Minneapolis Journals

Eating up the Twin Cities

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A travel journal to Minneapolis by karameister

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Quote: You could eat, eat, eat three meals a day, 365 days a year, and not get through all of the restaurants, cafes, and diners in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area!

Eating up the Twin Cities

Overview

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Minneapolis and Saint Paul have some of the best places to eat in the country. With such a variety, it may be hard to choose! Thai, Italian, Mexican, Indian, pub-style, bistros - we've got everything. When you are heading out for a good meal, don't discount the local chains. Eateries like Sawatdee and Key's Cafe have fabulous food and are based in Minneapolis. If you are stationed in downtown Minneapolis, there are many excellent choices. Pricier options include the Oceannaire, Nami Sushi, Tiburon, and the Nicollet Island Inn. For a more affordable meal, try Pizza Luce, a fabulous gourmet pizza shop. There is also Buca di Beppo and Hell's Kitchen nearby. In downto...Read More

Tanpopo Noodle Shop

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Restaurant

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Tanpopo is one of the few trendy eateries in Saint Paul. Located in Lowertown (just outside of downtown), it can be tough to find. The restaurant is very traditionally Japanese, in a hip way. They have decorated very simply, with a few paintings on the walls. The tables are all very bare wood, and there is a small diner-style seating area for overflow. Tanpopo specializes in noodles. The two main kinds they serve are soba and udon. You can get each noodle dish with either. They let you choose from vegetable toppings, beef, tempura, or tofu. The tempura is amazing, although it got a bit soggy near the end of my meal. That could be because of the huge portions! T...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 14, 2005

Tanpopo Noodle Shop
308 Prince Street #140
Minneapolis, Minnesota
(651)209-6527

Ol' Mexico

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Ol’ Mexico isn’t the place to go for Mexican food. You can find better just about anywhere. They do generic tacos, burritos, and fajitas, with little zip and no creativity. The food is not spicy in the slightest, so this is a good place for picky eaters who think spice is something the be scared of. Ol’ Mexico isn’t the place to go for décor, either. It’s pretty typical Mexican décor--sombreros on the walls, adobe-style doorways, and the like. And the bathrooms are clean, well, sometimes. If you’re going to Ol’ Mexico, go for the drinks. During their happy hours (I believe it’s 4-6 and 10-12 every night) they offer 2-for-1s on every drink. And I mean every drink. They mak...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 14, 2005

Ol' Mexico
1754 Lexington Ave N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
651-487-2847

Chatterbox Enterprises

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Restaurant | "Chatterbox Pub"

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Do you remember hanging out at the Chatterbox when you grew up? Sure you do – only it was the basement of your best friend’s mom and dad. The walls were wood paneled, the windows were few and far between, and they had Atari. They were so cool. So is the Chatterbox. You can sit on a comfy old couch and play Atari ‘til your little hearts bursts. You can borrow Trivial Pursuit or Chutes and Ladders from behind the bar just by handing over your license. And the wait staff doesn’t bother you unless they notice you’re empty. The bar isn’t a full bar, but the do have a good selection of wines and beers. They brew their own beer, the Chatterbox Lager, and it’s surprisingly good....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 14, 2005

Chatterbox Enterprises
2229 E. 35th St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
(612) 728-9871

Pandora's Cup

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Restaurant

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Since Minneapolis changed its restaurants and bars over to nonsmoking this year, Pandora’s just isn’t the same. The entire top floor of this two-story coffeehouse used to be a smoking section – now, it’s just the top floor. Nonetheless, Pandora’s is still a great atmosphere. I feel like I’ve stepped into a very hip person’s home anytime I check in. The porch is open in summer for relaxing, and the rest of the house is decked-out with comfy chairs and mood lighting. If you have a slight case of ADD, there is also chess, a couple of computers with pay Internet access, and three pinball machines in the back room. If you haven't guessed by now, Pandora's is a coffee shop. They ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 15, 2005

Pandora's Cup
2516 Hennepin Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405
+1 612 381 0700

Royal Orchid Thai

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Restaurant

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From what I have heard on review websites and from local friends, Royal Orchid makes amazing Thai food. Plus, their sign proclaims "Best Thai Food," and that can't be wrong, can it? After months of outstanding reviews, I finally made a trip there with my boyfriend. I have to say, I was less than impressed overall. Most of the time, food is not about atmosphere, but it does help. Royal Orchid has white-tiled floors, white walls, and Formica tables with cafeteria-style chairs. There are a few decorations on the walls, but it gave me a hospital feel almost immediately. We did not see the back area, but the front was a little unwelcoming. Service was quick, and we got our food...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 18, 2005

