Restaurants in Albert Lea

Up to Half Off Sushi and Hibachi at Sawa Japan

Timbercrest At Lakeville

$30 $16

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Hibachi chefs dazzle diners with showy preparation of vegetables, lobster tail, and filet mignon in airy eatery festooned with Asian decor

50% Off at Fiesta Mexican Cuisine

Apple Valley

$24 $12

Diners can try authentic, regional Mexican dishes, such as Mayan-style pulled pork from Yucatán and fish fillet from Veracruz

50% Off Pub Cuisine at Bogart's Place

Apple Valley

$30 $15

Half-pound cheeseburgers and ham-and-turkey club sandwiches pair with cheese curds, nachos, chicken tacos, and cocktails

50% Off at Thunder Valley Bar & Grill

Burnsville

$30 $16

Biker-friendly bar known for homemade fried chicken and half-pound juicy lucy burgers

45% Off Mexican Seafood at El 7 Mares

Savage

$20 $11

Empanadas, tostadas, and rellenos are filled with fresh shrimp, crab, and oysters

Up to 52% Off Chilitos at Zantigo

Multiple Locations

$20.68 $10

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Mexican restaurant home to the chilito, a blend of cheese and chili in a stretched-by-hand tortilla

$4 for Greek Food at Gyros Grill

East Bloomington

$8 $4

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Gyros, kebabs, falafel, and greek pizzas highlight a menu of Mediterranean and Greek favorites

Up to 41% Off Mississippi Pub

Inver Grove Heights

$12 $7

Patio seating and a glass-enclosed dining room grant Mississippi River views as guests nosh biscuits and gravy, fish tacos, and chowder

Up to 50% Off Breakfast or Lunch at Peg's Countryside Cafe

Plymouth - Wayzata

$20 $10

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This home-style, from-scratch cafe has served hearty skillets, sandwiches, and homemade soups and pies for more than three decades

50% Off Wings, Burgers, and Seafood

Minnetonka

$30 $15

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Wings dunked in 34 different flavors, plus burgers and seafood galore

Up to 52% Off Takeout at Aji Japanese Restaurant

Minnetonka - Hopkins

$20 $11

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Chefs tuck colorful medleys of specialty seafood inside sushi rolls, populating party trays or takeout containers with Japanese specialties

Half Off Afghan and Mediterranean Food at Ariana Kabob & Gyro Bistro

St. Louis Park

$22 $11

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Afghan and Mediterranean favorites such as hummus, kabobs, and gyros served in a casual atmosphere

50% Off Modern Diner Food at The Grandview Grill 

Macalester - Groveland

$16 $8

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Unique diner dishes such as pineapple upside-down cake pancakes and blackened-catfish sandwiches paired with fair-trade coffee

45% Gourmet Pub Fare at Chatterbox Pub

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Lobster-laden steaks, artisanal pizzas, and sandwiches pair with 150+ craft beers, ciders, and cocktails amid vintage video and board games

Half Off at Grand Shanghai Restaurant

Macalester - Groveland

$30 $15

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Individual and family-style portions of classic Chinese dishes such as moo shu chicken, barbecue pork with broccoli, and orange beef

Half Off Mexican Food at El Taquito Taco Shop

West St. Paul

$15 $7.50

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Cooks fill soft-shell corn or flour tortillas with shredded beef, chorizo, and chicken before sprinkling them with cilantro and onions

50% Off Mexican Cuisine at Taqueria Los Paisanos

Dayton's Bluff

$12 $6

More than 9-year-old taqueria uses generations-old family recipes to craft fajitas, tortas, tamales, and its specialty: tacos

Up to 51% Off Thai Food at Bangkok Cuisine

Summit - University

$20 $10

Juicy sliced steak, scallops, and chicken serve as counterpoints to veggies and tofu in stir-fried noodle and curry dishes

Half Off Deli Sandwiches at Acme Deli

Macalester - Groveland

$11 $5.50

Deli crafts sandwiches to go with a range of customizable or classic options such as roast beef and grilled cheese

Up to 50% Off at Sakana Sushi & Asian Bistro

Highland

$40 $20

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Sushi bar in Highland Park houses specialty sushi rolls constructed from lobster, caviar, and mango salsa

50% Off Mexican Fare at Los Arcos

West St. Paul

$25 $12.50

More than 90 traditional Mexican platters line up on expansive menu, including mole enchiladas & molcajetes served in hot rock bowls

Half Off Mexican Food at La Cabana 

Dayton's Bluff

$30 $15

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Tuck into hearty potions of ceviche, carne asada, and pescadas empanadas, followed by a cold Mexican beer

Up to 54% Off Diner Meal at Egg and I

Multiple Locations

$30.50 $14

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Dig into steak and eggs, sandwiches, burgers, and large stacks of buttermilk or multi-grain pancakes topped with seasonal berries

$5 for International Cuisine at Maiv's Egg Roll Basket

Saint Paul

$10 $5

Banh mi sandwiches, sweet and savory egg rolls, and many varieties of bubble tea

50% Off Mexican Food at Manana

Dayton's Bluff

$22 $11

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Traditional Mexican and Salvadorian dishes including pupusas, tamales, tacos, tortas, and sopes

