Minneapolis, MN

  (36 restaurants)     1 2
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Al's Breakfast
413 14th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-9991
4.5 out of 5
384 ratings
"we're sort of a dump aspiring to be a dive" (owner); long lines; crazy (fun) cook; James Beard-award-winning; recommended by fans
2
Brasa Rotisserie
600 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-3030
www.brasa.us
  • Braised Beef
4.5 out of 5
816 ratings
3
Broders Cucina Italiana
2308 W 50th St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 925-3113
broders.com
  • Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza
    thin crust; w/ garlic & mozzarella; looks good
  • Fettuccine alla Bolognese
    top seller; house made pasta w/ house made classic meat sauce of Bologna; looks good
4.5 out of 5
128 ratings
opened in 1982; also an Italian store/deli; pasta made fresh daily by a large floor-standing pasta maker & sheeter; recommended by Guy Fieri's cameraman (Anthony "Chico" Rodriguez)
4
George & The Dragon
813 W 50th St
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 208-1047
www.ganddpub.com
  • Bacon & Onion Dip
    caramelized onions, cream cheese, mayo, mustard, Parmesan topped w/ bacon & baked; served w/ sliced toasted bread; looks good
  • G&D Banh Mi Sandwich
    5-spice Compart pork, green beans, pickled carrots & daikon, wasabi mayo; looks good
4.5 out of 5
625 ratings
opened in 2011; Filipino flair in an English pub
5
Herbivorous Butcher
507 1st Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 208-0992
www.theherbivorousbutcher...
  • Vegan Italian Cold Cut
    vegan "pastrami", "capicola", "salty ham", "pepperoni", mozarella cheese, lettuce, red onions, cherry peppers, oil & vinegar; "it's fantastic!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Vegan Turkey & Dill Havarti Sandwich
    everything is vegan...including "turkey" & "havarti"
4.5 out of 5
82 ratings
since 2014; "serving small-batch, locally-sourced, all-natural meat alternatives that are always fresh, flavorful, and protein-rich"
6
Pizzeria Lola
5557 Xerxes Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 424-8338
www.pizzerialola.com...
  • Lady ZaZa (Pizza)
    pizza w/ house-made Korean sausage and kimchi, serrano peppers, soy chili glaze, scallions & sesame oil; looks good
  • My Sha-Roni! (Pizza)
    pizza w/ house red sauce, mozzarella, natural-casing pepperoni & house-made fennel sausage; looks good
  • The Sunnyside (Pizza)
    pizza w/ La Quercia Guanciale, pecorino, cream, leeks & two soft eggs; break egg yolk and spread across pizza
4.5 out of 5
739 ratings
"Korean immigrant, inspired by the pure love of food, joy and her mother's own delicious cooking, quits her day job, opens an artisan pizza pie place and names it after her dog" (from its website); pies cooked in copper-covered, wood-fire French pizza oven (Le Panyol); pizza dough takes 2 days to make; Andrew Zimmern made guest appearance; Other Recipes: Roasted Cauliflower w/ Calabrian Chile
7
Smack Shack at The 1029 Bar
1029 Marshall Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 379-4322
smack-shack.com
  • Lobster Mac
    mac & cheese w/ lobster & Taleggio cheese & topped w/ Panko bread crumbs; looks good
  • Roasted Lamb Sandwich
    sliced roasted lamb soaked in au jus, fennel seed slaw, saffron aioli on toasted French bread; served w/ side of au jus; "This has got to be in the top greatest lamb sandwiches I've had...oh my gosh, that is the sandwich of sandwiches!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
111 ratings
gourmet food truck usually on 7th & Marquette, otherwise parked inside a dive bar and prepares food for the bar (The 1029 Bar)
8
Anchor Fish & Chips
302 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 676-1300
www.theanchorfishandchips...