Royal Orchid Thai
2401 Fairview Ave. N.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55113
(651) 639-9999

Fortune House

Restaurant

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Fortune House is a nice, family-oriented restaurant. By that, I mean that with one meal, you could feed your family for days! This often-overlooked Chinese eatery is known for its huge portions. Fortune House is almost never busy, which is a definite plus. I've been there at noon, at 7pm on Saturday, and at various other times, and I've never had to wait for a seat. It's a very traditionally decorated restaurant, with a large aquarium full of koi and wood-paneled walls. This place makes good Chinese food. They have a large selection of items, from basic appetizers (egg rolls and wontons) to the usual main courses (beefs and peapods or General Tsao's chicken). The upside to ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 18, 2005

Fortune House
2257 Rice Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55113
651-483-1180

Pizza Luce

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Restaurant

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Pizza Luce looks like it is housed in an old warehouse. There are high ceilings and brick walls inside, but the place is rather spiffy. You can sit in a large, cushy booth or at a cozy table surrounded by wood, cans of olives, and photographs. Perhaps more interesting than the decor is the wait staff. The Pizza Luce staff consists of multiple-tattooed hipsters with an equally large number of piercings. Some of them have blue or purple hair, and some wear striped tights with their required T-shirts. The really standout menu item at Pizza Luce is… you guessed it, the pizza! They have created a number of gourmet pizzas, as well as the option of letting you create your own. In...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 20, 2005

Pizza Luce
119 N. 4th St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
(612) 333-7359

Loring Bar

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Restaurant | "Loring Pasta Bar"

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What would Bob Dylan think of his old digs? The Loring Pasta Bar has gone through a major transformation since Dylan lived in Minneapolis. Before it was the suave restaurant, it was a pharmacy. The Loring crew kept some of the original pharmacy exterior, but inside, it’s a completely new joint. The Loring Pasta Bar feels like it’s trying too hard to be a hip place to be. The two-story restaurant is almost overdecorated – every inch of the walls is bursting in color, whether with brick, strings of lights, or old photos of Minneapolis. I felt sensory overload the second I walked in, and it never stopped. Even the bathrooms, with elaborate sinks and no doors, feel overwhelming. ...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on July 20, 2005

Loring Bar
1624 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
+1 612 332 1617

Village Wok

Restaurant

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Village Wok has all the trappings of a college-campus restaurant: it's open late, some of the food is greasy, and there is a lot of loud conversation. This atmosphere only adds to the charm, though. Village Wok has just about every Asian-style dish you could ever want. From Udon noodles, to mock duck, to many Szechwan-style dishes, they have literally hundreds of choices. Village Wok also offers many vegetarian options for a growing portion of the population. The food here is quite tasty. Unlike many other Chinese restaurants, they do not overload on MSG - all of the flavors are natural. The portions are healthy and include more vegetables than the average Chinese place, to...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 24, 2005

Village Wok
610 Washington Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
+1 612 331 9041

Kinhdo

Restaurant

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Kinh-do is cheap but excellent, which is a rarity nowadays. This fact is especially true in Uptown Minneapolis, where the yuppies crowd in at night for $10 martinis and $9 appetizers. Kinh-do sits just on the outskirts of Uptown in an unassuming building with a green overhang. The wait staff is friendly as you walk in, and it is never full. This family-run business does all types of Asian food, from Chinese chow mein to pad Thai to Vietnamese specialties. The food is well-done, and there is always enough for leftovers. They have some of the best spring rolls I've ever tried! If you patronize Kinh-do during the weekday lunch hour, they have a few dozen lunch special...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 27, 2005

Kinhdo
2755 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
(612) 870-1295

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant

Restaurant | "Sawatdee"

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Even though Sawatdee is a local chain, which some may shudder at, they do great Thai food. Sawatdee’s dishes have just the right amount of spice, are well-proportioned between meat, veggies, and noodles, and leave you feeling full. Sawatdee has several locations stationed throughout the area, but this particular location is my favorite. It is dimly lit, with fantastic decorations. The inside looks like it was an old warehouse, with very high ceilings. The restaurant is quiet enough that conversation is very easy. The beautiful thing about the food at Sawatdee is the spiciness. They ask you how spicy you would like your dish and try to get it as accurate to your specificatio...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 27, 2005

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant
607 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
+1 612 338 6451

