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Restaurants Offering Family Friendly

508 Bar and Restaurant - menu, address, hours

Casual
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
The 508 is downtown is one of Minneapolis’s most upbeat and energetic dining and drinking experience. This two level venue features casual, contemporary cuisine, signature wines, your choice of 24 tap beers, or one of their famous martinis. Whether you are out for an after work drink, dinner with friends, or dancing the night away, the 508 is the place for you! . . . more

Acapulco Restaurante Mexicano - menu, address, hours

Mexican
Location(s): Maplewood
Authentic yet strongly traditional, Acapulco offers cuisine with explosions of imagination, combined with the highest quality Mexican produce. We invite you to "Taste the Tradition" at any of our seven unique and festive locations, or let us bring Acapulco to you! Available anywhere in the 7 county metro area, we can customize your fiesta menu to entertain anywhere from 20 to 3000 amigos.Join us at any of our seven locations to take advantage of our daily specials:Monday Taco Madness . . . more

Al Vento - menu, address, hours

Italian Cucina
Location(s): Minneapolis - South/Nokomis
al Vento restaurant features southern Italian cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and dishes that are created from scratch. The complexity of the ever changing menu is only complemented by the experienced yet modest service staff. With the candle lit ambiance and hand made copper decor of the expansive, yet cozy dining room, al Vento is the ideal place for a romantic dinner for two or a large, flattering, upscale celebration. From the made from scratch bruschettas, pizzas and entrees to . . . more

American Burger Bar - menu, address, hours

Burger Bar
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown, St. Paul - Downtown
Each American Burger Bar location has a comfortable timeless feel combined with great food and friendly staff.Try one of their Chef Burgers or ask for help to build your own burger creation. American Burger Bar is the place to unleash your burger passion in downtown St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and St. Joseph by St. Cloud. They specialize in handcrafted burgers, dinners, gourmet salads and fresh spun shakes and malts. They also carry national and regional beers. American Burger Bar is a . . . more

Axel's - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Chanhassen, Roseville, Mendota
These upscale classic style restaurants feature exceptionally high quality American cuisine; steaks, fish, pastas and salads served in a beautiful setting by experienced “guest friendly” staff. In addition to the general menu our chef prepares delicious features daily which are designed to tempt the most discerning diner. Bar service is traditional and creative. Guests often describe Axel’s Restaurants as the “Cheers” of the Twin Cities area. Lunch and dinner are served daily, plus brunch on Sundays. . . . more

Axel's Bonfire - menu, address, hours

Woodfire Cooking with a Southwest Flair
Location(s): Blaine, Bloomington - Airport, Eagan, Plymouth, Savage, St. Paul - Grand Avenue, Woodbury
These unique family-oriented restaurants serve American cuisine with a distinctive Southwestern flair. At Axel's Bonfire, your experience is our passion. That’s why we prepare our food from scratch – even our sauces and dressings. We are known for our Wood-Fire Cooking – it’s what gives our foods their rich, distinctive grilled flavor. This includes wood fire prepared steaks, pizzas and rotisserie chicken in addition to a grand variety of homemade soups, salads, seafood (and walleye, of course . . . more

Baja Sol - menu, address, hours

Tortilla Grill
Location(s): Minneapolis - University of Minnesota, Plymouth, Minneapolis - Uptown, Oakdale, Roseville, Maple Grove, Minneapolis - Downtown, Eden Prairie, Mall of America, Arden Hills
Baja Sol is your "taste of Mexico home". Free chips and salsas always served with your meal, and feature 8 different salsas each made fresh daily! The salsas run the gamut from “Minnesota red” (mild) to five-alarm salsa roja. Baja Sol is now featuring new menu items to accompany the always fresh salsa specialty meats and tortillas pressed to order that they pride themselves in offering. . The Baja Sol team invites you and your family to join them in celebrating their two new locations in Uptown . . . more

Cafe Ena - menu, address, hours

Latin Fusion Cuisine
Location(s): Minneapolis - South
We are Hector Ruiz and Erin Ungerman and we invite you to our new restaurant to experience a culinary fusion of Latin American flavors right in the heart of South Minneapolis.Inspired by our trips through Latin America, Chef Hector has masterfully blended distinctive and traditional foods with classic French technique and presentation. The end result is Café Ena: a new, upscale, and delicious cuisine unique to Minneapolis. . . . more

