10 Casual Restaurants In Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis is a must-visit city in Minnesota because of its numerous parks and lakes. One of the prettiest parks in the city is Minnehaha Park that boasts its waterfalls in a lush setting. Walk along the trails and you will get to the waterfalls in no time because you will be distracted by the beauty of everything around you. But, there is more to Minneapolis than just parks and lakes. Mall of America serves as an excellent spot for you to kill time. The four-storey mall features an aquarium, a cinema and a myriad of high-end stores and chic restaurants. And, there is also a theme park inside the mall. While getting lost in those attractions, you need to pay attention to your stomach. Keep reading to learn more about the best casual restaurants in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1. Alma

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Whether you come to this restaurant by yourself, with your partner for a romantic dinner, or with some of the best people in your life for a casual hangout, this restaurant is the right place. Everyone can enjoy the casual atmosphere of the restaurant. Daily brunch, lunch, and dinner are served, so you are welcome to come at anytime you want to. When you come during the daily brunch, for example, you can enjoy the classic breakfast plate or cold smoked salmon-rye tartine for a reasonable price.


Address: 528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA

Website: Alma

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 7am - 9pm; Fri & Sat: 7am - 10pm

2. Corner Table

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American fare that is locally sourced and freshly made every single day is served in a tiny eatery that provides casual yet elegant atmosphere at the same time–doesn’t it sound interesting? Make a stop at Corner Table then. There is a selection of menus available for you to choose. The second menu, for example, serves delicious meals such as duck heart, foraged mushrooms, and roasted cauliflower.

Corner Table

Address: 4537 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA

Website: Corner Table

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 10 pm; Fri & Sat: 5pm - 11pm (closed on Sat)

3. Eatery

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Serving modern American dishes in a laid-back atmosphere, 112 Eatery is another choice of restaurant that you need to go to when you want to satisfy your appetite during dinner time. Established in 2005, the restaurant’s highly popular menu include snapper crudo for appetizer, 112 cheese burger for entree, and tres leches cake for dessert. There is also a selection of wines available. In case you prefer private dining, the restaurant offers this option, too.

112 Eatery

Address: 112 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA

Website: 112 Eatery

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5pm - 12am; Sun: 5pm - 10pm

4. Red Cow North Loop

What do you think of enjoying one of the best specialty burgers in the city in a modern restaurant that is full of energy? Red Cow North Loop is what you need. Try the mushroom-swiss burger or the ultimate burger. While you are enjoying your gourmet burger, you should also order a craft beer or a glass of wine for the excellent dining experience. Remember that the burger is so delicious that one may not be enough. Prepare your stomach for this.

Red Cow North Loop

Address: 208 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA

Website: Red Cow North Loop

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 12am; Fri: 11am - 1am; Sat: 10am - 1am; Sun: 10am - 12am

5. Birchwood Cafe

Birchwood Cafe
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Come to this cafe during breakfast time and if you love the food, which we guarantee that you will, you can come back again during lunch or dinner time to please your stomach. Try the cafe’s cinnamon roll and caramel bun. The perfect combination of sweetness and softness will make the taste linger for a long time. But if you prefer something savory, you can try the cafe’s breakfast sandwich or sesame tofu hash.

Birchwood Cafe

Address: 3311 East 25th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA

Website: Birchwood Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 9pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 9pm

6. Pizzeria Lola

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Craving for some pizza that tastes heavenly? Why don’t you stop by Pizzeria Lola and order your favorite pizza? Or, you may want to consider getting the Lazy Zaza and Korean BBQ pizzas as they are extremely popular. If you think the pizza alone is not enough, you can also order some starters like meatballs and kale greens. If you like, there is also a selection of beers and wines.

Pizzeria Lola

Address: 5557 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA

Website: Pizzeria Lola

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11am - 11pm

7. The Bachelor Farmer

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Sourcing only the best local and organic ingredients possible for all of its food, The Bachelor Farmer offers a pleasant dining experience in an eco-conscious setting. Because of this, the menu changes daily according to the availability of the freshest produce. But one thing is for sure, the dishes are Nordic-influenced. Expect to indulge in modest menu such as pork meatballs, marinated shiitake mushrooms, and baby carrots.

The Bachelor Farmer

Address: 50 N 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA

Website: The Bachelor Farmer

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 5.30pm - 9.30pm; Thu: 5.30am - 9.30pm; Fri - Sat: 5.30pm - 10.30pm; Sun: 5pm - 9.30pm

8. Hola Arepa

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What if you suddenly crave for Latin food? No worries. One of the best restaurants in Minneapolis that serve Latin street food is Hola Arepa. Please yourself with Latin American-influenced small plates, Venezuelan-style stuffed arepas, and tropical craft cocktails. The best way to enjoy the dishes is with your loved ones because good stuff are meant to be shared. Do not forget to check out the bathroom as it boasts new wallpaper.

Hola Arepa

Address: 3501 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA

Website: Hola Arepa

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 3pm - 12am; Sat & Sun: 10am - 12am (closed on Mon)

9. Young Joni

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Delight yourself with a selection of wood-fired pizzas, salads, other delights, desserts, cocktails, as well as beer and wine by making a stop and spending some time at Young Joni. Whether it is a margherita pizza or a broccolini pizza, you are going to love them all. Ordering only one pizza is simply not enough.

Young Joni

Address: 165 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA

Website: Young Joni

Opening hours: Mon: 4pm - 10pm; Tue - Thu: 4pm - 11pm; Fri: 4pm - 12am; Sat: 12pm - 12am; Sun: 12pm - 10pm

10. Revival

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For the tastiest and crispiest fried chicken in Minneapolis, there is no restaurant better than Revival. However, their fried chicken is not the only reason people love coming to this restaurant that provides a relaxed ambiance. Revival is also popular for its other classic Southern foods, such as pimento grilled cheese with bacon and a selection of sandwiches.


Address: 4257 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409, USA

Website: Revival

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

Explore Minneapolis with a happy stomach

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While you are exploring as many lakes and parks as well as other attractions as you possibly can, be sure to make stops at some, if not all, of the restaurants we mentioned above. When your stomach is happy, you will have more energy to explore the city of Minneapolis and enjoy what it has to offer. Make these best casual restaurants in Minneapolis, Minnesota part of the experience.

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