Zeno Coffee and Dessert Bar

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Restaurant

Zeno Coffee and Dessert Bar Photo, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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In today's hectic, fast-paced world, it's good to know that there are still places like Zeno. Simply decorated yet elegant, this cafe in the heart of Uptown offers great food and drinks. Zeno's motto is: triumph over blandness. They have proven to be the victor in their food selection. They offer a wide breakfast selection, from egg quesadillas to "Zeno's famous granola". I tried the French toast, which is made with sourdough, and it was out of this world! Try Zeno's for breakfast on the weekends - from 10 until 2, they do a champagne brunch. For $12, you get an entree, a dish of mini-muffins, and your choice of champagne-oriented beverage. Zeno's also offers a small lunch ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 31, 2005

Zeno Coffee and Dessert Bar
2919 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
(612) 746-4170

Buca di Beppo

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Restaurant

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Part of a large chain, it may be surprising how tucked away Buca di Beppo is. This medium-sized restaurant is located on a basement level of a nondescript building. Buca is smushed between downtown Minneapolis and Loring Park, which makes it perfect for family travelers and celebrations alike. Buca is a great place to visit with a large group, but be prepared for a wait! This family-style restaurant is always bustling with activity, and waits can be up to an hour. I made reservations for my group on a Sunday evening and still had to wait almost half an hour for our table. Since there is a full bar, the wait isn't unbearable. The food here is good, hearty Italian dishes. Ev...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 1, 2005

Buca di Beppo
1204 Harmon Pl.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
(612) 288-0138

Egg & I

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Restaurant | "Egg & I"

Egg & I Photo, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The kitschy breakfast diner seems to be a Minnesota favorite, and Egg & I is no exception. It has the clever breakfast-themed name (see also Sunnyside Up Café and Butter). It is only open until 2 or 3 in the afternoon. It has a decor that is reminiscent of a 1950s or ‘60s diner. All of these elements are essential to an excellent breakfast joint. The Egg & I does a typical, but delicious, American breakfast. They center their meals around eggs and pancakes - both the omelet and the Kamikaze pancakes (stuffed with fruit) will fill you until dinner. You can get your eggs any way you want them, from scrambled to sunny-side up and even hard-boiled! They make their own granola an...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 1, 2005

Egg & I
2828 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
(612) 872-7282

Keys Cafe & Bakery

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Restaurant | "Keys Cafe"

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Keys has grown by leaps and bounds in the past 30 years, which is why it is surprising that they have not moved from their original Raymond location. If you choose to go to Keys, this location is the best of all to go to for a homey feel. There are reviews plastered all over the walls, as well as photos of celebrities that have stopped by for a bite. Keys doesn't preted to be a gourmet food joint, they just make good, filling, home-cooked meals. If you visit this particular location, try to make it in on a weekday - they turn off the deep fryer on weekends, so you can't get french fries or melts. The breakfasts are fantastic, and the lunches are pretty good too. Try an omelette with ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 2, 2005

Keys Cafe & Bakery
1007 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
(612) 339-6399

Dulono's

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Restaurant

Dulono's Photo, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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A friend of mine used to tell me that Dulono's felt a lot like a backwoods, up north-type homey restaurant, so I thought I would check it out for myself. It's nothing special from the outside, but it does have a free parking lot, which in Uptown is rarer than a whale in the Mississippi River. Alas, Dulono's is nothing special from the inside, either. Walking into Dulono's, it definitely feels like you've walked into a "up north" diner. The walls are wood-paneled, the carpet is dark, the tables are all dark wood and cafeteria-style, and you can see the kitchen from the front door. Unfortunately, the food is nothing special - they serve average pizzas, and other generic American entrees, like...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on August 2, 2005

Dulono's
607 W Lake St
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
612/827-1726

Jasmine Deli

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Restaurant

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Just south of downtown lies a little place called Eat Street. It's about 10 or 12 blocks long and has several dozen restaurants running along it. How do you know which one to pick? Well, if you're in the mood for good, cheap Asian food, Jasmine Deli is the place. The food at Jasmine Deli is great and healthy. They specialize in Vietnamese-style soups and sandwiches, full of veggies and meat. Sandwiches give you a choice of pork or mock duck, while soups let you decide between egg or rice noodles. The soups are huge and give you plenty for leftovers. The side items at Jasmine Deli are also amazing. The spring rolls taste like heaven and are filled to exploding. On the othe...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 3, 2005

Jasmine Deli
2532 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
612/870-4700

