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Rachel's

University / Dinkytown
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222 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
(612) 379-3345
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: "Delicious seafood, good wine list, lovely patio setting and very...
"Delicious seafood, good wine list, lovely patio setting and very friendly staff".
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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Second Visit- Would come again

My second visit. Walked in late on a Saturday and had no problem being seated with a group of four. One of our party recommended the Columbia Merlot, which was very nice. I'm not a real spicy food kind eater, but tried the Singapore Charlie. Nice flavor with just enough of a kick, not too much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
BT S
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

I have gone back 3-4 times thinking it would get better and it just doesn't. Their waitstaff are always very apologetic and I keep hearing excuses that they were not expecting the amount of traffic etc. it's a shame because the decor is pretty cute inside and out, but it's only worth getting the wings, a beer and an adult... More 

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Thank brenna l
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Rachel's before, and we will be coming back again. The service was exceptional and the food was divine. It was a beautiful evening to dine on the patio.

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Thank Terry C
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Ok, so I tried to go to Nye's Polka Bar for some Peroggies but they are closed Sunday and Monday. Nevertheless I walked down the street and found Rachel's. I read the menu which had lamb burgers, meat loaf and other wonderful dishes - so I went in. I've got to say the Beer selection was nice, I chose a... More 

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Thank Steven S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We went for dinner before a concert and were anxious to try out this local operation. The patio looks lovely, but it was a rainy night so we dined inside. We were only one of several tables, but excited by the menu. Great food. My lamb burger with mint was incredible, but the staff was too busy talking out in... More 

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Thank Wendy T
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My second visit. Walked in late on a Saturday and had no problem being seated with a group of four. One of our party recommended the Columbia Merlot, which was very nice. I'm not a real spicy food kind eater, but tried the Singapore Charlie. Nice flavor with just enough of a kick, not too much. Mussels looked perfect. Service... More 

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1 Thank BT S
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food at this establishment was good. Waitstaff was also good. I was very disappointed when the owner came over and would not stop talking to my boyfriend and I. He stood around for (not joking) 15 minutes and could not take a hint. I would love to go back to this restaurant but will not because I don't want... More 

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1 Thank Anna M
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Rachel's is one of our favorite go-to spots in town for solid food and service, in a relaxing environment. Owned by a long-time restaurateur, they have fantastic dry rub wings and solid burgers. You can also not go wrong with the French dip or the classic mussels. If it's a lovely summer day, their patio is off-street and away from... More 

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Thank Jen W
Duluth, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Simple, intimate, cozy. Expert waitstaff. Menu is upscale burgers with mixture of great alternatives. Supported with well chosen wines.

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1 Thank drewminn
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Weather permitting , as this is Minneapolis, Rachel's is a great outdoor dining experience. If the weather is suboptimal, then done inside. StRt with one of the classic cocktails. The "must do" appetizer is the Chicken wings; fresh and hot with an incredible Cajun rub these rival sister venue the Monte Carlo. While dining outside you get great service, fresh... More 

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Thank RNA123
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175 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We were very surprised with Rachel's. The front of the building gives the impression that the place is small. It is not. With the patio there is plenty of space here. The decor is fun and sets the tone. We were met by the bartender/waiter who was very friendly and provided both great conversation and service. We ordered the steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: (612) 379-3345

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

"Delicious seafood, good wine list, lovely patio setting and very friendly staff".
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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