This year has been brutal on restaurants. As we stay apart to stay safe, our third places, the ones we have celebrated first dates, birthdays, anniversaries, and turned to comfort on difficult days. Now, we sit out those long days at home, perhaps with a tray of take out.
Meanwhile, restaurants turned and fed each other, front line workers, and the hungry while struggling to keep the lights on.
In this year, where everything has changed, the Eater 38 must as well. This list is a starting point of the incredible establishments that feed the Twin Cities. These are restaurants who have made their mark and give a taste of what it means to dine in Minneapolis and St. Paul. This is a glimpse at the glory of established eateries that blend classic and modern to create a tapestry of cuisines, styles, and deliciousness that make up the Twin Cities. All are offering takeout. Please call them directly, and order often. If your favorite neighborhood eatery didn’t make the list, it doesn’t mean it isn’t an important part of our cities. Support the ones you love, so we can all return to this important places soon.
For those looking for exciting new restaurants, check out the Eater Twin Cities Heatmap.
Restaurants are listed by location, from West to East.
A number of Twin Cities restaurants have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health.