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Rudolphs Bar-B-Que

1933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3104
+1 612-871-8969
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“cole slaw” (15 reviews)
“brisket” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
1933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3104
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great meal from start to finish. High quality barbecue-tasted the ribs and chicken, both were fantastic. You can buy the sauce to go. Wonderful salads, amazing cornbread, and I got a free dessert for my birthday! Prices are very fair. Tons of seating inside....More

Thank gadfly18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant twice and only for their St. Louis spare ribs. The ribs were good and not over priced. On the first visit, I tried their dessert, creme brullee, and it was not that good. On the second visit I ordered...More

Thank indie_dive
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...More

Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 20 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...More

1  Thank Cia1964
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
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
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...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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
Reviewed 21 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
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...More

Thank ebbie10128
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
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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!