  • Fish & Chips
    fried cod (1 large piece); fried in beef tallow (beef fat); looks good
4.0 out of 5
475 ratings
Irish pub
9
Buster's On 28th
4204 28th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-0911
busterson28th.com
  • Beer-Braised Beef
    beef braised in a stout beer for six hours then topped w/ roasted red pepper cream cheese; served w/ homemade salt & vinegar potato chips; looks good
  • Steak Sandwich
    thinly sliced & sauteed w/ caramelized onions & bacon then topped w/ homemade blue cheese sauce & topped w/ house made potato chips; looks good
4.0 out of 5
208 ratings
opened in 2007; favorite neighborhood gastropub & hangout; burnt down in 2013 & neighbors contributed to have it re-built
10
Colossal Cafe
1839 E 42nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 729-2377
www.colossalcafe.com...
  • Apple, Walnuts & Brie Flappers
    pancakes
  • Marinated Pork Sandwich
    best seller
  • Meatloaf Sandwich
4.0 out of 5
196 ratings
Other Recipes: Savory Scones
11
Emily's Lebanese Delicatessen
641 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 379-4069
www.emilyslebanesedeli.co...
  • Lamb Shish Kabob
  • Lamb Tongue
    you have to special order
  • Meat Pie
4.0 out of 5
167 ratings
12
Fulton Brewery
414 6th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 333-3208
fultonbeer.com
  • Beer
    Jeff tried these samples: Lonely Blonde, Ringer American Pale Ale, Sweet Child of Vine Ipa, Worthy Adversary Russian Imperial Stout
4.0 out of 5
129 ratings
free beer samplings; free tour available
13
Gandhi Mahal
3009 27th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-5222
gandhimahal.com
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
    chicken in tomato cream sauce flavored w/ fenugreek leaves; looks good
  • Dal
    thick lentil stew; use naan (Indian bread) to dip
4.0 out of 5
261 ratings
mission is to provide high quality, healthy food that promotes a peaceful mind & experience in a soothing environment; dedicated to the peaceful principles that Mohandas Gandhi advocated in his lifetime
14
Holy Land
2513 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 781-2627
holylandbrand.com
  • Arabic Shawirma
    choice of beef & lamb mix or boneless whole chicken marinated in house spices, slow-cooked & then sliced (Guy got chicken); looks good
  • Falafel
    spicy ground chick peas, parsley, onion, garlic & house spices
  • Hummus
    fresh garbanzo beans (chick peas), carefully mixed w/ tahini (sesame paste), fresh lemon juice, fresh garlic & olive oil; looks good
4.0 out of 5
179 ratings
est. 1986; market-restaurant-hummus factory-bakery serving Middle Eastern cuisine; started w/ 700-sq-ft, now takes a whole city block
15
Kramarczuk Sausage Company
215 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-3018
www.kramarczuk.com
  • Combination Plate
    top seller; large cabbage roll, three pyrohy, choice of sausage & sauerkraut
  • Cabbage Roll (Holubets)
    cabbage leaves stuffed w/ mixture of beef, pork and rice served w/ a tomato cream sauce; looks good
  • Krakowska Sausage
    made from hand trimmed pork loins combined w/ spices including garlic & white pepper; ready to eat and best served w/ cheese & crackers; also available sliced as a luncheon meat (Guy had the sandwich)
  • Varenyky
    dough dumplings stuffed w/ meat, cheese & potato, sauerkraut or sweet cheese served w/ sour cream or horseradish sour cream sauce
4.0 out of 5
291 ratings
est. 1954; Minneapolis landmark; Eastern European cuisine; sausage, bread and piroshky "made by hand from scratch w/ the finest and freshest ingredients"; Other Recipes: Szegedin Goulash
16
Maria's Cafe
1113 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 870-9842
www.mariascafe.com
  • Cachapas Venezolanas (Corn Pancakes)
    signature dish; add Cotija cheese...do not add syrup!
4.0 out of 5
158 ratings
est. 1993; in Ancient Traders Market; fusion of North & South American cuisines
17
Marla's Caribbean Cuisine
3761 Bloomington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 724-3088
www.marlascuisine.com...
  • Curry Channa and Potato
    served w/ side of dhalpourie (soft flat bread filled w/ seasoned yellow split peas); "in the top 3 best vegan dishes I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Stew Oxtail
    served w/ red beans & rice
4.0 out of 5
190 ratings
combo of Indian and Caribbean cuisines
18
Matt's Bar
3500 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 722-7072
mattsbar.com
  • Jucy Lucy
    Hamburger stuffed w/ cheese; looks good; Hamburger stuffed w/ cheese; purposely spelled wrong; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1026 ratings
#47 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
Food War: Matt's Bar's vs. 5-8 Club's... Matt's Bar won (3-votes-to-2)
19
Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub
2716 E 38th St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 208-1450
northboundbrewpub.com...
