Food & Drink in Big Lake

Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Deli and Diner Food at Olde Main Eatery ($30 Total Value)

Olde Main Eatery

Elk River

Classic American diner and deli serves up hearty omelets, light wraps, and hot sandwiches

$15 $7.50

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American Food at Fireside Grill & Pub (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Fireside Grill & Pub

Rogers

Cozy pub serves housemade food from scratch using locally sourced ingredients, such as dry rub wings, alongside 18 rotating tap beers

$30 $18

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$22 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of American Fare at Buffalo Bar and Grill ($40 Value)

Buffalo Bar and Grill

Buffalo

Pork sandwich paired with coleslaw, southwest chicken wrap crowned with spicy ranch dressing & quarter-pound burger topped with bacon

$20 $11

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Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

Kingston

Get a behind-the-scenes take on the winemaking process with a vineyard tour followed by a tasting of Hungarian- and Austrian-style wines

$54 $25

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$12.50 for Two Dozen Donuts at Café Donuts ($20 Value)

Cafe Donuts

Multiple Locations

Chefs cook up 40 flavors of donuts, filling their shop’s display cases with varieties such as glazed, boston cream, red velvet, and coconut

$20 $12.50

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$15 for $30 Worth of Hibachi Food and Drinks at Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji

Maple Grove

Stationed at tabletop hibachi grills, chefs grill lobster, steak & vegetables to order while diners watch

$30 $15

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$19 for a Large Two-Topping Pizza and Drinks for Up to Four at Angeno's Pizza & Pasta ($29.05 Value)

Angeno's Pizza & Pasta

Brooklyn Park - Maple Grove

Stone-oven baked pizza with toppings such as italian sausage, pepperoni, pineapple, bacon, green olives, and jalapenos

$29.05 $19

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Broasted Chicken or Burgers and Beer for Two or Four at The Lookout Bar and Grill (Up to 65% Off)

The Lookout Bar and Grill

Lookout Bar & Grill

Bar open since 1958 serves its signature broasted chicken or enormous burgers alongside draft beer

$35.98 $13

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Chicago Style Pizza, Sandwiches, and Italian Food at Frankie's Pizza (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Frankie's Chicago Style Pizza

Maple Grove

For its 26th anniversary, eatery specializing in Chicago-style deep-dish pizza revamped its space and its menu

$30 $16

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$22 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $18 Worth of Barbecue at Z's Smokin' Bonez ($36 Total Value)

Z's Smokin' Bonez

Brooklyn Park - Maple Grove

Eatery serves smoked pork, pulled chicken, and beef brisket with sides like smoked mac & cheese, bacon potato salad, and jalapeño cornbread

$18 $11

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Friday-Night Comedy at the Courtyards Standup Show and Buffet Dinner for Two at Courtyards of Andover (Up to 35% Off)

Comedy at the Courtyards

Comedy at the Courtyards

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Comics from around the country seen on SpikeTV and Funny or Die follow a hearty buffet

$73.90 $48

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Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four or Coffee or Wine at The Bean Coffee & Wine Cafe (Up to 67% Off)

The Bean Coffee & Wine Cafe

Andover

Various imported wines, specialty beers, or microbrews; appetizers made with local ingredients

$40.95 $14

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$28.98 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One Family-Size, Three-Topping Pizza at Majestic Pizza (Up to $60.96 Value)

Majestic Pizza

Andover

Three 16-inch pizzas crafted from dough and sauce made fresh daily with traditional and gourmet ingredients, such as shrimp and white sauce

$20.32 $9.66

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$15 for $30 Worth of International Food and Drinks at Collage Global Cafe

Collage Global Cafe

Maple Grove

Culinary designer uses fresh produce to make globally inspired dishes, such as Greek eggplant pizza, pad thai, and chicken teriyaki

$30 $15

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$11 for $24 Worth of New Orleans Creole Cuisine at NOLA Bistro & Bar

NOLA Bistro & Bar

Osseo / Maple Grove

Meals kick off with alligator bites before moving on to entrees of crawfish étouffée, andouille jambalaya, blackened catfish, and poboys

