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  • Maple Grove - Family-friendly, tasty 3 Squares Restaurant brings unique home-style fare to Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove.

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  • White Bear Lake - Come for the food, stay for the view and atmosphere! With live music on the deck and many items to choose off the menu, Admiral D’s Waterfront Tavern won’t disappoint!

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  • Minneapolis – Amore Victoria uses locally sourced ingredients to make exceptionally delicious Italian dishes, plus they’ve got sidewalk seating and a rooftop patio. Need we say more?

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  • Minneapolis – Named best restaurant for a first date in 2012 by City Pages, the Aster Café features a charming dog-friendly courtyard, scrumptious eats, and signature cocktails guaranteed to set the mood.

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  • Uptown - Just like their slogan says, eat, drink and be happy is what happens when you visit Bar Louie. Choose from a selection of imports, microbrews and over 20 wines!

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  • St. Paul – Barbary Fig has been a neighborhood staple (and gem) since 1989. Chef Hadj specializes in unassuming, delectable Mediterranean cuisine at way reasonable prices.

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  • Minneapolis – Located in Uptown, this Kim Bartmann restaurant is beloved for its too-good-to-be-true French food and casual, eclectic environment.

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  • Minneapolis – Known for its great late-night music scene, Bev’s has a lovely, intimate atmosphere just off the beaten path, with plenty of tasty wines and delightful snacks.

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  • Minneapolis – A community hub, Birchwood Café uses locally sourced ingredients, is committed to green living, and serves delicious eats to boot.

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  • St. Paul – Locally roasted coffee, a variety of wines and beers, homemade eats, live music, and a solid happy hour makes Black Dog the gem of Lowertown.

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  • Minneapolis – Synonymous with perfection, Blacksheep Pizza’s gourmet toppings and coal-fired preparation make for the best pizza in Minneapolis. Period.

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  • St. Paul – Eat delicious comfort food and feel awesome about it — Brasa serves only organic eggs and 100% naturally raised meat, plus mostly local foodstuffs.

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  • St. Paul – Perfect for a light breakfast or lunch and ideal for a sweet snack, Bread & Chocolate is your one-stop-shop for freshly baked muffins, scones, caramel rolls, and desserts.

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  • Minneapolis - Burger lovers won’t be disappointed at Burger Jones! Try one of their many creative burger meals with a craft brew! They have a unique, fun atmosphere that matches their menu items.

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  • St. Paul – With its award-winning patio, Burger Moe’s is a must-stop for any burger loving biped and their pleasure-seeking best bud.

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  • Minneapolis – All accolades aside (of which this place has many), the Butcher and the Boar serves up robustly remarkable American craft food, beer, and bourbon.

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  • Minneapolis - Locally owned, rooted in Southwest Minneapolis, this cafe is committed to the community. All your favorite foods made from scratch.

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  • Minneapolis - Located in Loring Park, this café and bar can be a place for casual cocktails or a fancy night out. They were voted Best Wine Bar and Summer Patios by City Pages and Best Burgers by MSP/St. Paul Mag.

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  • Minneapolis – Café Maude is all about accessible eats and inspired drinks in an environment that encourages “civilized leisure."

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  • Minneapolis - Walkins welcomed, perfect for groups, and outdoor seating. Come enjoy this delicious food!

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  • Mound - Starting from an Italian family, Carbone’s Pizzeria serves only the best. They have traditional recipes from the south of Italy and they try to keep an Italian atmosphere.

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  • Minneapolis – Chatterbox Pub serves up yummy eats in a casual setting filled with games to facilitate fun and comradery between you and your dinner dates.

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  • Minneapolis - Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks, Common Roots Cafe has it all! Come enjoy the delicious made from scratch, organic food.

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  • St. Paul – A St. Paul staple, Conny’s Creamy Cone makes the dog days of summer not just bearable but downright enjoyable with more than 24 soft-serve flavors.

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  • Minneapolis — Enjoy specialty cocktails and snacks on Coup d’Etat’s spacious lower patio while your pooch relaxes in the shade.

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  • White Bear Lake - Cup and Cone is a unique shop where you can choose from a variety of ice cream flavors in any form you would like. They also serve sub, hoagies, hot dogs and have lunch and dinner specials. Perfect stop on a summer day!

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  • St. Paul – D’Amico and Sons offers affordable Italian eats that are classy enough for even the most refined pallet, in a setting casual enough for both you and your carefree pooch.

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  • Maple Grove - Locally brewed coffee and freshly made bakery good, Daily Dose Cafe and Espresso is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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  • St. Paul - Known for their scratch kitchen breakfast and large outdoor patio, Day By Day Café is a great place for you and your pup to enjoy beautiful weather.

