Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - Minneapolis, MN


Minneapolis, MN

  (25 restaurants)    
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George & The Dragon: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
George & The DragonSee George & The Dragon Video ($$)
(906 ratings)

813 W 50th St Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 208-1047
  • Bacon & Onion Dip
    caramelized onions, cream cheese, mayo, mustard, Parmesan topped w/ bacon & baked; served w/ sliced toasted bread; looks good
  • G&D Banh Mi Sandwich
    5-spice Compart pork, green beans, pickled carrots & daikon, wasabi mayo; looks good
4.5 out of 5
906 ratings
opened in 2011; Filipino flair in an English pub
  • Vegan Italian Cold Cut
    vegan "pastrami", "capicola", "salty ham", "pepperoni", mozarella cheese, lettuce, red onions, cherry peppers, oil & vinegar; "it's fantastic!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Vegan Turkey & Dill Havarti Sandwich
    everything is vegan...including "turkey" & "havarti"
4.5 out of 5
187 ratings
since 2014; "serving small-batch, locally-sourced, all-natural meat alternatives that are always fresh, flavorful, and protein-rich"
Pizzeria Lola: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pizzeria LolaSee Pizzeria Lola Video ($$)
(1030 ratings)

5557 Xerxes Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 424-8338
  • Lady ZaZa (Pizza)
    pizza w/ house-made Korean sausage and kimchi, serrano peppers, soy chili glaze, scallions & sesame oil; looks good
  • My Sha-Roni! (Pizza)
    pizza w/ house red sauce, mozzarella, natural-casing pepperoni & house-made fennel sausage; looks good
  • The Sunnyside (Pizza)
    pizza w/ La Quercia Guanciale, pecorino, cream, leeks & two soft eggs; break egg yolk and spread across pizza
4.5 out of 5
1030 ratings
"Korean immigrant, inspired by the pure love of food, joy and her mother's own delicious cooking, quits her day job, opens an artisan pizza pie place and names it after her dog" (from its website); pies cooked in copper-covered, wood-fire French pizza oven (Le Panyol); pizza dough takes 2 days to make; Andrew Zimmern made guest appearance; Other Recipes: Roasted Cauliflower w/ Calabrian Chile
Al's Breakfast: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Al's BreakfastSee Al's Breakfast Video ($)
(512 ratings)

413 14th Ave SE Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-9991
4.0 out of 5
512 ratings
"we're sort of a dump aspiring to be a dive" (owner); long lines; crazy (fun) cook; James Beard-award-winning; recommended by fans
Broders Cucina Italiana: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Broders Cucina ItalianaSee Broders Cucina Italiana Video ($$)
(164 ratings)

2308 W 50th St Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 925-3113
  • Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza
    thin crust; w/ garlic & mozzarella; looks good
  • Fettuccine alla Bolognese
    top seller; house made pasta w/ house made classic meat sauce of Bologna; looks good
4.0 out of 5
164 ratings
opened in 1982; also an Italian store/deli; pasta made fresh daily by a large floor-standing pasta maker & sheeter; recommended by Guy Fieri's cameraman (Anthony "Chico" Rodriguez)
Buster's on 28th: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Buster's on 28th ($$)
(261 ratings)

4204 28th Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-0911
  • Beer-Braised Beef
    beef braised in a stout beer for six hours then topped w/ roasted red pepper cream cheese; served w/ homemade salt & vinegar potato chips; looks good
  • Steak Sandwich
    thinly sliced & sauteed w/ caramelized onions & bacon then topped w/ homemade blue cheese sauce & topped w/ house made potato chips; looks good
4.0 out of 5
261 ratings
opened in 2007; favorite neighborhood gastropub & hangout; burnt down in 2013 & neighbors contributed to have it re-built
  • Apple, Walnuts & Brie Flappers
  • Marinated Pork Sandwich
    best seller
  • Meatloaf Sandwich
4.0 out of 5
263 ratings
[CLOSED]Other Recipes: Savory Scones
  • Lamb Shish Kabob
  • Lamb Tongue
    you have to special order
  • Meat Pie
4.0 out of 5
210 ratings
Holy Land: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Holy Land ($)
(283 ratings)

2513 Central Ave NE Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 781-2627
  • Arabic Shawirma
    choice of beef & lamb mix or boneless whole chicken marinated in house spices, slow-cooked & then sliced (Guy got chicken); looks good
  • Falafel
    spicy ground chick peas, parsley, onion, garlic & house spices
  • Hummus
    fresh garbanzo beans (chick peas), carefully mixed w/ tahini (sesame paste), fresh lemon juice, fresh garlic & olive oil; looks good
4.0 out of 5
283 ratings
est. 1986; market-restaurant-hummus factory-bakery serving Middle Eastern cuisine; started w/ 700-sq-ft, now takes a whole city block
Kramarczuk's Sausage Company: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kramarczuk's Sausage Company ($$)
(398 ratings)

