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University Area Dining Guide

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Average Meal Price Guide: $=under $7, $$= under $15, $$$=under $20, $$$$=over $20

Area Restaurants by Neighborhood
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Stadium Village (near the IMA)

Applebee's Bar & Grill 615 Washington Ave SE 612-378-3740
American Bar & Grill Dine In/Carry Out $$

Big Ten 606 Washington Ave SE 612-378-0467
American Bar & Grill with Sub Shop Dine In/Carry Out $- $$

Bona Restaurant 815 Washington Ave SE 612-331-5011
Vietnamese Restaurant $$

Bruegger's Bagels 720 Washington Ave SE 612-378-2145
Bagel Shop/Sandwiches/Soups Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $

Buffalo Wild Wings at Station 19 2001 SE University Ave SE 612-617-9464
Specialty Chicken Wings Restaurant Dine Inn/Carry Out $$-$$$

Bun Mi Sandwiches 604 Washington Ave SE 612-886-3286
Vietnamese Style Sandwich Shop Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $

Campus Pizza 818 Washington Ave SE 612-378-2417
Pizza & Pasta Shop Dine In/Carry Out/Delivery $$- $$$

Caspian Bistro and Marketplace 2418 University Ave SE 612-623-1113
Mediterranean Restaurant & Deli $$- $$$

Chipotle 800 Washington Ave SE 612-378-7078
Mexican Taco & Burritos Shop Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $

D'Amico & Sons 200 Oak Street SE 612-626-9659
Italian/American Cafeteria Style Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $- $$

Erbert & Gerbert's 720 Washington Ave SE 612-623-8882
Sandwich Shop Dine In/Carry Out/Delivery (Fast) $

Espresso Expose 720 Washington Ave SE 612-623-8882
American Cafe/Coffee Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $

Golden Bowl 313 Oak Street SE 612-367-8118
Chinese Restaurant Dine In/Carry Out $- $$

Hong Kong Noodle 901 Washington Ave S.E. 612-379-9472
Chinese Restaurant Dine In/Carry Out $- $$

Jamba Juice 602 Wahsington Ave SE 612-331-9891
Smoothies/Juices/Snacks Carry Out (Fast) $

Korea Restaurant 211 Oak Street SE 612-746-0559
Korean Restaurant Dine In/Carry Out $- $$

Leaning Tower of Pizza 2501 University Ave SE 612-331-7474
Pizza Shop Dine In/Carry Out/Delivery $$

Noodles & Company 616 Washington Ave SE 612-617-0002
American Noodle Shop Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $- $$

Punch Pizza 802 Washington Ave SE 612-331-3122
Pizza Shop Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $-$$

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers 825 Washington Ave SE 612-378-3242
American Chicken Fingers/Tenders & Fries Carry Out (Fast) $

Sally's Saloon & Eatery 712 Washington Ave SE 612-331-3231
American Pub Dine In/Carry Out $$

Stub & Herbs 227 Oak St SE 612-379-0555
American Bar & Grill Dine In/Carry Out$$

Tea House 2545 University Ave SE 612-331-8866
Chinese Restaurant Dine In/Carry Out $$- $$$

Village Wok 610 Washington Ave SE 612-331-9041
Chinese American Restaurant Dine In/Carry Out $- $$


Dinkytown

Al's Breakfast 413 14th Ave SE 612-331-9911
American Diner Dine In $

Annie's Parlour 315 14th Ave SE 612-379-0744
Burgers & Fries Diner Dine In/Carry Out $

Blarney's Pub 412 14th Ave SE 612-331-1527
American/Irish Pub Dine In/Carry Out $$

Bruegger's Bagel Bakery 319 14th Ave SE 612-623-9522
Bagel Shop/Sandwiches/Salads/Soups Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $

Burrito Loco 418 14th Ave SE 612-746-5626
Mexican Taco & Burrito Shop and Bar Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $

Camdi Chinese-Vietnamese Cuisine 1325 4th St SE 612-331-4194
Vietnamese restaurant Dine In/Carry Out $

Dinkytowner Cafe 412 14th Ave SE 612-362-0437
American Bar & Grill Dine In/Carry Out $$

Downtime Bar 1501 University Ave SE 612-379-1224
American Bar & Grill Dine In/Carry Out $

Duffy's Dinkytown Pizza 1308 SE. 5th St 612-623-3833
Pizza Shop Dine In/Carry Out/Delivery $$

Espresso Royal Cafe 411 14th Ave SE 612-623-8127
American Cafe/Coffee Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $

Five Guys Burgers & Fries 1413 4th St SE 612-623-3833
Burgers & Fries Shop Dine In/Carry Out/Delivery (Fast) $

Jimmy John's Sandwich Shop 404 14th Ave SE 612-331-8000
Sandwich Shop Dine In/Carry Out/Delivery (Fast) $

