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508 Bar and Restaurant - menu, address, hours

Casual
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
The 508 is downtown is one of Minneapolis’s most upbeat and energetic dining and drinking experience. This two level venue features casual, contemporary cuisine, signature wines, your choice of 24 tap beers, or one of their famous martinis. Whether you are out for an after work drink, dinner with friends, or dancing the night away, the 508 is the place for you! . . . more

Axel's Bonfire - menu, address, hours

Woodfire Cooking with a Southwest Flair
Location(s): Blaine, Bloomington - Airport, Eagan, Plymouth, Savage, St. Paul - Grand Avenue, Woodbury
These unique family-oriented restaurants serve American cuisine with a distinctive Southwestern flair. At Axel's Bonfire, your experience is our passion. That’s why we prepare our food from scratch – even our sauces and dressings. We are known for our Wood-Fire Cooking – it’s what gives our foods their rich, distinctive grilled flavor. This includes wood fire prepared steaks, pizzas and rotisserie chicken in addition to a grand variety of homemade soups, salads, seafood (and walleye, of course . . . more

Blue Heron Grill - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Hugo
Blue Heron Grill offers a relaxed atmosphere with two dining rooms, a spacious bar, 14 flat-screen tvs, dance floor & two large patios for outdoor dining and relaxation next to our water fountain. Blue Heron Grill is the place to spend quality time with family and friends, social gatherings, catered events, private and semi-private parties, business meetings and celebrations of any type.We strive to make life a bit sweeter each day! Blue Heron Grill and Executive Chef Keith Cleary support . . . more

Corner Table - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Minneapolis - South
Corner Table is a restaurant that listens to the fields, farms, pastures, and seasons that surround us. That source of inspiration guides our creativity and our entire menu, which is crafted from foods sourced locally and in season from responsible family farms. This approach is completely sustainable, and it's grounded in our respect for our history, nature's perfection, and our place in the world. We are inspired by these elements more than anything else, for two reasons especially. First . . . more

Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant - menu, address, hours

Live Music and Contemporary Fine Dining
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Dedicated to providing exceptional food along with world-renowned music, the Dakota offers award winning American cuisine blending fresh local ingredients and global flavors. Fine and casual selections offer delicious options for every budget. Dine and relax while taking in exceptional live music, or drop by for a glass of wine or signature martini. Summer patio and year round late night music offers something for everyone.“The most comfortable jazz club in the world for musicians and patrons.” . . . more

Hell's Kitchen - menu, address, hours

Award-winning BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Unequivocally the most surprising underground restaurant and bar in the Twin Cities, Hell’s Kitchen is a chef-owned,critically acclaimed independent restaurantin the heart of downtown Minneapolis.Join us...kids VERY welcome...for somedamn good food and drinks. Find out for yourself why Gourmet Magazine and Roadfood.com have raved aboutHell’s Kitchen.  . . . more

Honey - menu, address, hours

New American
Location(s): Minneapolis - Northeast
Honey…the sweet spot! Honey is a hidden treasure in Northeast Minneapolis. As you descend into the warm, candle-lit entry, you will know you have discovered something special. The bar glows, the food shines, the music sings, and the drinks glisten. Intimate tables and sensual food make Honey a perfect date spot, while the lounge is great place for groups of friends to rendezvous. . . . more

Houlihan's - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Chanhassen, Maple Grove, Richfield, Eagan
Houlihan's Restaurant and Bar made its debut in MN in 1997 and continues to revel in offering a full circle of both dining and drinks with a conventional flare. Our fresh dishes are created with care from recipes that covet a modern twist on traditional faves so they satisfy every appetite, every time. Houlihan's is stylishly comfortable and offers genuine hospitality from a service team carbonated with both fun and good taste. . . . more

Keys Cafe & Bakery - menu, address, hours

Cafe & Bakery
Location(s): Hudson, WI
It is said, "necessity is the mother of all invention", and so it was with Barb Hunn. Over 35 years ago, faced with a family of four children, Barb went into the restaurant business. In 1973, the first Keys Café opened for business in St. Paul on Raymond Avenue. Barb founded this first adventure, refining and improving her successful formula until the second Keys opened in New Brighton in 1983. . . . more

Q-Cumber's - menu, address, hours

Buffet
Location(s): Edina - France Avenue
Located next to Centennial Lakes Park — one of Edina’s premier parks featuring:• paddle boats• outdoor concerts• natural turf mini golf• lawn bowling• croquet• ice skating . . . more

