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Tuggs River Saloon

219 Main St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (University / Dinkytown)
612.379.4404
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Ranked #693 of 1,578 restaurants in Minneapolis
Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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70 reviews 70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Again, not a dining destination. In my opinion, nothing along the Riverfront is. But, when the fireworks are going over St. Anthony, this is an easy spot to grab a beer and see the show. Hit the beer tub girl because the bar is a cluster. $5 for a tall boy, tables are fairly easy to grab, you can see... More

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Fridley MN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Time to ignore Tuggs,,, We have a cousin from Latvia, Karlis, staying with us for a month. He's a lawyer with the Latvian government and is a little conservative. He speaks English well but, with a heavy accent. This weekend he thought he's like to wander by himself around downtown Minneapolis. About 2pm today, 6/22, he went to Tuggs. On... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Gave the waitress my card before seeing my bill. Overcharged by more that $25. Asked for my own bill. Charged for both. Called. Ummmm. Nothing yet. No remedy. Thanks for the $100 fee for 3 burgers.

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If needing a place to just hang out an watch the action on Mississippi Mile and refresh with a beverage and burger, this may be your place. Except for burgers and fries, the menu offers very little variety. Again, if you want to sit outside on a nice deck and enjoy family and friends, this is a good choice!

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were visiting and walking all over Minneapolis. After walking across the Mississippi River, Tuggs was the perfect place to have a cocktail and lunch on the patio. The Bloody Mary was yummy. The backdrop of downtown Minneapolis was nice to look at. A very enjoyable lunch!

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Naples, FL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Go down to the riverfront for the best hamburger around! Stroll along the riverfront after. Very enjoyable!

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Flyover County
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This weekend was our first time here. Its not the kind of place that will set the world on fire but if you want to hang with some friends, tip a few beverages back and enjoy some traditional and creative burgers, you won't make a mistake by stopping here. The burgers were good, the beer was cold, and free popcorn... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I've been here twice now and enjoyed the patio quite a bit. Went there with friends for drinks after a show recently and the skyline view was PERFECT on a summer night. A great place to chat with friends over some beer. The neighboring establishments are great too, a very cool area right by the river.

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Stillwater, MN
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151 reviews 151 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

It's great to see the people and their dogs strolling the riverfront and this beautiful "district" from the balcony seating area. The service is very good. The fries were great because I prefer non-greasy and little salt. The burgers and BBQ pork were full sized but I prefer others BBQ sauces. This was my 3rd visit over the past 4... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Came to eat during the Twin Cities Polish Festival. Very poor staff. Had to wait a long time for service. When service came, the waitress was short and rude. Not "Minnesota Nice." Ordered the Over Easy Burger. When it came the egg was rock hard. When I asked the staff about it they told me it was suppose to be... More

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