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Rudolphs Bar-B-Que

1933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3104
+1 612-871-8969
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (15 reviews)
“coleslaw” (9 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 3 days ago via mobile

Easy to find on the corner of Lyndale and Franklin parking can be tricky happy hour before 6pm known for their ribs

Thank kevinmh3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to really like Rudolph's and were eager to return, but were so disappointed! The server was very helpful and nice, but the food was really bad. We had baby back ribs (hardly any meat), tostadas (extremely dry and flavorless) and gumbo (not a...More

Thank MNKate2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time at Ruldolphs and I've always heard how much people liked their food. Unfortunately, I found it to be incredibly disappointing. The service was average to poor, the drink options were dull and the meal was forgetful. It's a shame. I...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 12 December 2017

First, their parking lot has been sold and is being made into condos. We had to find street parking a few blocks away. Second, their menu changed recently. We had planned to get the 3 meat combo but they have eliminated that (along with the...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 3 December 2017

my wife and I were both pleasantly surprised with out meal last evening. We both enjoy ribs and even drove to Kansas City from Minneapolis area, twice, to eat ribs. We both ordered St. Louis style ribs. When they arrive they actually look burnt -...More

Thank JPHughes
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 11 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 19 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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