Hong Kong Express 1501 University Ave SE 612-623-9380
Chinese Fast Food Restaurant Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $

Kafe 421 421 14th Ave SE 612-623-4900
American/Greek Restaurant Dine In $$$- $$$$

Kitty Kat Club 313 14th Ave SE 612-331-9800
American Bar Dine In $$$

The Library Bar 1301 4th St SE 612-604-1900
American Bar & Grill Dine In/Carry Out $$

Loring Pasta Bar 327 14th Ave SE 612-378-4849
Italian/American Restaurant Dine In $$$

Marrakesh Cafe 407 14th Ave SE 612-208-0395
Moroccan Restaurant Dine In/Carry Out $$

Mesa Pizza 1323 4th St SE 612-436-3006
Pizza Shop Dine In/Carry Out/Pizza by the slice $ or $$$

Pagoda 1417 4th St SE 612-378-4710
Chinese Restaurant Dine In/Carry Out $$$

Potbelly 326 14th Ave SE 612-331-0191
Sandwich Shop Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $

Purple Onion Cafe 1301 University Ave SE 612-252-0217
American Cafe/Coffee (Fast) $

Qdoba Mexican Grill 324 14th Avenue SE 612-379-3100
Mexican Taco & Burrito Shop Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $

Shuang Cheng 1320 4th St SE 612-378-0208
Chinese Restaurant Dine In/Carry Out $

Uncle Franky's 1316 4th St SE 612-379-5589
Hot Dogs & Fries Shop Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $

Vescio's Italian Restaurant 406 14th Ave SE 612-378-1747
Italian Restaurant Dine In/Carry Out $$

McDonald's 407 15th Avenue SE 612-331-6590
American Fast Food Restaurant Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $

Pizza Hut 1301 University Ave 612-623-0775
Pizza Shop Carry Out/Delivery $$


West Bank

Acadia Cafe 329 Cedar Ave S 612-874-8702
American Cafe/Coffee (Fast) $

Bullwinkle's Saloon 1429 S. Washington Ave 612-338-8520
American Bar and Grill $$

Chai's 414 Cedar Ave S 612-339-9385
Thai Restaurant Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $-$$

Jewel of India 1427 S Washington Ave 612-339-0002
Indian Restaurant $$- $$$

Keefer Court 326 Cedar Ave S 612-340-0937
Chinese/Hong Kong Bakery & Restaurant $-$$

Red Sea 320 Cedar Ave S 612-333-1644
Ethiopian Restaurant & Cocktail Bar $$- $$$

Republic 221 Cedar Ave. S 612-338-6146
Specialty American Pub Dine In/Carry Out $$

Town Hall Brewery 1430 S Washington Ave 612-339-8696
Specialty American Pub and Brewery Dine In $$- $$$

The Wienery 414 Cedar Ave S
Vienna Beef Hotdogs & Fries Diner Dine In/Carry Out (Fast) $


Restaurants within a 15 minute bus ride maximum

Brasa 600 E. Hennepin Ave, Mpls 612-379-3030
Rotisserie Restaurant (North/South American inspired) $- $$
From the IMA: Take the #6 (may board in front of Mariucci Arena) westbound to Central Ave and 4th St SE. Walk 2 blocks north on Central. Brasa is on the corner of Hennepin Ave and 6th St SE.

The Butcher Block 308 E. Hennepin Ave 612-455-1080
Italian Restaurant $$- $$$$
From the IMA: Take the #6 westbound (may board in front of Mariucci Arena) to Hennepin Ave and 4th St SE. Cross 4th St SE and walk 1 block SW on Hennepin Ave to the Butcher Block.

Cupcake 3338 University Ave SE 612-378-4818
American Cafe/Bakery $
From the IMA: Take the #16 or the #50 Eastbound (may board in front of Moos Tower on Washington Ave) to University Ave and Bedford St SE (route #16) or Emerald St SE (route #50). Walking, backtrack 1 to a 1/2 block to Cupcake. 5-7 minute bus ride or 20-30 minute walk.

Kikugawa 43 Main St SE (St. Anthony Main) 612-378-3006
Classic Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar. Dine In $$- $$$$
From the IMA: Take the #6 (may board in front of Mariucci Arena) to NE 2nd St. Walk 1 block west to Main St. Walk 2 blocks south to Kikugawa. 7-10 minute bus ride.

The Local  931 Nicollet Ave S (Nicollet Mall) 612-904-1000
Irish/American "Classy" Pub. Directly across from Orchestra Hall Dine In/Carry Out $$- $$$
From the IMA: Take the 16A westbound toward Minneapolis (may board in front of Washington Ave Ramp) to Nicollet and 5th and walk 5 blocks south to the Local. Short taxicab ride as well. 10-15 minute bus ride plus a 10 minute walk.

