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Rudolphs Bar-B-Que

1933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3104
+1 612-871-8969
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“cornbread” (10 reviews)
“spare ribs” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
1933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3104
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrating a Birthday with a group of 10 Family and Friends, Making the reservation was trouble free. Our table was ready when we arrived. Our server was cheerful and very capable of handling our group. Our drinks were brought out quickly and correct. The food...More

Thank 846carla
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Enjoyed the food back in the late 80's. Took my future wife there on our first date. Didn't know she would end up being my wife. I think the food impressed her so she stuck with me because she enjoyed the free dinner (LOL). Have...More

Thank ckdwalcott
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Back in 1975 when this restaurant first opened, you had a line wrapping around the block to dine here for at least a year. The entire North Dining room is now underutilized & empty most weekend nights. There is a huge center bar that is...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved the decor with all the marquee posters and large stills of Valentino. The bbq was seasoned wonderfully and melt-in-your mouth/tender perfect Pricey, but delicious, with large portions.

Thank robert b
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This place was famous for Mondale's patronage. I was told it was happening in the 70's. I'd never been there. The BBQ sauce was not spectacular. Very ordinary.

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 24 July 2017

A small group of us wanted to grab a bite to eat before heading to a Twins game, so we stopped in here. Lucky us, it was also Happy Hour. Service was good - attentive but not hovering. We selected some items from the Happy...More

Thank Dara_traveler
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

A great meal from start to finish. High quality barbecue-tasted the ribs and chicken, both were fantastic. You can buy the sauce to go. Wonderful salads, amazing cornbread, and I got a free dessert for my birthday! Prices are very fair. Tons of seating inside....More

Thank gadfly18
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant twice and only for their St. Louis spare ribs. The ribs were good and not over priced. On the first visit, I tried their dessert, creme brullee, and it was not that good. On the second visit I ordered...More

Thank indie_dive
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I was in Minneapolis too catch a bus back home in North Dakota and was being driven by a nephew to find a place too eat cause I had a two hour lay over and we found Rudolph`s..To be honest I did not know it...More

Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 20 February 2017

No complaints. Darlene was awesome!! Tasty ribs, super coleslaw, amazing!!!! cornbread. The place has a lively and fund bar when you walk in and plenty of seating. There is a parking lot for restaurant guests just down and across the street. I loved the Hollywood...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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
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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