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Guidebook for Minneapolis

Sharlene

Guidebook for Minneapolis

Food Scene
nice local scene.
Starbucks
704 W 98th St
nice local scene.
Great pizza and other Italian food. Sit down or take out
Umbria Gourmet Pizzeria
521 W 98th St
Great pizza and other Italian food. Sit down or take out
Old school American Chinese. Not as authentic as some but it is a very nice dining experience with wait staff that has been there for years. It has the feel of the old time supper club. There is a bar that the locals hang out at. Good for take out too.
David Fong's Restaurant
9329 Lyndale Ave S
Old school American Chinese. Not as authentic as some but it is a very nice dining experience with wait staff that has been there for years. It has the feel of the old time supper club. There is a bar that the locals hang out at. Good for take out too.
You know what to expect. This one is well run and has good food. Nice bar area
Applebee's Grill + Bar
9601 Lyndale Ave S
You know what to expect. This one is well run and has good food. Nice bar area
Really good cheap Chinese. They will customize orders for you and make it fresh. Fast food great for take out or they deliver orders over $15. Currently take out and delivery only. Very nice staff.
Eddie Cheng
720 W 78th St
Really good cheap Chinese. They will customize orders for you and make it fresh. Fast food great for take out or they deliver orders over $15. Currently take out and delivery only. Very nice staff.
Best pizza around. Cozy seating area, take out or delivery. My favorite pizza. Definitely a local fav.
Broadway Pizza
7514 Lyndale Ave S
Best pizza around. Cozy seating area, take out or delivery. My favorite pizza. Definitely a local fav.
Nice bar, outdoor seating during the summer. Good fresh Mexican
Chevys Fresh Mex
2251 Killebrew Dr
Nice bar, outdoor seating during the summer. Good fresh Mexican
Great authentic Mexican food. Nice bar area. Fab Margaritas. Really good value. During the summer there is outdoor seating and on Friday and Saturday late afternoon into evening there is often a little band on the patio. Reservations for seating are a must these days due to limited seating for COVID regulations
El Loro Mexican Grill
8405 Lyndale Ave S
Great authentic Mexican food. Nice bar area. Fab Margaritas. Really good value. During the summer there is outdoor seating and on Friday and Saturday late afternoon into evening there is often a little band on the patio. Reservations for seating are a must these days due to limited seating for COVID regulations
Voted Best Gyros in Minnesota. It's about $8 for a really great one with everything. Traditional or Chicken versions, roasted potatoes, salads and Baklava. Yum. There is seating but it is a small place. Basically lunches and most evenings. Not open Saturday evening or Sunday. They are a family owned business and they go to church on those times. Order on line and they will bring it out to your car. Currently no seating inside.
Gyropolis
2325 W 90th St
Voted Best Gyros in Minnesota. It's about $8 for a really great one with everything. Traditional or Chicken versions, roasted potatoes, salads and Baklava. Yum. There is seating but it is a small place. Basically lunches and most evenings. Not open Saturday evening or Sunday. They are a family owned business and they go to church on those times. Order on line and they will bring it out to your car. Currently no seating inside.
New location is by the Eddie Cheng in a free standing building. Great pastries and I love the tuna sandwich. sit down or take out. Good coffee too.
Panera Bread
316 South Avenue
New location is by the Eddie Cheng in a free standing building. Great pastries and I love the tuna sandwich. sit down or take out. Good coffee too.
Guest recommendation. vegetarian guest loved this place. I'll have to try it.
Hunan Restaurant
8066 Morgan Cir S
Guest recommendation. vegetarian guest loved this place. I'll have to try it.
There are all sorts of restaurants and a couple bars in here. Walburgers is the newest one, owned by the Walberg brothers. Restaurants range from fast food in the food court to some very nice sit down. Grab some food then go up to 3rd floor and see a movie then top it off with a drink at one of the bars up there.
14
locals recommend
Mall of America Red Line Gate C
14
locals recommend
There are all sorts of restaurants and a couple bars in here. Walburgers is the newest one, owned by the Walberg brothers. Restaurants range from fast food in the food court to some very nice sit down. Grab some food then go up to 3rd floor and see a movie then top it off with a drink at one of the bars up there.
Good Bar/ restaurant. Very good casual dinning. Summer time rooftop fun. The locals love this place.