  • 18-Hour Porketta Sandwich
    "Iron Range" classic; smoked porketta, smoked Swiss & sauteed onions on an egg bun; Served w/ side of BBQ sauce; looks good
  • Smoked Wings
    Buffalo, Sweet & Spicy, or Jerk rub; served w/ ranch or bleu cheese dressing; Guy got Jerk rub
4.0 out of 5
302 ratings
opened in 2012; full-service restaurant w/ an on-site craft brewery; neighborhood, crowd-funded, investment model where $1000 investment got you free beer for life (cool idea!)
20
Nye's Polonaise Room (CLOSED)
112 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-2021
www.nyespolonaise.com...
  • Cheese & Potato Pierogi
    boiled & golden fried; served w/ sauteed onions & sour cream
  • Nye's Style Prime Dip Sandwich
    sliced prime rib topped w/ melted Swiss cheese, mushrooms & onions on a toasted roll; comes w/ side of au jus; looks good
4.0 out of 5
288 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 1950; piano bar & polka; home of the (self-proclaimed) "world's most dangerous polka band" every Friday & Saturday nights; Other Recipes: Cabbage Rolls
21
Prairie Dogs Hot Dogs & Handcrafted Sausage
1829 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 353-4794
www.prairiedogsausage.com...
  • Foietine
    double fried fries, cheese curds, braised lamb neck, foie gravy; looks good
  • Jimmy Two Times Sausage & Beef Combo
    spicy house-made Calabrese sausage, sauteed onions & peppers, hot or sweet w/ Marinara & Pecorino; "Wow, wow, wow, wow!" -Guy Fieri; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
116 ratings
handcrafted sausages made in house w/ locally raised meats & garnished w/ artisan cheeses & farmer's market provisions; moved from airing location (610 W Lake St)
22
Red Wagon Pizza Co
5416 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 259-7147
www.redwagon-mpls.com...
  • Red Wagon Pizza
    thin crust pizza w/ house cheese over red sauce topped w/ crispy sopressata ribbons, banana peppers & house made sausage; finished w/ chili flakes & fig balsamic; looks good
  • Tortellini Alla Panna
    hand-rolled tortellini filled w/ spinach, house ricotta & lemon; tossed in creamy white wine sauce w/ peas & Everett's ham; looks good
4.0 out of 5
124 ratings
opened in 2014; 36 beers on tap & offers an eclectic list of 20 moderately-priced wines by the glass; recommended by Guy Fieri's crew
23
Salty Tart
920 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55467
(612) 874-9206
www.saltytart.com
  • Coconut Macaroons
    toasty crunchy exterior and chewy coconut interior; looks good; "better than my mom's"-Andrew Zimmern
  • Surly Cake
    rich chocolate cake (secret ingredient: Surly beer) layered w/ creamy filling; looks good
4.0 out of 5
135 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Desserts); est. 2008; multiple James Beard nominee; "For everyone who believes that when life gives you lemons, you make a lemon-filled tart. Or better yet, you have a master pastry chef make it for you." (from its website)
24
Sonora Grill
3300 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 722-2500
www.sonoragrillmpls.com...
  • Sonoran Hot Dog
    homemade pork sausage, wrapped in bacon & fried on flat top; served in brioche bun & topped w/ turkey chorizo, grilled onions, chimichurri (parsley, garlic & herb sauce), chopped tomatoes, cilantro aioli; Jeff also got a side of eggplant fries (comes w/ chimichurri aioli dipping sauce); looks good
4.0 out of 5
152 ratings
infusion of Spanish & South American flavors; moved from original airing location (920 E Lake St)
25
Surly Brewing
520 Malcom Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(763) 999-4040
surlybrewing.com
4.0 out of 5
627 ratings
since 2006; festive, huge beer hall & brewery; Philosophy: "Make great beer. Have fun. Give a Damn about your community. Be independent. Don't be a dick." (from its website)
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