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.

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  • #1
    Holy Land Bakery, Grocery and Deli
    #1 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 884 reviewsTripadvisor (884)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Healthy, Middle Eastern, Arabic
    2513 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-3725
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  • #2
    Isles Bun & Coffee Company
    #2 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 266 reviewsTripadvisor (266)
    $ | American, Cafe
    1424 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408-1903
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  • #3
    Chimborazo
    #3 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 336 reviewsTripadvisor (336)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Ecuadorean
    2851 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-2951
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  • #4
    Spoon and Stable
    #4 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 671 reviewsTripadvisor (671)
    $$ | American
    211 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1480
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  • #5
    The Capital Grille
    #5 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 821 reviewsTripadvisor (821)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    801 Hennepin Ave LaSalle Plaza, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1818
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  • #6
    Pizzeria Lola
    #6 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 955 reviewsTripadvisor (955)
    $ - $$ | Italian, American, Pizza
    5557 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410-2440
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  • #7
    Red Cow North Loop
    #7 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 346 reviewsTripadvisor (346)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    208 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1417
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  • #8
    Young Joni
    #8 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 206 reviewsTripadvisor (206)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, American, International
    165 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1172
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  • #9
    Zelo
    #9 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1326 reviewsTripadvisor (1326)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    831 Nicollet Mall Medical Arts Building, street level, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
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  • #10
    Kramarczuk East European Deli
    #10 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 404 reviewsTripadvisor (404)
    $ - $$ | Polish, European, Czech, Eastern European, Ukrainian, Deli, Central European
    215 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1013
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  • #11
    Broders’ Pasta Bar
    #11 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 392 reviewsTripadvisor (392)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    5000 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1035
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  • #12
    Bar La Grassa
    #12 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 753 reviewsTripadvisor (753)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    800 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1330
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  • #13
    Murray's
    #13 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 517 reviewsTripadvisor (517)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    26 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1571
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  • #14
    George & The Dragon
    #14 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 303 reviewsTripadvisor (303)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, British, Pub
    813 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1203
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  • #15
    Cafe Lurcat
    #15 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 523 reviewsTripadvisor (523)
    $$ | American
    1624 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1916
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  • #16
    Ruth's Chris Steak House
    #16 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 375 reviewsTripadvisor (375)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    920 2nd Avenue South Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55402
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  • #17
    Alma
    #17 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 453 reviewsTripadvisor (453)
    $$ | American
    528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1716
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  • #18
    Red Rabbit Minneapolis
    #18 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 167 reviewsTripadvisor (167)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, American
    201 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1605
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  • #19
    Birchwood Cafe
    #19 of 1,752 Places to Eat in Minneapolis
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 267 reviewsTripadvisor (267)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1412
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  • Butcher & The Boar
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1017 reviewsTripadvisor (1017)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, American, Contemporary
    1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1705
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