"Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Minneapolis Restaurants on the Food Network show 'Triple D'

Guy Fieri has visited Minneapolis and St. Paul several times with his Food Network show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives". Here's which restaurants, diners, drive-ins, and dives in Minneapolis and St. Paul have been featured on the show.

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Al's Breakfast

Al's Breakfast
Courtesy of Al's Breakfast
Address
413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005, USA
Phone
+1 612-331-9991

Al's Breakfast in Minneapolis' Dinkytown is almost certainly the narrowest restaurant in town. Squeeze in, wait your turn for a seat at the counter, and you'd better eat quick because there will be a line behind you. Good thing the breakfasts are worth it.

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Psycho Suzy's Motor Lounge

Psycho Suzy's Motor Lounge
Courtesy of Psycho Suzy's Motor Lounge
Address
1900 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418, USA
Phone
+1 612-788-9069

Drinking a cocktail surrounded by tropical kitsch in this Northeast tiki bar is the perfect antidote to a snowstorm.

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The Nook

The Nook
Courtesy of The Nook
Address
492 Hamline Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116, USA
Phone
+1 651-698-4347

The Nook in St. Paul is barely wider than Al's Breakfast and would be the place to go if you want lunch or dinner in a very narrow space. It's a regular, unremarkable dive bar but they make great food. Lines form outside for their fabulous burgers and fries. The Nook has its own version of the Juicy/Jucy Lucy and they give Minneapolis' Juicy/Jucy Lucy places a real run for their money.

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The Wienery

The Wienery
Courtesy of The Wienery
Address
414 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1033, USA
Phone
+1 612-333-5798

The Wienery in Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside is a long-standing neighborhood favorite for hot dogs Chicago style, Manhattan style, and about 20 other styles too. They even do vegan hot dogs. Breakfast is served too, and yes, a breakfast hot dog is available.

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Bryant Lake Bowl

Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater
Courtesy of Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater
Address
810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
Phone
+1 612-825-3737

Bryant Lake Bowl is where the hipsters go to bowl. They have a restaurant along with the lanes, and you can also see live music, comedians, burlesque and other shows in their theater, and the annual Big Lebowski Halloween party is something everyone should do at least once. The Bryant Lake Bowl abides.

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Victor's 1959 Cafe

Victor's 1959 Cafe
Courtesy of Victor's 1959 Cafe
Address
3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1119, USA
Phone
+1 612-827-8948

Victor's 1959 Cafe on Grand Avenue in Minneapolis cooks up great Cuban food, diner style. They do breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and it's likely you'll be waiting for a table. You'll definitely want to try their Cuban-style scrambler with creole sauce.

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Donatelli's

Donatelli's
Courtesy of Donatelli's
Address
2692 Co Rd E East, St Paul, MN 55110-4909, USA
Phone
+1 651-777-9199

Donatelli's in White Bear Lake is a great, classic family-owned Italian restaurant serving serve big portions of glorious pasta and comfort food.

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Emily's Lebanese Deli

Emily's Lebanese Deli
Courtesy of Emily's Lebanese Deli
Address
641 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1963, USA
Phone
+1 612-379-4069

For more than 40 years, this family-owned deli has served Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food, made from scratch on the premises.

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Kramarczuk's

Kramarczuk's
Courtesy of Kramarczuk's
Address
215 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
Phone
+1 612-379-3018

Kramarczuk's has been in operation for more than 50 years. They are most well known for Polish sausages but their restaurant has a variety of Eastern European food, their bakery is fantastic, and their market sells a vast selection of European food. Attempt to resist the European candy display.

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The Blue Door Pub

The Blue Door Pub
Courtesy of The Blue Door Pub
Address
1811 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55104, USA
Phone
+1 651-493-1865

The Blue Door Pub had only recently opened when it became worthy of a visit from Guy Fieri. The Blue Door in St. Paul serves great beers and fabulous burgers. The Nook used to be hands down the best burger place in St. Paul, but it's hard to pick a favorite now that the Blue Door has opened. The Blue Door's burgers are fancier than the Nook's and true to their name, their Juicy Lucy is made with blue cheese.

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The Colossal Cafe

Colossal Cafe
Courtesy of Colossal Cafe
Address
1340 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, USA
Phone
+1 651-414-0543

The Colossal Cafe is a tiny lunch and breakfast place in south Minneapolis, serving up made-from-scratch American meals, often with a European flavor.

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QFanatic BBQ and Grill

QFanatic BBQ and Grill
Courtesy of QFanatic BBQ and Grill
Address
180 Miller Rd, Champlin, MN 55316-1489, USA
Phone
+1 612-440-6628

"Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" went all the way out to the suburb of Champlin to visit QFanatic for their ribs, sandwiches, pulled pork, and other grilled carnivorous goodness. Yes, it's worth the drive.

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Town Talk Diner (new ownership, concept, menu)

Town Talk Diner
Courtesy of Town Talk Diner
Address
2707 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1927, USA
Phone
+1 612-353-5398

Town Talk Diner on Lake Street in Midtown Minneapolis had a pretty, sparkly sign, and enjoyed a great reputation and loyal clientele for many years. The Town Talk Diner closed for business in early 2011 and was reopened with a new concept and menu in 2016. It is no longer a diner, though the historical building and signage remains.

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"Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" in Minneapolis and St. Paul