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Ted Cook's 19th Hole Bar-B-Que

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2814 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3111
+1 612-721-2023
13:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 13:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This place has never let me down and they won't for you either. Smoked chicken, pork ribs, beef ribs; I can never make up my mind until I get there but one thing I always know is that I have to have their spicy sauce. Every meal comes with jo-jo's so I can scoop every drop off my plate. Thanks... More 

Thank Joseph C
Twin Cities
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Ted cooks is and has been a family tradition for many years. As noted in the title, these guys have been in town before any chain BBQ places and have stood the test of time. It is no frills delicious BBQ. When you order you get sliced jojo potatoes along with a slice of wheat and a slice of white... More 

Thank mnmmmark
St Paul, MN
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198 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I have wanted to check out Ted Cook's BBQ for a while, and I was in the area late one Saturday afternoon and stopped in, walking up the street to Ted Cook's it smells awesome.. Let me add right away that Ted's is take out only.. no big deal, So let me start with I ordered a half rack of... More 

Thank troubled1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Appears that there are new owners. Ribs were good as usual but there is not the usual amount of sauce anymore. Jojo's were good but they use to be sauced up too not anymore. Coleslaw and cornbread was ok,

Thank Glenn W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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694 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Get you some Jojo's potatoes and beef tips. The red beans aren't anything like the Southern style, but everything else was so good and worth the price for a meal (collard greens are good too!).

Thank Rachel C
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Rib tips are the best love the place. Parking is rough but call ahead and no problem in and out. Sometimes you get bony batch but than you have the outstanding sides. I'm diabetic so I stick to the meat. LoL

Thank John P
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

I've been eating Ted cooks for 15 years, and It is definitely my favorite in the metro. The pork ribs are amazing, it's best to get them late in the evening cause then they've been smoking all day, don't wait too long or they'll sell out. The Jo-Jo's are really good and so are the greens, sometimes the sides can... More 

Thank Anthony Q
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

If you are reading the other reviews and believing that Ted Cooks is a great BBQ and or ribs place, please stop now. I have lived in the South...and all over. There is not a single (not one) great BBQ place in the entire Twin Cities...and I have looked for over 10 years. And, more importantly, Ted Cooks is NOT... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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128 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Good meat... good smoking... did discover that our order was wrong when we got it home, but what we got was close enough to not be a real problem. Taste the sauce, or order some of each, as our group didn't agree on the appropriate level of spice. We wouldn't drive across town for this BBQ, but might stop again... More 

Thank idiotsabroad
Minneapolis, MN
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Ted's is purely a take out place....Ribs, pulled pork, rib tips, beef brisket, etc. I almost always get the pulled pork with mild sauce and hojo taters. The hojos are like American fries which are best ordered crispy. I order at the counter and within 5 minutes the food is ready to bring home.

Thank kaj22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2814 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3111
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-721-2023

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?