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750 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2276
+1 612-436-2236
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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409 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu contains a wonderful array of foods you won't find many other places. We tried two of their custom cocktails - special manhattans and mohitos - and found both wonderful. Our server was attentive, helpful and extremely pleasant.

Thank gpotvin
Level Contributor
71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bright, fresh atmosphere, very pleasant wait staff, good, fresh food. Probably healthy. I loved the cauliflower appetizer....lots of flavors, subtle contrasts. I'll definitely order again. My wild rice/ confit duck main course was attractively plated, huge portion, but could have used a little more seasoning. It was pretty bland. My husband's steak and shrimp dinner was excellent. No room for... More 

Thank Knitterforallseasons
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Excellent dining experience. Good ambiance and attentive service. Farm to table meals of great quality at a readable price. Will be attending again and again - on our short list of favorites.

Thank Fibie01
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect for all, vegetarian food also. All is frech and well cooked. People are with good mood and smile. I highly recommand this restaurant.

Thank Laurent D
Atlanta, Georgia
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We've hit Spoonriver several times on visits to Minneapolis. We love the quality of the food and the attention to fine little details (e.g., beautifully, uniformly sliced and chopped veggies). The space is modern/elegant, but not noisy. And of course, the Guthrie is right across the street. We recommend: As starters, Korean meatballs, roasted cauliflower, and grilled steak skewers; as... More 

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Just got into town and checked for restaurants near our hotel on Trip Advisor. Spoonriver lived up to the great reviews! Very fresh, delicious food. Serving sizes were perfect. Something for everyone. My daughter and I are vegetarians and there were plenty of options for us. Our waitress was awesome, very friendly. Would definitely go back.

Thank Joanne M
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We took out parents/grandparents here for lunch before going to see a play and we could not have been happier with the service and food! Everything was delicious. . . from the fresh tea, salad/soup, lamb burger, to the sandwiches. A must go place for friendly service and amazingly fresh food! We will be back : )

Thank supernight
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The staff at Spoonriver are thoughtful and unfailingly polite. The food, however, is the star of the show. We have enjoyed brunch and dinner at Spoonriver. The quiche specials are always worth checking out, and the dinner menu shines with tastefully prepared fresh food. As an added bonus, this stuff tastes really good. Try the Spoonburger. Locally sourced lamb makes... More 

Thank Travis P
Pasadena, California
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402 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Located right next to the Mill City Museum, offering a fantastic range of fresh, local, seasonal food, this was an impressive stop on a tour of the neighborhood. Really tasty plates and great service!

Thank Ray Q
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Dinner options had many gluten free vegetarian choices. Dessert was a surprise--every single option was gluten free! Service was friendly and our server was professional and skilled. I appreciated her checking in with our group just often enough to make sure we had what we needed without being disruptive to our conversations and birthday celebration.

Thank Trish G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2276
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-436-2236

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?