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Big Ten Dinky Dome Restaurant

University / Dinkytown
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1501 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2039
(612) 331-3687
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

The atmosphere is old school, nothing fancy or pretty, just a great hole in the wall College Campus bar with great food. start with mouth watering cheese curds, our my favorite the Idaho Nachos or Regular Nacho Plate. Mix in the Cajun wings and a ice cold beer and your ready for the game. Have I mentioned the Hoagies yet.......... More 

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Winona, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We arrived at the Big 10 during the appetizer special so we ordered some tater tots. They were hot and not greasy - awesome start. We were able to watch the MLB playoffs on several TV's throughout the restaurant. We followed the tots with a Big 10 staple - the sub - phenomenal as usual - buns were toasted perfectly... More 

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Chaska, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

What a great place to eat and hang out near the U of M great prices and very good subs and chilling what a treat. Should be on diners dives and drive inns

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Its a college bar. Nothing fancy just decent drink selections, good food, clean bathrooms. Everything is pretty cheap. Surprisingly enough the University of Minnesota seems to be lacking a lot of college bars. Most college campuses this type of bar is everywhere. We had to walk around and ask a lot of people to get recommended to this place. If... More 

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La Crosse, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The waffle fries are always good! The subs are tasty after scraping off the mountain of lettuce. Free popcorn is available when waiting for the real food. Staff are usually friendly and attentive -- our waiter was super nice and informative. For simple casual food, I recommend this place.

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Apple valley, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This small place is a nice little college bar for a drink before athletic events and the location is perfect. The wait to get seated, however, was terrible. We got there at 5:00 and didn't get seated until 6:15 and there were only five small groups in front of us.. Ordered the recommended sub and it was definitely a mistake.... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Yes it was before noon on Sunday and the place was not busy but we got great service and no complaints on the food for the 4 of us. Great attentive service. Everyone had something different and it was all good. I would return again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2008

great spot to go before or after a gopher game i'm a sioux hockey fan and before the game it is packed, but the service and subs are second to none. The one in Hopkins is no exception.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2008

Good and greasy, the way any burger joint should be.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2008

Kyle and I used to eat here freshman year of college. It was tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2039
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: (612) 331-3687

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?