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Aug 28, 2012 05:45 PM

Visiting Minneapolis over Labor Day weekend

We expect to be in the airport area, with quick access to Minnehaha Falls. Any lunch and dinner places that are must-eats? Lunch ~ 20$ for 2, dinner ~ 50$ for 2 people. We love Persian, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese....but really anything goes.

Thank you!

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  1. Not too far north of the airport is Himalayan Restaurant, which serves incredibly delicious Nepalese food. One of my favorite restaurants in Mpls. My favorites are the momos, palak paneer, lamb curry and mango lassi, but I've tried just about the entire menu and it's all equally good!

    1. Dosa King in Blaine is excellent. It's southern Indian, which apparently means all vegetarian, and dosas are a large, crepe like wrapper for a variety of ingredients.

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      1. re: semanticantics

        Good to know about Dosa King, Semanticantics. I put it on my list as a spot to visit. But for the OP, Blaine is quite far from the airport.

      2. Sea Salt Eatery is in Minnehaha Falls Park. You order at the counter and the food is delivered to your table. You can't quite see the falls, but you can hear them; it's a beautiful setting. My favorite menu item is the crab cakes.

        Be warned: There is no indoor seating.

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        1. re: ChillyDog

          Also be warned that lines are prevalent during much of the day. If you're pressed for time, it may or may not be a good bet.

          1. re: ChillyDog

            I have eaten indoors many time at Sea Salt. . Has something changed?

            1. re: dalewest

              You are correct! What I intended to say is that if there is a special event, there is no indoor seating. Brain fart. Thanks for catching that!

          2. Solid choice would be Busters On 28th .. Just north of the airport - north side of Lake Hiawatha. Gastropub fare.

            1. If you are actually in the airport, Mill CityTavern on the G concourse is really, really good.