$24 $12

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Mexican Food for Two or Four at D&L Taco Gringo (Up to 50% Off)

D&L Taco Gringo

Clearwater

House-made black bean-and-corn salsa dresses tacos, chicken tostadas, and Mexican pizza

$10 $6

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$27 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Loose-Meat Sandwiches and Diner Food at Maid-Rite ($60 Total Value)

Maid-Rite

St. Cloud

Quick-serve diner treats including the signature loose-meat beef sandwich, salads, and shakes

$20 $9

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$22 for $40 Worth of Japanese Cuisine for Two or More at Sakana Sushi & Hibachi

Sakana Sushi & Hibachi

Robbinsdale - Crystal - New Hope

Spicy tuna and avocado, yellowtail, and mango tuna rolls highlight extensive sushi lineup

$40 $22

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Three $10 Groupons or a Hot Dog Party for Up to 10 Kids at Uncle Franky's (Up to 50% Off)

Uncle Franky's

Plymouth

Hot dogs, Philly cheesesteaks, hot corned beef, burgers, and hand-cut french fries

$10 $5

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$22 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Hibachi Food at Osaka Sushi and Hibachi

Osaka Sushi and Hibachi

Multiple Locations

Teppanyaki chefs entertain diners while cooking filet mignon and lobster; sushi chefs stuff rolls with shrimp tempura, eel, and mango

$40 $22

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$25 for $50 Worth of Hibachi Food at Osaka Sushi and Hibachi Steakhouse

Osaka Sushi and Hibachi Steakhouse - Coon Rapids

Coon Rapids

Nimble-handed chefs cook traditional Japanese dishes before diners' eyes, sending up aromas of filet mignon, scallops, and hibachi noodles

$50 $25

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Locally-Made Cheese Board or Fondue and Wine or Beer for Two at Eichten's Bistro & Market (Up to 46% Off)

Eichten's Bistro & Market

Shafer

Pairs can share two glasses of wine or draft beer over a board of locally-made cheese or a pot of creamy fondue served with crusty bread

$39.99 $25

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Coffee, Food, Wine and Beer at Mountain Mudd Espresso Cafe (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Mountain Mudd Espresso Cafe, Beer and Wine

New Hope (across from YMCA)

Coffee and espresso served with pastries, desserts, wraps, and appetizers; variety of wine and beer options

$20 $10

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Mexican Food at Zantigo ($24 Total Value)

Zantigo

Multiple Locations

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

$12 $6

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Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Sundae (Up to $24 Value)

Yogurt Sundae

Multiple Locations

Self-serve frozen yogurt flavors include cherry almond cookie, pink lemonade sorbet, and sugar-free Tahitian vanilla; more than 50 toppings

$8 $4.50

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Fro-Yo at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt ($20 Total Value)

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Blaine

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, ready to be sprinkled with any combination of dozens of toppings

$10 $6

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop ($30 Value)

Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop

Blaine

Handmade ice cream in more than 40 fruit- and candy-inspired flavors, such as Almond Joy, banana, and strawberry cheesecake

$10 $5

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3, 6, or 12 Months of Wine of the Month Club from MGM Wine and Spirits (Up to 61% Off)

MGM Wine and Spirits

Golden Valley

Wine of the month club is the easiest way to taste and learn about new wines, all hand selected by wine experts

$120 $59

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Deli Sandwiches and Drinks for Two or Four at Mort's Delicatessen (Up to 58% Off)

Mort's Delicatessen

Robbinsdale - Crystal - New Hope

Classic and specialty sandwiches stack fresh deli meats onto a variety of breads

$45.98 $20

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Latin Dining for Two or Four at El Tequila Mexican Grill & Bar ( 47% Off). Two Options Available.