Roasted Pear - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Burnsville
Warm. Sweet. Delicious. Roasted Pear is a family owned, full service bar and restaurant in Burnsville, Minnesota. Often described as both elegant and casual, rustic and refined, the menu offers sophisticated salads, appetizers and brick-oven pizzas along with hearty pastas and meaty ribs and steaks. You won't go away unsatisfied. Especially if you order dessert! Roasted Pear is perfect for a business lunch, a special occasion dinner or a warm family brunch. Great options for kids and . . . more

Rudolphs Bar-B-Que - menu, address, hours

Casual Neighborhood BBQ
Location(s): Minneapolis - Franklin & Lyndale
The scene at Rudolphs is legendary! Rudolphs has been the Twin Cities most honored bar-b-que producer for over 30 years and twice named Best Ribs in America. This family owned and operated restaurant delivers unrivaled spare ribs that are hand-rubbed with spices and slow cooked in a custom pit and the creamy cole slaw is almost as famous as the ribs. . . . more

Sanctuary - menu, address, hours

New American with Mediterranean & Japan
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Our French Chef prepares New American Cuisine - beautifully and deliciously spicing American food with immigrant touches from the Mediterranean to Japan. His carefully crafted creations are served with a warm welcome in an elegant yet comfortable setting nestled in the corner of a refurbished 1860s building. Sanctuary has been named in Rick Nelson's "Hot Five" four times since it opened late in 2007!Sanctuary offers tasting menus and wine parings Monday through Thursday and a new Chef's . . . more

Spill the Wine - menu, address, hours

American Cuisine/Continental Influences
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
spill the wine is located in the theatre district on 11th ave & washington ave s. we are a wine bar offering regional wine, liquor and craft beer. our menu is small and shared plate inspired. parking is located in the rear of the building after 6pm weekdays and all hours on the weekend. there are several parking meters within walking distance and valet is available during special events. the menu changes seasonally. we offer sustainable and local ingredients when possible, otherwise . . . more

St. Clair Broiler - menu, address, hours

A Neighborhood Institution
Location(s): St. Paul
The "Broiler", as it is affectionately called by its many loyal customers, has long been a favorite place for friends to meet. The food and friendly atmosphere attract many to the corner of St. Clair and Snelling - making it a neighborhood institution, as well as a local landmark.The St. Clair Broiler serves the greatest hamburgers and malts in St. Paul. The diverse menu includes a variety of the most popular sandwiches in the Twin Cities and of course, the Broiler's great desserts. Now, . . . more

Sunset's - menu, address, hours

Casual
Location(s): Wayzata, Woodbury
Sunsets, a tradition of Lake Minnetonka since 1988, is located on beautiful and historic Wayzata Bay. Lake viewing includes the Lake Minnetonka yachting and sailing scene, beautiful blue waters and great people watching! Don't forget, you can warm up next to our fireplace on those chilly evenings. . . . more

The Harvest Grill - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Coon Rapids
The Harvest Grill at Bunker Hills gives you the feel of a Northern Minnesota resort right here in your back yard. Marvel at the views of the golf course, relax in the comfortable surroundings, or soak in the sun on the patio. With hand cut steaks, fresh produce, daily baked bread and house-made soups and sauces, the Harvest Grill features the freshest local ingredients possible. It is Scratch cooking at its best. The natural wood fired grill & rotisserie adds a mouth watering flavor to all . . . more

The Melting Pot - menu, address, hours

Fondue
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
There's just something about a fondue pot that invites conversation. Invites laughter. Invites coming together. At The Melting Pot Restaurant, we offer a dining experience like no other. A unique, interactive dining experience creating memorable moments with family and friends. From the time the first piece of bread is dipped and the last piece of dessert is savored, you'll be graced with the time to discover new things about people you thought you knew. And, those you're getting to know. . . . more

Twin City Grill - menu, address, hours

Classic American Food
Location(s): Mall of America
Located on the first floor of the Mall of America, Twin City Grill is an American grill offering a comfortable environment with homemade comfort foods, ideal for your shopping break. Take a seat at our bar during happy hour and sip on a local craft beer, or choose from one of our 20 wines by the glass or a hand-shaken classic cocktail. Enjoy our relaxing dining room as a retreat from the hustle bustle of the mall, and enjoy classic comfort foods done right. From Northern Lakes Walleye Fish Fry . . . more

WA Frost - menu, address, hours

Upscale Dining, Bar/Lounge
Location(s): St. Paul, St. Paul - Downtown, St. Paul - Grand Avenue, St. Paul - Selby Avenue
W. A. Frost lies in the heart of the historic Cathedral Hill District. It has incomparable ambiance and rare old world character, showcasing antiques, wood-burning fireplaces, oil paintings and the European-style garden patio. The menus change seasonally and are inspired by seasonal ingredients from both local farmers and markets abroad. . . . more


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