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The Bulldog, N.E.

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American, Bar, Hamburgers
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401 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Today
10:00 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 10
    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
great burgers

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Nightlyglo
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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214 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

For my birthday my wife and I decided to try something new locally and she suggested The Bulldog NE. For a "Nordeast" bar/restaurant I was excepting the inside to be a little outdated, but it was far from it. Nice brick walls mixed with a little industrial look. I felt at home there!! When we arrived we were seated immediately.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I came with a group of four total people. no huge wait, maybe 5 minutes on a Saturday night. Good food and trendy atmosphere. Waiter was friendly and food was hot. Small quaters. Some things are over looked because of the busy establishment. Heads up, might be paying for parking. Or park in the bank it's free!!!

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Conifer, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a late business meeting and decided to try The Bulldog NE. The burgers were great, but DO NOT FORGET THE TOTS! Their potatoe tots with Wasabi mayo is fantastic! We will most definitely go back on our next trip to Minneapolis.

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Minneaoplis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you are looking for burgers and bar food (think tater tots and inventive grilled sandwiches) this is the place. They grind their own meat on the premises for their very good burgers, and you are greeted at the door by a platter of always delicious looking huge cupcakes and homemade hohos. Good place for a burger with the kids... More 

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Additional Information about The Bulldog, N.E.

Address: 401 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Bar, Hamburgers

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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, Hamburgers

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