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222 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1014
+1 612-379-3345
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Four of us stopped in, almost in desperation this past week; places were closed (and one was awful enough that we just walked out), and so on. -We thought we'd give this place a try, knowing nothing about it. NOW we do, what an unexpected treat! We were the only customers in the place; kind late on a weeknight. We... More 

Thank cafcode
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

1st time here and we will be back. The patio is off-street and probably the best in the area. Food fantastic (see photos of spicy noodle dishes, meatloaf, burger). Waiter terrific and when heard me saying the cloth napkin got lint on my black cotton dress, he brought me a big inverted tape circle to get rid of it! Hidden... More 

1 Thank TJfromMN
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

I have gone back 3-4 times thinking it would get better and it just doesn't. Their waitstaff are always very apologetic and I keep hearing excuses that they were not expecting the amount of traffic etc. it's a shame because the decor is pretty cute inside and out, but it's only worth getting the wings, a beer and an adult... More 

Thank brenna l
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

We have been to Rachel's before, and we will be coming back again. The service was exceptional and the food was divine. It was a beautiful evening to dine on the patio.

Thank Terry C
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Ok, so I tried to go to Nye's Polka Bar for some Peroggies but they are closed Sunday and Monday. Nevertheless I walked down the street and found Rachel's. I read the menu which had lamb burgers, meat loaf and other wonderful dishes - so I went in. I've got to say the Beer selection was nice, I chose a... More 

Thank Steven S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We went for dinner before a concert and were anxious to try out this local operation. The patio looks lovely, but it was a rainy night so we dined inside. We were only one of several tables, but excited by the menu. Great food. My lamb burger with mint was incredible, but the staff was too busy talking out in... More 

Thank Wendy T
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

My second visit. Walked in late on a Saturday and had no problem being seated with a group of four. One of our party recommended the Columbia Merlot, which was very nice. I'm not a real spicy food kind eater, but tried the Singapore Charlie. Nice flavor with just enough of a kick, not too much. Mussels looked perfect. Service... More 

1 Thank Bach_Minnesota
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015

The food at this establishment was good. Waitstaff was also good. I was very disappointed when the owner came over and would not stop talking to my boyfriend and I. He stood around for (not joking) 15 minutes and could not take a hint. I would love to go back to this restaurant but will not because I don't want... More 

1 Thank Anna M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Rachel's is one of our favorite go-to spots in town for solid food and service, in a relaxing environment. Owned by a long-time restaurateur, they have fantastic dry rub wings and solid burgers. You can also not go wrong with the French dip or the classic mussels. If it's a lovely summer day, their patio is off-street and away from... More 

Thank Jen W
Duluth, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Simple, intimate, cozy. Expert waitstaff. Menu is upscale burgers with mixture of great alternatives. Supported with well chosen wines.

1 Thank drewminn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1014
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighbourhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-379-3345
"Delicious seafood, good wine list, lovely patio setting and very friendly staff".

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?