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Shaw's Bar and Grill

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1528 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1230
+1 612-781-4405
10:00 - 07:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 15:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 07:00
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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165 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting from out of town with some local friends, we asked about this place and they said great choice, so we connected on a night that Boom Boom Steve was playing. Met the owner, Mike; great guy! Great set, fun night, and we look forward to our next visit!

Thank Rink64
Ocala, Florida
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162 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We also had the Shaw Reuben sandwich with perfectly well done sweet potato fries & the Shaw's Burger with our beers.

1 Thank Bill T
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346 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We tried the pork tenderloin sandwich. It was OK but we didn't care for the Italian type seasoning in the breading. We are always in search of a great pork tenderloin sandwich. It was served with chips - what can you say . . . it's a very small NE bar and grill that certainly could use a face lift.... More 

1 Thank Curly
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

I like the music they have, the burgers and onion rings are my favorites. It is small and needs fixing up a little bit, but it is a old Northeast institution. I have been going there for years and never disappointed!

2 Thank Pamala Stachel B
Anoka, Minnesota
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

I have been here 3 times now, this wonderful little bar and grill in the areas of Minneapolis. My first experience was, when my dad and I decided to go here when we went out for lunch together. His mom (my grandma) as well as my dad, have always talked so highly of this little spot, so naturally as a... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

Do not miss an opportunity for the best (Shaw) burger and best live band entertainment in the Twin Cities. The french fries rival France or Belgium's fries -- yum! This is the most comfortable, dress-down, neighborhood bar and restaurant in Minneapolis and St Paul.

1 Thank Mary S
Flyover County
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

We were on a pub crawl with friends. My wife and I split a burger here and then also at Psycho Suzi's. Next time we're skip Suzi's and just eat here. Big delicious burger, lots of fries, cheap beer and the atmosphere you'd expect from a neighborhood hole-in-the-wall dive.

1 Thank NateRW
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

$7.95 includes a boat load of fries. Loaded with cheese, mushrooms and onions, a bucket load of bacon and a soft wonderful big bun. It must have sat 5" high on my plate. Uffda! I ordered my burger medium rare and it was done to perfection. Love the atmosphere, very casual 'n kick back. Great music around 9pm. Excellent staff.... More 

1 Thank doug001
Winnipeg, Canada
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

...make the trip, if you like neighborhood bars, this is one for the ages... oh and try an amazing Shaw Burger!!!

1 Thank GTW76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
15:00 - 19:00
15:00 - 19:00
15:00 - 19:00
15:00 - 19:00
15:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 07:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1528 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1230
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-781-4405
Home of the Shawburger! Happy Hour(Buck off drinks and Half Priced Appetizers) M-F 3-7pm. Live Music 5 nights a week. the best live music around. Mondays open jam. wed thru sat live music

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