The Rustic Pig Restaurant

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The Rustic Pig Restaurant

at MN Discovery Center

Opening Saturday, November 17th at 4:00pm

New to Saturdays only from 4-9pm  The Rustic Pig restaurant features a rotating menu that will change every 2 months to go with the seasons. The Rustic Pig will also have a nightly dinner feature that includes made from scratch breads, butter, and soups.  Other food options such as appetizers, sandwiches, a kids menu, and desserts will also be offered. 

Along with our savory food, we'll have weekly bands perform starting at 6pm!

 View our full menu here!



What are The Rustic Pig hours?

The Rustic Pig will be open every Saturday from 4:00-9:00pm with the exception of December 1st, December 8th, and January 12th for private events.  


When is The Rustic Pig closed?

The Rustic Pig is closed Sundays-Fridays.  The Rustic Pig is also closed for private events on December 1st for our Discover Flavors: Winter Spirits event, December 8th for a wedding, and January 12th for our Discover Flavors: Winter Dinner event.  For more information on booking an event here at the MN Discovery Center, call Blanche Mlakar at 218-254-6002 or Mara Brownlee at 218-254-1223. 


What is on the menu?

The Rustic Pig will feature a crave-able, easy-to-love food & drink menu with variations crafted to highlight the changing seasons.  Showcasing bold flavors, its hand-crafted nightly featured entree includes made-from-scratch specialty breads, delectable butter, and mouth-watering soups. For November 17th - January 5th, you can check out the menu here


Do you have any gluten free items on your menu?

Yes!  For the current menu of November 17th - January 5th, the following items are gluten free:

Curry Lettuce Wraps - Available Every Week

Pork Tenderloin - Only Available November 17th

Petite Tender - Only Available November 24th

Chicken Adobo (Without the Naan Bread) - Only Available December 15th

Rustic Scallops - Only Available December 29th


Do I have to pay to get into the museum if I just want to go to the restaurant?

No!  New to the MN Discovery Center, we are opening from 4:00-9:00pm on Saturdays and offering free admission during that time!  So if the restaurant has a waiting time, you can go through our museum until we have a table for you.  Or if you want to just go through the museum on a Saturday night, we'll be open!


Do I need to make a reservation?

Nope!  Although, if you have a large group, it's always a safe bet to make a reservation in advance.  You can call us at 218-254-7959 if you would like to make a reservation.


How can I provide feedback?

We always want to hear about our guests' experiences, whether it's a compliment, a suggestion, or feedback about something we could have done better.  Please send us your thoughts by clicking here.