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Brasa Rotisserie: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Brasa RotisserieSee Brasa Rotisserie Video ($$)
(916 ratings)

600 E Hennepin Ave Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-3030
www.brasa.us
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Minneapolis"
  • Braised Beef
4.5 out of 5
916 ratings
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George & The Dragon: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
George & The DragonSee George & The Dragon Video ($$)
(787 ratings)

813 W 50th St Map It!
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
787 ratings
opened in 2011; Filipino flair in an English pub
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  • 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
143 ratings
since 2014; "serving small-batch, locally-sourced, all-natural meat alternatives that are always fresh, flavorful, and protein-rich"
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Pizzeria Lola: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pizzeria LolaSee Pizzeria Lola Video ($$)
(886 ratings)

5557 Xerxes Ave S Map It!
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
886 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
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Smack Shack Truck: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Smack Shack TruckSee Smack Shack Truck Video ($$)
(110 ratings)

1029 Marshall St NE Map It!
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
110 ratings
gourmet food truck usually on 7th & Marquette, otherwise parked inside a dive bar and prepares food for the bar (The 1029 Bar)
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Al's Breakfast: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Al's BreakfastSee Al's Breakfast Video ($)
(451 ratings)

413 14th Ave SE Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-9991
4.0 out of 5
451 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
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As Seen On:
$24 in 24, Episode: "Minneapolis"
  • Fish & Chips
    fried cod (1 large piece); fried in beef tallow (beef fat); looks good
4.0 out of 5
535 ratings
Irish pub
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Blue Door Pub Lyn-Lake: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Blue Door Pub Lyn-Lake ($$)
(32 ratings)

3006 Lyndale Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 353-4838
www.thebdp.com
  • Mount Blucuvious
    The Blucy (two fresh-ground Angus beef patties fused & stuffed w/ cheese) topped w/ ghost pepper cheese, fried avocado, spicy bacon, cilantro-lime sauce on brioche bun; looks good
4.0 out of 5
32 ratings
home of the Blucy; multiple locations
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Broders Cucina Italiana: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Broders Cucina ItalianaSee Broders Cucina Italiana Video ($$)
(149 ratings)

2308 W 50th St Map It!
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
4.0 out of 5
149 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)
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Buster's on 28th: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Buster's on 28th ($$)
(248 ratings)

4204 28th Ave S Map It!
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
248 ratings
opened in 2007; favorite neighborhood gastropub & hangout; burnt down in 2013 & neighbors contributed to have it re-built
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  • Apple, Walnuts & Brie Flappers
    pancakes
  • Marinated Pork Sandwich
    best seller
  • Meatloaf Sandwich
4.0 out of 5
264 ratings
CLOSED; Other Recipes: Savory Scones
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  • Lamb Shish Kabob
  • Lamb Tongue
    you have to special order
  • Meat Pie
4.0 out of 5
185 ratings
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Fulton Brewery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fulton Brewery ($)
(149 ratings)

414 6th Ave N Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 333-3208
fultonbeer.com
As Seen On:
$24 in 24, Episode: "Minneapolis"
  • 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
149 ratings
free beer samplings; free tour available
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Gandhi Mahal: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gandhi Mahal ($$)
(309 ratings)

3009 27th Ave S Map It!
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
309 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
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Holy Land: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Holy Land ($)
(233 ratings)

2513 Central Ave NE Map It!
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
233 ratings
est. 1986; market-restaurant-hummus factory-bakery serving Middle Eastern cuisine; started w/ 700-sq-ft, now takes a whole city block
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Kramarczuk's Sausage Company: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kramarczuk's Sausage Company ($$)
(341 ratings)

215 E Hennepin Ave Map It!
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
341 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
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Lu's Sandwiches: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lu's Sandwiches ($)
(318 ratings)

2624 Nicollet Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 870-0350
lusandwiches.com
  • Banh Mi Sandwich Challenge
    2.5-ft (4-lbs) pork banh mi sandwich in 30 minutes; Casey lost
4.0 out of 5
318 ratings
mission is to serve quality food w/ excellent customer service aiming to help making the dining part of your life simply Happier; multiple locations
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Maria's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Maria's CafeSee Maria's Cafe Video ($)
(173 ratings)

1113 E Franklin Ave Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 870-9842
www.mariascafe.com
As Seen On:
$24 in 24, Episode: "Minneapolis"
  • Cachapas Venezolanas (Corn Pancakes)
    signature dish; add Cotija cheese...do not add syrup!
4.0 out of 5
173 ratings
est. 1993; in Ancient Traders Market; fusion of North & South American cuisines
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Marla's Caribbean Cuisine: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Marla's Caribbean CuisineSee Marla's Caribbean Cuisine Video ($$)
(225 ratings)

3761 Bloomington Ave Map It!
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
225 ratings
combo of Indian and Caribbean cuisines
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Matt's Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Matt's Bar ($)
(1279 ratings)

3500 Cedar Ave S Map It!
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
1279 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)
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  • 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
351 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!)
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  • 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
292 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
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  • 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
CLOSED; 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)
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Red Wagon Pizza Co: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Red Wagon Pizza Co ($$)
(199 ratings)

5416 Penn Ave S Map It!
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
199 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
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Salty Tart: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Salty TartSee Salty Tart Video ($$)
(161 ratings)

920 E Lake St Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(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
161 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)
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