Obento-Ya 1510 Como Ave SE (612) 331-1432
Japanese Bistro Dine In $$- $$$
From the IMA: Take the #3 eastbound (may board in front of Jones Hall on Pleasant Ave) to 15th Ave SE and Como Ave SE. Obento-Ya is on the corner. 7-10 minute bus ride.

Origami 30 N. 1st St #1 (intersection of N. 1st St & 1 Ave N.) 612-333-8430
Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar Dine In $$$- $$$$
From the IMA: Take the #6 (may board in front of Mariucci Arena) toward southbound to Hennepin Ave and 1st St N. Walk 1 block NW on 1st St. Origami is on the right hand. Or the #16 westbound (toward the river) to Washington Ave and Hennepin Ave. Walk one block west on Washington Ave to N. 1st Avenue. Turn Right on N.1st Ave, and walk 2 blocks to 1st Ave N. Origami is on the right hand side. 10-15 minute bus ride plus a 5 minute walk.

Pizza Luce
119 North 4th St 612-333-7359 - Downtown
2200 E. Franklin Avenue 612-332-2535 - Seward
Many Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free Options
American Restaurant Dine In/Carry Out/Delivery/Pizza By the Slice $- $$$

Downtown Location
From the IMA: Take the #16 or the #50 westbound (may board in front of the Washington Ave Ramp) to Hennepin Ave and S. 4th St. Walk one block west to 1st Avenue. Cross 1st Avenue, continue an additional half block in the same direction on 4th St. Pizza Luce is on the left hand side. 10-15 minute bus ride plus a 5 minute walk.

Seward Location
From the IMA: Take the #2 heading westbound (may board in front of the Washington Ave Ramp) to 22nd and E. Franklin Ave. 7-10 minute ride.

True Thai  2627 E. Franklin Ave 612-375-9942
Thai Restaurant Dine In/Carry Out $$-$$$
From the IMA: Take the #2 heading westbound (may board in front of the Washington Ave Ramp) to 27th Ave and E. Franklin Ave. 7-10 minute ride.

Vincent 1100 Nicollet Ave S (Nicollet Mall) 612-630-1189
French Fine Dining Restaurant Dine In $$$-$$$$
From the IMA: Take the 16A westbound (may board in front of the Washington Ave Ramp) to Nicollet and 5th and walk 7 blocks south on Nicollet Mall to the Vincent. Short taxicab ride as well. 10-15 minute bus ride plus a 10 minute walk.


St. Paul Campus

Black Sea 737 Snelling Ave N., St. Paul 651-917-8832
Turkish Restaurant Dine In $- $$$
From the IMA: Taxi ride is recommended for this location.

Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant 510 Snelling Ave, St. Paul 651-646-4747
Ethiopian Restaurant Dine In $$-$$$
From the IMA: Take the #16 or #50 eastbound (may board in front of Moos Tower on Washington Ave) to University Ave and Raymond Ave. Walk 1 block north on Snelling Ave to Fasika Restaurant. 25 minute bus ride from the East Bank Campus or short taxi ride.

Jay's Cafe 791 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul 651-641-1446
Caribbean Bistro Dine In/Carry Out $$- $$$
From the IMA: Take the #16 or #50 eastbound (may board in front of Moos Tower on Washington Ave) to University Ave and Raymond Ave. Walk 1 block north on Raymond Ave to Jay's Cafe. 15-20 minute bus ride from the East Bank Campus.

Key's Cafe 767 Raymond Ave, St. Paul
American Cafe/Bakery Dine In/Carry Out $- $$
From the IMA: Take the #16 or #50 eastbound (may board in front of Moos Tower on Washington Ave) to University Ave and Raymond Ave. Walk 1 block north on Raymond Ave to Key's Cafe. 15-20 minute bus ride from the East Bank Campus.

Muffuletta Cafe 2260 Como Ave, St. Paul 651-644-9116
American Bistro Dine In $$$- $$$$
From the IMA: Take the #3 eastbound (may board in front of Jones Hall on Pleasant Ave) to Como Ave and Carter Ave. Muffuletta is on the corner.


Neighborhood Description:

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Dinkytown
The neighborhood north of campus between University Avenue and 8th Street Southeast; and 13th through 15th Avenue Southeast.

Seven Corners
The intersection on the West Bank, across the Washington Avenue Bridge, in which Cedar Ave, Washington Avenue and a number of other side streets come together.

Stadium Village
The area south and east of the mall along Washington Avenue, near the hospital. The University Hotel Minneapolis (formerly Radisson Hotel) and the Days Inn are in Stadium Village.

St. Paul Campus
The area around the University's smaller campus in St.Paul. Raymond and Como Avenues and Cleveland street are the main streets to look for on the map. There are free University buses, Campus Connectors, which run between the two campus weekdays. On the weekends the 16A East is the best way to get there.

The West Bank
The campus on the west side of the Mississippi River, a ten minute walk across the Washington Avenue Bridge.

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