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  • Roseville & Plymouth – Digby’s offers scrumptious burgers, stupendous pizzas, stellar tap beers, and an assortment of sensational shakes and malts.

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  • St. Paul – Southern comfort food and casual dining in a warm and friendly atmosphere, Dixie's is a hit with the whole family!

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  • St. Paul – This cozy café, located in a Victorian mansion, offers up a massive selection of chocolates for even the most particular pallets.

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  • St. Paul - Located right across from the Xcel Energy Center, Eagle Street Grille is a great place for a pint and a bite to eat!

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  • Minneapolis – A Nokomis neighborhood mainstay, this tasty and quirky pizza joint has mouthwatering pizza, hearty hoagies, and refreshing gelato sure to please.

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  • Minneapolis & St. Paul – What began as the first Certified Organic Bakery in the US is now a popular organic dining destination with wine and beer menus.

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  • St. Louis Park – Galaxy Drive-In is an “intergalactic, retrofuturistic, and pet-friendly dining experience.” Out-of-this-world eats and a designated pet area make it worth the trip.

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  • Minneapolis – A mecca for diners seeking delicious pan-Asian eats and creative cocktails, Ginger Hop is housed in a modern Indochine inspired space in vibrant Northeast Minneapolis.

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  • St. Paul – With a long tradition in ice cream and more than 200 flavors in their repertoire, you and Rover will need to visit again and again!

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  • St. Paul – One of the first restaurants in the neighborhood, the Green Mill is a Grand Ave staple. Loved by college kids and grandparents alike, everyone can be part of the tradition.

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  • St. Paul - The Groveland Tap is the best kind of neighborhood beer and burger joint—a home away from home—in the heart of St. Paul’s Mac-Groveland area, on St. Clair Avenue.

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  • St. Paul – Massive doesn’t come close to describing Happy Gnome’s tap beer selection. Toss in a creative menu suited for Midwestern tastes and you’ve got your day made.

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  • St. Paul - The Highland Grill’s fresh fare and comfortable atmosphere is the perfect break from your routine—all right in the heart of St. Paul’s Highland Park.

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  • Minneapolis – Specializing in Venezuelan stuffed arepas, Hola Arepa can be enjoyed both in a brick and mortar location or via their food truck.

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  • Minnetonka - Their mission is to deliver a remarkable experience to every guest, every meal, every day and that’s exactly what they do. Come enjoy the delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere!

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  • Minneapolis – This classic chophouse is the beating heart of the North Loop, serving generous portions with great service.

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  • Excelsior – Boasting perfectly poured pints in an inviting and decidedly Irish setting, Jake O’Connor’s is just the place to grab a bite in charming Excelsior.

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  • Eden Prairie – Satisfying your needs all day long, JJ’s has locally roasted morning coffee, delicious lunch eats, and drinks and dessert for a perfect nightcap.

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  • Excelsior - A friendly, fun atmosphere and tasty Italian food. Add an alfresco dining menu with puppy snacks, belly rubs and complimentary water — what more can Sadie ask for?

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  • Minneapolis - Stop into Longfellow Grill, the urban diner in the midst of Minneapolis’ Longfellow neighborhood, for fresh fare, a cool beverage and a comfy spot.

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  • Minneapolis – A Loring Park go-to featuring contemporary, quality eats, inspired cocktails, and an amazing outdoor space all in the heart of Minneapolis.

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  • Minneapolis – Exceptional wines, savory food, and a dog bar in an intimate atmosphere makes Lucia’s the perfect Uptown escape.

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  • Stillwater - Experience a little bit of Italy in Minnesota at Luna Rossa. It is a classic Italian restaurant that stays close to its roots using only the freshest ingredients. Reservations are always recommended.

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  • Minneapolis - Breakfast, lunch, dinner or just some coffee, Maeve’s is the place to check out! Great place to get together with friends and a great place for kids! Open 7 days a week.

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  • Champlin - Specializing in wood-grilled steaks, burgers and seafood, Maverick’s is a neighborhood favorite. Come on in any time of the day for quality food!

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  • St. Paul - Menchie’s serves over 100 frozen yogurt flavors to choose from with many different rotating toppings. With exceptional in-store experiences, Menchie’s will put a smile on your face!

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  • Mendota Heights - Mendoberri is all about local, fresh and organic ingredients. This casual eat-in or take-out restaurant is dedicated to maintaining the culinary integrity of every dish.

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  • Minneapolis - Merlin’s Rest Pub brings that British feel to Minneapolis! Come for authentic British meals and stay for the company. It was voted Best Neighborhood Bar by City Pages.

