Restaurants in Minnesota

$28 for Two $25 Groupons for Gourmet Pub Fare at Chatterbox Pub. Three Locations Available.

Chatterbox Pub

Multiple Locations

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

$25 $14

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2 or 5 Small Sub Sandwiches, or Catering Trays with 10 or 20 Sandwiches at Quiznos (Up to 58% Off)

Quiznos

West End

Meats, cheeses, and vegetables piled on sandwiches or rolled into wraps crisp and melt when toasted in an oven or on a grill

$11.78 $5

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Mexican Food for Lunch or Dinner at Cantina #1 (50% Off)

Cantina #1

South Loop

Eatery takes an innovative approach to Mexican and Tex-Mex food with fajitas, fish tacos, and homestyle sandwiches

$16 $8

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$12 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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$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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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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Italian Cuisine for Dine-In or Take-Out at Andiamo Italian Ristorante (Up to 38% Off)

Andiamo Italian Restaurant

Centennial Ridge

Family of experienced restaurateurs whips up authentic Italian cuisine at welcoming neighborhood restaurants

$40 $25

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Gourmet American Food and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Cravings Wine Bar & Grille (Up to 48% Off)

Cravings Wine Bar & Grille

Woodbury

List of more than 225 wines complements seasonal specialties such as smoked potato crusted walleye, filet mignon, and seared scallops

$30 $16

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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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$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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$16 for Two Panino and Two Beverages at Panino Brothers ($31.90 Value)

Panino Brothers

Eden Prairie

Panino—flatbread-rolled sandwiches filled with lean meats, fresh veggies, and cheese—are baked to satisfaction

$31.90 $16

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$12 for Three $8 Vouchers Towards Sandwiches and Deli Fare at Cheese Melt Cafe ($24 Value)

Cheese Melt Cafe

Burnsville

Build-your-own grilled cheese sandwiches made with Wisconsin cheese and Hormel deli meats

$8 $4

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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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$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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Gourmet Pub Food and Drinks at The Valley Tap House (Up to 50% Off)

The Valley Tap House

Apple Valley

The eatery offers Baltimore-style barbecue roasted in a custom pit, wood-fired pizzas, mussels prepared weekly, and 30 types of draft beer

$40 $29

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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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Homemade Bar Food at Freddy's Tiki Hut (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Freddy's Tiki Hut

Roseville

Tropical-themed restaurant and bar serves up half-pound, Angus beef burgers, southern fried chicken, thin-crust pizza, and 16 beers on tap

$30 $16

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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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$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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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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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Dishes and Seafood at El 7 Mares

El 7 Mares

Savage

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

$20 $7

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Italian Cuisine for Dine-In or Take-Out at Andiamo Italian Ristorante (Up to 45% Off)

Andiamo Italian Ristorante

Owatonna

Enjoy classically prepared Italian cuisine in the intimate, neighborhood-oriented restaurant or at home with the shop’s take-out service

$40 $22

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Steakhouse Cuisine and Drinks at Lindey's Prime Steak House (Up to 45% Off)

Lindey's Prime Steak House

Arden Hills - Shoreview

Casual steakhouse with 50+ years of history

$50 $29

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Italian Food and Drinks at Roma Restaurant Bar and Market (Up to 40% Off)

Roma Restaurant Bar and Market

Willernie

Chefs hand-toss dough for stromboli and fire gourmet thin-crust pizzas in wood-burning ovens

$20 $12

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Three Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Diner Food at Denny's in Otsego (Up to 44% Off)

Denny's

Otsego

Family-owned diner with hundreds of options, from build-your-own breakfasts & burgers to signature coffee and hand-scooped shakes

$16 $9

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Chinese Dine-In Dinner for Two or Four, or Chinese Takeout Cuisine at Tian Jin Chinese Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Tian Jin Chinese Restaurant

Chanhassen

Traditional, authentic cuisine inspired by the owner's frequent trips to China

$20 $11

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Burgers and Drinks or Weekend Breakfast for Two or Four at Wyatt's Twisted Americana (50% Off)

Wyatt's Twisted Americana

Hastings

Wash down the bestselling Jack Daniels burger with beer or wine, or arrive early for breakfast tacos and Scotch eggs

$33.98 $17

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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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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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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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Italian Cuisine and Drinks for Two or Four at Luna Rossa (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Luna Rossa

Stillwater

Italian dishes such as chicken parmigiana, wood-fire pizzas, and gnocchi alla bolognese pair with red and white wines in rustic dining room

$50 $35

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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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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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$10 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Coffee and Comfort Food at 7th Avenue Eatery ($24 Value)

7th Avenue Eatery

North Saint Paul

Breakfast and brunch served in a cozy cafe that inhabits a former home

$6 $2.50

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Farm-to-Table Cuisine at Peoples Organic Coffee & Wine Café (47% Off). Three Options Available.

