topped with bleu cheese dressing, bacon and caramelized onions $10
Robert Street Melt
A classic on marble rye bread with cheddar and Swiss cheeses and caramelized onions $10
Turkey Burger
Fresh seasoned ground turkey with spring mix, tomato and chipotle mayo $10. Add cheese for an additional $.50
Clubhouse Sandwich
Hand carved ham and turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayo on artisan bread. A delicious update to a classic $12
Salmon Clubhouse Sandwich
Fresh grilled Atlantic Salmon Fillet cajun seasoned, served on grilled ciabatta with crispy thick cut bacon strips, lettuce, tomato, avocado & chipotle aioli $12
Prime French Dip
Our juicy hand-carved prime rib with melted Swiss cheese then smothered in onions and mushrooms. Served on a hoagie bun with hot au jus for dipping $15
Pot Roast Sandwich
Slow roasted, served on hoagie bun with mashed potatoes, caramelized onions, smothered in gravy. Garnished with onion straws $11
High Bridge Burger
A burger that towers almost as high as the Smith Avenue bridge itself. Two 1/3 pound burger patties topped with Swiss and cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato, homemade Thousand Island dressing, and topped with marinated red onion straws $12
Margherita Chicken Sandwich
Chicken breast infused with garlic olive oil then grilled and topped with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and balsamic drizzle. Served on a ciabatta hoagie
Half $8 | Whole $12
Over-Stuffed Smith Avenue Burger
Stuffed with provolone and cheddar cheese, smothered with grilled onions and sliced pickles $11
Walleye Hoagie
Breaded and served on a ciabatta hoagie with lettuce, tomato and lemon caper sauce
Half $9 | Whole $13
Hot Turkey or Hot Roast Beef Open Face Sandwich
Fresh roasted turkey or roast beef atop a mound of red jacket garlic mashed potatoes and smothered in gravy served on toast, of course! $10
Artichoke Chicken Sandwich
Grilled chicken topped with homemade artichoke dip, Parmesan cheese on ciabatta bread with lettuce, tomato and a dollop of garlic mayo
Half $8 | Whole $12
Old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie
Large chicken chunks with peas & carrots in a flakey crust, served piping hot in a creamy sauce $12
Cherokee Steak Sandwich
Incredibly tender, USDA Choice 5 oz. steak served on garlic bread. Our signature sandwich, simply the best of the best! $12
We cook our own lean-sliced corned beef brisket then add sauerkraut, swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing. Served open faced on marble rye. You will want to use a fork and knife with this big sandwich. Also available as a Rachel with roasted turkey in place of the corned beef $11