Willy McCoys
10700 France Avenue South
Good Bar/ restaurant. Very good casual dinning. Summer time rooftop fun. The locals love this place.
Drinks & Nightlife
Happening club.
Cowboy Jack's
320 South Avenue
Happening club.
Hip place to go
Cowboy Jacks Bloomington
2801 Southtown Drive
Hip place to go
Why not?
13
locals recommend
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard Northwest
13
locals recommend
Why not?
I'm just highlighting this area not a specific place. There are so many great places to eat and drink around here.
66
locals recommend
Uptown
66
locals recommend
I'm just highlighting this area not a specific place. There are so many great places to eat and drink around here.
Fabulous night club. This is where Prince often played. He would sometimes do surprise performances. Drive by Truckers and many many others play there.
85
locals recommend
First Avenue
701 N 1st Ave
85
locals recommend
Fabulous night club. This is where Prince often played. He would sometimes do surprise performances. Drive by Truckers and many many others play there.
Shopping
Biggest Mall in the USA. We have not tax on clothing or shoes. Everything that you would want to buy can probably be found here. There is also lots of restaurants, night life and movie theaters.
162
locals recommend
Mall of America®
60 E Broadway
162
locals recommend
Biggest Mall in the USA. We have not tax on clothing or shoes. Everything that you would want to buy can probably be found here. There is also lots of restaurants, night life and movie theaters.
About anything that you would need to furnish your home.
11
locals recommend
IKEA
8000 Ikea Way
11
locals recommend
About anything that you would need to furnish your home.
Essentials
Very fresh food at a good price. It's a bit like a co-op feel. It has a great herbal section as well as a wonderful bakery and meat market. The summer time produce is local. The corn comes from Pahls farm.
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
2100 W 80th 1/2 St
Very fresh food at a good price. It's a bit like a co-op feel. It has a great herbal section as well as a wonderful bakery and meat market. The summer time produce is local. The corn comes from Pahls farm.
Beautiful grocery store. Lots of really high quality fresh foods. Great fresh fruits and veggies, great cheeses, meats and yummy bakery.
Festival Foods
401 W 98th St
Beautiful grocery store. Lots of really high quality fresh foods. Great fresh fruits and veggies, great cheeses, meats and yummy bakery.
My main grocery store
Trader Joe's
4270 W 78th St
My main grocery store
National Pharmacy chain.
CVS Pharmacy
8936 Lyndale Ave S
National Pharmacy chain.
Entertainment & Activities
6
locals recommend
Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Minnesota
1700 American Boulevard East
6
locals recommend
Super Bowl of coarse. It's our newest stadium.
65
locals recommend
U.S. Bank Stadium
900 S 5th St
65
locals recommend
Super Bowl of coarse. It's our newest stadium.
Skiing, snow boarding. It's a nice little place to go for the day or evening. They give lessons too.
6
locals recommend
Buck Hill
6
locals recommend
Skiing, snow boarding. It's a nice little place to go for the day or evening. They give lessons too.
Twins baseball of coarse, concerts too
Twins Ballpark
1 Twins Way
Twins baseball of coarse, concerts too
Parks & Nature
This is a big park with lots of walking paths, 9 mile creek flows through it. There is Frisbee golf too along with plays and other performances.
Moir Park
10320 Morgan Avenue South
This is a big park with lots of walking paths, 9 mile creek flows through it. There is Frisbee golf too along with plays and other performances.
This is the biggest in a chain of 3 lakes. Harriet, Calhoon and Lake of the Isles. You can walk, skate or bike all three. There is also Canoe rental No motor boats on these lakes. These are 3 of our gems. Lake Nokomis is a wonderful experience too.
74
locals recommend
Lake Harriet
74
locals recommend
This is the biggest in a chain of 3 lakes. Harriet, Calhoon and Lake of the Isles. You can walk, skate or bike all three. There is also Canoe rental No motor boats on these lakes. These are 3 of our gems. Lake Nokomis is a wonderful experience too.
Good concerts at the band shell, nice walking path around the lake. July 3rd fire works
Normandale Lake Bandshell
5901 W 84th St
Good concerts at the band shell, nice walking path around the lake. July 3rd fire works
Getting Around
Catch the train and go down town or to the ball fields. This is how I go to the Twins games.
7
locals recommend
Mall of America Transit Station
7
locals recommend
Catch the train and go down town or to the ball fields. This is how I go to the Twins games.