Angel Food Bakery & Donut Bar
Angel Food is a one-of-a-kind bakery that makes everything from scratch in small batches, including donuts, cupcakes, cookies and more, including wedding cakes. They also operate FrioFrio, which serves up tasty ice lollies, shaved snow and cocktails – perfect for enjoying on their spacious patio!
The Block Food+Drink
The Block is a dog-friendly restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Specializing in broasted chicken, burgers, vegan options and boozy shakes. Their Biscuit Breakfast Bar is open for brunch on weekends and they have an amazing dog menu for four-legged family members. The “Pawtio” awaits!
Bunny’s Bar & Grill
Didn’t get tickets to the game? Hop on over to Bunny’s, a classic neighborhood bar in St. Louis Park and watch the game out on the patio. Snack on freshly made popcorn and enjoy generous servings of their daily specials. Feeling lucky? Play some pull-tabs to benefit the area hockey association. This is truly where the locals hang out.
The Dampfwerk Distillery
Dampfwerk is family distillery and cocktail lounge serving the finest European-style fruit brandies and liqueurs, all with an American twist.
Doolittles Woodfire Grill
Doolittles is a Golden Valley restaurant known for their woodfired rotisserie cooking and extensive wine list. Try the spit roasted chicken, the smokehouse spareribs or the smoked bacon jam burger.
Good Day Café
The Good Day Café is the quintessential brunch spot offering breakfast classics, soufflé omelettes, burgers, sandwiches, homemade soup and popovers.
This homey sports bar and grill in Golden Valley offers simple American fare and a tree-shaded patio. From pickle fries and cheese curds to 14 different types of burgers, you’ll find all your favorites at JJ’s. Join them for trivia and bingo nights and weekly drink specials.
Kip’s Irish Pub
Looking for a killer Reuben sandwich? Want to try Irish spring rolls? Head to Kip’s Irish Pub, co-located with the Minneapolis Marriott West in St. Louis Park. Enjoy a delicious meal while also playing their giant Jenga or oversized Connect 4.
Lat14 Asian Eatery
Lat14 Asian Eatery gives diners the chance to eat their way along the exciting, diverse 14th parallel. Small, shareable plates are inspired by Chef Ann Ahmed’s connections to Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, and their neighboring countries. Try the bacon pineapple fried rice, Thai basil wings, snow crab wontons or Bangladeshi beef curry.
McCoy’s Public House
Located in the heart of Excelsior and Grand in St. Louis Park, McCoy’s has been a local favorite for over 15 years. Bring your friends (furry ones too!), sip a cocktail and people watch from beneath the shade of a patio umbrella. With brick oven pizzas, grown-up mac & cheese, and beer battered fries, it’s a perfect spot for happy hour or family dinners.
Mill Valley Kitchen
Inspired by the fresh cuisine of the California coast, Mill Valley Kitchen serves locally-sourced, farm-to-table food in a cozy, fine dining atmosphere. They utilize sustainable and locally sourced meats, produce and the finest seafoods. Their menu changes seasonally and they can accommodate a variety of dietary needs, including gluten-free, vegan, and other allergy and dietary restrictions. They offer a fantastic variety organic and sustainable wines, as well as local tap beers and signature cocktails.
Mill Valley Market
Mill Valley Market is a grab and go casual restaurant offering local and organic food in the heart of Theordore Wirth Park. With breakfast, lunch and dinner options, they’re known for their Belgian waffles, served sweet or savory, healthy bowls and bison burgers. Their “coffee” bar also serves tea, chai, cocoa and cider, plus beer, kombucha, wine and seltzers. During the slightly warmer months, they offer live music on the patio on Friday nights starting at 5:30 pm.
New Bohemia Wurst and Bier House is the transformation of a traditional bier hall into what we like to call the “New American Craft Bier Hall”, pouring 36 local and International Craft beers and featuring over 24 different all natural sausages made right here in Minnesota. Also serving traditional German style buns and pretzels.
In business for over 50 years, the Park Tavern has it all: full-service restaurant, bar, bowling alley, games and arcade, and a large patio with seating for over 100! The restaurant serves all the classics, including pizza, burgers, sandwiches, wings, salads and more. While you’re waiting for your food, play some bocce ball or cornhole and, of course, dogs are always welcome.
REVEAL Rooftap Bar
Located on the 6th floor of the AC Hotel Minneapolis West End, REVEAL is THE place to watch the sunset. Their master mixologists will make you the perfect hand-crafted cocktail to sip as you watch the lights twinkle on over downtown Minneapolis. This stylish and energized bar serves a variety of tapas, including flatbread pizza, carnitas, and homemade salsas. (Open seasonally.)
Revival is a nostalgic eatery specializing in beloved Southern recipes. They’re known for their juicy fried chicken, shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, seasonal pies and cool cocktails. They offer a spacious patio for outdoor dining.
Three One Six Bar + Grill
Nestled on the edge of Brookview Golf Course in Golden Valley, it’s easy to grab a bite to eat and a craft beer at Three One Six before or after a round of golf. But you don’t need to be a golfer to appreciate the spectacular views of rolling greens from the deck and patio. Enjoy family dining in a friendly atmosphere. Plus, chase away cool evening breezes at the fire pit and try your hand at lawn bowling on the biggest rink in the metro area.
Wok in the Park
This fresh Asian bistro is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Sit at one of Wok in the Park’s high-top tables, surrounded by beautiful plants, and dine on creative cultural infusions from Japan, Vietnam, China, Thailand and France. Vegan or gluten free? Chef Jacob has got you covered!
yum! Kitchen & Bakery
This bakery / café is known for its made-from-scratch eats, such as soups, sandwiches, salads and, of course, pastries. Yum’s menu changes seasonally, so there’s always something new to try. Grab a seat on their patio under one of their signature red umbrellas and don’t forget to try one of their decadent cupcakes!
The West End
This vibrant shopping and entertainment hub offers a wide variety of dining options and cuisines to tempt your palate, along with cool sidewalk seating. CRAVE offers vibrant American cuisine and fresh sushi. The Local, with its cozy snugs and gleaming wooden pub tables, is your go-to place for traditional Irish favorites, watching the game and throwing back a pint or two. The Loop features a 360-degree bar, a wood-fire pizza oven, an outdoor fireplace and, of course, fabulous fresh food. Punch Bowl Social provides the best in fun with a great lineup of arcade games, bowling, karaoke, food, craft cocktails and punch. Raku Sushi & Lounge is an upscale Japanese fusion restaurant that focuses on traditional Japanese dishes with French, Italian, and other Asian influences, complete with a full Sake bar. Rojo Mexican Grill serves new culinary creations along with traditional dishes made from scratch daily and boasts a tequila bar offering one of the largest selections of premium tequila. At Yard House, enjoy more than 100 taps of the best American craft and import beers, plus a menu with more than 100 dishes made from scratch.
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