215 E Hennepin Ave Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-3018
  • Cabbage Roll (Holubets)
    cabbage leaves stuffed w/ mixture of beef, pork and rice served w/ a tomato cream sauce; looks good
  • Krakowska Sausage
    made from hand trimmed pork loins combined w/ spices including garlic & white pepper; ready to eat and best served w/ cheese & crackers; also available sliced as a luncheon meat (Guy had the sandwich)
  • Varenyky
    dough dumplings stuffed w/ meat, cheese & potato, sauerkraut or sweet cheese served w/ sour cream or horseradish sour cream sauce
4.0 out of 5
398 ratings
est. 1954; Minneapolis landmark; Eastern European cuisine; sausage, bread and piroshky "made by hand from scratch w/ the finest and freshest ingredients"; Other Recipes: Szegedin Goulash
  • Curry Channa and Potato
    served w/ side of dhalpourie (soft flat bread filled w/ seasoned yellow split peas); "in the top 3 best vegan dishes I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Stew Oxtail
    served w/ red beans & rice
4.0 out of 5
240 ratings
[CLOSED]; combo of Indian and Caribbean cuisines
  • 18-Hour Porketta Sandwich
    "Iron Range" classic; smoked porketta, smoked Swiss & sauteed onions on an egg bun; Served w/ side of BBQ sauce; looks good
  • Smoked Wings
    Buffalo, Sweet & Spicy, or Jerk rub; served w/ ranch or bleu cheese dressing; Guy got Jerk rub
4.0 out of 5
381 ratings
opened in 2012; full-service restaurant w/ an on-site craft brewery; neighborhood, crowd-funded, investment model where $1000 investment got you free beer for life (cool idea!)
  • Cheese & Potato Pierogi
    boiled & golden fried; served w/ sauteed onions & sour cream
  • Nye's Style Prime Dip Sandwich
    sliced prime rib topped w/ melted Swiss cheese, mushrooms & onions on a toasted roll; comes w/ side of au jus; looks good
4.0 out of 5
286 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1950; piano bar & polka; home of the (self-proclaimed) "world's most dangerous polka band" every Friday & Saturday nights; Other Recipes: Cabbage Rolls
  • Foietine
    double fried fries, cheese curds, braised lamb neck, foie gravy; looks good
  • Jimmy Two Times Sausage & Beef Combo
    spicy house-made Calabrese sausage, sauteed onions & peppers, hot or sweet w/ Marinara & Pecorino; "Wow, wow, wow, wow!" -Guy Fieri; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
113 ratings
[CLOSED]; handcrafted sausages made in house w/ locally raised meats & garnished w/ artisan cheeses & farmer's market provisions; moved from airing location (610 W Lake St)
Red Wagon Pizza Co: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Red Wagon Pizza Co ($$)
(264 ratings)

5416 Penn Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 259-7147
  • Red Wagon Pizza
    thin crust pizza w/ house cheese over red sauce topped w/ crispy sopressata ribbons, banana peppers & house made sausage; finished w/ chili flakes & fig balsamic; looks good
  • Tortellini Alla Panna
    hand-rolled tortellini filled w/ spinach, house ricotta & lemon; tossed in creamy white wine sauce w/ peas & Everett's ham; looks good
4.0 out of 5
264 ratings
opened in 2014; 36 beers on tap & offers an eclectic list of 20 moderately-priced wines by the glass; recommended by Guy Fieri's crew
Smack Shack: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Smack ShackSee Smack Shack Video ($$)
(947 ratings)

603 N Washington Ave Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 259-7288
  • Lobster Mac
    mac & cheese w/ lobster & Taleggio cheese & topped w/ Panko bread crumbs; looks good
  • Roasted Lamb Sandwich
    sliced roasted lamb soaked in au jus, fennel seed slaw, saffron aioli on toasted French bread; served w/ side of au jus; "This has got to be in the top greatest lamb sandwiches I've had...oh my gosh, that is the sandwich of sandwiches!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Lobster Lucy
    half-pound burger stuffed w/ Taleggio & American cheese, caramelized onions, lobster claw, & tarragon aioli; looks good
  • Seafood Boil
    lobster, crab legs, or jumbo shrimp boil; served w/ red potatoes, Polish sausage, corn on the cob, coastal slaw, griddled milk bread, & drawn butter; looks good
4.0 out of 5
947 ratings
started as a food truck parked inside a dive bar & prepared food for the bar (The 1029 Bar); the bar expanded to be the Smack Shack of today
Surly Brewing: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Surly Brewing ($$)
(1141 ratings)