El Tequila Mexican Grill & Bar

Columbia Heights

Traditional Mexican and Ecuadorian dishes, fajitas, enchiladas, and shrimp ceviche

$30 $16

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Thai Dinner with Wine or Beer for Two or Four at Karta Thai (Up to 26% Off)

Karta Thai

Columbia Heights

Apps such as beef jerky with sticky rice precede entrees such as pad mango, duck curry, or drunken noodles

$52.50 $39

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$27 for $50 Worth of Food and Drinks at Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge

Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge

Spring Park

Upscale-casual cuisine in a comfortable lake lodge setting, featuring an array of new menu items to please anyone’s palate

$50 $27

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Breakfast with Coffee for Two or Four at Cocoa Loco (Up to 45% Off)

Cocoa Loco

Minnetonka

Pair croissant breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, and breakfast burritos with coffee, juice, or fountain sodas

$23.80 $14

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Gourmet Meats and Cafe Food or Mini-Ham DInner for Up to 7 at HoneyBaked Ham & Cafe (Up to 53% Off)

HoneyBaked Ham & Cafe

Multiple Locations

Savory bone-in hams cure in a secret recipe and smoke over hardwood chips; cafe items are made with the same level of care

$30 $15

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Burgers and Drinks for Two or Four at Wild Boar Restaurant ($32.96 Off)

Wild Boar Restaurant

Minnetonka - Hopkins

Sandwiches and juicy hamburgers fuel romps on a mechanical bull and dancing on weekends; choose from house wine, beer, and well drinks

$34.48 $18

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Japanese Cuisine at Aji Japanese Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Four Options Available.

Aji Japanese Restaurant

Minnetonka - Hopkins

Chefs tuck colorful medleys of specialty seafood inside sushi rolls, which balance flavors of grilled chicken, Forestville wine, and dessert

$20 $11

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Ice Cream for Two or Four at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 50% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

Multiple Locations

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$16.92 $9.22

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$24 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Beer and Liquor at Ace Spirits ($48 Total Value)

Ace Spirits

Minnetonka - Hopkins

Craft Beer and Whiskey boutique carries a vast selection of whiskey, bourbon, and all other spirits, as well as beer for every budget

$16 $8

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$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Raku Sushi & Lounge

Raku Sushi & Lounge

St. Louis Park

Upscale Asian-fusion cuisine in futuristically decorated restaurant

$30 $15

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$15 for $30 Worth of Handcrafted Chocolate at Laketown Chocolates

Laketown Chocolates

Waconia

This small chocolate factory produces a range of hand-crafted treats, including salty caramels, chunky bars, and peanut-butter cups

$30 $15

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$49 for a Winery and Brewery Tour Experience with Tastings for Two at Schram Vineyards ($108 Value)

Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery

Waconia

Experience includes two wine or beer flights, two glasses of wine or beer, two take-home glasses, cheese and chocolate snacks, and a tour

$108 $49

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Burgers with Beer or Fountain Drinks at My Burger (Up to 38% Off)

My Burger

Multiple Locations

Quarter-pound burgers dressed in a variety of toppings and award-winning fries in an eatery outfitted with colorful, pop-art decor

$8.10 $5

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Hibachi Dinner for Two or Four or More at Sushi X (45% Off)

Sushi X

Minneapolis

Eatery dishes out hibachi cuisine with proteins like chicken and scallops, speciality sushi rolls, tempura, and pork katsu

$40 $22

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Pizza for Two or Four at Sammy Perrella's Pizza & Restaurant (47% Off)

Sammy Perrella's Pizza & Restaurant

Brooklyn Park

Pizzeria with full bar serves pies such as the 5 Cheese Bianco with garlic and Italian herb butter sauce, or the bacon cheeseburger pizza

$30 $16

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Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Copper Pot Indian Grill (Up to 43% Off)

Copper Pot Indian Grill

Lumber Exchange Building

Cuisine includes prawns, tandoori chicken, coconut lamb saag, roti, and saag paneer with fresh spinach and homemade cheese

$30 $17

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$8 for $16 Worth of Creative Brunch Food at Uptown Diner

Uptown Diner

East Isles

A creative menu spans both breakfast and lunch in the form of pineapple upside-down pancakes and cashew-chicken-salad sandwiches

$16 $8

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$21 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Diner Food at The Malt Shop ($36 Total Value)

The Malt Shop

Lynnhurst

Family-friendly restaurant’s classic menu includes third-pound burgers, housemade soups and salad dressings, and thick malts and shakes

$12 $7

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Japanese Food and Sushi for Dinner at Haiku Japanese Bistro (43% Off). Two Options Available.