Chiang Mai Thai - menu, address, hours

Thai
Location(s): Minneapolis - Uptown
Welcome! Chiang Mai Thai invites you to come in and relax while we send your taste buds on an exotic vacation. Here you can enjoy wonderful Thai food in a setting that mirrors the beauty of Thailand. We offer a full bar along with an amazing and affordable wine list. And our service reflects the reputation of Thailand as the “Land of Smiles.”Chiang Mai Thai also offers a private dining area. This inviting space includes its own bar and lounge and is the perfect place for large groups, parties . . . more

Cooper Pub & Restaurant - menu, address, hours

Irish Pub
Location(s): St. Louis Park
Cooper introduces old-world European elegance to a warm, friendly atmosphere, offering both traditional pub fare and wee plates to share. You’ll be enveloped in Irish hospitality from the moment you walk in the door – a member of Cara Irish Pubs, the mission “to give every guest an experience so they cannot wait to come back” is clear in every detail. With darts, billiards, free wi-fi and plenty of people-watching, Cooper provides the perfect setting for everything from a quick business lunch to . . . more

D'Amico and Sons - menu, address, hours

Deli and Cafe
Location(s): Eden Prairie, Edina - Downtown/50th & France, Golden Valley, Minneapolis - Downtown, Minneapolis - Uptown, St. Paul - Grand Avenue, Wayzata
D’Amico & Sons makes you feel at home with a casual atmosphere where you can enjoy a mouth-watering list of freshly prepared and flavorful hot pastas, wood-oven pizzas, entrees, salads, sandwiches and delectable desserts at affordable prices. D’Amico & Sons also features a variety of wines and beers. . . . more

Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant - menu, address, hours

Live Music and Contemporary Fine Dining
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Dedicated to providing exceptional food along with world-renowned music, the Dakota offers award winning American cuisine blending fresh local ingredients and global flavors. Fine and casual selections offer delicious options for every budget. Dine and relax while taking in exceptional live music, or drop by for a glass of wine or signature martini. Summer patio and year round late night music offers something for everyone.“The most comfortable jazz club in the world for musicians and patrons.” . . . more

Donatelli's - menu, address, hours

Homemade Italian Food
Location(s): White Bear Lake
This is authentic Italian food. Not cuisine. Not some snobby chefs interpretation of Italian food. Here you get big, hearty helpings of fresh homemade pastas and sauces. You get pizzas that start with handmade dough and fresh, made from scratch sauce and piles of your favorite ingredients. Choose from sandwiches and burgers and Donatelli Originals and much more. This is over 30 years of tradition in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere that makes you feel like one of the family. This is not upscale . . . more

El Burrito Mercado - menu, address, hours

Location(s): St. Paul
EL MERCADO The unique neighborhood marketplace consists of a variety of Mexican cooking needs as well as an amplified selection of Groceries (dry beans, spices, tortillas, peppers, etc) including common brands such as Goya & San Marcos. And in the Dairy find a a generous variety of cheeses, creams & chorizo with brands like Cacique and Lala. In the Meat Department, explore the diversity of meats & seafood. Finally, the Produce is sure to please you with its assortment such as yucca, plantain, . . . more

Fat Lorenzo's - menu, address, hours

Pizza - Pasta - Hoagies - Gelato
Location(s): Bloomington, Minneapolis - South/Nokomis
• Twin Cities Award Winning Pizza • Neighborhood Restaurant on the Southern Shores of Lake Nokomis (just 2 miles north of the Mall of America) •Dine In,take out, Delivery to Southern Metro (Eastern 494 Strip, Airport, Mall of America, etc) • Large orders and group catering available in extended delivery area. . . . more

Gianni's Steakhouse - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Wayzata
Scenically located across from Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata, MN, Gianni's is the perfect Twin Cities venue for lunch or to share a romantic night out, celebrate a special occasion, host a private event or simply unwind with our happy hour specials servered Monday through Friday, 4 to 6 PM.We also offer a lighter menu in the bar featuring house ground hamburgers and salads. Please see our bar menu.An exuberant serving staff and signature Table-Spun Caesar Salad are just some of the elements . . . more