Peoples Organic

Edina

Organic ingredients from local farms form the bulk of the menu; wines & local artisan beers available

$20 $11

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Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at Suishin Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

Suishin Restaurant

Arden Hills - Shoreview

Sushi rolls and nabemono hot-pot dishes with crab, beef, and rich broth with dipping sauces in a restaurant with an outdoor patio

$25 $13

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Pizza Meal or $20 for $40 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Umbria Gourmet Pizza

Umbria Gourmet Pizzeria

Umbria Pizza

Fresh dough crowned with housemade sauce, gyro meat, smoked bacon, sauerkraut, and other inventive toppings

$65.91 $30

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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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$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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$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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Upscale Comfort Food and Drinks at The Prairie Tap House (Up to 50% Off)

The Praire Tap House

Eden Prairie

Pit beef rubbed with spices and slowly grilled, handmade pastas, gourmet salads, and burgers topped with truffle cheese and chutneys

$40 $20

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Jamaican Meal with Drinks for Two or Four at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen (Up to 46% Off)

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen

Burnsville

Winner on Food Network’s Food Court Wars serves up Jamaican entrees such as jerk chicken, pork, and curried veggies

$25 $14

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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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$22 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Food at valleyGirl Espresso Bar & Eatery ($40 Value)

valleyGirl Espresso Bar & Eatery

Apple Valley

Café creates drinks such as espressos and smoothies and dishes out food like hot grilled paninis, homemade quiche, and desserts

$20 $11

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Comfort Food at McCarron's Pub and Grill (Up to 44% Off). Four Options Available.

McCarron's Pub and Grill

Maplewood

Pub dishes out comfort food such as bacon cheeseburgers, buffalo chicken wraps, fish tacos, pulled pork sliders, and spicy turkey melts

$18 $10

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Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at Sarku Japan – St. Paul (Up to 45% Off)

Sarku Japan

Roseville

Made-to-order sushi, teriyaki, and tempura brimming with fresh seafood and vegetables

$20 $11

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American Cuisine at Ingredients Cafe (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Ingredients Cafe

White Bear Lake

Local, sustainable ingredients make refined, internationally tinged dishes such as empanadas, Asian pork salad & lemon caper chicken penne

$40 $25

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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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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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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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$16 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Mediterranean Deli Food at Holy Land ($28 Value)

Holy Land

Audubon Park - Northeast Minneapolis

Rotisserie chicken, arabic shawirma, burgers, plus vegetarian & gluten-free foods, at family-run deli whose foods are found in local stores

$14 $8

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Italian Meal for Two or Four with Entrees and Wine at Little Venetian (Up to 45% Off)

Little Venetian

Roseville

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

$38.90 $23

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Classic American Dinner at Kincaid's (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Kincaid's

Bloomington

Rock salt roasted prime rib, bacon-wrapped meatloaf, twice-roasted herb-stuffed chicken, and grilled smoked sirloin with jumbo prawns

$50 $30

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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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Modern American Cuisine for Two or Four at Gulden's Restaurant & Bar (50% Off)

Gulden's Restaurant & Bar

Maplewood

Tender sirloin steaks, slow-cooked hickory pork ribs, and a full menu of fresh seafood

$30 $15

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$12 for $20 Worth of Diner Food at Cobblestone Cafe

Cobblestone Cafe

White Bear Lake

Diner food like eggs benedict, biscuits and gravy, burgers, and malts for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, served in café with outdoor seating

$20 $12

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Dinner for Two at Mattie's on Main (Up to 38% Off). Two Options Available.

Mattie's on Main

Minneapolis

Steak, burgers, and shareable appetizers at upscale pub dinner capped off by liquor-spiked milkshakes

$76 $47

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$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at El Taquito Taco Shop ($30 Value)

El Taquito Taco Shop

West St. Paul

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

$15 $7.50

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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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$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Burgers and Drinks at BYO Burger ($28 Value)

BYO Burger

White Bear Lake

400,000+ combinations are possible with selection of build-your-own burger ingredients

$14 $7.50

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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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Pizzeria Cuisine at Roadside Pizza & Wings (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Roadside Pizza & Wings

Payne - Phalen

Menu includes buffalo wings, taco pizza with homemade taco meat, pasta salads, chicken bacon ranch wraps, lasagna, and veggie lovers pizza

$10 $6

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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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$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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$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Food at La Cabana

La Cabana

Dayton's Bluff

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

$30 $15

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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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$9 for Two Fried-Fish Value Baskets at Mac’s Fish & Chips (Up to $17.98 Value)

Mac's Fish & Chips

Como Park

Baskets of hand-battered fried walleye, cod, halibut, or chicken paired with crispy hand-cut chips and housemade coleslaw

$18 $9

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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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$4 for Asian and American Cuisine at Maiv's Egg Roll Basket ($10 Value)

Maiv's Egg Roll Basket

Saint Paul

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

$10 $4

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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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$20 for Pasta and Wine for Two at Yarusso's Italian Restaurant (Up to $37.18 Value)

Yarusso's Italian Restaurant

Payne - Phalen

Sauce and meatballs made from secret family recipes top pasta dishes at this fourth-generation-owned family restaurant opened in 1933

$37.18 $20

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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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Mexican Food at Manana (55% Off). Two Options Available.

