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probecho333 Feb 20, 2011 12:13 PM

Hey guys,

I am going to minneapolis for the first time this weekend. I am looking for good places to eat on the cheap, like less than 15 for entrees. Also I would be interested in hearing about bars and clubs for college crowds.


  1. k
    kevin47 Feb 22, 2011 03:43 PM

    Quang is under $15, and is my favorite of MANY Vietnamese joints around here.

    In terms of Food under $15 AND bar scene, maybe hit up Anchor Fish and Chips. There will be a wait, but a very boisterous atmosphere and outstanding fish and chips, insofar as the dish can be outstanding.

    The Bulldog is also a good mix of bar scene and cheap. Good burgers, hot dogs. Basically upscale bar food (that is actually bar food) and a solid beer list. They have three locations.

    Where are you coming from? That might help guide us in terms of your expectations.

    The Anchor Fish and Chips
    302 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

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    1. re: kevin47
      probecho333 Feb 23, 2011 10:31 AM

      coming from madison

    2. b
      b ster Feb 22, 2011 09:18 AM

      Uptown will give you both, food options and bars. Bulldog is a great burger joint with a very good beer selection. The Uptown Cafeteria is another spot with decent food. Other spots are the Herkimer (food okay, brew their own beer) and Moto-i (same owners as Herkimer, brew their own sake). Food is okay at both, but better for the drinks/crowd. Chino Latino might be tough to hit your price point for dinner, and the drinks can get pricey, but usually a good crowd. Stella's Fish Cafe is another spot for drinks, maybe food. All of these are either walking distance to one another or a short cab ride.

      Stella's Fish Cafe
      1402 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

      Chino Latino
      2916 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

      1. LiaM Feb 20, 2011 02:27 PM

        For college-age crowds, I'd probably go Uptown (intersection of W. Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue). There's a couple bars around there and it's an area where many college students live. If you want the sweatshirt-wearing Greek type scene, you might try Dinkytown (East Bank of the UMN campus, 4th Street and 15th Ave SE). The Kitty Kat Club is fairly cool.

        1. k
          KTFoley Feb 20, 2011 12:25 PM

          Thoughtfully resurrected by The Dairy Queen in answer to another post, a thread on favorite meals under $10:

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