Minneapolis Restaurants and Dining

(Minneapolis, Minnesota - MN, USA)

With road nicknames like 'Eat Street' and 'Restaurant Row', it doesn't take a genius to figure out that Minneapolis is full of great places to fill the gap, include superb restaurants and a host of other dining options.

From Minneapolis city center to the suburbs and the Mississippi Riverbank, Minneapolis is bursting with fine dining establishments, restaurants for all budgets, sidewalk snack kiosks, hip cafés, quaint coffee shops and cozy brew pubs serving a sumptuous assortment of edible goodies and thirst quenchers, and offering a varied range of taste sensations from ethnic cuisine to traditional, home-style Yankee cooking.

Opening Hours

It is always possible to find a bite to eat in Minneapolis, with late night cafés and 24-hour diners peppering the metropolitan area. After-hours hunger pangs are best satiated in Minneapolis' Uptown area, where a host of great eateries are dotted between the shops, bars, pubs and clubs, most of which stay open well into the night.

Wine and Beer

A wide range of watering holes are scattered across the face of Minneapolis, ranging from decadent to down-to-earth. Depending on your preferences you might enjoy spending a posh evening at one of the northeast's martini bars, sipping a long, cool drink overlooking the Mississippi in the historic Riverfront District of Minneapolis, absorbing the atmosphere and imbibing the drink of your choice at one of Uptown's trendy cafés, or sampling a pint at one of the city's laid-back brewpubs. Most restaurants in Minneapolis offer an extensive wine list, with wines from all over the world.


Some of the best in Minneapolis breakfast and brunch options include leisurely morning meals at the Riverfront District, quick fixes before shopping at Nicollet Mall and tasty tidbits in downtown's cafés and coffeehouses. A tempting alternative during the balmy summer months is to pick up a snack selection at a deli in downtown Minneapolis and head to one of the many central parks for a picnic.


During daylight hours, Nicollet Avenue is the hub of the retail and dining opportunities in Minneapolis, offering a wealth of ethnic restaurants at Nicollet Mall and 'Restaurant Row', while farther south on 'Eat Street' everything from Wiener Schnitzel to Asian noodles and Mexican tacos is served. Other lunch dining options in Minneapolis include Dinkytown's eclectic restaurants, Linden Hills' varied repertoire of cafés and delis, and Minneapolis' northeast's restaurant-saturated Central Avenue.


Those looking for an upscale evening meal can find a variety of fine dining establishments in downtown Minneapolis or in the northeast neighborhood at 50th and France, where the suburbs meet the city. Alternatively, make your way to Uptown for an evening of food and fun in the district's wide selection of trendy restaurants.