Manana Restaurant y Pupuseria

Dayton's Bluff

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

$22 $10

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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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Modern American cuisine for Dinner or Takeout at Faces Mears Park (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Faces Mears Park

Lowertown

Local, sustainably farmed ingredients flavor Mediterranean-influenced restaurant cuisine that pairs with a wide wine selection

$90 $49

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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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Mexican and American Food for Breakfast at Capital View Café & Catering (45% Off)

Capital View Cafe

Saint Paul

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

$20 $11

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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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Some of the spices and condiments in a Malaysian kitchen—ginger, shallots, chilies—are familiar to American diners. Others aren't as widely known, and it's these that give the seafood, meats, veggies, and curries at Peninsula Malaysian Cuisine their palate-expanding complexity. Belacan, for example, is a dried shrimp paste that provides a salty tang; pandan leaf is an aromatic plant used in desserts as a dumpling wrapper; and galangal is a type of Southeast Asian rhizome that goes well with lemongrass.

At Peninsula Malaysian Cuisine, Chef Tong mixes these ingredients with practiced precision to make nearly 200 dishes, from pineapple seafood fried rice to the Buddhist yam pot—a bowl formed from crispy fried taro and filled with shrimp, chicken, cashews, and vegetables. The restaurant's open kitchen lets guests watch him and the other cooks as they flip the crispy pancakes known as roti canai and toss fresh egg noodles with duck and barbecued pork. The food impressed Jeremy Iggers of the StarTribune along with his Malaysia-born dining companions, who "gave the Peninsula a strong endorsement: they said the food was as good as at the restaurants back home."

The kitchen also displays Peninsula's love for coconut. Jumbo shrimp and beef take on sweetness as they simmer in coconut milk, and a coconut-butter breading turns bites of chicken into crispy treats. To increase the chances that their dreams will take them to a tropical island, diners can finish with another celebration of the fruit of the palm: coconut pudding served inside a real coconut shell.

2608 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

The aroma of simmering lamb and curried vegetables wafts from Flamingo Restaurant’s kitchen, where owners Shegitu Kebede and Frewoini Haile ladle hearty meat stews onto spongy disks of injera. The duo’s traditional East African cuisine has been lauded by the Star Tribune as “flavorful and lovingly prepared.”

But Ms. Kebede’s and Ms. Haile’s passion for African cuisine is not the only bond they share: both women embarked on a dangerous escape from their respective war-ravaged countries, Ethiopia and Eritrea. As reported by MPR News, the refugees fled Africa on foot, alone, dodging rebels and government armies en route to freedom.

Once in the United States, Ms. Kebede and Ms. Haile joined forces to rebuild their lives and preserve their cultural identities. The result is Flamingo Restaurant. There, traditional African art adorns the walls, and imported African spices flavor the owners’ family recipes. Both women are always on hand to greet guests with a smile or conduct a tableside primer on their favorite dishes. Says Kebede, "We want people to see that, even though your countries fight [for] over 35 years, you can still be friends."

490 Syndicate St N
Saint Paul,
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

In the 1950s, Sam Perrella owned a small cafe in Minnesota's Iron Range, offering up the usual cafe fare of coffee and baked goods. But after hearing WWII soldiers' stories of Italian pizza and traveling to Chicago to taste the Windy City's version of the Italian pie, he and his wife created their own version. They morphed the cafe with Sammy's Pizza, moved it to a larger location, and watched the loyal customers roll in.

The iconic restaurant now boasts 16 locations in three states and the Five Four Lounge in Coon Rapids. But though it's a household name, it remains a family-run eatery with menu items culled from family recipes. Among them are chicken tetrazzini, three-cheese bacon caballero, and specialty pizzas. Favorites include Sammy's Special with Italian sausage, green pepper, and onions, or the Iron Ranger with kosher beef salami, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese.

103 W 1st St
Duluth,
MN
US

Property Location
With a stay at Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington in Bloomington (Bloomington - Mall of America), you'll be minutes from Water Park of America and close to Mall of America. This hotel is within close proximity of Nickelodeon Universe and Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 193 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access is available. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Bloomington? This hotel has 2800 square feet (260 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.

7800 Bloomington Avenue South
Minneapolis,
MN
US

At Sweet Taste of Italy, the secret’s not just in the sauce—although they have a specialty housemade red sauce—because everything is made from scratch each day. The chefs whip butter, grind cheese, bake fresh sweet Italian bread, and hand-slice meats to create Italian favorites with an American twist. Customers can dine in or take out heaping helpings of pasta and Toyota-sized pizzas, and catering services are also available.

9576 Noble Parkway
Minneapolis,
MN
US