Most Popular Restaurants in Bloomington

April 14, 2018 Sheron Bogner

Bloomington is the fifth largest city, as of 2016 estimates, in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It is located in Hennepin County on the north bank of the Minnesota River, above its confluence with the Mississippi River. Bloomington lies 10 miles (16 km) south of downtown Minneapolis. As of the 2010 census the city's population was 82,893, and in 2016 the estimated population was 85,319.
Things to do in Bloomington

1. Ciao Bella

3501 Minnesota Dr, Bloomington, MN 55435-3031 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 24 - SGD 52 +1 952-841-1000
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 502 reviews

Ciao Bella

Reviewed By Tee-gal - Windsor, Colorado

After reading many reviews, decided to give Ciao Bella a try. Even though it was Valentine’s Day, Ciao Bella did a fantastic job! We had a reservation at 8:15 and did not have to wait. The entire staff was on top of their game! The server described the specials and the menu with such enthusiasm and knowledge we wanted to try it all!! Service was great! The second our water glass was empty, it was refilled. Very attentive staff!!

They have a very good wine list and we started with a Rombauer Zin. The fruit forward wine was perfect for the evening. My husband had the chicken and kale soup and I had the basic blue salad. Very delicious! For entrées we had the short rib ravioli (full order) and the Caio e Pepe/grilled shrimp with Parmesan pasta (small order) The ravioli was absolutely fantastic but the shrimp over cooked. I only ate one shrimp from my dish.

Keep up the good work! Your entire staff should be complimented!



2. Original Pancake House

3501 W 70th St, Edina, MN 55435-4217 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 952-920-4444
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 239 reviews

Original Pancake House

Reviewed By Mark G - New York City

The Original Pancake House is open only for breakfast and lunch. I had breakfast there 3 times and always got a satisfying meal of good quality. Their oatmeal is one of the best. Egg and meat dishes have been cooked exactly as I asked and are of good quality. Be careful not to order too many things - the portions are generous. Great meals for reasonable prices.

3. Buffalo Tap

4990 W 123rd St, Savage, MN 55378-1343 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 952-808-7317
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Buffalo Tap

Reviewed By chl0e48 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sometimes this is a fun local bar/restaurant. Sometimes the food is great. Sometimes it is not obnoxiously noisy. But, I have quit going as sometimes just wasn't good enough for me. Lunch times are better. I like sitting near the "raging" Credit River (a small creek), and the menu is nicely varied with typical sandwiches and a few unique additions. But too often I haven't gotten what I ordered, the wait times can be long, and the noise can be unbearable

4. Andale Taqueria Y Mercado

7700 Nicollet Ave, Located in MN, Not UT, Richfield, MN 55423-4234 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 612-259-8929
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

Andale Taqueria Y Mercado

Reviewed By kn56 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

This is a counter service Mexican restaurant. They have a huge menu (almost too much to take in). Prices are reasonable. The food is very good and prepared quickly. We've had the chilaquiles, fish tacos, barbacoa quesadilla, and more. They were all good. For the price, this is one of the best Mexican restaurants in the Twin Cities. The market next door is great too if you need any ingredients to make your own Mexican cuisine.

5. Good Earth--Galleria

3460 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435-4216 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 952-925-1001
Excellent
50%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 307 reviews

Good Earth--Galleria

Reviewed By havtogo - Austin, Texas

Are dinner on a Sunday evening. The food was delicious. The menu is quite varied with lots of natural offerings. The service left something to be desired, though. I had trouble getting the attention of the waiter, even though the restaurant was not full. The food preparation was quite slow. I waited a long time after ordering. The non-alcoholic beverages at this restaurant are grossly overpriced. I was charged for a refill on iced tea. Almost every restaurant I have been to gives free refills on iced tea. My recommendation is to skip the overpriced beverages and just order the food.

6. Jensen's Cafe

12750 Nicollet Ave, Grande Market Place, Burnsville, MN 55337-4091 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 952-808-0500
Excellent
65%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 252 reviews

Jensen's Cafe

Reviewed By snee1652 - Omaha, Nebraska

In the Minneapolis area and found this local recommendation on Trip Advisor.

