Must-Visit Minneapolis

1. Wedge Community Co-op

8.8
2105 Lyndale Ave S (at 22nd Ave), Minneapolis, MN
Organic Grocery · Whittier · 92 tips and reviews

Jake S.Jake Szymanski: One of the most legit local food co-ops in the country. Worth a stop even if you're not from town.

2. Mill City Farmers Market

9.1
704 S 2nd St (at Chicago Ave), Minneapolis, MN
Farmers Market · Downtown East · 36 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: The don't-miss here is Chef Shack, a mobile food trailer that features seasonal nachos, bison burgers, and tongue tacos. Read more.

3. Victory 44

2203 44th Ave N (Penn Ave), Minneapolis, MN
Gastropub · Victory · 128 tips and reviews

Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMpls.St.Paul Magazine: Chef Erik Harcey puts together a mean charcuterie board, which can include anything from foie gras torchon to sour cherry and bacon terrine.

4. Café Maude

5411 Penn Ave S (at W 54th St), Minneapolis, MN
Bistro · Armatage · 69 tips and reviews

Haley K.Haley Kilgour: My new favorite place, great, low-lit atmosphere and mouthwatering food--Hummus flatbread is AWESOME! The live music was PERFECT for this venue, both the Fri and Sat nights I've been there. Read more.

5. Good Day Café Bad Day Bar

8.7
5410 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN
Breakfast Spot · 165 tips and reviews

Meghan M.Meghan McInerny: I'm an Eggs Benedict connoisseur and this place nails 'em. Eggs perfectly cooked and an excellent hollandaise.

The Coffee Shop NE is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

6. The Coffee Shop NE

8.5
2852 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN
Coffee Shop · Audubon Park · 52 tips and reviews
Travail Kitchen and Amusements is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

7. Travail Kitchen and Amusements

4154 W Broadway Ave (at N 42nd Ave), Robbinsdale, MN
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant · 64 tips and reviews

8. Chimborazo

8.7
2851 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
Latin American Restaurant · Audubon Park · 43 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Get the shrimp or halibut encocado. The creamy, mellow, balanced coconut sauce would be worth buying were it bottled. Read more.

Tibet Kitchen & Bar is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

9. Tibet Kitchen & Bar

6.4
1833 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Asian Restaurant · Stevens Square · 21 tips and reviews

10. Vincent A Restaurant

1100 Nicollet Mall (at 11th St S), Minneapolis, MN
French Restaurant · Downtown West · 31 tips and reviews

Jen G.Jen Goldsmith: Sit in the bar and order a super delicious Vincent Burger with Fries.

11. Krung Thep Thai

2523 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Thai Restaurant · Whittier · 30 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Both the Nam Tok and Tom Yum are excellent. This food delivers flavor like a sock in the face. Read more.

12. Hot Plate

8.3
5204 Bloomington Ave (52nd St E), Minneapolis, MN
Breakfast Spot · Hale · 56 tips and reviews

Wendy Louise N.Wendy Louise Nog: We love going here for breakfast. The kids can play on the grass outside while we drink coffee and wait. The staff is super friendly, and the food is good. I think they have the best burger in town

King & I Thai Restaurant and Lounge is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

13. King & I Thai Restaurant and Lounge

1346 Lasalle Ave (at Grant & LaSalle), Minneapolis, MN
Thai Restaurant · Loring Park · 46 tips and reviews

14. Cheeky Monkey

525 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN
Café · Summit - University · 72 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Get the Pressed Cuban Sandwich: packed with a meaty and rich hunk of cumin pork, smoked ham, swiss cheese, pickles, tangy mustard, and mayo. Read more.

15. Victor's 1959 Cafe

9.1
3756 Grand Ave S (West 38th St), Minneapolis, MN
Cuban Restaurant · Kingfield · 100 tips and reviews

Drew G.Drew G.: Always get the Cuban toast. Always get a mimosa (any will do), and you can't go wrong with the the sweet plantain omelette for brunch.

16. Adelita's Mexican Restaurant

5.9
2405 Central Ave NE (at 24th Ave), Minneapolis, MN
Mexican Restaurant · Windom Park · 21 tips and reviews

Michael G.Michael Gacek: In all my years of going to Mexico, eating in Mexico, eating Mexican here in Minneapolis & St. Paul, I think I just had the BEST Mexican dinner I have ever had! So good I also tipped the cook! Simple

17. Red Dragon

6.5
2116 Lyndale Ave S (btw Franklin & 22nd), Minneapolis, MN
Dive Bar · Lowry Hill East · 40 tips and reviews

Jake S.Jake Szymanski: Stop in for a Wonderous Punch. You've been warned.