Ginger Hop Restaurant - menu, address, hours

Pan-Asian, Thai, Fusion
Location(s): Minneapolis - Northeast
Ginger Hop is a restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis with a fun, pan-Asian menu that also includes "East meets Northeast" cuisine. Fans, warm colors and contemporary Vietnamese artwork evoke a modern Indochine feel in the inviting dining room. The stunning bar contains the best elements of an old-world pub where dark woodwork contrasts with brass, mirrors and an exotic punkah fan. . . . more

Gold Nugget - menu, address, hours

Tavern & Grill
Location(s): Minnetonka
The Gold Nugget is Back! Remember the Original Gold Nugget Burger, Fries or Onion Rings with an Ice Cold Beer and friendly atmosphere? Relive the taste and atmosphere in our same great location with a brand new look! We have taken great care in creating our new menu so that it pleases our patrons and keeps with the old tradition of hand-crafted items. The Gold Nugget features Signature Burgers, Sandwiches, BBQ Ribs, and much more. Also check out our reclaimed 1880's bar with 20 taps of seasonal . . . more

Hell's Kitchen - menu, address, hours

Award-winning BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Unequivocally the most surprising underground restaurant and bar in the Twin Cities, Hell’s Kitchen is a chef-owned,critically acclaimed independent restaurantin the heart of downtown Minneapolis.Join us...kids VERY welcome...for somedamn good food and drinks. Find out for yourself why Gourmet Magazine and Roadfood.com have raved aboutHell’s Kitchen.  . . . more

Hoban Korean Restaurant - menu, address, hours

Casual Korean Restaurant
Location(s): Eagan
Ahn nyoung ha sae yo! Welcome to one of Minnesota's newest-old Korean Restaurants! Hoban has been offering the largest variety of traditional Korean cuisine for over 15 years. Now with an extended menu and a revitalizing face lift, The Hoban family is back to satisfy our hunger for savory prime beef Bulgogi and Kimchi. After stuffing yourself with all the Korean food you can handle check out a private room for some Karaoke fun! . . . more

Holy Land Restaurant and Deli - menu, address, hours

Middle Eastern
Location(s): Minneapolis - Northeast, Minneapolis - South
Take a journey back to a time when life moved a little slower, employees were friendly, helpful and the top priority was providing excellent customer service. Our promise to you is to provide this same experience when you shop or eat with us. Holyland's deli restaurant serves up the original flavors of old world cuisine for lunch or dinner, with a menu of over 48 delicious items made using Mama Fatimas's original recipes. . . . more

Houlihan's - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Eagan, Chanhassen, Maple Grove, Richfield
Houlihan's Restaurant and Bar made its debut in MN in 1997 and continues to revel in offering a full circle of both dining and drinks with a conventional flare. Our fresh dishes are created with care from recipes that covet a modern twist on traditional faves so they satisfy every appetite, every time. Houlihan's is stylishly comfortable and offers genuine hospitality from a service team carbonated with both fun and good taste. . . . more

Ichiban Japanese Steak House - menu, address, hours

Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Tonight treat yourself to the exciting taste of succulent lobster, shrimp, steak, chicken and garden fresh vegetables, prepared with remarkable knife-flashing showmanship right at your table by specially trained chefs. Treat yourself to the finest tappanyaki cooking in town while you relax in an authentic Japanese garden atmosphere. Tonight, treat yourself to Ichiban – the best tasting show in town. . . . more

Joe Senser's - menu, address, hours

Sports Bar
Location(s): Bloomington, Roseville
Joe Senser's Restaurant & Sports Theater is the best place to come for Big TV's. Big Food, & Big Fun! 15 gourmet sirloin burgers including the Tillamook Cheddar & Bacon, Egghead Benedict, Crazy Elvis & Brushetta Burger. For something even more exotic, try the C U Later Alligator burger or the Florida Grouper Burger! For the extremist, try "The Beast" over 6 1/2 pounds of food! Joe Senser's has been ranked in the top 20 by Sports Illustrated and ESPN's First Take as one of "The Best Sports Bars . . . more

Keys Cafe & Bakery - menu, address, hours

Cafe & Bakery
Location(s): Hudson, WI
It is said, "necessity is the mother of all invention", and so it was with Barb Hunn. Over 35 years ago, faced with a family of four children, Barb went into the restaurant business. In 1973, the first Keys Café opened for business in St. Paul on Raymond Avenue. Barb founded this first adventure, refining and improving her successful formula until the second Keys opened in New Brighton in 1983. . . . more