Haiku Japanese Bistro

University

Dinkytown eatery serves up classic noodle, teriyaki, and hibachi entrees, plus sushi rolls drizzled with wasabi mayo

$30 $17

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$59 for an Urban Feast for Two

Urban Eatery

Cedar-Isles-Dean

Chefs turn local ingredients into playful takes on classic dishes, such as asian pork sliders on steamed buns and crispy caprese chicken

$99 $55

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Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Dancing Ganesha (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Dancing Ganesha

Downtown West

Contemporary Indian cuisine such as tandoor-oven specialties and South Indian dosa crepes served alongside beer, wine, and house cocktails

$30 $16

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Latin-American Food and Drinks for Dine-In for Two or Four at Los Andes Restaurant (Up to 43% Off)

Los Andes Restaurant

Lyndale

Stews, steaks, and other traditional dishes hailing from the mountainous Andes region of South America

$20 $12

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$79 for Modern American Meal for Two at Bank Restaurant (Up to $140 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Bank Restaurant

Downtown West

Originally built in 1941, the historic Farmers and Mechanics Bank building is home to a contemporary American restaurant with vintage decor

$140 $79

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$15 for $25 Worth of Farm-to-Table Lunch or Brunch at Signature Cafe

Signature Cafe

Prospect Park

Every week is a new experience at this restaurant, which routinely alters its menus to incorporate local, sustainably produced ingredients

$25 $15

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$20 for $40 Worth of Locally Sourced Cuisine at SIX15

The SIX15 Room

Downtown Minneapolis

Globally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients, such as Mexican pizza topped with chorizo and caramelized onion sauce

$40 $20

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$9 for $20 Worth of Healthy and Organic Food for Dinner at Tao Natural and Organic Foods Cafe

Tao Natural and Organic Foods Cafe

Uptown Minneapolis

The chefs here reach for seasonal, nutritious ingredients as they plate up casual vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free eats

$20 $9

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Take-Out Indian Cuisine at Malabari Kitchen (Up to 40% Off)

Malabari Kitchen

Cedar-Riverside

Take home meals of Indian sandwiches stuffed with sautéed mushrooms or shredded chicken, paired with drinks & appetizer such as mini samosas

$25 $15

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$18 for $28 Worth of Arizona-Mexican Cuisine at Weekend Brunch at Saguaro in South Minneapolis

Saguaro

South Minneapolis

Blood-orange margaritas and Bloody Marys match perfectly with the spicy/savory flavors of South Minneapolis’ Saguaro’s brunch

$28 $18

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Sandwiches and Salads at The Simple Sandwich (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Simple Sandwich

Downtown West

Custom salads, hot sandwiches, soups, and breakfast are made from a choice of five breads, six meats, and locally sourced ingredients

$12 $6

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$26.50 for Neapolitan Pizza for Two with Wine or Beer, Valid Monday–Thurs, at Pizza Nea (Up to $43 Value)

Pizza Nea

Nicollet Island

Red or white Neapolitan-style pizzas baked in a stone-fired oven and served with craft beers or wine

$43 $26.50

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$32 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of Latin Cuisine at Mango Bar & Grill ($60 Total Value)

Conga Latin Bistro

Minneapolis

Eclectic Latin American food cha-chas its way to tables amid evocative wall murals and nightly dancing; formerly Conga Latin Bistro

$30 $16

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Four-Course Lobster Bake for Two with Wine at Stella’s Fish Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

Stella's Fish Cafe

Uptown

Enjoy lobster bisque and raspberry pear salad before cracking into whole Maine lobsters and slices of flourless raspberry chocolate torte

$179 $89

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Pizzeria Cuisine for Delivery or Carryout at Parkway Pizza (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Parkway Pizza

PARKWAY NE

Eatery offers food such as hoagies, pasta, pizza, and apps like pesto garlic toast; valid for free delivery within 10 minutes from store

$20 $12

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Dinner and Wine for Two or Four at Kiku Bistro (50% Off)

Kiku Bistro

Uptown

Pan-Asian entrees such as organic beef with orange peel and plum sauce or scallops with black bean sauce, paired with pours of house wine