18. The Butcher's Tale

9.4
1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
American Restaurant · Downtown West · 207 tips and reviews

Tom H.Tom Horgen: Get the Smoked Beef Long Rib. It's huge. Succulent meat and a sweet (but spicy) Tabasco-molasses BBQ sauce. It's serves two people, so the $32 price is a great deal.

19. Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

8.4
799 University Ave W (Avon St), Saint Paul, MN
Vietnamese Restaurant · Thomas - Dale · 42 tips and reviews

Rachel R.Rachel R: In addition to the great food, the beer menu is great! Includes locals such as Surly, Lift Bridge, & Flat Earth both on tap and in the Cask!

Al's Breakfast is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

20. Al's Breakfast

8.6
413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN
Breakfast Spot · Dinkytown · 88 tips and reviews

Abby S.Abby Smith: Look at the menu and figure out your order before you sit down! Will make Al's staff (and other diners) very happy!

21. Aster Cafe

8.8
125 SE Main St (btwn Central & SE 3rd Ave), Minneapolis, MN
Coffee Shop · Marcy - Holmes · 100 tips and reviews

Meghan M.Meghan McInerny: One of the rare places that's as pleasant for a cup of coffee in the daytime as it is for a glass of wine in the evening. Also, great small plates and desserts.

Wilde Roast Cafe is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

22. Wilde Roast Cafe

65 SE Main St (at Riverplace), Minneapolis, MN
Café · University · 124 tips and reviews

23. The Bulldog Uptown

7.2
2549 Lyndale Ave S (Btw 25th And 26th), Minneapolis, MN
Pub · Whittier · 70 tips and reviews

Jake S.Jake Szymanski: Great beer. Good Burgers. Inexpensive. Just a little divey. Awesome.

24. French Meadow Cafe

8.8
2610 Lyndale Ave S (at 26th St.), Minneapolis, MN
Breakfast Spot · Whittier · 134 tips and reviews

Brian S.Brian Stemmler: Great curry chicken croissant sandwich. If u come for breakfast on the weekend, expect to wait in line. Counter ordering only.

25. Common Roots Cafe

7.9
2558 Lyndale Ave S (at W 26th St.), Minneapolis, MN
Café · Lowry Hill East · 111 tips and reviews

Lee Z.Lee Zukor: Common Roots is a great neighborhood place that supports local farmers. Check out the garden in the back!

26. Uncommon Grounds

7.5
2809 Hennepin Ave (near W 28th St), Minneapolis, MN
Coffee Shop · Uptown · 49 tips and reviews

Ri Z.Ri Zoldak: Fantastic powdered chai. Get the orgasmic chai (regular chai with a shot of toasted mashmallow)!

Chino Latino is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

27. Chino Latino

2916 Hennepin Ave (at Lake St), Minneapolis, MN
Latin American Restaurant · Uptown · 155 tips and reviews

Jake S.Jake Szymanski: Have sex in the broom closet. It's a treat!

28. Uptown Cafeteria

3001 Hennepin Ave (at W Lake St.), Minneapolis, MN
American Restaurant · Uptown · 177 tips and reviews

BunnyBunny: Check out the SkyBar at Cafeteria. Great service and amazing view!

29. Moose and Sadie's

212 3rd Ave N (btwn Washington & 2nd St N), Minneapolis, MN
Breakfast Spot · Warehouse District · 65 tips and reviews

Jake S.Jake Szymanski: Biscuits & Gravy may or may not show up on the menu, but it's awesome and they'll make it for you!

30. Monte Carlo Restaurant

8.4
219 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
American Restaurant · Warehouse District · 68 tips and reviews

Jake S.Jake Szymanski: One of the best patios in the city. The martinis here are perfect and classically done. Not to mention the generally endless liquor selection. They don't have ginger beer though.

31. Chanticlear Stadium Pizza

207 Washington Ave N (2nd Ave N), Minneapolis, MN
Pizzeria · Warehouse District · 25 tips and reviews

Shalani J.Shalani Jain: This is the best place on Washington to grab some cheap pizza!

32. Be'Wiched Sandwiches & Deli

800 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
Sandwich Spot · Warehouse District · 73 tips and reviews

Jake S.Jake Szymanski: Tuna confin is amazing as are the cupcakes!

33. Barrio Tequila Bar

7.5
925 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
Mexican Restaurant · Downtown West · 123 tips and reviews

Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMpls.St.Paul Magazine: Don't miss the Macho Camacho Margarita, which offers a beautiful blend of blood-orange syrup and twice-distilled 100-proof 1800 Black Label Select Silver tequila, a splash of cava, and an ancho-chile

34. Nye's Polonaise

112 E Hennepin Ave (2nd St NE), Minneapolis, MN
Eastern European Restaurant · University · 68 tips and reviews

EsquireEsquire: Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. If they made a sequel to Fargo, the first scene would be set here. Read more.