La Fonda de Los Lobos - menu, address, hours

Southwestern - Mexican influenced.
Location(s): Eagan
La Fonda was originally established as "Holly Inn" in the spring of 1976. (La Fonda de Acebo) Octaviano "Otis" Trujillo, one of the original owners, re-established La Fonda de Los Lobos in May of 1992. (The Inn of the Wolves) Otis was born in Taos, New Mexico where "Mama Feloniz" still resides at the tender age of 83 surrounded by two of her four children and still enjoys good health. Inspired by his late father Ruben, Otis moved on to Denver, Colorado where he learned the . . . more

Lake Elmo Inn - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Lake Elmo
In 1983 Chef John Schiltz began living his boyhood dream of owning the Lake Elmo Inn where he began in the restaurant business as a dishwasher. John continually strives of provide the finest cuisine with excellent service to make your dining experience the best it can possible be. It no surprise the Lake Elmo Inn has received many awards from Best Brunch 12 years in a row to Top 10 Restaurant as voted by the readers of Mpls/St Paul Magazine. Lake Elmo Inn's desserts, wine list, & service also . . . more

Pizza Luce - menu, address, hours

Pizza
Location(s): Minneapolis - Lyn/Lake, Hopkins, Minneapolis - Downtown, Minneapolis - Franklin & Lyndale, St. Paul - Selby Avenue
At Pizza Lucé, we take great pride in the quality of our food. We believe that good food comes from fresh ingredients, original recipes & happy cooks. We are strongly dedicated to maintaining the diversity of vegetarian & vegan alternatives on our menu ...(along with the carnivorous items as well, of course!)Pizza Lucé is equally committed to the quality of our work environment. We consider the longevity of service by many of our staff members to be a testament to that fact. We also believe . . . more

Q-Cumber's - menu, address, hours

Buffet
Location(s): Edina - France Avenue
Located next to Centennial Lakes Park — one of Edina’s premier parks featuring:• paddle boats• outdoor concerts• natural turf mini golf• lawn bowling• croquet• ice skating . . . more

Rinata - menu, address, hours

Italian Cucina
Location(s): Minneapolis - Uptown
Visit Rinata Restaurant on Hennepin Avenue for a piece of Italy. From the fresh house made pasta to our signature wine list and cocktails, Rinata will be the destination for your next Italian experience. Even for a casual night out or a romantic evening we promise to make your visit unforgettable. . . . more

Roasted Pear - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Burnsville
Warm. Sweet. Delicious. Roasted Pear is a family owned, full service bar and restaurant in Burnsville, Minnesota. Often described as both elegant and casual, rustic and refined, the menu offers sophisticated salads, appetizers and brick-oven pizzas along with hearty pastas and meaty ribs and steaks. You won't go away unsatisfied. Especially if you order dessert! Roasted Pear is perfect for a business lunch, a special occasion dinner or a warm family brunch. Great options for kids and . . . more

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery - menu, address, hours

Brew Pub
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery has been a part of the vibrant Hennepin Theatre District in Downtown Minneapolis since 1993. We are proud to feature fresh, handcrafted beers brewed onsite from recipes unique to Rock Bottom Minneapolis. Our menu takes classic American fare such as burgers or chicken fried chicken and tweaks them just right with our secret brewhouse recipes to create original signature dishes. We also offer an eclectic menu of favorites ranging from steaks and pastas to our famous . . . more

Rudolphs Bar-B-Que - menu, address, hours

Casual Neighborhood BBQ
Location(s): Minneapolis - Franklin & Lyndale
The scene at Rudolphs is legendary! Rudolphs has been the Twin Cities most honored bar-b-que producer for over 30 years and twice named Best Ribs in America. This family owned and operated restaurant delivers unrivaled spare ribs that are hand-rubbed with spices and slow cooked in a custom pit and the creamy cole slaw is almost as famous as the ribs. . . . more

Santorini - menu, address, hours

Greek
Location(s): Eden Prairie
The Nicklow Brothers are legendary in the Twin Cities for the best in American Cuisine and Greek Classics. This year, their popular Santorini Taverna has moved to Eden Prairie with the 2nd generation opening the doors to welcome guests in double the space. They have a beautiful new bar & dining room with enchanting dual fireplaces, a great selection of cocktails, beer and wine and an amazing outdoor summer deck. Santorini is known for hosting "live" entertainment Thursday thru Saturday, with a . . . more

