Restaurants in Minnesota

$8 for $16 Worth of Contemporary Diner Cuisine at The Grandview Grill 

The Grandview Grill

Macalester - Groveland

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

$16 $8

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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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Slow-Cooked, Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Customizable Toppings and Optional Drinks at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

Kick-start your day with 100% organic, whole-grain oats slow-cooked with soymilk and topped with your choice of 36 topping combinations

$3.49 $2

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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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$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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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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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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$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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Sushi and Japanese Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Raku Japanese Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Raku Japanese Restaurant

Edina

Traditional and fusion Japanese cuisine that incorporates elements of French, Italian, and other Asian cooking

$30 $16

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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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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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$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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Buffalo Wings and Beer or Fondue and Wine for Two at Eichten's Market & Cafe (46% Off)

Eichten's Market & Cafe

Shafer

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

$20.39 $11

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Pub Food and Drinks for Two or Four at G.B. Leighton's Pickle Park (Up to 53% Off)

G.B. Leighton's Pickle Park

Fridley

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

$44.48 $26

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$10 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 $10

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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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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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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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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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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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$100 for $125 Worth of Food and Drink at Maynard's Restaurant

Maynard's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Casual American cuisine with a gourmet flair, including a pot-roast French dip and a butternut squash ravioli in cranberry cream sauce

$125 $100

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Italian Meal for Two or Four with Entrees and Wine at Little Venetian (Up to 51% 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

$37.90 $19

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Barbecue and Pub Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Smokey's Pub n' Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Smokey's Pub N' Grill

Wyoming

House-made barbecue, burgers, and local and craft beers

$30 $15

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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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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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$8 for $16 Worth of Cajun-American Diner Food at New Louisiana Cafe

New Louisiana Cafe

Summit - University

Cajun-American Diner with chocolate-chip cookie-dough pancakes and half-pound burgers

$16 $8

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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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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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Mexican Food for Two or Four at D&L Taco Gringo (44% Off)

D&L Taco Gringo

Clearwater

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

$19.60 $11

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Burgers, Flatbreads, and Classic American Entrees at Saga Bar and Grill (47% Off)

Saga Bar and Grill

Eagan

Gourmet burgers, specialty flatbreads, steaks, and seafood are served alongside cold brews and cocktails

$30 $16

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Buy $100 in Gift Cards, Get an Additional $25 Gift Card at Malone's Bar & Grill

Malone's Bar & Grill

Maple Grove

Gift cards to restaurant specializing in steaks, ribs, and burgers

$125 $100

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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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Meal for Two or Four at Cocoa Loco (Up to 49% Off)

Cocoa Loco

Minnetonka

Salmon salads, reubens, and burgers made with chili, hot sauce, fried eggs, and brisket are accompanied by fountain drinks

$28.48 $15

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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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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Roma Restaurant Bar and Market

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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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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Sushi Dinner at Aji Japanese Restaurant (Up to 42% Off)

Aji Japanese Restaurant

Minnetonka - Hopkins

Chefs tuck colorful medleys of specialty seafood inside sushi rolls, sear steaks on hibachi grills, and balance the flavors with house wine

$40 $25

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$31 for $60 Worth of Sustainable Italian Food and Drinks at The Butcher Block Restaurant

The Butcher Block Restaurant

Northeast Minneapolis

Grass-fed, organic, and sustainable meats dominate authentic Italian menu in items such as pan-roasted duck breast and veal-liver marsala

$60 $32

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Finnish Cuisine and American Favorites or Brunch with Drinks for Two at Finnish Bistro (Up to 47% Off)

Finnish Bistro

St. Anthony Park

Finnish dishes such as salmon lox and rye bread, spicy reindeer sausage, and daily fresh quiches; brunch with bloody marys or mimosas

$25 $14

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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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$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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Pub Food and Beer Flights at Chatterbox Pub (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Chatterbox Pub

Multiple Locations

Lobster grilled cheese, gourmet burgers & hops-infused cheese curds pair with craft beers, ciders & wines amid vintage video & board games

$50 $26

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Pub Food and Beer Flights at Chatterbox Pub (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Chatterbox Pub

Multiple Locations

Lobster grilled cheese, gourmet burgers & hops-infused cheese curds pair with craft beers, ciders & wines amid vintage video & board games

$50 $26

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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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$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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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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$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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$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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$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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$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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$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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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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$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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$27 for $50 Worth of Steaks and Seafood at Vic's Dining

Vic's Dining

St. Anthony Main

Guests enjoy views of riverfront while dining on Maryland-style crab cakes, flatbreads, new york strip steaks, burgers, and sandwiches

$50 $27

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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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$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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Mexican Food at Manana (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Manana Restaurant y Pupuseria

Dayton's Bluff

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

$22 $11

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$12 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 $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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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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Mexican and American Food for Breakfast at Capital View Café & Catering (40% 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 $12

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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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Pub Food and Drinks for Two or Four at New Brighton Bar and Grill (43% Off)

New Brighton Bar and Grill

Arden Hills - Shoreview

Watch the game or play bingo while feasting on hearty burgers and internationally inspired pub dishes

$30 $17

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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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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

Chez Daniel executive chef Wilver Sanchez interprets the cuisine of France with an eye for artful presentation, simple and fresh ingredients, and a creative sensibility. Attentive servers welcome diners with appetizing small plates, covering nude tables with plump escargot baked in garlic butter and house-smoked salmon toast. Lobster ravioli is tossed with saut?ed mushrooms before making a dazzling midmeal entrance in a mantle of roasted artichokes and lobster-tarragon sauce, while filet mignon is served with potatoes and a classic b?arnaise sauce. Chez Daniel also features a list of weekly specials. The dining room's exposed-brick, lofty archways, and elaborately adorned tables entice customers with an atmosphere as elegant as a tablecloth woven from Charlemagne?s beard.

2800 American Blvd. W
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