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The Bulldog

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American, Bar, Pub
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401 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beers and burgers

Wanna get typical American food ? You are at the correct location ! Amazing choice of beer on the tap and burger are great. Atmosphere is a mix of pub and sport bar.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visited with friend on a week night. Posted chalkboard had on-tap specials. Server said they were out of some items (maybe erase them?). Still, server was attentive and friendly. Ordered 2 tap beers and they were good. Appreciated happy hour price at 5:45 pm. Also ordered nachos which were underwhelming. Meat was dry. Melted cheese was odd. Result was dry,... More 

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Indiana
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This place was GREAT!!! A great find. So glad a local recommended it. Got the onion rings as an app. They were decent. Had the blueberry fojito, which was excellent. Tried the peanut butter bacon burger....SO GOOD..to die for! Came on a croissant bun. Subbed out the side of fries for the fresh fruit plate. This was the best fresh... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Wanna get typical American food ? You are at the correct location ! Amazing choice of beer on the tap and burger are great. Atmosphere is a mix of pub and sport bar.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I had the bacon peanut butter burger on a croissant bun, and it was absolutely incredible. It may sound strange, but melt in your mouth peanut butter, sliced pork product, plus quality burger and cheese on flaky croissant crust = nearly to die for burger. Oh, those tater tots ain't bad, either. Unfortunately, though, if the burger isn't so good... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The beer selection and the appetizers make this otherwise dive worth the time to stop at. The beers on tap are pretty extensive and mostly local.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

LOVE the truffle burger. not the best service. Is either packed (usually) or dead later on weekend nights. lively bar crowd, does have patio but on busy ne street fine for our desperate summer

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Nice spot with decent bar food and daily cupcakes but man does the staff suck! Asked the bartender to squeeze lime in my four sapphire/grey goose sodas. He said "do it yourself!" I responded "ok but there goes your tip" and he threw out the drinks and said "get out." I asked to talk to the manager who he said... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

I had the original vegan burger. It tasted like a blob of fried flour paste, greasy and practically tasteless. The fries were okay though nothing special. Maybe if you get drunk first, it would taste okay, but I suggest you make a lentil burger with one arm tied behind your back and buy your booze at Surdyk's down the street.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The food here is good, service is friendly. The two guys in our group ordered the fish tacos and the portions were a bit small for their appetites. I and another in the group had burgers which were excellent. Fries with truffle oil were tasty. It was very busy when we were there and the food arrived really quickly!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Maybe they just had a bad cook that day, but the ($12) burger I ordered there was not good. The bun was dry and hard--needed water just to swallow it- and the the burger itself lacked flavor. I would have complained but the waiter, although very nice, never asked how our meal was. Nice atmosphere, nice staff, but really disappointed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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