Food & Drink in Columbia Heights

Up to 30% Off Jalsa Indian Fastfood

Columbia Heights

$10 $7

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off Pub Food and Drinks

Fridley

$44.48 $23

Draft beers, drinks, and wine match with black Angus burgers, racks of ribs, wings, and other familiar pub grub

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

45% Off Mediterranean Food at Athens Cafe

Robbinsdale

$20 $11

(33)

Gyro sandwiches and kebabs served with creamy hummus and other Greek specialties

50% Off at Haiku Japanese Bistro

University

$30 $15

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

$16 or $22 for Food at Bagu Sushi & Thai

Northrup

$30 $16

Japanese and Thai cuisine including specialty maki and thai noodle dishes

Up to 50% Off Tuscan Cuisine at Arezzo Ristorante

Edina

$40 $20

Award-winning pizzas baked to order in brick ovens and handmade pastas tossed with Italian cured meats served amid murals and marble arches

Up to 43% Off New American Cuisine at Common Roots Cafe

Uptown

$42 $24

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Monthly menu highlights local and organic ingredients in dishes such as pan-seared salmon, green curry with rice, and bison bolognese

$8 for Diner Food at 50th Street Cafe

50th Street Cafe

$16 $8

(92)

Classic diner serves organic, free-trade coffee alongside omelets, pancakes, bacon, and burgers

45% Gourmet Pub Fare at Chatterbox Pub

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(228)

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

Up to 50% Off at Jimbo's Italian & American Restaurant

Blaine

$24 $12

Mix of Italian and American classics such as spaghetti, patty melts, and pizzas topped with bacon

50% Off Drinks and Small Food Plates at The Tangiers

Minneapolis

$50 $25

Gourmet bistro-style fare includes flatbreads, small plates like tacos and a hummus platter, and inventive cocktails

Up to 50% Off at Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar

Uptown

$85.85 $44

(911)

Fresh oysters, sushi, and fish pair with red wine, beer, or specialty cocktails on one of two rooftop decks

Devil's Advocate – Up to 52% Off

Downtown West

$42 $20

(119)

Duck and prosciutto on toast, biscuits and gravy, or toffee french toast for brunch; bacon burgers, falafel, and crab balls for lunch/dinner

50% Off Mexican Food at El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurante

Longfellow

$24 $12

(72)

Sturdy wooden tables prop up plate after plate of authentic, regional Mexican food under warm light of rustic lanterns

Half Off at The Simple Sandwich

Downtown West

$12 $6

(8)

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

Up to 51% Off Mediterranean Meals at Zakia Deli

Mid-City Industrial

$22 $11

Chicken and rice with almonds, Lebanese spaghetti, gyros, and custom sandwiches pair with classic sides such as grape leaves and hummus

Up to 50% Off Asian Fusion Cuisine at Kiku Bistro 

Uptown

$51.90 $26

(67)

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

Half Off at Crooked Pint Ale House 

Downtown Minneapolis East

$30 $15

(53)

Two dozen tap beers and specialty cocktails complement Lucy burgers, lots of entrees, wings, and breakfast served all day

Up to 47% Off Breakfast or Dinner at Basil's Restaurant

Minneapolis

$130 $69

(163)

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

Up to 37% Off ALM Corner Cafe

Water Park

$8 $5

Chefs fuse American & Latin cuisine to create innovative café fare

Up to Half Off Upscale American Cuisine at Icehouse

Whittier

$38 $19

(204)

Beer-battered cod, cheese ravioli, and lobster BLTs served at lunch; six-course Chef's Table dinner with specialty entrees paired with wine

Half Off at El Burrito Cubano

El Burrito Cubano

$10 $5

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

50% Off Upscale American Cuisine at restaurant Max

The Hotel Minneapolis

$50 $25

(116)

Upscale renditions of American classics, such as smoked-to-order salmon and spaghetti and meatballs with a three-hour sauce

Up to 52% Off at Miller's Corner Bar and Grill

Columbia Heights

$25 $12

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

50% Off Japanese Cuisine at Mango Factory

Minneapolis

$30 $15

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

48% Off at Sweet Taste of Italy in Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park - Maple Grove

$25 $13

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Chefs create Italian favorites with American twist, from jumbo-sized pizzas to lasagna with hand-grated cheese & special red sauce

Up to 50% Off at Jerusalem’s Restaurant

Stevens Square

$25 $12.50

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Hand-rolled grape leaves, mixed shawarma, and curries served in a dining room decorated with draped fabrics and tapestries

