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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.

thanks!

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    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.

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

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      probecho333 Feb 23, 2011 10:31 AM

      coming from madison

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      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.

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      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.

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          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:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6955...

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