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Al's Breakfast: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Al's BreakfastSee Al's Breakfast Video
(419 ratings)

413 14th Ave SE Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-9991
4.5 out of 5
419 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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Brasa Rotisserie: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Brasa RotisserieSee Brasa Rotisserie Video
(864 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
864 ratings
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  • 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
726 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
119 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
(818 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
818 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 at The 1029 Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Smack Shack at The 1029 BarSee Smack Shack at The 1029 Bar Video
(111 ratings)

1029 Marshall Street 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
111 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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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
503 ratings
Irish pub
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  • 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
139 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
(228 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
228 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
196 ratings
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
178 ratings
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Fulton Brewery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fulton Brewery
(142 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
142 ratings
free beer samplings; free tour available
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Holy Land: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Holy Land
(209 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
209 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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  • 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
324 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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Maria's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Maria's CafeSee Maria's Cafe Video
(165 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
165 ratings
est. 1993; in Ancient Traders Market; fusion of North & South American cuisines
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  • 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
218 ratings
combo of Indian and Caribbean cuisines
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Matt's Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Matt's Bar
(1167 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
1167 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
331 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
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
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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
    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
156 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
(152 ratings)

920 E Lake St Map It!
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
152 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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As Seen On:
$24 in 24, Episode: "Minneapolis"
  • 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
188 ratings
infusion of Spanish & South American flavors; moved from original airing location (920 E Lake St)
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Surly Brewing: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Surly Brewing
(764 ratings)

520 Malcom Ave SE Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(763) 999-4040
surlybrewing.com
4.0 out of 5
764 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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Tilia: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
TiliaSee Tilia Video
(528 ratings)

2726 W 43rd St Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 354-2806
www.tiliampls.com
  • Fish Taco Torta
    beer-battered & deep-fried mahi-mahi topped w/ creamy peppadew pepper slaw, cilantro, lime & tortilla chips; endorsed by Andrew Zimmern; looks good
4.0 out of 5
528 ratings
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