Looking for the best places to eat in the twin cities area? Here is a list for you! I would highly recommend the Uptown cafeteria and also Stella’s Fish Café & Prestige Oyster Bar, as they both have rooftop areas too for a great view of Minneapolis. Cafeteria Uptown Stellas Fish Cafe Here is the list of the other nice restaurants in Minneapolis.
The char on a Pizzeria Lola pizza is a thing of beauty, especially when it’s topped with three kinds of mushrooms (crimini, shitake, and portabella), two kinds of cheese (taleggio and fontina), and truffle oil. Other toppings include La Quercia prosciutto and guanciale, and Grass Run Farm beef short ribs.
5557 XERXES AVE S, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55410
BRODERS’ PASTA BAR
A South Minneapolis classic, Broders’ often has a line of pasta-hungry diners out the door. Try the fettuccine con cinghiale (pasta with wild boar, porcini mushrooms, caramelized onions, and chestunuts).
5000 PENN AVE. S, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55419
Chef Doug Flicker changes the Piccolo menu seasonally at this Southwest Minneapolis standby. The small plates are always adventurous and creative, and the best part is that you can order as many or as few as you want, to suit your appetite (and budget).
4300 BRYANT AVE S, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55409
Both lunch and dinner at this Linden Hills spot are great, but we really love Tilia for late-night dining (and drinking) and weekend brunch. The restaurant serves its “In-Between Menu” from 10 p.m. to close every day, so you can always get that fish taco torta. For weekend brunch, the Reuben benedict is worth the wait; and don’t forget to add a side of smattered hash browns.
2726 W 43RD ST, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55410
A real Chinese restaurant amid the bars of Lyn-Lake, Szechuan Spice not only offers authentic cuisine, but it will make it authentically spicy (warning: that means really spicy). The dining room can be strangely empty, with takeout and delivery orders streaming out of the kitchen. But it’s worth a dine-in trip for the soup dumplings, which are too delicate to travel well.
3016 LYNDALE AVENUE SOUTH, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55408
Eat Street offers a ton of Vietnamese options, but Quang is the one that’s always packed. Consistently good food, fast service, and low prices (for big portions) bring the crowds for pho and vermicelli salad. At lunch, the banh mi is one of the best on the block.
2719 NICOLLET AVE S, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55408
If you’re expecting just another run-of-the mill museum restaurant, you’ll be shocked. Housed in the American Swedish Institute, Fika turns out impeccable Swedish-inspired sandwiches, salads, and sides for lunch every day except Monday, and also for dinner on Wednesdays.