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  • St. Louis Park - Inspired by Northern California cuisine, Mill Valley Kitchen offers a very flavorful cuisine. They only use natural, local and sustainably sourced ingredients and many of their menu items are vegan, organic and gluten free.

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  • Minneapolis - Come in for an American style breakfast and lunch with a cup of coffee. This café is relaxed environment that good for groups and kids. Come in the warm weather and enjoy the outdoor seating!

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  • Minneapolis – With an extensive menu and top-of-the-line cocktails, the Monte Carlo is always a perfect pick: weekday lunches, fabulous nights out, even Sunday brunches.

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  • Edina - Open for lunch and dinner, Mozza Mia is the place for delicious, fresh pizza. They make wood-fired pizzas and homemade mozzarella every day. Come in for dinner to try this traditionally made Italian pizza!

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  • Minneapolis - Muddy Waters Bar and Eatery serves a little bit of something that everyone will enjoy. They have craft cocktails and an espresso counter. Dogs are allowed on patio until 5pm

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  • Minneapolis - My Burger is for the burger lover! With burgers hand-made right as you order it guarantees a truly satisfied customer. Started by a Minneapolis family, My Burger is “flippin’ good”!

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  • Minneapolis - Come with a group for dinner or stop by by yourself for a snack. Nightingale is serves tasty food and has a cocktail bar for your enjoyment.

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  • Minneapolis - Experience the world in one place! The Nomad World Pub serves a selection of beers and drinks from around the world! Daily happy hour is from 4-7. Stop on by!

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  • Robbinsdale - Nonna Rosa’s Italian Restaurant is an authentic Italian cuisine that is owned and operated by a married couple. Their restaurant has a neighborhood feeling with a warm and cozy ambiance.

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  • Minneapolis - This café is place to eat specialty epicurean sandwiches, hearty soups and a variety of baked goods, while doubling as a black box theater. Visitors can enjoy a variety of tastes and entertainment.

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  • St. Louis Park - Eat, drink, bowl and party! Park Tavern is locally owned and operated and has been a place of fun and entertainment for over 50 years. Come for a casual dinner or to entertain friends and family.

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  • Minneapolis - Pat’s Tap is a Skee-Club and Gastro Pub that only uses locally farmed and organic ingredients. Happy hours are Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm and Sun-Thur 10pm-2am. Come for the food, stay for the fun!

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  • Minneapolis - Come to Patisserie 46 to escape your daily routine and have some of the finest baked goods with people and an atmosphere that you can really connect with. This is a place for conversations and relaxation.

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  • Minnetonka - People's Organic is a coffee and wine café that is perfect for families, work meetings or to relax with a cup of coffee by yourself. It serves organic, fair trade and local menu items.

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  • Minneapolis - Open daily, serving pizza, beer and wine, Pizzeria Lola is has a welcoming feeling that everyone will enjoy. Named after the owner’s dog, Pizzeria Lola loves when pups come along for a nice meal on the patio.

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  • Minneapolis - Psycho Suzi's is the Twin Cities’ favorite hideout for characters—both the upright and 4-legged kind. Its updated tiki bar vibe can’t be denied.

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  • St. Paul – Among the bustling shops of Grand Ave is an oasis of pizza goodness. Punch Pizza offers thin crusts from a wood-fired oven, lovingly cooked at 800 degrees.

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  • Maple Grove – With 17 tasty taco types, the Rusty Taco is here for all your taco needs — because they know tacos are the most important meal of the day. Margaritas a close second.

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  • Afton - Sail Away Café is a perfect place to enjoy good company, good drinks and food and good music. With a variety of events throughout the summer and cozy food specials throughout the winter, Sail Away Café will always leave you satisfied!

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  • St. Paul – From zee hamburgers to zee bouillabaisse, Salut’s French-ified menu is pitch-perfect and unpretentious, perfect for a girls’ night out or an intimate dinner for two.

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  • Minneapolis – Sandcastle serves fresh, local food, beer, and wine from their beachside kitchen. Quick service, great prices, and a stellar location make this your favorite summer hotspot.

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  • Minneapolis – Sapor combines global cuisine with local beers, boutique wines, and handcrafted cocktails for a delicious, one-of-a-kind dining experience in the North Loop.

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  • Victoria - Here they are all about coffee, pastries, lunch and dinner. Choose from a variety of baked goods or a made-to-order panini. There is live music several nights a week!

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  • St. Paul - For a slice of Italia, a glass of vino and some lively conversazione, stop into Scusi on St. Clair Avenue in St. Paul’s Mac-Groveland neighborhood.

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  • Minneapolis - Focusing on sustainable seafood and environmentally friendly methods of farming seafood, Sea Change only serves the best seafood.

