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Nicollet Avenue

Minneapolis, MN (Downtown)
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Ranked #56 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining
Description: South Minneapolis street referred to as "Eats Street" because of its large selection of ethnic restaurants.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beer and wine; coffee roasted by Minneapolis Roasting Co.; chai and syrup flavors made in-house; traditional espresso drinks and drip coffee; loose-leaf teas provided by TeaSource Food freshly made in-house; gluten-free and vegan food options. Muffins and scones baked fresh daily; house-made cookies, biscotti and sweet breads; oatmeal with fruit and nuts (or plain); breakfast sandwich (sausage, bacon or veggie);... More

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Columbus, Ohio
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This area is a little dated, but still a pretty cool place for shops and eateries. If you're downtown and nearby, it is worth the stroll. A friend and I strolled through a few blocks on the way to and from Target Field. I would advise going during the day because you'll have more shopping/restaurant options and the area appeared... More

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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Heart of downtown Minneapolis, Nicolett Avenue was a nice street to walk down and take in a bit of this city. Gives you access to some of the stores located down this street (Marshall's, Macy's, Gavidae Common, Target, Off Saks Fifth) and also has many pubs and cafe's along this stretch. Little fountains/sculptures/green spaces along the way really adds character... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I was a little disappointed. Thought there would be a lot more specialty stores instead of stores you can shop at Mall of America. They did have many restaurants but personally preferred the ones on 1st Ave. It is a must see just to say you've been there, but I personally found it a little dissapointing.

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New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Did not feel safe on a summer Sunday evening. Surprised to see such a rough crowd. Homeless man shaving in Barnes & Noble bathroom when my son and husband when in.

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

There is not much difference between this and the Nicollet Mall review. There are some great places to eat but you will need to call ahead if you have a large group.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Stroll down the mall...do a little shopping...have a drink at a patio bar/restaurant...catch a performance at the Dakota or Orchestra Hall or walk a couple blocks for a Twins game. No better way to celebrate summer in the city. The Mall is aging but better than ever. I am excited to see if they will really put the money in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Some parts are a little creepy but going toward downtown it gets better. Food and shopping throughout but more toward downtown and in downtown.

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Albany, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
51 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Nicollet Avenue is fun to stroll up and down during the evenings. There's plenty of restaurants and bars to stop at along the way. If you're into food or into drinking then there'll be something there for you - from super high end ($$$) to low end ($).

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Proctor, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We love walking along Nicollet Mall. Target, Barnes & Noble, Marshalls, plus the quaint shops. Only bummer is it was Saturday and many restaurants were closed in the skywalk.

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