Restaurants in Minnesota

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

Up to 52% Off Chilitos at Zantigo

Multiple Locations

$20.68 $10

(40)

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

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

Maid-Rite – Half Off Sandwiches and Diner Food

St. Cloud

$20 $10

(8)

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

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

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

50% Off Greek Cuisine at Santorini

Eden Prairie

$40 $20

(96)

Selection of Mediterranean and American cuisine includes dolmades, wood-grilled chicken kebabs, kotopita, lamb chops, and Angus steaks

50% Off at Thunder Valley Bar & Grill

Burnsville

$30 $16

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

Up to Half Off Sushi and Hibachi at Sawa Japan

Timbercrest At Lakeville

$30 $16

(60)

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

50% Off Wings, Burgers, and Seafood

Minnetonka

$30 $15

(10)

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

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

Uptown

$42 $24

(209)

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

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

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

$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

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

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

Half Off Mexican Food at El Taquito Taco Shop

West St. Paul

$15 $7.50

(111)

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up to Off 52% Farm-to-Table Cuisine at Signature Cafe

Signature Cafe

$25 $12

(136)

Rotating menus feature farm-to-table cuisine such as beef stew, chicken a la king, and pumpkin ice cream

Up to 54% Off Diner Meal at Egg and I

Multiple Locations

$30.50 $14

(83)

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

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

$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

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

50% Off Mexican Food at Manana

Dayton's Bluff

$22 $11

(27)

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

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

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

Up to 37% Off ALM Corner Cafe

Water Park

$8 $5

Chefs fuse American & Latin cuisine to create innovative café fare

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

Half Off Latin Cuisine at Mango Bar & Grill

Nicollet Island

$30 $15

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

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

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

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

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 Sushi at Haiku Japanese Bistro

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(19)

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

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

(147)

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

(46)

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

(138)

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

(74)

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 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

$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

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

(532)

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

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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

Highway 61
Beaver Bay,
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 sautéed 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 béarnaise sauce. During lunch, a more casual midday menu features sandwiches such as an open-faced beef-tenderloin sandwich with cambozola-cheese fondue, and plates heaped with chicken fettuccine. 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

Since 1956, Dick's Bar & Grill's welcoming waitstaff and suds-wielding barkeeps have filled bellies with classic American fare and frosty on-tap brews while its patrons socialize over bingo and other activities. Dick's menu brims with savory pub fare, from house-made pizzas ($9.25+) to a breaded pork tenderloin ($6.95+). Wild Turkey bourbon buffalo wings ($7.50) strum twangy tones accompanied by a percussion section of cool blue cheese. Chefs sizzle half-pound beef patties, melt monterey jack and cheddar, and stack crisp bacon slices for the Real Billy burger, sweetened with smoky barbecue sauce ($9.25). Reminisce about the days of barrel-transportation and 30-piece-choir telegrams with a cold draft beer such as local brewer Schell's dark beer ($4.50), Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss ($3.95), or Killian's Irish Red ale ($3.95).

205 Central Ave
Osseo,
MN
US