Minneapolis City Guide: Food

Our top picks for places to eat in Minneapolis.

By The Editors

D’Amico and Sons
55 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 342-2700
www.damicoandsons.com
Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11am-7pm
Saturday: 12pm-6pm
Sunday: Closed
Price: $
Age Range: Baby, Toddler, Preschooler, Elementary, Tween, Teen

CityPages.com awarded D’Amico and Sons the 2010 award for "Best Place to Eat", deservedly so. It’s an enjoyable experience for both kids and adults: the menu is full of kid-friendly pizzas and pastas, while adults can enjoy bottomless glasses of house wine and excellent desserts tiramisu. As an added bonus, kids eat free on Sundays.

Annie’s Parlour
313 14th Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 379-0744
www.facebook.com/pages/Annies-Parlour/111638182207805
Hours: 11am-11pm (daily)
Price: $
Age Range: Baby, Toddler, Preschooler, Elementary, Tween, Teen

If you’re in the mood for comfort food (think thick malts, crispy fries), Annie’s Parlour is the perfect place to dine. The prices are affordable enough to bring the entire family without breaking the bank, and patio seating makes it a great dining choice for a warm day.

Memory Lanes & The Flashback Cafe
2520 26th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 721-6211
www.memorylanesmpls.com
Hours:
Monday: 3pm-2am
Tuesday: 10am-1am
Wednesday: 11am-1am
Thursday: 10am-1am
Friday: 11am-2am
Saturday: 9am-2am
Sunday: 9am-1am
Price: $
Age Range: Baby, Toddler, Preschooler, Elementary, Tween, Teen

Dining and entertainment come together at Memory Lanes & The Flashback Café. Work up an appetite on one of Memory Lane’s 30 state-of-the art bowling lanes, and then fill up after the game at the family-friendly Flashback Café, where the menu is filled with old-fashioned favorites like burgers, waffle fries, and chicken wings.

Broder’s Pasta Bar
5000 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 925-9202
www.broders.com
Hours: 4:30pm-10pm (daily)
Price: $$
Age Range: Baby, Toddler, Preschooler, Elementary, Tween, Teen

The neighborhood feel and charming atmosphere at Broder’s make it a great place for a meal that tastes and feels as close to home cooked as it gets. Pasta lovers will swoon at the array of options available at Broder’s — from risotto to linguini and every noodle in between.

Bar Abilene
1300 Lagoon Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 825-2525
www.barabilene.com
Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 4pm-1am
Friday: 4pm-2am
Saturday: 12pm-2am
Sunday: 10am-1am
Price: $
Age Range: Baby, Toddler, Preschooler, Elementary, Tween, Teen

Yeehaw! The modern, southwestern atmosphere is always open and inviting to young buckaroos and their older cowboy counterparts. There are plenty of kid-friendly options on the adult menu (like burgers, sandwiches and tacos) but Bar Abilene still offers up a great tasting children’s menu, like quesadillas stuffed with real Asiago cheese.

Birchwood Cafe (pictured above)
3311 East 25th Street, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 722-4474
www.birchwoodcafe.com
Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7am-9pm
Saturday: 8am-9pm
Sunday: 8am-8pm
Price: $
Age Range: Baby, Toddler, Preschooler, Elementary, Tween, Teen

The slogan at Birchwood Café is “Good Real Food” and the menu at the funky coffee house and neighborhood café is just that. The creative dishes on the menu use only the freshest quality ingredients available, so your meal is as equally healthy as it is delicious.

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