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The Bulldog, N.E.

401 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (University / Dinkytown)
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Ranked #332 of 1,584 restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
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62 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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English first
Superior, WI
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were just in there tonight and sat at the bar, two of us who wanted to catch up on life events. Got in just under the wire to order a couple of apps at happy hour prices (small savings, not that big a deal) as well as the start of sampling several beers. Good selection of many local Twin... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Two times over the past year, same experience: over crowded and understaffed. Sat for 45 minutes waiting to order food. Then the kitchen staff actually shouted orders out loud across the whole room instead of bringing them to tables or servers even trying to remember who ordered what. Second time I was sick all night from a medium-rare burger (the... More

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San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

While, as its name implies, it is technically a NE locale, it actually sits on a corner right on Hennepin Ave, pretty close to St. Anthony Main. This whole area has become quite a hot spot for good eats. This place is no exception. The burgers at Bulldog NE are probably my favorite gourmet burgers in town. For a city... More

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Top Contributor
380 reviews 380 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I won't compare this place to a restaurant... This is more a sport bar with huge beer choice and awesome atmosphere and where you can get a burger or sandwich if you are hungry... and they do it pretty well: the burger are really tasty and good

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Tons of beer, great burgers and fries, good happy hour, I could go on forever! I don't even like tater tot hot dish but their rendition is fabulous. I stopped in yesterday to get a gift certificate and the host just had me wait at the front desk while he ran around and did all the leg work. Parking at... More

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Rosemount, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went there with a friend who knows that I LOVE a great burger and she told me I just had to try this place. I like to think of myself as a burger "expert", having eaten burgers all over the country. My taste is for the basic burger, with cheese and a decent bun. Now I like to taste... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My wife and I were shopping downtown and found this restaurant by chance and it was The Best chance we ever made. The staff was wonderful and the food was awesome. I had the El Cuban and my wife had the Pork Taco's. Both were out of this world and for desert we had one of the Bulldog's Famous "Home... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Out with friends for New Years's Eve. Had an awesome late night dinner. The Peanut Butter Bacon Burger was really great and the fries topped it off. Pretzel appetizers and Cream Cheese Won Tons were great as well. Only disappointment was they were closing before midnight as they didn't feel there would be enough business. That was too bad as... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

In Northeast Minneapolis there are SO MANY great restaurants to try, I really don't get the hype about The Bulldog. Standard bar food. Standard scene. Average service at best.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I had brought customers out for lunch and we had planned to also have some beers with our meal. We were there for 3.5 hours having an extended business lunch. We were one of maybe four tables of customers remaining in the restaurant and we were conversing at a normal level discussing work. One of the members of my party... More

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