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Rudolphs Bar-B-Que

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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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1933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3104 (Franklin Avenue)
+1 612-871-8969
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Fargo, North Dakota
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I was in Minneapolis too catch a bus back home in North Dakota and was being driven by a nephew to find a place too eat cause I had a two hour lay over and we found Rudolph`s..To be honest I did not know it was a rib place...I ordered Chicken Breast and my nephew had a pork sandwich,we had... More 

Thank Aaron G
Wauconda, Illinois
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

No complaints. Darlene was awesome!! Tasty ribs, super coleslaw, amazing!!!! cornbread. The place has a lively and fund bar when you walk in and plenty of seating. There is a parking lot for restaurant guests just down and across the street. I loved the Hollywood Star mural on the wall and could almost name everyone pictured! you won't go wrong... More 

1 Thank Cia1964
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I hadn't been there in many years, so was curious how well Rudolph's had aged. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Some of the best ribs in town, still, and I remember how I love the decor! Give them a visit.

1 Thank Partera60
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1,666 reviews
1,034 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is a shoddy simulation of bbq. It's like someone read about it in a book and made their own without ever tasting it.

Thank Alzor S
Bloomington, United States
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126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Rudolphs is a Minneapolis staple that has been here since at least the 1970s. The parking is across Lyndale Av and south about 1/3 of a block. Back in the day, you used to have to wait for a table quite a long time, but not tonight. We were seated promptly in a booth in the bar area. The ambiance... More 

Thank David K
Hopkins, Minnesota
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220 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The best ribs and pulled pork sandwiches around. We stopped by and were able to get a table without any problems. Try and sit in Darlene's section, she's been there for many years and is a very pleasant person.

Thank amu1977
Excelsior, Minnesota
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183 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The onion rings were among the very best we have ever had. The chicken and the brisket were excellent. If you like BBQ this is an good place to go.

Thank Steve55331
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We took our family of 4 here for dinner while visiting the city. Very friendly staff and the food was excellent with LARGE portions. We shared the cornbread as a family and it was still too much for us. We will come back again for sure!

Thank ebbie10128
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Came into nice laid back environment and was greeted immediately by our server. We came for happy hour but still had about 20 mins prior. We ordered a few drinks to kill a few mins. My Surly beer was extremely ice cold just the way i like them. The Mrs. Margarita was to her liking as well. Time passed and... More 

Thank Terrance R
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We made it a special point to visit Rudolph's because it has been good for 30 years thanks to Jimmy, the owner. It is still terrific and Jimmy makes sure everything is wonderful because he is still there over seeing the food and service.

Thank mckay19806

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?