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Black Forest Inn

1 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-4339
+1 612-872-0812
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good42%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“spaetzle” (33 reviews)
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German, Bar, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
1 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-4339
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Black Forest Inn is a local restaurant with a mostly traditional German food menu. In addition to the expected German-inspired dishes, Black Forest has a good range of German beers (and other adult beverages) and desserts all served in a very traditional looking environment.

Thank George33801
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

I haven’t had really good authentic German food since my grandmother passed. Excellent edibles! Perfect weather for sitting outside by the fountain. Would have got a 5 Star but service was lackluster.

Thank ITravelWithYou
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Although this is a German restaurant, it has some interesting things on the menu that many people might not initially associate with German food, including some vegetarian options. We were a large group but the service was speedy and friendly, and we all had a...More

Thank LCF22974
Reviewed June 26, 2018

This is a German food restaurant, it would be a mistake to judge it on any other criteria. It is old, and has had few changes over the years. We ate lunch on the patio (sheltered from the rain) and the food was delicious. I...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Went to the Black Forrest this Saturday, June 9th 2018 after a Twins game. The food was good but what took away from the experience was the location itself. The men's restroom felt like a gas station restroom with a lock that didn't work on...More

Thank MNFoodGuy
Reviewed May 28, 2018

We were quite excited to try this restaurant, since we've never been to a German restaurant before. The decor was fun and felt authentic. Our server Kenneth was terrific - he was the best part of the experience. The food was really good - my...More

Thank LauriH44
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Spring has sprung and with it fresh, tender asparagus. Black Forest Inn, a delightful German restaurant, has special dishes honoring this taste of spring. We tried a few of the dishes and they were quite good, though asparagus ice cream was a line we couldn't...More

Thank Brett S
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Nice history of Germany beers and foods, all the traditional sausages and sour cabbage, most of all, the famous shanks, it’s was delicious, must have.

Thank cattloverss
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy German food, you’ll like this place. The parking was handy, the price was around $10-$15, and it was casual. The building was older and could use some updating. I’m not a big fan of German food, but the sauer brauten was pretty...More

Thank Deb B
Reviewed March 10, 2018

I've never had German food before (other than the occasional brat or saurkraut -ew) but I was game. It was suggested to me by a business associate and I am always game to try something new though I would likely have not gone solo. We...More

Thank MikeH001
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
German, Bar, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-4339
  • Public Transportation: The 18 bus stops right in front of our parking lot. The 17 stops two blocks away at 24th street.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-872-0812
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