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Wise Acre Eatery

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5401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1927
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner at WAE while visiting MSP for a combined business/pleasure trip. I have been to Tangle Town more than a few times over the years, but never heard about this treasure. The food was great! We started with the Ploughman Plate and is was just delicious. More than enough for 2 to share. I had the Oko-minni-yaki for... More 

Thank mjatl
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick bite before a TMORA concert. Fresh ingredients carefully prepared. Loved the pea salad. After time in England was a bit leery of giving it a try. No worries- it is was great. Burger done to perfection. Delighted to split our meal so room for a brownie sundae each. Luscious. Do stop and take a look around... More 

Thank Melaniedamiena
Austin, Texas
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184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch on a weekday. Started by sharing a wonderful beet hummus. We followed with sandwiches with soup or fries. The bean burgers were very good and the smoked chicken was good. The cold soup was very good and different. The French fries were marginally above average. Ingredients were notably fresh and while overall a four some things really soared.... More 

Thank Jay F
Eden Prairie
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Wise Acres was perfect for brunch on a rainy Saturday, but I suspect it would be good any time. Service is genuinely friendly and matches the excellent food. We ordered the CSA vegetable hash and the Plato Salad, both spot on. The server commented that eating the hash was like opening a series of gifts, since we weren't always sure... More 

Thank lberg66
Doha, Qatar
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Very cool interior (refurbed gas station), great service, and beautifully presented food. The food truly was farm to table - they showed us photos of their farm. Would definitely go back.

Thank Emily_Qatar
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

A friend and I chose Wise Acres for lunch because of the reviews. But $51 for 2 salads and 2 cups of tea is outrageous, especially since we were hungry within an hour. The salad was a pile of greens--most of which I had never seen on a plate before--a hard boiled egg (not sure why it was purple), a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We came here with a very large group the service was spot on and the food was delicious this is a farm to table restaurant. Everything was so fresh we were told most of the ingredients were from there t 100 Acre farm

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Wise acre is in an old service station building; so, when the big service bay doors are open, you can be under cover and still feel like you're outside. They have a true outdoor option, but today was cool and a little to breezy for that. I had the house salad with smoked chicken. As you may have read in... More 

Thank HungrySnowman
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

The French toast was to die for, similar to bread pudding. The bacon was thick and hearty, the perfect compliment to the sweet maple syrup. Yum, yum.

Thank CuriousTravelerMN
St. Paul
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Had a nice meal here - burger, pulled pork sandwich. Try the Orange Wine! Surprising stuff and I can't think of any other place that offers it. The only quibble I have is why were there fake flowers in the bud vases with a garden store across the street?

Thank alsnjm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1927
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-354-2577
Local sourced American cuisine.

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