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Linda-Adler Kassner

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Tim Gustafson

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Contents

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Attractions

Restaurants

Maps


Art Museums

General Museums

Sports and Outdoor Recreation

Independent Bookstores

Theater and Music

Media

Miscellaneous

Restaurants – General Information

Minneapolis has one of the most delightfully varied sets of standard and ethnic restaurants of any major metropolitan area in the U.S. Many ethnic restaurants in particular are gathered around the University as listed in three geographic groupings below Many others – upscale, chain, and ethnic – are in nearby downtown Minneapolis only ten minutes away by bus, car, or taxi. City buses travel regularly between the University and downtown Minneapolis late into the evening on Washington Avenue (where the hotel is located) and on University Avenue.

Restaurants - Stadium Village

(Washington Ave./Oak St. area, near WPA Conference Hotel)

  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill Washington Ave. S.E. (inside the Radisson Hotel) 612-378-3740
  • Campus Pizza & Pasta 818 Washington Ave. S.E. 612-378-2417
  • Leaning Tower of Pizza 2505 University Ave. S.E. 612-331-7474
  • Sally's Saloon & Eatery 712 Washington Ave. S.E. 612-331-3231
  • Erbert & Gerberts Subs & Clubs 720 Washington Ave. S.E. 612-623-9485
  • Espresso Expose 600 Washington Ave. S.E. 612-378-9604
  • Caspian Bistro 2418 University Ave. S.E. 612-623-1113
  • Stub & Herb's 227 Oak St. S.E. 612-379-1880
  • Ben & Jerry's 702 Washington Ave. S.E. 612-378-9099
  • Milio's Sandwiches 219 Oak St. S.E. 612-331-7827
  • Sushi Express Inc. 929 Washington Ave. S.E. 612-623-1056
  • Espresso Royal Caffe 614 Washington Ave. S.E. 612-378-1104
  • Big 10 Restaurant & Bar 606 Washington Ave. S.E. 612-378-0467
  • Hong Kong Noodle 901 Washington St. S.E. 612-379-9472
  • Village Wok 610 Washintgon Ave. S.E. 612-331-9041
  • Bruegger's Bagels 720 Washington Ave. 612-378-2145
  • D'amico & Sons 200 Oak St. SE, 612-626-9659
  • Lotus 313 Oak St. SE 612-331-1781

Restaurants – Dinkytown

(University Ave./4th St. area, 10-min. scenic walk from Conference through campus)

  • Annie's Parlor 313 14th Ave. S.E. 612-379-0744
  • Blarney Pub & Grill 412 14th Ave. S.E. 612-331-1527
  • The Loring Pasta Bar 327 14th Ave. S.E. 612-378-4849
  • Shuang Cheng 1320 4th St. S.E. 612-378-0208
  • Bruegger's Bagels 319 14th Ave. S.E. 612-623-9522
  • Duffy's Dinkytown Pizza 1308 5TH ST. S.E. 612-623-3833
  • Potbelly Sandwich Works 326 14th Ave. S.E. 612-331-0191
  • Bordertown Coffee 315 16th Ave. S.E. 612-379-7277
  • Espresso Royale Caffe 326 14th Ave. S.E. 612-623-8127
  • Camdi Chinese-Vietnamese Restaurant 1325 4th St. S.E. 612-331-4194
  • Kafe 421 421 14th Ave. S.E. 612-623-4900
  • Restaurant Alma 528 University Ave. S.E. 612-379-4909
  • Burrito Loco 418 13th Ave. S.E. 612-746-5626
  • The Purple Onion 1301 University Ave.
  • Asia D'Lite Restaurant 425 13th Ave. S.E. 612-331-6830
  • Kitty Cat Klub 313 14th Ave. S.E. 612-331-9800
  • Vescio's Italian Restaurant 406 14th Ave. S.E. 612-378-1747
  • China Express Inn 409 14th Ave. S.E. 612-379-6374
  • Jimmy John's 404 14th Ave. S.E. 612-331-8000 / 612-379-1757
  • Mesa Pizza 1323 4th St. SE Minneapolis 612-379-3100
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill 324 14th Ave. SE Minneapolis 612-436-3006

Restaurants – West Bank

(7 Corners/Cedar-Riverside area, 10-min. scenic walk from Conference across Mississippi River on Washington Ave. inside or outside the University's enclosed bridge walkway)

  • Bullwinkle's Saloon 1429 Washington Ave. 612-338-8520
  • The Corner Bar 1501 Washington Ave. 612-339-4333
  • The Grill Room 1500 Washington Ave. (In the Holiday Inn Metrodome) 612-341-9261
  • Hard Times Café 1821 Riverside Ave. 612-333-4646
  • Kilimanjaro Cafe K Wok 324 Cedar Ave. 1813 Riverside Ave. 612-333-2211 / 612-338-4238
  • Lucky Dragon 1827 Riverside Ave. 612-375-1690
  • Mai's Korea House 414 -1/2 Cedar Ave. 612-339-9385
  • Sgt. Preston's 221 Cedar Ave. 612-338-6146
  • Jimmy John's 2037 Riverside Ave. 612-344-4444 / 612-344-9709
  • The Wienery 414 Cedar Ave. 612-333-5798
  • Jewel of India 1427 Washington Ave. 612-339-0002
  • Livingston's 2037 Riverside Ave. 612-333-5692
  • Red Sea Bar 320 Cedar Ave. 612-333-1644
  • Heavenly Daze Coffee House 1853 Washington Ave. 612-341-1106
  • Mapps Coffee & Teas 1810 Riverside Ave. 612-338-6398
  • Town Hall Brewery 1430 Washington Ave. S. Minneapolis 612-339-8696
  • Acadia Cafe 329 Cedar Ave. S. Minneapolis 612-874-8702
  • St. Martin's Table, 2001 Riverside Ave. 612-339-3920