$51.90 $26

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Breakfast or Dinner for Two at Basil's Restaurant (Up to 53% Off)

Basil's Restaurant

Minneapolis

Chefs craft upscale American fare in a casual dining room located on the third floor of the Marquette Hotel

$130 $61

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food at Sal's on Fifth ($20 Value)

Sal's on Fifth

Downtown West

Huge New York-style slices or whole pies in flavors like loaded baked potato and philly cheesesteak, plus burgers, strombolis, and gyros

$10 $5.50

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at Parkway Pizza

Parkway Pizza

Parkway Pizza

Hot wings, baked penne layered with pepperoni, sausage hoagies, and pizzas loaded with your choice of nearly 30 toppings

$20 $11

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Burgers and American Pub Fare at eagleBOLTbar (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

eagleBOLTbar

Downtown East

Gay pub and restaurant dishes out classic burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, and drinks in eclectic atmosphere

$24 $12

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Cuban-Style Cuisine at El Burrito Cubano (50% Off). Two Options Available.

El Burrito Cubano

El Burrito Cubano

Diners customize Cuban-style burritos and sandwiches with colorful add-ons such as pickles, jalapeños, and pico de gallo

$10 $5

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Pub Fare or Burgers and Beer for Four at Miller's Corner Bar and Grill (Up to 52% Off)

Miller's Corner Bar

Columbia Heights

Burgers made from third-pound patties pair with a glass of Blue Moon, Coors Light, or other draft beer

$25 $13

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Pizza, Pasta, and Burgers at Chanticlear Pizza (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Chanticlear Pizza

Warehouse District

Pizzeria with over 50 years of history serves up classic pies as well as those with more adventurous toppings such as pickles and sauerkraut

$5 $3

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Hibachi Meal for Two or Four or Sushi Meal for Two with Wine or Beer at Wasabi Fusion Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Wasabi Fusion Restaurant

Minneapolis

Chefs flip chicken, steak, shrimp, rice, and veggies on a hibachi grill; sushi meal includes rolls, nigiri, and sashimi alongside edamame

$64 $34

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$22 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Food at Emily's Lebanese Deli ($40 Total Value)

Emily's Lebanese Deli

St. Anthony West

38-year-old restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

$20 $11

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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Asian-Fusion Cuisine and Drinks at Chin Dian Café (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available

Chin Dian Cafe

Como

Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, and Malaysian flavors combine in chicken with dried chilies and shrimp with rice noodles

$20 $10

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Specialty Pizza and Drinks for Two or Four at W XYZ Bar at Aloft Minneapolis (50% Off)

W XYZ Bar at Aloft Minneapolis

Aloft Hotel

Bartenders spin out creative cocktails made with house-infused liquors to pair with a crab cake salad or a gourmet pizza

$40 $20

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$10 for $20 Worth of Café Beverages and Snacks at Defiant Tattoo and Caffeine Bar

Defiant Tattoo and Caffeine Bar

Minneapolis

Coffee shop attached to a tattoo parlor serves fair-trade, locally roasted B+W Specialty Coffee drinks, baked treats, and pizza from Heggies

$20 $10

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$10 for $20 Worth of Ecuadorian and Colombian Cuisine at La Colonia Restaurant

La Colonia Restaurant

Windom Park

Regional South American specialties such as goat stew with fried sweet plantains, arroz con pollo, and pan-fried rainbow trout

$20 $10

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$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Fried Fish and Sides at Mac's Fish & Chips ($40 Value)

Mac's Fish & Chips

Tangletown

Sample house favorites such as the deep-fried halibut, poutine, and salt-water taffy

$20 $10

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Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at Mango Factory (46% Off)

Mango Factory

Minneapolis

Japanese food including shrimp tempura, beef teriyaki, and Zodiac-themed sushi rolls

$28 $15

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The ruleta wheel at Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant sends tablefuls of friends into a frenzy when one of the bunch is chosen to take a spin. Landing on the right space in this wheel can grant the entire table free drinks from a selection of specialty margaritas and cocktails. This is just one of the ways the staff amps up the festive atmosphere in the restaurant—there's also karaoke every night Thursday through Sunday. And thanks to the flat screen televisions, patrons can keep an eye on their favorite teams as they face off with rivals or trade secrets for keeping their shoelaces tied.