Chino Latino

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Restaurant

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Chino Latino is best known locally for its billboards. They have been construed by many as racist, and as such, the restaurant has toned down their advertising. But unfortunately, they haven’t changed their food, which leaves it mediocre. Even though Chino Latino is squished among several other shops and restaurants, it is easy to find because of the flashy gold-lame exterior and valet parking. Walk inside and you’ll be overwhelmed by the posh atmosphere. Luxurious red curtains, dark-stained wood, and a full-mirrored bar are all part of the decor. The booths are quite plush, too, and feel private, which makes this restaurant good for a romantic evening. If only the food mat...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 5, 2005

Chino Latino
2916 Hennepin Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
+1 612 824 7878

Copper Dome

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Restaurant

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The Copper Dome is located in a quiet Saint Paul neighborhood across from a church, which may be part of the reason it draws such a crowd. On a Sunday morning, I had to wait almost 20 minutes for a table, and the line behind me was out the door. The other reason Copper Dome probably has so much business is the selection of food! You can get anything from a crepe overstuffed with fruit (half- or full-sized) to traditional eggs and toast to just about any breakfast food your little heart desires. The food is good, hearty, warm in your tummy, and leaves you satisfied. Nothing on the menu is terribly expensive, and even a large glass of orange juice is under $2. Even so, you can...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 8, 2005

Copper Dome
1333 Randolph Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55105
(651) 690-0993

Cossetta's Italian Market & Pizzeria

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Restaurant | "Cossetta's"

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Cossetta's has picked the perfect location for its eatery,down the street from the Xcel Energy Center. Sure, there are a number of other places to eat nearby, but none so convenient as Cossetta's. Because this Italian restaurant is set up deli-style, there is no waiting for a table or a wait staff to serve you. If you're going to an event at the Xcel, that is a blessing in disguise, since you know when your event begins. When you enter Cossetta's, there are two lines. The first is for great homemade pizza with tons of toppings. The second line is for entrées, salads, and, well, everything else. Everything here is made by hand and tastes like it came straight from Sicily. T...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 9, 2005

Cossetta's Italian Market & Pizzeria
211 West 7th Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
(651) 222-3476

Malt Shop

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Restaurant | "The Malt Shop"

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On Snelling Avenue, in a sort of no-man's land between University and Grand, lies a little place called the Malt Shop. As you can tell just from the name, the Malt Shop is a no-frills, '50s-style burger place. The decor at this restaurant is just what you'd expect: wood paneling, red vinyl booths, a formica counter, and a jukebox. The waitstaff is what you'd expect too: knowledgeable, but don't try to waste their time! The hamburgers at the Malt Shop are big and filling, and you get a huge portion of french fries with your order. There are a choice of typical burger toppings, from a couple of types of cheese to ketchup, pickles, and onions. You also have a choice of burger s...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 15, 2005

Malt Shop
809 West 50th St
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55426
+1 612 824 1352

Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

Restaurant | "Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream"

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Yummy! Ice cream and coffee are fantastic, and there are a plethora of both types of shops in Minneapolis and St. Paul. But where can you get both? Sebastian Joe's is the place to head for the best of both worlds. This small shop is located just on the cusp of Uptown, near the freeway. Because of its delicious concoctions and location, Sebastian Joe's is the perfect place to stop for an after-dinner treat. There is seating inside and outside, but the outdoor tables are much better for people-watching and atmosphere. The indoor seats are a bit stale. The ice cream here is rich, full of treats, and very tasty. You can get standard flavors like vanilla and chocolate, but tak...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 22, 2005

Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe
1007 W. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405
(612) 870-0065

Fuji Ya

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Restaurant

Fuji Ya Photo, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Fuji Ya stands out, even from the outside, and even on Lake Street, where standout is king. The neon-red rice paper along the windows and bright interior make this Japanese restaurant easily distinguishable from anywhere else. The interior is very muted, but very stylish. There is a large bar/sushi bar as you first walk in, highlighted in shades of blacks and reds. As you are seated, you notice that the private rooms look like a traditional tea house, although removing your shoes is optional at Fuji Ya. The seats and tables are light-colored and comfy, and you find yourself immediately at ease. So, Fuji Ya has the decor right, but how is the food? It matches the atmosphere - excelle...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 23, 2005

Fuji Ya
600 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
(612) 871-4055

Davanni's Pizza & Hot Hoagies

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Restaurant | "Davanni's"

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Davanni’s has fantastic food and great customer service. Even with these assets to its name, Davanni’s is still the kind of place you want to order takeout or delivery from instead of eating at one of their restaurants. I say that only because Davanni’s seems to put all of its effort into the food and staff and none into the decor. This is especially noticeable at the tiny Riverside location, where there are no more than 10 Formica tables surrounded with rock-hard chairs. The walls are nearly bare, and some of the tables are too close to the food prep and cashier area for comfort. At Davanni’s, you order your food diner-style at a counter. They offer pizzas in thin, hand-tos...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 29, 2005