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

50% Off Indian Cuisine at Dancing Ganesha

Downtown West

$30 $15

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

Up to 50% Off Pub Food and Drinks at The Imperial Room

Warehouse District

$30 $15

Cocktails, wontons, meatball sandwiches, and classic entrees served amid soft lighting & wall murals

Up to 50% Off Asian-Fusion Cuisine at Chin Dian Café

Como

$20 $10

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

50% Off at My Huong Kitchen

Minneapolis

$16 $8

Pan-Asian menu including pho, noodle salads, bubble tea, and crepes

50% Off at Merwin Liquors

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Expansive liquor store features a craft beers, build-your-own six-packs, and whiskey gurus that find a drink to suit any palate

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

50% Off Sushi Dinner at Wasabi Fusion Restaurant

Downtown East

$58 $29

Chef's specialty JR and Champion sushi rolls paired with house wine or tap beer

50% Off at Two Stooges Sports Bar & Grill

Fridley

$30 $15

(6)

Burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pasta & steak served at a Sports bar with 43 pool tables, weekly entertainment featuring Bands, Djs & karaoke

50% Off at Solomon's Bakery

Minneapolis

$30 $15

(9)

European–style croissants, sweet-potato tarts, dinner rolls, and made-to-order organic juices

$10 for Café Food at Defiant Tattoo and Caffeine Bar

Minneapolis

$20 $10

(9)

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

40% Off Traveling Tap Experience

Multiple Locations

$330 $198

Driver steers pedal-powered bar through the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul as up to 16 people enjoy BYO-drinks delivered by a bartender

Chelsea Handler — Up to 40% Off Comedy Show

Target Center

$76.47 $46

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Standup comic, "New York Times"-best selling author and host of E!'s "Chelsea Lately" shares raunchy tales of world travel

47% Off Indian Food at Copper Pot Indian Grill

Lumber Exchange Building

$30 $15.99

Chefs prepare authentic dishes from different regions across India, whipping up favorites such as vegetarian saag paneer & tandoori chicken

Up to 44% Off at Pizza Nea

Minneapolis

$43 $24

(95)

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

$8 for Diner Food at Uptown Diner

East Isles

$16 $8

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Menu spans all-day-breakfast & lunch in the form of pineapple upside-down pancakes & chicken salad sandwiches; open 24 hours Monday-Thursday

50% Off Sushi at Haiku Japanese Bistro

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(19)

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

56% Off Saint Patty’s Pub Crawl

Warehouse District

$22.75 $10

Celebrate Saint Patty’s Day with included drink tickets while exploring different bars; portion of proceeds go to a local charity

46% Off Apps and Drinks at Eichten's Market & Cafe

Shafer

$20.39 $11

Couples enjoy beer or wine along with buffalo wings or homemade cheese fondue featuring gouda from the Eichten family farm

50% Off Japanese Cuisine at Osaka Golden Valley

St. Louis Park

$30 $15

Teppanyaki chefs perform culinary feats as salmon, chicken, or steak sizzle upon tableside hibachi grills

50% Off at Osaka Sushi and Hibachi Steakhouse

Coon Rapids

$50 $25

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

Half Off International Food at Collage Global Cafe

Maple Grove

$30 $15

(13)

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

50% Off at Sammy's Pizza & Restaurant

Brooklyn Park

$30 $15

(16)

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

Up to 52% Off Coffee and Food

New Hope (across from YMCA)

$20 $10

(6)

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

50% Off at Outtakes Bar & Grill

Robbinsdale - Crystal - New Hope

$20 $10

Burgers and flatbread pizzas pair with specialty cocktails inspired by your favorite movies

Jesters Comedy Improv – Half Off Comedy Show

Ol' Mexico Restaurante

$20 $10

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Six veteran improvisers transform audience suggestions into impromptu sketches

61% Off Craft Beer, Cheese, Distilled Spirits, and Limo Tour

Rosedale Center

$179 $69

Limousines ferry guests to four local manufacturers' tasting rooms to sample beer, bourbon, rye, vodka, limoncello, and cheese

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

St. Louis Park

$22 $11

(12)

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

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Sundae

Multiple Locations

$8 $4.50

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

Up to 53% Off Burger and Beer Meal at The Lookout Bar and Grill

Lookout Bar & Grill

$35.98 $19

(20)

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

Up to 50% Off The Hookah Hideout

Roseville

$20 $10

Casual hookah lounge offers up over 50 Romman & Starbuzz tobacco flavors & five liquid additives including mango juice & milk

Up to 51% Off Italian Food at Little Venetian

Roseville

$37.90 $19

(11)

Made from family recipes, the eatery's Italian classics range from meat-filled lasagna to pizza crowned with chicken and alfredo sauce

