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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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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good, but the Tots!!!!!

Good pub, place to hang out. The tater tots here are ridiculous! Seriously, so good. We just had beers and tots but the staff was friendly and the atmosphere is really cool.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated my daughters birthday here this week. Her husband had called to reserve a table in the bar area and we were given a small high top and felt very crammed in. Later when another couple left we were able to extend our space a bit--on our own. Server was friendly, but way too busy to be attentive. Surprising for... More 

Thank summersanibel
Denver, Colorado
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Good pub, place to hang out. The tater tots here are ridiculous! Seriously, so good. We just had beers and tots but the staff was friendly and the atmosphere is really cool.

Thank wwstraveler
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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144 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This place has a truly great selection of craft beers and servers with the knowledge to couple your tastes with a new brew. Great service and food was tasty as well. We tried the tater tots stuffed with cheese and delicious dipping sauce. For dinner, i tried the peanut butter bacon burger and it was surprisingly tasty. I will be... More 

Thank RumYak14
Becker, Minnesota
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We had Sunday brunch here. Our food took a long time to arrive at the table, and the staff apologized several times. We did not complain, so we were very surprised when the manager/owner stopped by our table and also apologized. He took 75% off our bill AND gave us free cupcakes to go. We were shocked by the generous... More 

Thank Eileen P
Eagan, Minnesota
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Best burgers you will find, and the cupcakes are fantastic. Not to mention their large selection of beer.

Thank Larry L
Bruges, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Do not set your expectations too high for this one. If you want to go for Burgers and Beer, accompanied with sports, then this place is OK. If you want to have a more quiet and more restaurant food than its better to look for another place.

Thank StefaanMargot
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

When looking at the basic criteria for a good pub - food (specifically burgers), beer, and atmosphere, this place hits on all cylinders. I had the LaFrieda burger - which was pretty top-notch. And you pay for it at $14. But given the blend of meats and tasty toppings, I'd say it's definitely worth it. We started with their cheddar-stuffed... More 

Thank 24Td
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food at the Bulldog this afternoon. I had the ahi tacos. They were very good with thick slices of ahi tuna on a bed of homemade guacamole and pickled onions. My hubby had the Rooster burger and it was also very good. We split an order of the truffle, parmesan fries with a side of homemade ketchup. They were... More 

Thank Beth K
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?