35. Eat Street Social

18 W 26th St (Nicollet Ave), Minneapolis, MN
New American Restaurant · Whittier · 80 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Go for one of the bartenders' unique creations. The Copper Dagger and 21st Century Cocktail are both impressive-looking and delicious. Read more.

36. Marvel Bar

50 2nd Ave N (btwn 1st St N & Azine Way), Minneapolis, MN
Cocktail Bar · Warehouse District · 115 tips and reviews

Jake S.Jake Szymanski: The secret is out. Stay away on weekends. The crowd ruins the vibe.

112 Eatery is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

37. 112 Eatery

8.6
112 N 3rd St (at 1st Ave), Minneapolis, MN
New American Restaurant · Warehouse District · 128 tips and reviews

Jake N.Jake N: The Swordfish is sublime. Possibly the best dish I've ever had.

38. HauteDish

119 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
American Restaurant · Warehouse District · 110 tips and reviews

John😎 W.John😎 Wallace: Order a Minnesota Mule. It's the best #juice I think I've ever had. I comes in a super cold copper mug with a piece of crystalized ginger!

39. One On One Bicycle Studio

7.6
117 Washington Ave N (btw 1st Ave & 2nd Ave), Minneapolis, MN
Sandwich Spot · Warehouse District · 23 tips and reviews

Michael C.Michael Cawcutt: Soup and sandwiches are always amazing. their coffees do the trick!

40. Freewheel Bike Shop

8.1
1812 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN
Bicycle Store · Cedar-Riverside · 3 tips and reviews

City PagesCity Pages: Voted as Best Bike Shop by City Pages in 2010. They’ll gladly show a newbie how to patch a flat tire as easily as they’ll help a racer on the pro circuit find the perfect cycling position.

41. Freewheel Bike Shop - Midtown Bike Center

8.2
2849 10th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Bicycle Store · Phillips · 17 tips and reviews

City PagesCity Pages: Voted as Best Bike Shop by City Pages in 2010. They’ll gladly show a newbie how to patch a flat tire as easily as they’ll help a racer on the pro circuit find the perfect cycling position.

42. Bread & Pickle

7.3
4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy (at the bandshell), Minneapolis, MN
Snack Place · Linden Hills · 19 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: Try the grass-fed Cheese Works Burger (replete with "special sauce" and 'Sconi cheddar). Read more.

43. Yum! Kitchen and Bakery

9.1
4000 Minnetonka Blvd, Saint Louis Park, MN
Sandwich Spot · Fern Hill · 99 tips and reviews

Chris D.Chris Duhaime: Perfect place for a light lunch.

44. Zumbro Cafe

8.5
2803 W 43rd St (Sheridan Ave), Minneapolis, MN
Breakfast Spot · Linden Hills · 20 tips and reviews

City PagesCity Pages: Voted Best Breakfast by City Pages in 2011! Order the Huevos Zumbrosos! But make sure to go early, this place gets busy quickly!

45. Rustica Bakery & Dogwood Coffee Bar

8.7
3224 W Lake St (in Calhoun Village), Minneapolis, MN
Bakery · Cedar Isles - Dean · 92 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Daily specials at the Twin Cities' best bakery include Pugliese (Tuesday), egg braid (Friday), and pain de mie (Sunday). Rustic and levain loaves are amazing any day of the week. Read more.

46. Grumpy's Bar & Grill

7.1
2801 Snelling Ave N (at Lincoln Dr), Roseville, MN
Pub · 51 tips and reviews

Brooke L.Brooke L: 1/2 price apps and 2 for 1's every night. The walleye fingers and honey rum drummies are delicious

47. Bev's Wine Bar

7.7
250 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
Wine Bar · Warehouse District · 15 tips and reviews

Jake S.Jake Szymanski: Happy hour goes til 7pm. They've always have a small, but nice selection of tap beers. One of my favorites.

48. Behind Bars Bicycle Shop

7.1
208 13th Ave NE (2nd St NE), Minneapolis, MN
Bicycle Store · Sheridan · 9 tips and reviews

Rett M.Rett Martin: Check out the custom Capricorn bikes if there are any left http://capricornbicycles.blogspot.com/

49. Ginger Hop

201 E Hennepin Ave (at 2nd St), Minneapolis, MN
Asian Restaurant · University · 67 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: The walleye satay: lightly crispy, not greasy, flaky and flavorful, each bite extra good when dipped into the accompanying wasabi tartar sauce, which offered an earthy kick without being overwhelming. Read more.

