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Rudolphs Bar-B-Que

1933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3104
+1 612-871-8969
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (13 reviews)
“coleslaw” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
1933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3104
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the decor with all the marquee posters and large stills of Valentino. The bbq was seasoned wonderfully and melt-in-your mouth/tender perfect Pricey, but delicious, with large portions.

Thank robert b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was famous for Mondale's patronage. I was told it was happening in the 70's. I'd never been there. The BBQ sauce was not spectacular. Very ordinary.

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 23 July 2017

A small group of us wanted to grab a bite to eat before heading to a Twins game, so we stopped in here. Lucky us, it was also Happy Hour. Service was good - attentive but not hovering. We selected some items from the Happy...More

Thank Dara_traveler
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A great meal from start to finish. High quality barbecue-tasted the ribs and chicken, both were fantastic. You can buy the sauce to go. Wonderful salads, amazing cornbread, and I got a free dessert for my birthday! Prices are very fair. Tons of seating inside....More

Thank gadfly18
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant twice and only for their St. Louis spare ribs. The ribs were good and not over priced. On the first visit, I tried their dessert, creme brullee, and it was not that good. On the second visit I ordered...More

Thank indie_dive
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I was in Minneapolis too catch a bus back home in North Dakota and was being driven by a nephew to find a place too eat cause I had a two hour lay over and we found Rudolph`s..To be honest I did not know it...More

Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 19 February 2017

No complaints. Darlene was awesome!! Tasty ribs, super coleslaw, amazing!!!! cornbread. The place has a lively and fund bar when you walk in and plenty of seating. There is a parking lot for restaurant guests just down and across the street. I loved the Hollywood...More

1  Thank Cia1964
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I hadn't been there in many years, so was curious how well Rudolph's had aged. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Some of the best ribs in town, still, and I remember how I love the decor! Give them a visit.

1  Thank Partera60
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is a shoddy simulation of bbq. It's like someone read about it in a book and made their own without ever tasting it.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Rudolphs is a Minneapolis staple that has been here since at least the 1970s. The parking is across Lyndale Av and south about 1/3 of a block. Back in the day, you used to have to wait for a table quite a long time, but...More

Thank David K
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hannon5772
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You need to call the actual restaurant for that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3104
    (Franklin Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-871-8969
Description
Rudolphs is the most honored bar-b-que producer in the Twin Cities for over 39 years. Independent and family owned and operated, we have twice won "Best Ribs in America." Our unrivaled ribs are rubbed with spices and slow cooked in our custom pit. Our creamy cole slaw is just as famous as our ribs. However, Rudolphs is more than just ribs and cole slaw. Beef brisket, steak, burgers, hearty sandwiches, flatbreads and pasta make your dining choice difficult (No apologies). Serving an extensive local craft beer selection!
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