WHERE TO DINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Ditch the dining hall and dine out at one of these amazing eateries surrounding the University of Minnesota

By Lauren DeLapa

The University of Minnesota is a landmark location in the Twin Cities with an expansive campus located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis. Whether you are a prospective student, a sports fan cheering on the Gophers at a Big Ten game or a local resident, the U of M has plenty to offer, especially when it comes to fantastic food. With an overload of options, we've made a list to give a glimpse into just a few of the options the university neighborhoods are serving up. Looking to grab a bite? Ditch the dining hall and dine out at one of these amazing eateries surrounding the U.

Stadium Village

Punch Pizza: Known for their wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, this spot offers authentic bites in a laid-back setting.

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Bar Luchador: This wrestling-themed restaurant brings tasty tacos and happy hour deals to the ring.

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Haiku Japanese Bistro: Modern moods and satisfying sushi are served up daily at this upscale yet affordable addition to the Stadium Village neighborhood.

Afro Deli: Quick service with incredible eats make this African and Mediterranean restaurant stand out from the rest.

West Bank

Republic: With incredible outdoor seating and trivia on Tuesdays, this gastropub is a must-try for anyone dining out in West Bank.

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Mango Factory: This popular dining destination is known for their bento boxes and delicious Japanese desserts.

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Lands End Pasty Company: Offering British fare, this local favorite is great for on-the-go diners.

The Red Sea: Ethiopian and American cuisine combine to create a savory dining experience that anyone would enjoy.

Dinkytown

The Purple Onion Cafe: Light bites and speciality coffee keep customers coming back to this student stomping-ground.

Loring Pasta Bar: Located in the heart of Dinkytown, the Loring Pasta Bar gives its guests live music and date-worthy menu options such as pork marsala and goat cheese ravioli.

Al’s Breakfast: Classic American breakfasts and old-school nostalgia are served each morning at this 14-seat eatery.

Annie’s Parlour: It's not a real meal at Annie's unless you're looking out at the skyline from the rooftop patio with a malt and one of their huge baskets of French fries to share.

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