50. Bar La Grassa

8.9
800 Washington Ave N (at 8th Ave.), Minneapolis, MN
Italian Restaurant · Warehouse District · 174 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Chosen as one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America in our annual restaurant issue!

51. Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza

9.1
600 Washington Ave N (at 6th Ave N), Minneapolis, MN
Pizzeria · Warehouse District · 101 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Order the meatball pizza, which sounds meat-headed, but tastes sublime. You're unlikely to find better meatballs on or off a pizza anywhere else.

52. Casper & Runyon's Nook

9.1
492 Hamline Ave S (Randolph Ave), Saint Paul, MN
Burger Joint · Highland · 177 tips and reviews

Heavy TableHeavy Table: Try the Lodge Burger with smokey cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayonnaise. Read more.

53. Hola Arepa

7.2
(at Marquette Ave S), Minneapolis, MN
Food Truck · 22 tips and reviews

Kris W.Kris Wheeler: Get there early- they sell out fast! (Cause they are soooo good!)

54. Amore Uptown

7.1
1601 W Lake St (at Irving Ave S), Minneapolis, MN
Italian Restaurant · Uptown · 68 tips and reviews

James L.James L.: Go to Amore Victoria Ristorante after 9:30 Monday - Friday for their late night happy hour. Cheap food and good wine.

55. Amsterdam Bar & Hall

8.0
6 6th St W (at Wabasha St N), Saint Paul, MN
Pub · Downtown St. Paul · 82 tips and reviews

Erik H.Erik Hess: Try one of the 22 taps including at least a half-dozen quality Belgains!

56. Angel Food Bakery & Coffee Bar

8.6
86 S 9th St (at 9th Street & Marquette Avenue), Minneapolis, MN
Bakery · Downtown West · 25 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: You don't have to be into redheads to try the Red Headed Tease cupcake. It's literally topped with a jello shot. Mmm, yes please! Read more.

Ax-Man Surplus is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

57. Ax-Man Surplus

8.4
1639 University Ave W (at N Fry St), Saint Paul, MN
Hardware Store · Hamline - Midway · 15 tips and reviews
Colossal Café is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

58. Colossal Café

1839 E 42nd St (Ceder Ave.), Minneapolis, MN
Breakfast Spot · Nokomis · 36 tips and reviews
Smashburger is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

59. Smashburger

7.7
1270 Promenade Pl (at Yankee Doodle Rd), Eagan, MN
Burger Joint · 33 tips and reviews
Sea Salt Eatery is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

60. Sea Salt Eatery

9.0
4825 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Seafood Restaurant · Hiawatha · 122 tips and reviews
The Bulldog Downtown is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

61. The Bulldog Downtown

7.2
1111 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Pub · Downtown West · 48 tips and reviews

62. Mackenzie Pub

7.6
918 Hennepin Ave (10th St), Minneapolis, MN
Whisky Bar · Downtown West · 69 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: Known more for its love of futbol, this downtown pub's backing the only team that can make football just as boring, serving as the rallying point for the Twin Cities' Browns boosters. Read more.

Sample Room is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

63. Sample Room

8.6
2124 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN
New American Restaurant · Bottineau · 55 tips and reviews

64. The Anchor Fish & Chips

8.4
302 13th Ave NE (at 3rd St NE), Minneapolis, MN
Fish and Chips Shop · Sheridan · 133 tips and reviews

Chris H.Chris Havranek: Try the Fish And Chips W/ Side Of Curry Chips - Awesome as usual! Always get the side of curry.

Marla's Caribbean Cuisine is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

65. Marla's Caribbean Cuisine

3761 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Caribbean Restaurant · Powderhorn Park · 28 tips and reviews
Vicinity Coffee is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

66. Vicinity Coffee

3350 Lyndale Ave S (34th St. W.), Minneapolis, MN
Coffee Shop · CARAG · 53 tips and reviews
The Lowry is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

67. The Lowry

8.4
2112 Hennepin Avenue (22nd and Hennepin), Minneapolis, MN
American Restaurant · Lowry Hill · 190 tips and reviews
Republic is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

68. Republic

3001 Hennepin Ave #2200 (Lake Street), Minneapolis, MN
Pub · Uptown · 60 tips and reviews
Fuji Ya is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

69. Fuji Ya

8.2
600 W Lake St (at S Garfield Ave.), Minneapolis, MN
Sushi Restaurant · Lyn Lake · 66 tips and reviews
Icehouse is one of Must-Visit Minneapolis.

70. Icehouse

8.5
2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN
American Restaurant · Whittier · 98 tips and reviews