You will not find pool tables or live music, or even food, at this neighborhood bar. You will find, however, that unlike its moniker, Grumpy's Bar is a nice, friendly place to meet for a drink and converse with friends. The TV is normally tuned to a sports channel but the bartender will take channel change requests if the other patrons do not mind. Or opt to pass the time with a game of darts. The beer is always cold and you will find a good selection on tap or in bottle form. Cocktails, wine and soft drinks are also served. There are two other locations in the Minneapolis metropolitan area.
Lotus is one of the most popular Vietnamese restaurants in the city. The curry chicken is scrumptious and one of the yummiest appetizers here is the cream-cheese wanton. The interiors are simple yet charming, it is bright and clean with modern decor. Dishes to try include the beef stew pho; the stir-fry beef with broccoli; and the chicken pad-thai (prepared with a Vietnamese twist.) Go ahead and treat yourself to a simply wonderful Asian meal.
If you are a lover of ice cream, you will definitely want to check this place out. The creamerie serves a variety of ice creams, ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, floats and shakes. Their signature ice cream is a blend of condensed milk, regular milk and goat milk which are blended together to create a unique and rich combination. Try out flavors like Fishing Blues, Pikachu, Turkish Coffee Toffee and Toasted Coconut.
Maya is the place to walk into if authentic Mexican food is what you are craving. The restaurant offers a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes like tortas, burritos, tacos, enchiladas and soups, all made from homemade tortillas. While their meat-based options are delicious, the restaurant also serves a wide range of delectable vegetarian dishes. You can also sip on some fresh-squeezed juice to complete the meal.
If you're in the mood for some great Mexican food or simply want a quick-fix for lunch, Tavial Grill is a great option to try out. Though they are known for their great grilled tacos, you can also try out their Mexican dinner plates for a more filling meal. If you are in the mood for something lighter, you can simply order some fries, tortillas, chips and salsa or chicken wings.
If you're looking for traditional Mexican tortas, look no further than Manny’s Tortas. This amazing eatery is located inside Midtown Global Market and is regarded as one of the best places for tortas in the Twin Cities. Manuel Gonzalez, the owner, succeeds in refining Mexico City's favorite sandwich, the torta into a gourmet dish which appeals to both native Mexicans and Americans alike. The tortas at Manny's come loaded with cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce, jalapenos, avocado, fried beans, chipotle pepper mayo, and diverse proteins like eggs, chicken, breaded steak, and Mexican sausage.
A perfect place for quick bites. Annie's Parlor is a small but one of its kind joint existing since long. Serving American contemporary specialties, the parlor is very popular for its delicious hamburgers and home made fries. Also, this kid-friendly restaurant is adored for its patio dining as well as its wonderful terrace views. Besides, Annie's Parlor also has a full-fledged malt shop. So when it is all about malts and burgers, you surely cannot afford to miss this place.
Al's Breakfast may be small, but there is a reason why the locals of Minneapolis wait in long lines to experience the breakfast and brunch. With a charming interior consisting of bar stools and Christmas lights on the walls, it's not hard to fall in love with the warm ambiance and food. Rich buttermilk pancakes studded with real blueberries, freshly made waffles and crispy hash browns are the definite favorites.
Black Sea Restaurant is a family-run, family-friendly restaurant which opened its doors in the year 2000. The eatery offers authentic Mediterranean and Turkish dishes. The menu consists of variety of appetizers, fresh salads, chicken and beef kebab preparations and doner sandwiches. Their gyros also come highly recommended as is the borek and the doner kebob. The decor here is simple and does not distract one from the delicious, exotic food that is served here.
Camdi is a great place to grab a bite in the University of Minnesota. This restaurant serves Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine, and has great portions for small prices. The crowd here is mostly students looking for a quick bite. They have a lot of vegetarian options and some favorites are offered such as soups, eggrolls and spicy entrees. The daily lunch specials are worth checking out.
If you are craving for some deliciously made hot dogs, Wienery is the place to be at. This restaurant is known for offering a delectable menu consisting of scrumptious sandwiches, egg varieties, burgers and more. In case of your sweet-tooth craving, pamper yourself with the Chocolate Sundae and other ice creams from their menu. Open since 10a, this restaurant is a great place to enjoy a hearty brunch from their breakfast specials. Their friendly staff is known for their quick service, making Wienery an ideal spot to grab a quick bite on a busy day.
Located in the trendy Grand Avenue, this is a great place to eat if you're high on appetite and low on money. The pizzas come in all shapes and flavors. Sandwiches, pies, pastas and breads are also on display. Vegetarians can have a ball with green peppers, broccoli, and other assorted vegetables. The fresh baked cookies and brownies top the meal aptly. The beverages come with free refills.