Patrons come as much for the atmosphere as they do for the menu of chicken flautas, cheese enchiladas, shrimp chimichangas, pork ribs, and other traditional Mexican cuisine. When the weather's nice they can dine outside, where umbrellas protect their entrees from the sun's sticky fingers. Regular lunch specials and the Monticello location's lunch buffet make midday dining even more enticing.

100 W 7th St.
Monticello,
MN
US

When Maynard's Restaurant opened its first location on the shores of Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior in 1998, it was a melding of the nostalgic and the modern, adding a gourmet flair to its American casual cuisine done right. It features an approachable menu with generous portions and plenty of variety for those repeat visits, from a pot-roast French dip to a butternut squash ravioli basking in cranberry cream sauce. In 2005, a second location opened in Rogers, located a half mile north of 94 on Highway 101, with equally comforting ambience highlighted by a roaring fireplace. A notable local sports bar and hangout, fans flock to the restaurant to take in Wild and Gophers games daily.

21415 136th Avenue
Rogers,
MN
US

When Travis Dickey opened the first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in 1941, the menu offered beef brisket, pit hams, barbecue beans, potato chips, drinks, and that’s all. By focusing on perfecting the flavors of a few dishes, Travis was able to increase quality, and, ultimately, customers. Patrons were so enamored of the food that the restaurant eventually expanded into a nationwide franchise, allowing Americans all over to wear badges made of barbecue sauce. Over the past 70 years, Dickey’s has been passed on to Travis’s sons, but not much else has changed—the quality meats are still seasoned and smoked on site, and except for the addition of spicy cheddar sausage in 2011, the menu remains the same. Regional meats ensure that the most succulent Texas-style chopped beef brisket, old-recipe polish sausage, and fall-off-the-bone pork ribs make it to tabletops. Sides such as mac 'n' cheese and green beans with bacon continue to enhance feasts with an extra punch of homestyle tastiness. Each meal comes complete with complimentary ice cream, soft rolls, and dill pickles.

14165 James Rd
Rogers,
MN
US

It started with a single store, opened in Fridley, Minnesota in 1964. But Dick Kempe's pizza proved too tasty for one outpost, and Chanticlear Pizza eventually spread to 14 locations in the following years. And although Dick no longer owns the pizzerias, his uncompromising standards for quality pies remain in place. Fresh dough is mixed up and hand-tossed daily. Vegetables are chopped each morning. Instead of adding sugar to their sauce, the chefs rely on the tomatoes' natural, charm school-perfected sweetness. And the from-scratch foundation is always topped with house-shredded, 100% Wisconsin mozzarella cheese.

Once the dough and sauce are ready, Chanticlear Pizza's chefs continue the process by loading them with meats and veggies. The selection of toppings range from shrimp and bacon pieces to a secret-recipe pickle blend. A splash of spicy, bourbon-tinged molasses or chunky salsa can add additional pizzazz to pizzas. Beyond circular eats, polygonal dishes as pastas, calzones, and sides of buffalo wings and garlic toast populate the menu.

19328 Highway 169
Elk River,
MN
US

From humble beginnings as a single donut shop in Lakewood, California, in 1953, Denny's has grown into a nationwide destination for classic American diner food served around the clock. Today, just shy of 1,800 locations thrive across the nation, serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner at any time that guests feel a hunger for good food. Family owned and operated, Denny's of Otsego's friendly and attentive staff serves up a menu of more than 100 options, including build-your-own breakfasts and burgers and fried fish for an all-you-can-eat meal on Fridays.

9020 Quaday Ave NE
Elk River,
MN
US

Originally opened as the Top Hat Drive-In in 1953, Sonic has grown into a burger-franchise mecca that today operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and marshmallow Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast, as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.

Sonic’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: Best Value Menu, Best Milk Shake, and Best Drive-Thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through their program Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.

229 Carson Ave
Elk River,
MN
US