Sawatdee Downtown Minneapolis - menu, address, hours

Thai
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Welcome to Sawatdee Thai Restaurants! We bring fresh, authentic food from Thailand all the way to Minnesota. Sawatdee isn't just about great food (did we mention award winning?); its about exploring Thai culture. Join us in one of our eight twin cities locations and enjoy our unique environment. We also offer carryout, lunch buffets, and catering. . . . more

St. Clair Broiler - menu, address, hours

A Neighborhood Institution
Location(s): St. Paul
The "Broiler", as it is affectionately called by its many loyal customers, has long been a favorite place for friends to meet. The food and friendly atmosphere attract many to the corner of St. Clair and Snelling - making it a neighborhood institution, as well as a local landmark.The St. Clair Broiler serves the greatest hamburgers and malts in St. Paul. The diverse menu includes a variety of the most popular sandwiches in the Twin Cities and of course, the Broiler's great desserts. Now, . . . more

Sunset's - menu, address, hours

Casual
Location(s): Wayzata, Woodbury
Sunsets, a tradition of Lake Minnetonka since 1988, is located on beautiful and historic Wayzata Bay. Lake viewing includes the Lake Minnetonka yachting and sailing scene, beautiful blue waters and great people watching! Don't forget, you can warm up next to our fireplace on those chilly evenings. . . . more

The Malt Shop - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Minneapolis - South
Since 1973, The Malt Shop Restaurant has been serving up our award winning MALTS and MILK SHAKES, HAMBURGERS, SALADS, SANDWICHES and our own SPECIALTIES to Twin Cities diners. And now we are also serving your favorite Summit beers and others plus a selection of wine by the glass or carafe to compliment your meal.We place a high value on the quality and value of the food we serve. We make all of our soups, sauces and salad dressings from scratch using the finest, freshest ingredients. Our hamburgers . . . more

The Melting Pot - menu, address, hours

Fondue
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
There's just something about a fondue pot that invites conversation. Invites laughter. Invites coming together. At The Melting Pot Restaurant, we offer a dining experience like no other. A unique, interactive dining experience creating memorable moments with family and friends. From the time the first piece of bread is dipped and the last piece of dessert is savored, you'll be graced with the time to discover new things about people you thought you knew. And, those you're getting to know. . . . more

Tiger Sushi - menu, address, hours

Asian Fusion
Location(s): Mall of America, Minneapolis - Lyn/Lake
Tiger Sushi has a reputation for creating a bold fusion of cultures and flavors. You’ll find all the traditional sushi. But, you’ll also discover exotic creations ranging from Indonesian Tropical to Southwest chiles & lime. The atmosphere at Tiger Sushi is sophisticated and contemporary. The energy is lively and playful. The chefs are talented & highly entertaining! And, the Sushi? Well, the Sushi is legendary. . . . more

Tucci Benucch - menu, address, hours

Country Italian
Location(s): Bloomington - Airport, Mall of America
Tucci Benucch is a local, longtime favorite, beloved for its classic Italian cuisine. The menu focuses on the highest quality ingredients, from pasta sauces, mozzarella and sausages made in house to authentic products such as la quercia proscuitto and a dark roast direct trade coffee. . . . more

Twin City Grill - menu, address, hours

Classic American Food
Location(s): Mall of America
Located on the first floor of the Mall of America, Twin City Grill is an American grill offering a comfortable environment with homemade comfort foods, ideal for your shopping break. Take a seat at our bar during happy hour and sip on a local craft beer, or choose from one of our 20 wines by the glass or a hand-shaken classic cocktail. Enjoy our relaxing dining room as a retreat from the hustle bustle of the mall, and enjoy classic comfort foods done right. From Northern Lakes Walleye Fish Fry . . . more

Wildfire - menu, address, hours

Upscale Casual
Location(s): Eden Prairie
Step back to a time when dining out was something special. Wildfire is the quintessential 1940's supper club. Our spacious Martini lounge offers an extensive martini selection, a fine wine list of over 80 full and half bottles, and a full list of classic cocktails. . . . more


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