Minneapolis - St. Paul Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Minneapolis - St. Paul

Minneapolis-St. Paul is a Midwestern mecca for foodies. No matter what you're craving, you can find it south of the downtown area on Nicollet Avenue, fondly known as "Eat Street." Travelers who are looking to spend the day exploring downtown should have no trouble finding a great midday meal nearby, though choices can be limited to steakhouses and burger joints.

For those with a more eclectic palate, head to the University areas in Nordeast and Dinkytown, where all types of international cuisines are represented. Popular Minneapolis spots include Butcher & The Boar and The Bachelor Farmer (and its hidden speakeasy, Marvel Bar), among many others. Some St. Paul favorites include Cossetta, Heartland and Meritage.

If you're looking for a place to grab a pre- or post-dinner cocktail, head over to the Cathedral Hill area near St. Paul, where many young professionals gather for happy hour. Whether you prefer an elegant spot to nurse a glass of wine or a rowdy sports bar, you'll find it in this neighborhood.

Also an emerging beer destination, the Twin Cities feature several breweries stationed around the metro area. If you're in Minneapolis, stop by Surly Brewing Co. (which also serves a full menu of food), Fulton Brewery or 612 Brew. If you're in St. Paul, Summit Brewing Company is your best bet.

Find the Best Restaurants in Minneapolis - St. Paul

  • #1
    Holy Land Bakery, Grocery and Deli
    #1 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 581 reviewsTripAdvisor (581)
    $ | Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic
    2513 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-3725
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  • #2
    Isles Bun & Coffee Company
    #2 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 255 reviewsTripAdvisor (255)
    $ | American, Cafe
    1424 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408-1903
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  • #3
    Spoon and Stable
    #3 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 631 reviewsTripAdvisor (631)
    $$ | American
    211 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1480
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  • #4
    112 Eatery
    #4 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1023 reviewsTripAdvisor (1023)
    $$ | American, Asian
    112 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1633
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  • #5
    Chimborazo
    #5 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 313 reviewsTripAdvisor (313)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Ecuadorean
    2851 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-2951
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  • #6
    Pizzeria Lola
    #6 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 931 reviewsTripAdvisor (931)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    5557 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410-2440
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  • #7
    The Capital Grille
    #7 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 793 reviewsTripAdvisor (793)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    801 Hennepin Ave LaSalle Plaza, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1818
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  • #8
    Zelo
    #8 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1254 reviewsTripAdvisor (1254)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    831 Nicollet Mall Medical Arts Building, street level, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
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  • #9
    Broders’ Pasta Bar
    #9 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 380 reviewsTripAdvisor (380)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Asian
    5000 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1035
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  • #10
    Kramarczuk East European Deli
    #10 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 383 reviewsTripAdvisor (383)
    $ - $$ | Polish, European, Czech, Eastern European, Ukrainian, Asian, Deli
    215 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1013
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  • #11
    Bar La Grassa
    #11 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 728 reviewsTripAdvisor (728)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    800 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1330
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  • #12
    Cafe Lurcat
    #12 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 505 reviewsTripAdvisor (505)
    $$ | American, Asian
    1624 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1916
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  • #13
    Himalayan Restaurant
    #13 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 147 reviewsTripAdvisor (147)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Tibetan, Nepali
    2910 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2050
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  • #14
    Red Cow North Loop
    #14 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 292 reviewsTripAdvisor (292)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    208 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1417
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  • #15
    Alma
    #15 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 431 reviewsTripAdvisor (431)
    $$ | American
    528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1716
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  • #16
    George and the Dragon
    #16 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 287 reviewsTripAdvisor (287)
    $ - $$ | Bar, British, Pub, American
    815 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1203
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  • #17
    Hola Arepa
    #17 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 223 reviewsTripAdvisor (223)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Venezuelan, Central American
    3501 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-4559
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  • #18
    Ruth's Chris Steak House
    #18 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 362 reviewsTripAdvisor (362)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    920 2nd Avenue South Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55402
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  • #19
    Manny's Steakhouse
    #19 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1854 reviewsTripAdvisor (1854)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    825 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2886
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  • #20
    Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe
    #20 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 275 reviewsTripAdvisor (275)
    $ | American
    1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3138
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