Michael L. Walters as Dame Edna – Up to 50% Off Comedy

CAMP Bar

$58 $29

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With a spot-on impersonation approved by creator Barry Humphries, Walters steps into Dame Edna's kitten heels for a night of laughs

Up to 45% Off Pedal-Bar Ride from Amsterdam Pedals

Amsterdam Bar and Hall

$300 $169

Up to 16 people pedal on a group bicycle outfitted with a table and cooler for BYOB drinks; three easy routes around St. Paul available

50% Off Modern Diner Food at The Grandview Grill 

Macalester - Groveland

$16 $8

(121)

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

Half Off at Grand Shanghai Restaurant

Macalester - Groveland

$30 $15

(38)

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

(31)

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

(6)

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

$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

(27)

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

(98)

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

(205)

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

Half Off Craft and Irish Beer, Wine, and Cocktails at The Dubliner Pub

St. Paul

$20 $10

(23)

Pints of Guinness, Magners Cider, and Summit IPA poured alongside Jameson inside a traditional Irish pub with live music and dancing

Half Off Bubble Tea and Smoothies at XO Boba

Saint Paul

$4 $2

Green-apple and mango tea with flavored boba, chai tea, and smoothies served in a café with free WiFi

50% Off Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Merriam Park West

$54.99 $27.50

Gift chocolate-covered strawberries in a box or bouquet to a loved one for Valentine's Day

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In 1996, the Pro Billiards Tour declared Jimmy Wetch to be the fifth-best billiards player in the world. Now, the pro circulates among the 20 emerald felt plots at Jimmy's Pro Billiards, chatting with fellow billiards enthusiasts. At 9-foot and 7-foot Diamond and Gold Crown tables, players sink colorful spheres, and snooker tables encourage them to yell “snooker” as loud as they can. The staccato snap of the cue against a ball rhythmically fills the 10,000 feet of airy, high-ceilinged space. In the kitchen, the staff slices deli meats and pairs hand-pattied burgers with hand-cut french fries and beers with manually placed bubbles.

4040 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis,
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.

4910 Central Ave NE
Columbia Heights,
MN
US

More than 50 years go, Mike Ilitch was poised for major-league glory. An up-and-coming shortstop for the Detroit Tigers, his baseball finesse was blossoming when an injury derailed his sports career. But although the wound stunted his athletic aspirations, it steered him toward a new path, and on May 8, 1959, he and his wife opened the first Little Caesars location, a then-unheard-of carry-out-only joint. The career shift and novel technique eventually proved triumphant. Today, the pizzeria's iconic, toga-clad mascot adorns storefronts on five continents. In each shop, staffers forge the signature Hot-N-Ready pizza, a freshly baked pizza designed for instant pickup, and warm, garlicky Crazy bread. With a storied half century under their belt, Mike Ilitch and his family strive to give back, supporting local organizations and creating their own charitable programs.

4872 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Today's culinary triumphs are the product of thousands of years of experimentation. The staff at Annona Gourmet doesn’t see any reason why that march of innovation should end, so they fill the shop’s shelves with exotic twists on staples such as pasta, sea salt, and vinegar. 20 varieties of olive oil pour from large stainless-steel tanks called fusti, their straw-hued droplets hinting at everything from Sicilian sunshine to Persian limes. After tasting balsamic vinegar infused with cinnamon and pears or figs, patrons peruse the inventory of pastas beneath coastal murals that give one the feeling of being at a beach free of sailors with boring albatross stories. Jars of sauces and dressings hint at a spectrum of flavors with earth-tone hues, and sea salts take on the flavor of black truffles or ghost peppers in an escape from seasoning conventions.

2907 Pentagon Dr
Minneapolis,
MN
US

While most barbecue caterers are happy to supply clients with buckets of homestyle sides and cuts of meat, not many will send along a barbecue pit master free of charge. Mr. BBQ is the exception, sending its experienced chefs to man the grills at client events and ensure each hickory-smoked cut is fresh, hot, and expertly sauced. This level of care extends to the barbecue joint’s regular menu, which includes tender cuts of pulled pork, flavorful bites of applewood-smoked chicken, and St. Louis ribs. Chefs pair each entree with a choice of two homestyle sides—such as creamed cucumbers, Cajun rice, and red beans and rice—and a cornbread muffin, creating a full southern meal for diners reclining on the outdoor patio or catching catnaps underneath the checkered tablecloths in the dining room.

4811 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Smashburger isn't just the name—it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.

This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.

3900 Silver Lake Rd NE
Minneapolis,
MN
US