Half Off Mexican Cuisine at Las Sirenas

Plato

$30 $15

Emapnadas are served along with mexican classics at eatery with karaoke, live mariachi music, and dancing

50% Off Mexican & American Food at Capital View Café & Catering

Riverview

$20 $10

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Friendly neighborhood café with excellent view of the capitol building serves homemade Mexican and American food for breakfast and lunch

Up to 49% Off American Food at Twisted Fork Grille

St. Paul

$25 $13

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Locally sourced fresh ingredients make their way into American food such as bison entrees and walleye with rice cakes

50% Off Sushi at Haiku Japanese Bistro

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Chefs elegantly plate sushi or put on culinary shows at the hibachi grills

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Wow! Zone entertains bodies and minds of all ages, boasting attractions and activities such as bowling, laser tag, miniature golf, and arcade games. Kick off a day of family fun with two games of bowling on one of Wow! Zone's 16 bowling lanes, fully decked with automatic bumpers and 42-inch LCD scoring monitors. Bowling balls and shoes are provided, maintaining unstubbed toes and preventing the need for using balled-up hedgehogs to knock over pins. Strap on a laser lobber for one game in the multilevel laser-tag arena, where players can go at it solo or team up with friends to perform reenactments of favorite battles from the Hundred Years War. An indoor miniature-golf course shimmers with the incandescent glow of Wow! Zone's specially designed black lights, illuminating vibrantly hued jungle-themed obstacles to be conquered by hand-eye cahoots. The super-variety package also includes a $5 gift card to satisfy the voracious appetites of machines in the arcade area, which is stocked with classic attractions such as skee-ball and newer favorites such as Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution ($0.25–$1/play).

2030 Adams St
Mankato,
MN
US

The wine gurus at The Wine Cafe instill their deep love of the grape-fermented drink in others with a long-winded wine list and a tastefully matching menu. While slurping down a glass of Woop Woop's Australian chardonnay ($6), diners can snack on deluxe sandwiches such as the salami-stuffed and tapenade-topped Italian ($6.50–$8.50), or accompany a build-your-own pizza ($11) with 16 available garnishes and Gnarly Head's California zinfandel ($6/glass). Chunks of grilled bread and kalamata olives swim in a tasty pool of mediterranean spinach and artichoke dip ($8.95), but only because all the other pools are closed for the summer. For dessert, save wear and tear on your teeth by ordering a banana cream cheesecake ($3.50) and imagining how good it must taste while sipping Casillero del Diablo's merlot ($7) or a beer.

301 N Riverfront Dr
Mankato,
MN
US

• For $10, you get $20 worth of French-American cuisine at brunch or lunch. • For $20, you get $40 worth of French-American cuisine and drinks after 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Restaurant's blend of fine French recipes with hardy American ingredients increases gustatory alliances at tables sprinkled throughout its homey dining rooms. In a contemporary take on the timeless roasted duck a l’orange, Grand Marnier and seasonal fruit accompaniments simmer next to a crispy quarter of tender duck ($16). After being pan seared and flambéed with cognac, the steak au poivre's black-peppercorn-encrusted fillet bathes in delicious blend of crème fraîche and bordelaise sauce next to a potato, pasta, or vegetables ($20). The salmon mosaic weaves strips of wild Alaskan salmon and fresh Canadian walleye into a replica of Starry Night before a light poaching and drizzle of lemon beurre blanc and dill ($18). Capturing the essences of classic French cuisine, the chicken coq au vin slow cooks locally raised chicken with bacon, pearl onions, and mushrooms in a red-wine sauce ($19 for dinner, $13 for lunch).

723 2nd St SW
Rochester,
MN
US

From its humble origins as a soda fountain in 1930s Saint Paul, Green Mill Restaurant and Bar has grown into a franchise with more than 28 locations all over Minnesota and the Midwest. As TV screens blast sports news in the background, patrons at each eatery dine on a menu of classic American and pizzeria fare. Thick, hand-pressed burgers form bunned towers with hefty toppings such as smoked bacon, haystack onions, and chipotle mayo. Families looking to bond can practice fractions on regular, deep-dish, or thin and crispy pizzas or group juggling acts with samplers of 27 juicy wings. In addition to pastas and salads, each location's bar carries a varied drink menu that includes draft beers such as Blue Moon and Samuel Adams alongside wine, martinis, and margaritas.

2723 Commerce Dr NW
Rochester,
MN
US

20700 Chippendale Ave W
Farmington,
MN
US

Mario and Nina Pelagalli use recipes passed down from family members from Rome and Naples as the blueprints for Casa Nostra Pizzeria & Ristorante's Italian cuisine. As the owners revealed to Sun Thisweek, Nina's mother creates the restaurant's sauces from scratch to ensure they carry on the family tradition of culinary excellence. Her concoctions blanket the 25 pastas on Casa Nostra's dinner menu, which also includes pizzas, paninis, and veal and chicken entrees. Having recently taken over a neighboring bar, the Pelagallis' restaurant now accommodates even more guests with roomier dining quarters and an expanded liquor stock. Evening entertainment includes Frank Sinatra tributes that pay homage to the crooner's singing ability and talent for intermittently firing blue lasers from his eyes.

20198 Heritage Dr
Lakeville,
MN
US