520 Malcolm Ave SE Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(763) 999-4040
4.0 out of 5
1141 ratings
since 2006; festive, huge beer hall & brewery; Philosophy: "Make great beer. Have fun. Give a Damn about your community. Be independent. Don't be a dick." (from its website)
Victor's 1959 Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Victor's 1959 Cafe ($$)
(582 ratings)

3756 Grand Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 827-8948
  • Picadillo
    looks good
  • Ropa Vieja
    shreaded flank steak; looks good
  • Sandwich Cubano
    "top 5-percent" cubano
4.0 out of 5
582 ratings
Wienery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
WienerySee Wienery Video ($)
(200 ratings)

414 Cedar Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55467
(612) 333-5798
  • Chicago Dog
    Vienna beef hot dog w/ relish, onion, tomato, sport pep, pickle & celery salt
  • Drive-In Dog
    Vienna beef hot dog w/ Southern Special w/ coleslaw, chili & cheese
  • Drive-In Fries
    fries topped w/ Southern Special w/ coleslaw, chili & cheese
  • Italian Combo
    Italian roast beef w/ spicy Italian sausage
  • Selamu Burger
    burger w/ hot peppers & garlic inside -- as hot as you want
4.0 out of 5
200 ratings
since early 1980s; family-owned; serving Chicago-style dogs & bratwursts in dive setting
Bryant Lake Bowl: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bryant Lake Bowl ($$)
(323 ratings)

810 W Lake St Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 825-3737
  • Bison Hash
  • Pad Thai
3.5 out of 5
323 ratings
bowling alley; rating might be for bowling alley vs. its food; Other Recipes: Smoked Trout & Beet Salad w/ Green Goddess Dressing
Gandhi Mahal: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gandhi Mahal ($$)
(335 ratings)

3009 27th Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-5222
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
    chicken in tomato cream sauce flavored w/ fenugreek leaves; looks good
  • Dal
    thick lentil stew; use naan (Indian bread) to dip
3.5 out of 5
335 ratings
mission is to provide high quality, healthy food that promotes a peaceful mind & experience in a soothing environment; dedicated to the peaceful principles that Mohandas Gandhi advocated in his lifetime
  • Fishcakes
    salmon & haddock-based & pan-fried; served on beet-ginger puree; looks good
  • Lamb Burger
    North African style; grilled lamb shoulder & beef chuck ground in-house & mixed w/ garlic, cumin, cinnamon, paprika, lemon zest & fresh herbs; served on focaccia bread, tzatziki & topped w/ tomato chutney; looks good
3.5 out of 5
103 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1994; 1940s-style diner w/ a contemporary twist serving classic American favorites prepared w/ French techniques & local ingredients
Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge ($$)
(1035 ratings)

1900 Marshall St NE Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 788-9069
  • Grainbelt-Battered Cheese Curds
    cheese nuggets, battered & deep-fried; state fair blue ribbon
  • Mini Mex Rolls
    chicken-cheese Mex-style egg roll-sized & deep-fried
  • Paradise City Pizza
    thin-crust, tomato sauce, Canadian bacon slices, onion, rum-soaked raisins, pineapple, cheese
3.5 out of 5
1035 ratings
since 2003; tiki bar "where the painstakingly tacky meets the exquisitely debased, and the good taste is reserved for what goes in your gullet" (from its website); looks fun
Town Talk Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Town Talk Diner [CLOSED] ($$)
(96 ratings)

2707 E Lake St Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 722-1312
  • Bacon-Infused Bourbon
  • Brat Burger
    bratwurst mix shaped into a burger topped w/ spicy sauerkraut
  • Lamb Shank
3.5 out of 5
96 ratings
[CLOSED]; recommended by fans
  • Char Siu
    Chinese BBQ pork
  • Dramen
    ramen noodles w/ tsukemen, tonkotsu black & tantanmen hybrid broth w/ pork belly, bamboo shoots, caramelized onion, black garlic oil, leeks & soy egg; looks good
3.5 out of 5
237 ratings
[CLOSED]; inside a 15,000 sq-ft pan-Asian grocery store called United Noodles; "creative Asian kitchen exploring flavors w/o borders" (from website); Other Recipes: Japanese Fried Chicken
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Minneapolis, MN

  (25 restaurants)