Dining Hall at the Minnesota State Fair
119 years and still cooking!
Started by a group of church women in 1897, the Hamline Church Dining Hall is the oldest food concession at the Minnesota State Fair. Our menu hasn't changed much over the years, serving up baked chicken, pot-roast, and our signature dish--Hamloaf. We also have burgers sizzling, and wraps and salads in our cooler. The biggest draw is our State Fair exclusive Izzy's Ice Cream Flavor out at the front window. In 2016, it's "Chocolate Agate Crunch!"
You can find is two blocks from the main entrance at 1667 Dan Patch Avenue. Volunteering at the Dining Hall is a family affair, and for our 119 years we have been run mostly by hundreds and hundreds--if not thousands--of volunteers. Over the years, 9 people have been specially recognized by the fair for 50 years of service.
Hamline Church Dining Hall partners with Izzy's Ice Cream Cafe to sell an exclusive, one of a kind ice cream flavor at the Fair. This year it's "Chocolate Agate Crunch." Other excellent Izzy's flavors at our Dining Hall include Church “Elder” Berry, Mini Donut Batter Crunch, Jello Salad, and Butter Queen Coffee Ice Cream.