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  • Minneapolis - Open seasonally open April-October, Sea Salt Eatery serves fresh seafood, wine and beer. They also serve fair trade, shade-grown Peace Coffee and Sebastian Joe’s ice cream.

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  • Minneapolis - Using only all-natural ingredients, Sebastian Joe’s is committed to making superb ice cream. Also, try a delicious cup of Joe while you’re there!

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  • Stillwater - Shanghai Bistro is a contemporary Asian dining and sushi bar where you’ll find a fun and inviting atmosphere. Try one of their award-winning sushi creations and have something from the full service bar.

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  • St. Paul - Serving Middle Eastern and American food freshly made with local and organic ingredients. There are many vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, as well.

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  • Minneapolis - Serving traditional American dishes, Signature Café is a perfect place to have a casual dining experience with friends and family. Come for lunch, dinner or just a cup of coffee.

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  • Minneapolis – What started as foodie-fave food truck has become a seafood destination with open concept dining, a killer bar, and one of the best patios in the area.

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  • Stillwater - At Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque they serve fresh, authentic Caribbean style jerk for the American style palette. They were even featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!

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  • St. Paul - Combine great local beers, tasty food truck fare, and water dishes for your furry friend and you've got your new favorite summer destination!

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  • St. Paul - Enjoy your favorite domestic taps or choose from a selection of award-winning micro brews. Sweeney’s Saloon also serves burgers and wings!

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  • Minneapolis - Everything is made from scratch at Sweet Taste of Italy, from their bread, to dressings, to their meatballs. They even whip their own butter. Nothing but fresh at Sweet Taste of Italy!

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  • White Bear Lake - Where there’s smoke, there’s BBQ! Enjoy in house slow-smoked BBQ at Tally’s Dockside in White Bear Lake.

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  • St. Louis Park - Serving Pan-Asian dishes, Thanh Do offers a diverse menu and cocktails in a welcoming atmosphere. Outside seating is available for when it is nice out.

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  • Minneapolis – Freehouse doesn’t just sell great, craft beer: they make it. And with a killer happy hour, great breakfast deals, and some of the best apps in town, you’d be a fool to miss out.

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  • Stillwater - Restaurant, event center and nightclub, The Freight House has it all. Menu items are made from local ingredients and there are over 20 beers from local microbreweries to choose from.

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  • Minneapolis – With daily lunch specials, stellar happy hours, and a great late-night scene, The Loop has it all. Plus a dog-friendly patio!

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  • Minneapolis - At The Lowbrow they are committed to serving made from scratch comfort food that will be sure to please everyone. They also offer gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

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  • Minneapolis - The uniquely creative menu and atmosphere at The Lowry in Uptown has something for everyone.

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  • Minneapolis - Working with small family farmers and artisanal producers, The Sample Room is able to make most things from scratch! They are located on the Mississippi River. Just look for the green star!

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  • Minneapolis - Tin Fish is the premier fast casual seafood dining experience that won’t disappoint. They serve fresh, quality seafood and have exceptional service.

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  • Minneapolis - This little neighborhood gem with big ideas serves local food made of local ingredients — some of which they grow themselves — and offers breakfast all day long.

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  • Minneapolis – Perfect for happy hours with friends, romantic dinners and everything in between, Toast Wine Bar is a total gem — complete with a doggie-delighting patio.

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  • St. Paul – This sports bar is the perfect place for pre- and post-game fun, conveniently located just blocks from the Xcel.

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  • Minneapolis - Located in the Linden Hills neighborhood and connected to Turtle Bread, Trattoria Tosca serves fresh, authentic Italian cuisine. Come friends and family to enjoy there made from scratch dishes!

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  • Minneapolis - Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, Turtle Bread has it all! From a freshly made croissant, to a loaf of bread, to a wood-fire-grilled pizza, Turtle Bread has something for every meal of the day! Choose from a variety of items on their full menu.

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  • Minneapolis - See and be seen at one of the only dog-friendly Lake Calhoun eateries. Enter street level at the Calhoun Beach Club to quench your thirst and indulge your appetite.

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  • Victoria - Award winning burgers, beer and live music! Vic’s Bar and Grill is a fun and friendly atmosphere that everyone will enjoy.

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  • Minneapolis - Victory 44 is a trendy, yet casual restaurant that has a seasonal menu meaning they are always serving the freshest meals. They specialize in serving modern American cuisine.

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  • White Bear Lake - Washington Square Bar and Grill is a neighborhood bar and grill that has a very welcoming atmosphere. It is a place to get together with friends over great food and drinks.

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  • Minneapolis - Zen Box Izakaya is a Japanese restaurant that is owned by the chef and his wife. They are devoted to making the best Japanese comfort food right in Minnesota.

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