Jillian was our server and her service was above average. My dining companions included my husband and two grandchildren, ages 8 and 4. The pancakes with whip cream and strawberries, from the kids menu, received two thumbs up from our 4 year old. Also ordered from the kids menu were eggs, ham, toast and fried red potatoes. Our 8 year old enjoyed the eggs and toast. He did not care for the potatoes or ham. Me and my husband had eggs, bacon/sausage, the red potatoes and toast. My husband also had a pancake. Eggs were not served as requested. Bacon and sausage were highly average. Our toast was okay but a little hard. I enjoyed the red potatoes, while my husband did not. Buttermilk pancake were given a solid four, out of five.

Overall, we were very satisfied with the ambience and local flavor of the area we felt while dining at Jensen’s Cafe. We were slightly disappointed in the food, given the glowing reviews I read online. However, we would probably return to try out lunch and dinner options.

7. Doolittles Woodfire Grill

2140 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN 55122-2347 Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night SGD 10 - SGD 29 +1 651-452-6627
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 487 reviews

Doolittles Woodfire Grill

Featuring woodfired rotisserie cooking, Doolittles Woodfire Grill is an experience that ignites all of your senses! The woodfired rotisserie grills meat over an open flame for a savory wood roasted flavor. The rotation of the rotisserie creates self basting and slow roasting skewers resulting in juicy and succulent meats such as Spit-Roasted Chicken, and Smoked Hanger Steak with Horseradish-Whipped Potatoes and Red Wine Demi. Doolittles boasts over 60 wines by the bottle and 30 selections by the glass. Gluten Free & Vegetarian menus available. Warm, relaxing atmosphere...come as you are!

Reviewed By LostALot22 - Lombard, Illinois

The interior of the restaurant is really nice and it helped that it was snowing and they have a nice fireplace. The server was perfect. He recommended the chicken wings and they were great. The chicken and wild rice soup was perfect and amazing on a cold winter night. A great evening.

8. Pizza Luce

800 W 66th St, Richfield, MN 55423-2205 Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +1 612-767-8603
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 158 reviews

Pizza Luce

Reviewed By Barbara B - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Good pizza, including by the slice. Good staff - casual and popular place in the Twin Cities (multiple locations). Have been there with friends and family. Great for meeting friends.

9. Hazelwood Food and Drink

8150 26th Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55425-1305 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 52 +1 952-222-4000
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Hazelwood Food and Drink

Hazelwood Food + Drink, a full-service restaurant and bar debuted in Bloomington on August 16, 2016 on 8150 26th Avenue South, just across the street from the Mall of America. Hazelwood features several favorite menu items, along with many new selections. Customers will be able to enjoy rotisserie, wood-roasted and hand crafted specialties such as pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, appetizers, steaks and seafood. In addition, Hazelwood’s bar greets customers with a variety of cocktails, distinctive wines and an expansive selection of beer. Happy hour is available; both early and late night – 4 to 7pm and 10 to close, Monday – Friday. Hazelwood’s private dining room is equipped with a LED HDTV and fireplace; it caters office gatherings and parties for up 40. Outdoor patio seating is also available, along with fireside couches & chairs.

Reviewed By Neil J

I would start by saying.....get a reservation as this is a busy place. Bartenders were friendly and helpful as we waited for a table. Big selection of beers and specialty drinks. We had the Brie cheese curds were great. I had a juicy Lucy with tator tots. Tots were super tasty.....not out of a bag, but tasted like deep fried mashed potatoes. The bun was a pretzel tasting bun. My wife had a mushroom with caramelized onions and arugula cheese with a salad in the middle. We were too full for dessert!!!

10. Broadway Pizza

7514 Lyndale Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423-4006 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 612-861-3402
Excellent
69%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Broadway Pizza

Reviewed By SMStadnik - Bloomington, Minnesota

Broadway Pizza in Richfield is a regular lunch spot for us for over 20 years! Hands down our favorite pizza!

Donna & the rest of the staff are terrific people - always welcoming, timely service and consistently hot, never disappointing pizza! We also enjoy their hot hoagies & spaghetti! The Chef Salad is big!

They have recently expanded the dinning area, so generally getting a table over the lunch hours is quick. We like to call ahead, so we are arriving as the pizza is coming out of the oven. Parking Lot is on the smaller side and some days is full so it can be a tight squeeze.

We like it so much, we treat our office staff to occasional lunch meetings & everyone makes sure they are in for those lunches!

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