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Wise Acre Eatery

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$$ - $$$
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5401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1927
+1 612-354-2577
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 09:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Earlham, Iowa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The initial appeal to us on Open Table was the "Farm to Plate" menu. Turns out, they not only buy local, they grow their own produce and livestock local. Talk about knowing the source of your food. The location is a former gas station/garage with the decor complementing that theme. The garage doors remain in place as does the green... More 

Thank hedgeapplefarm
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This restaurant prides itself on serving food with ingredients from its own farm. That is nice, and in the case of the sausage we received resulted in a very fine flavor. We had asked for our scrambled eggs to be cooked "loose," and mine were cooked that way, while my wife's were not and were overcooked. The vanilla lattes are... More 

Thank Doug B
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This place is special with a strong emphasis on 'farm to table' dining. I went with 3 friends, all of whom had the same impression. Service was efficient and exceptional, decor is funky interesting, menu is interesting as well (seafood is under-represented), meals were tasty and at just the right temperature. We had appetizers, dinner, wine, and dessert. Prices were... More 

Thank momarino143
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This seems to be a great spot, my friends all rave about the food and like that it is locally sourced. But as a vegetarian I find little that I can eat everything has bacon added. Not a place I would recommend if your vegan or vegetarian.

Thank 3fungals
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206 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stopped here when the place was one of the only places in town for frozen custard. Had an occasion to have lunch with siblings. The tomato and pumpkin soup was outstanding and the Herb laced eggs are a nice treat. Pricing was fair for the new "Farm to Table" restaurant.

Thank Peter L
Manassas, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice setting. Service was great. We had excellent black bean burger and corn chowder. My husband had the hash which was flavorful and lovely presentation.

Thank kicky57
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Once kept to a 5 on all visits, the menu has really changed for lunch. The great chili is off, the grilled cheese is off, and the lunch menu is extremely limited. The service was good, but not a place I would go back to for lunch. Perhaps the dinner menu is good still, but the "brunch" menu is not... More 

Thank Roger W
Becker, Minnesota
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177 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

While the restaurant was very cute, open, and inviting, the food was just ok. It is a farm to table place and the food was fresh, but the eggs were just so-so and the other items we ordered (chicken salad sandwich and french toast) had odd tastes to them. We aren't overly-picky eaters, so we were surprised that we didn't... More 

Thank Eileen P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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146 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for coffee and pastry...will return for a meal. Great setting. Nice patio, garage doors open to let the outdoors in to the dining room. Pastries were excellent. Great coffee.

1 Thank gjv43501
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Spent the weekend with my husband in Minneapolis. After taking in the fair on Saturday, we both craved "real food." This did not disappoint. It is a fun, casual atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor dining (although bring bug spray if outside). When we pulled off of 35W and onto Nicollet - don't let the initial impression scare you -well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1927
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-354-2577
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?