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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/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good service.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Duluth, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 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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4 helpful votes 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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64 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Fantastic burgers and fries!!! Just about anything you can imagine on your quality beef. Call ahead for reservations for parties over 2, not a lot of seating for big groups. Great service, fun bar and good tunes. Try the truffle tator tots!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have been here multiple times for dinner. It's one of the few american restaurants having good option for vegetarians. We have loved the food each time we have been there. It's got a college atmosphere and ambience is good and lively. It's a perfect place to have a drink and grab a bite.

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Minnesota
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107 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Good food and atmosphere and great local beer selection. Service was fine. I really enjoyed my bratwurst.

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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, Outdoor seating
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?