The Best Places to Eat & Drink in Minneapolis

Cozy coffee shops, upscale eateries with opulent ambiance, and culinary gems. No matter what you choose, you will encounter a fusion of flavors and an abundance of choices in Minneapolis. Immerse yourself in the dining experiences we have to offer, then bid adieu fully satisfied. Don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide Minneapolis sent you! 

Backstory Coffee Roasters

SCOUTED | 728 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis and 432 Wabasha Street South, St. Paul | @backstorycoffee | From the airy high ceilings to the warm lighting and the way they bring the outdoors in, Backstory Coffee Roasters delicious coffee isn’t the only thing that’s out of this world. Pull up a comfy chair for a catch-up session with friends or bring your laptop and snag a prime spot to dive into work. 

 J. Carver Distillery

SCOUTED | 1320 Mill Lane, Waconia | @jcarverdistillery | Make reservations at J. Carver Distillery for cocktail hour and good luck deciding which drink to have first. Or gather your friends and plan a tour (complete with tastings) so you can learn how it all comes together. 

eM Que Viet Restaurant and Bar

1332 Grand Avenue, St. Paul | @emqueviet | For over 40 years, this family-owned business has put their heart and soul into the food they serve. With a quaint atmosphere and fresh to your table Vietnamese cuisine, it’s no wonder they have such a following. Do yourself a favor and do not leave without trying their eggrolls! 


294 Grove Lane East Suite 150, Wayzata | @macandawayzata | Approachable food with a Latin American vibe and crisp cocktails served on the shores of Lake Minnetonka is a match made in heaven. There’s also a vinyl lounge and record bar to elevate your adventure. 

Maison Margaux 

224 North 1st Street, Minneapolis | @masonmargauxmpls | Maison Margaux is known for being ‘Paris in the North Loop’ and that really says it all. Visit them for dinner in the Brasserie or for cocktails in the underground bar. Time to indulge! 

Sooki & Mimi

1432 West 31st Street, Minneapolis | @sookimimi | A cozy basement bar to enjoy drinks and an upstairs filled with perfect hospitality and elegant yet comfortable eats. How about tostadas and dip paired with baja fish tacos? Save us a seat! 

Spoon and Stable

211 North 1st Street, Minneapolis | @spoonandstable | When you take a seat at Spoon and Stable, you’ll be enjoying fare that has deep roots in Minnesota, and you’ll be enjoying it in an old horse stable. Check out this cool experience for yourself, you won’t regret it. 

The Grocer’s Table

326 Broadway Avenue South, Wayzata | @thegrocerstable | The Grocer’s Table is many things: a market, a café, a wine bar. It’s also a place with an energetic vibe and was built with the desire to offer the community an approachable environment to eat. Convenient counter service with awesome hospitality and service makes for a delicious experience every time.