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Rudolphs Bar-B-Que

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1933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3104 (Franklin Avenue)
+1 612-871-8969
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Hopkins, Minnesota
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198 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best ribs and pulled pork sandwiches around. We stopped by and were able to get a table without any problems. Try and sit in Darlene's section, she's been there for many years and is a very pleasant person.

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Thank amu1977
Excelsior, Minnesota
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173 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The onion rings were among the very best we have ever had. The chicken and the brisket were excellent. If you like BBQ this is an good place to go.

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Thank Steve55331
Stonewall
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We took our family of 4 here for dinner while visiting the city. Very friendly staff and the food was excellent with LARGE portions. We shared the cornbread as a family and it was still too much for us. We will come back again for sure!

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Thank ebbie10128
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Came into nice laid back environment and was greeted immediately by our server. We came for happy hour but still had about 20 mins prior. We ordered a few drinks to kill a few mins. My Surly beer was extremely ice cold just the way i like them. The Mrs. Margarita was to her liking as well. Time passed and... More 

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Thank Terrance R
mpls
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We made it a special point to visit Rudolph's because it has been good for 30 years thanks to Jimmy, the owner. It is still terrific and Jimmy makes sure everything is wonderful because he is still there over seeing the food and service.

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Thank mckay19806
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Was time to revisit an old favorite kids wanted ribs. Still the same great St. Louis style ribs with the best creamy Cole slaw around. Service was the usual wonderful. Get the rib dinner for two can't beat the price oh and add the sweet potato fries. Glad we went and started the next generation on Rudolphs

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Thank stb55
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Restaurant was nice enough, the waiter was friendly and prompt. The issue arose with the food. I was looking forward to go to a nice BBQ place that isn't takeout only (ie Ted Cook's) and isn't a chain (ie Famous Dave's). Cornbread, which we got as an appetizer (our mistake), came out on a cast iron skillet, which it was... More 

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Thank Joseph A
Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

The restaurant is in a tight area to find parking but that is the least of my issues...The brisket was cooked in an oven with no smoky flavor at all and the sauce it was covered with tasted like Campbell's Tomato Soup with ketchup added to it...

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Thank merkurman
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Came here for a graduation dinner with my family per the recommendation of a friend. We made a reservation online in advance because we had a group of 7. We got seated right away because of that, and I'd recommend doing so because it got busy rather quickly. My brother ordered a lemon basil mojito and it was delicious. I... More 

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Thank beckes10
Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was very inviting and the bartender was exceptional. We stopped in for dinner and to watch the basketball playoffs and we couldn't have picked a better place. The food was perfect and the service was super fast. Definitely order the corn bread!

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Thank kaylarainbow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3104
    (Franklin Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-871-8969
Description
Rudolphs is the most honored bar-b-que producer in the Twin Cities for over 39 years. Independent and family owned and operated, we have twice won "Best Ribs in America." Our unrivaled ribs are rubbed with spices and slow cooked in our custom pit. Our creamy cole slaw is just as famous as our ribs. However, Rudolphs is more than just ribs and cole slaw. Beef brisket, steak, burgers, hearty sandwiches, flatbreads and pasta make your dining choice difficult (No apologies). Serving an extensive local craft beer selection!

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