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Tuggs River Saloon

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219 Main St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
612.379.4404
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place with a view

I highly recommend the State Fair Cheese Curds. YUM!! I had a bacon cheeseburger and chips. It was a very good burger. Quiet place on a weeknight during the winter but I bet this would be a lot nicer in the summer. They have a huge deck overlooking the river so in nicer weather it would be a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
Dang22391
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Blaine, Minnesota
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Blaine, Minnesota
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I highly recommend the State Fair Cheese Curds. YUM!! I had a bacon cheeseburger and chips. It was a very good burger. Quiet place on a weeknight during the winter but I bet this would be a lot nicer in the summer. They have a huge deck overlooking the river so in nicer weather it would be a great place... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Although this place bustles in the summer, it's so worth checking out when it gets cold. The staff is attentive, the beer is good and cold, and heck, they even have free popcorn!

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Thank Cara W
Vail, Colorado
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I really like coming to Tuggs Tavern on a nice day. They have inside seating but would recommended sitting outside if there is space! The patio is just across the street from the Mississippi River and provides wonderful views of downtown Minneapolis. The food here is simple yet delicious! Any of the sandwiches are good & so are the burgers.... More 

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Thank Lindsey J
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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782 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I stopped in here with a friend to enjoy a beer and felt pretty old pretty quick as it was mostly college age kids. Tuggs has a great patio, and it was a little chilly for it while I was there, but is a perfect weekend hangout. They had plenty of beers on tap, but at $6.50 a pint seemed... More 

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Thank TryppAdams
Plymouth, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

My husband & I were curious of this cool hangout by the river so we tried it out. We ordered cheese curds (tasted like fried/burnt cheese and stunk too) margarita (tasted gross/trashy cheap) and beer (tasted like vinegar puke. I'm usually chill but wow this place left me with a bad taste in my mouth. Overpriced too!

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Thank ardrexler33
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414 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

If you have a chance to sit outdoors, do it. The view and people watching is great. They have a really good beer list with many local craft beers and a selection from around the country. The food is okay, little pricey but the beer is worth the stop.

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Thank djdahlen
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

My deli style sandwich (for which I had to wait 40 minutes) was dripping water, when I asked the waitress she said that's how the sandwich is supposed to be. The inside of the sandwich was full of small pieces of ice. It looked like they had just taken the ingredients from the freezer and put them in the bun... More 

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Thank Narina D
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I loved the riverside, patio dining. The burgers were absolutely delicious. And we got a free, fun little popsicle dessert! They were doing some insanely loud construction on the inside, so patio dining was a must.

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Thank GA_Wren
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We enjoyed lunch here after our Segway excursion using the 25% discount coupons given us after the ride. Wonderful deck with colorful umbrellas. Good view of the river. Food and service very good. Loved the complimentary dessert--banana popsicles in strawberry puree!

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Thank HappyCruiser6143
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Food was so-so. Fairly decent burgers, decent onion rings, fries very unremarkable. If I went back I think I would want to give the cheese curds a whirl if they truly are "state fair" style curds. Service was ok but nothing special. However, the biggest turnoff was that I had a discount card that I had handed to our server,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 219 Main St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612.379.4404

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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