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Afro Deli & Grill

720 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2924
+1 612-871-5555
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb gyro” (5 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
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American, African, Fusion, Mediterranean
720 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2924
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Minneapolis for a conference and decided to check out this restaurant for dinner with a couple of friends. It has a convenient location right next to the University of Minnesota campus and a varied menu, including vegetarian, gluten-free and Halal options. I...More

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Since Minneapolis is Somali capitol of US, you should try Somali related food. However, for many people, it is bit hard to visit regular Somali restaurant in Little Mogadishu, if you don't know much about Somali food. This place is great gateway to experience the...More

Thank hirok211
Reviewed 21 May 2018

1st time in Minneapolis reviews indicated Afro Deli was good as I was walking there a couple behind me were talking about. Said their friends loved it and they wanted to come back and eat there. The gyro was filled with meat, tomato, onion and...More

Thank kiki1l
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We tried chicken and beef dishes, both were good. I loved the Sambosas. Casual, walk to counter to order and they give you a buzzer to pick up food when it's ready. So nice to not have burger or fried chicken or pizza. Reasonable priced,...More

Thank Brent D
Reviewed 5 December 2017

It's technically fast food but it's not your typical fast food. Its foods from around the Mediterranean. I had a lamb gyros and salad that were very good - very fresh vegetables, good flat bread and gyros. My friend had a dish I had never...More

Thank tripledec
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I walked in here after a gopher game, I have been to the one in St. Paul and always enjoy their food and they didn't have the line like many of the local bars did at the time. I crushed a gyro that was so...More

Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I ate there twice, it gets busy during the lunch hour. I had lamb gyro, with salad, pita and sauce. It was delicious and filling. Other time I had chicken fantastic, the taste was plain.

Thank Sibelcay
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Everything is very fresh. To-go orders are always nicely packed and always ready at the right time. Large portions.

Thank Clairisa W
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Reasonably good food, to be sure, but far from amazing and far from authentic. Chicken curry and afro steak were good, but both were long on rice, short on meat. No atmosphere to speak of. Good for college kids on a budget, good for carryout,...More

Thank jakester88
Reviewed 20 January 2017

No line when we went. Very nice, helpful staff. Lunch was good. Can't really say more. I will try it again and hope that I have the experiences that many other reviewers are having.

Thank MollyAW1234
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2924
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-871-5555
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A fast, friendly, and affordable place for anything from coffee and tea, to lunch, dinner, and dessert. Afro Deli is a social venture that attempts to weave together business with community and culture. We offer great food at great price served quickly. All of our dishes are made fresh and prepared Halal. We also cater all types of events & meetings from small to large.
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