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Minneaplis suggestions for family of 5

We are a family of 5 (3 teenage kids) and need some suggestions for restaurants while we are visiting there Easter weekend. Trying to keep the cost at a moderate level that has food the kids will like.
Any suggestions would be great. Ive made reservations for brunch Sunday so thats done; just need a lunch and 2 dinner suggestions. Thank you so much in advance :)

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  1. Where in Minneapolis are you staying, and will you have a car?

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    1. re: KTFoley

      We are at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown at 1101 4th Ave.S. We will have our car.

    2. for lunch i would try Birchwood Cafe or Be'wiched deli. For dinner I would try Brassa or the Thai restaurant Sen Yai Sen Lek .Sen Yai Sen Lak has a great kids menu, and Brassa is family style meat and three type place with lots of great choices.

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      1. re: softserve

        As you have 3 teenagers, I suggest a place that has good food and would be interesting to them...Bryant Lake Bowl! A combination of cool diner and classic 50's bowling and an interesting and hip crowd.

        http://www.bryantlakebowl.com/

      2. Masa on Nicollet Mall would be a good choice. Walkable from the Hilton, and the food and cocktails are very good. It is higher-end Mexican food. The guacamole is tasty, and they have salads and seafood dishes. The interior is nice.

        1. Thank you so much for the referrals! If anyone is ever in Madison WI, I know some great places to eat here :)

          1. I would suggest a visit to the Midtown Market at East Lake Street and just east of Chicago Avenue. It's less than two miles from your hotel, just south of the downtown area. It's inexpensive and family oriented. Great people watching. You can choose anything from "street food" to award winning cuisine. Welcome to MInneapolis, and I hope you have a great time.

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            1. re: bettylarue

              I had that on my list as a place to go not thinking to eat! Thanks so much for the suggestion :)