Davanni's Pizza & Hot Hoagies
2500 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
(612) 332-5551

Dixie's on Grand

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Restaurant

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Dixie’s on Grand is not for every Midwesterner. Many of us have never tried good, down-home, Southern-style cooking. But, if you’re looking for a touch of the South away from home, or you want a hearty, well-cooked meal, try Dixie’s! This restaurant is located on trendy Grand Avenue in St. Paul, and it’s sort of surprising that Dixie’s has been such a success next to uber-fashionable Saji-Ya and down the road from hip joints like Billy’s. I think the food here stands the test of time, though, and the Dixie’s staff has perfected a meal. If you really want a treat, try one of the full dinners here. Each meal comes with biscuits and two sides–mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 29, 2005

Dixie's on Grand
695 Grand Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55105
(651) 222-7345

Totino's Italian Kitchen

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Restaurant

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Totino’s is a small, charming restaurant that has a great family story to go along with it. This Italian eatery produced the pizzas of the same name, and has been in business in the same Northeast location for more than 50 years. The reason this restaurant has managed to stay prosperous is because it offers good, tasty, inexpensive foods for an entire range of tastes. Totino’s does both carry-out and dine-in orders, and all of their food is available either way. They make pizzas, ravioli, meatball sandwiches, fettucine alfredo, and many other traditional Italian dishes. You won’t find any new dishes here, just the classics. Everything tastes delicious, just like home-cooked ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 13, 2005

Totino's Italian Kitchen
532 Central Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
612/379-9105

Flameburger

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Flameburger is a 24-hour burger joint, and that should say it all. If that statement doesn’t tell you everything you need to know, feel free to read the rambling that follows. Flameburger is smaller inside than it looks from the outside. There are about 10 tables/booths, and a counter that seats five or six. Every expense was spared on décor here – the booths are wooden without cushions, there are two small TVs mounted in the corners, and the kitchen is separated from the dining area by a 3-foot-tall wall. I’m not even sure if they have bathrooms. But there is a jukebox that has a lot of classic music on it.The food here is strictly burgers and breakfasts. Breakfast is ser...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 28, 2005

Flameburger
2534 Rice St
St. Paul, Minnesota
651/483-8444

Supatra's Thai Cuisine

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Restaurant

Supatra's Thai Cuisine Photo,
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There's something odd about being in a restaurant while no one else is dining there. Maybe it's because we went on the 4th of July, or because we were eating at about 2pm, but Supatra was empty when we dined there.Even with the odd circumstances, I am surprised that the restaurant was not packed to the gills! Supatra offers a fantastic dining environment, with excellent Thai food. Supatra is located in an older brick building in downtown Saint Paul. Across the street from the farmer's market, it's an excellent stop for lunch. The dining area is located in the atrium of the building, and to enter, you walk under a fantastic and huge gazebo-type structure. The seats are located ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 5, 2006

Supatra's Thai Cuisine
967 West 7th Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
(651) 222-5859

Franklin Street Bakery

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Attraction

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If you take a drive down Franklin Avenue, you may start to notice a lingering… smell. It fills your nostrils, causing you to lose concentration and swerve to avoid fire hydrants. That smell is warm, fresh-baked, delicious goods from the Franklin Street Bakery. The bakery used to be located just down the street, in a teeny tiny shop connected to a Laundromat. Except for the heavenly smell, you would have driven right by the old Franklin Street Bakery. Just a couple of years ago, though, the bakery hired on a new chef and built a spiffy new location. Now you can see (and smell!) it from several blocks away. This bakery has every delicacy you can imagine. Bread, donuts, crois...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 29, 2005

Franklin Street Bakery
1020 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
(612) 879-5730

Delmonico's Italian Foods

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Attraction

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When I walk in to this tiny Northeast neighborhood store, I half expect my friend’s portly Italian grandma sitting behind the counter, singing "When the Moon Hits Your Eye." Instead, I find the second-best thing: an older Italian gentleman who asks you to sample everything and gives the best recipes this side of Sicily. There is barely enough room to turn around in Delmonico’s, but the owners cram in a ton of Italian goodies and delicacies. Many things are homemade, including some of the pasta, sandwiches, meatballs, and – spumoni. Even with limited space, they manage to blend deli and grocery, and it melds perfectly. The meatballs at Delmonico’s are out of this world and rea...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 9, 2005

Delmonico's Italian Foods
1112 Summer St. NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413
(612) 331-5466