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Sep 2, 2010 02:25 PM

Searching the Skyway...

Hi All,

I'm brand new to MSP (you guys gave me great tips for a visit out here last Spring) and in search of places to eat in the downtown Skyway. I bring a lunch from home most days but when I can't, I'd love to know a few chow-approved places (if any exist) downtown.


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  1. There is a NY style pizza place just NW of Macys that is more than reliable. Walkin' Dog is a bit hard to find, but very good. There is a sushi place whose name eludes me, but is right off IDS. I'm sure someone can fill in the blanks there. La Loma Tamales is at 6th street and 2nd avenue. That's good stuff.

    Walkin' Dog
    618 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    La Loma Tamales
    920 E Lake St Ste 160, Minneapolis, MN 55407

    1. Skyway in downtown St. Paul, or downtown Minneapolis?

      1. 1. The Burger Place: 501 Marquette Ave (skyway level)

        They have a large assortment of burgers and while the prices are not what I'd consider inexpensive, the burgers are good and better than what you'll find elsewhere in the Skyway.

        2. Kabobs Indian Grill (top floor of Gaviidae Commons in the food court): 555 Nicolett Mall FC#8

        They have a very inexpensive "one-trip" Indian "buffet" for about $7 with drink/tax. It is definitely a lot of food and the line can get very long at rush times but it moves quickly.

        3. Zen Box: 6 Quebec at Skyway Level / 601 Marquette Ave, Suite 204

        I never cared for it but others absolutely love it. The owners have contacted me about my review of the place and promised to make good on it. I went back another time after that and it was just "eh".

        Zen Box Japanese Eatery
        607 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

        The Burger Place (L Philip's Cafe)
        501 Marquette Ave Ste 220, Minneapolis, MN 55402

        1. My Burger is good and not incredibly expensive - it's in the Northstar Center near the Walkin Dog and La Loma. I also like Brother's Deli for sandwiches - its in 50 South Sixth and Allies for soup - is in 1 Financial Plaza. Have fun exploring!

          My Burger
          520 Grand Ave, Center City, MN 55012

          La Loma Restaurant
          1510 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

          1. All the previous recs are spot on. I'll throw in Dagwoods in The Crossings building for when you want to get a walk in. I love their Roast Beef Dagwood; toasted bun and nice vinaigrette.

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              1. re: kriminalrat

                These are all great responses -- thank you! Also, to answer one of the posters above, I am asking about downtown Minneapolis. I will make a list and start going!