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Legendary Twin Cities Restaurants

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These landmark dives, diners and restaurants are local legends in the Twin Cities.
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36 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Mickey's is an old-school, rail car-style, 24-hr diner located in downtown Saint Paul. It's a famous landmark and serves up the best greasy spoon food in the area. The staff is notoriously gruff but they can also be pretty sweet and cook good food...
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50 South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402, USA
If you're craving some down-home traditional American cooking, look no further than Ike’s. I love that you can start the day with a big fluffy stack of pancakes and keep going until cocktail hour (the 24K margarita is a must) and beyond with...
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4825 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Sea Salt is a seasonal restaurant serving a variety of seafood tacos and baskets in the middle of a city park. This place is so popular, it's common to wait in line for over an hour to place an order. To help pass the time, regulars know to order...
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3500 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
Matt’s is a no-frills dive that hasn’t changed decor since its 1950s origination and we hope it never does, tacky dark-yellow patterned wallpaper included. Behind the bar, 400 to 800 cheese-stuffed “Jucy Lucy” burgers are grilled to perfection...
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1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418, USA
Jax has been serving Northeastern Minneapolis since 1910, making it one of the longest running family-owned restaurants in the state. In addition to deliciously prepared cuts of steak and seafood, you can actually catch your own rainbow trout in...
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413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
This James Beard America’s Classics winner hangs its medal modestly behind the bar with just about everything else: currency and postcards from around the world, cups, hot sauce, a pile of plastic dinosaurs, and yellow booklet records of regulars...