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Chris and Rob's Chicago's Taste Authority

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3101 E 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3325
+1 612-729-5507
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Minneapolis
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Met Jean at work. She had a "Nuts on Clark" bag in her possession so we began talking about the great food Chicago had to offer. Then she hit me with a bombshell. Her husband Rob was an owner of a place right here in Minneapolis that served authentic Chicago style hot dogs, Italian beef and pizza. I was like... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

While visiting Mpls, saw this place near 42nd St and Hiawata (spell?) so stopped by to grab a bite. Ordered California burger and fries. Burger patty was burnet but rather on cold side - clearly pre-cooked patty and cook (whoever undeserving be called cook) didn't bother to even heat up properly. Fries was oil soaked - pre-cooked frozen ones. Terrible... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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350 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Good, not great. I grew up in Chicago, and am spoiled by Al's #1 and others. But, it is a good sandwich. The beef was thinly sliced, good, and juicy. The bread is very good, and the giardinara is nice and spicy. And i like the outdoor seating in a quiet neighborhood. It's just not Al's #1

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We stopped here after visiting Minnehaha Falls and were looking for a casual place nearby and found this via an internet search. It's only about a mile away. We were very pleasantly surprised. It is a very casual place with outdoor seating that serves Chicago style dogs and Italian Beef. We both had the Italian Beef which was very good.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

If you are craving a Chicago Dog, or Italian Beef head to South MPLS! Can't go wrong here. Similar set up to what you find in this type of establishment in Chicago, and the food hits the spot!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

They advertised on Groupon, so I gave them a try last month. I had $15 to spend & ordered chicken wings along with a hot dog & onion rings & a drink. My order of wings were beyond well done, almost un-edible. I should have sent them back, but did not. The hot dog was as one would expect from... More 

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Bloomington
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66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

I've tried several things here, the Maxwell St polish is great, the italian sausage and italian beef sandwich is also great. The very best thing I've had here was their chicken wings. You can tell that they started with fresh (not frozen) wings, the were very lightly battered, and then sprinkled with an absolutely wonderful spice blend. I had dipping... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

I have eaten at this location many times over the past 3 or 4 years and it has steadily gone down hill. It was original very good, especially the Italian beef. I ate there at lunch today. There was construction around there so it was hard to park. The restaurant itself is being remodeled so it took away a lot... More 

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Bloomington
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85 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I tried this place yesterday and was conflicted. The food: italian sausage and italian beef with melted mozzarella was absdolutely wonderful with great flavor. I was conflicted because it was quite cold in the restaurant. It is January in MN, so cold is not welcome. Go for good food, but leave your coat on to eat it!

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Well if this is what a chicago chili dog is I'll stay in Minneapolis, thanks. Hormel or van camps chili? On a dog? Ugh. I love hot dogs (yes it's a weakness I know) but these were simply not good. 4 diners and I don't think any of us finished their dogs. Mediocre fries. I know restaurants can have of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Italian, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3101 E 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3325
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-729-5507

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?