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Bunny's Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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5916 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416-2811
+1 952-922-9515
08:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
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674 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bunny's is very much a neighborhood place for drinks and basic food in St. Louis Park. It's a casual hangout. Food was good - not amazing. Service was casual and friendly. Bloody Marys are very good. Some brunch menu items come with a free Bloody Mary and a beer chaser. That's a nice idea!

Thank 493Ron
Selby, South Dakota
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

my friend, her daughter, & i ran the hot dash races last saturday at boom island. the temp was anything BUT hot, so we were initially looking [@ 8 am] for a c-store within walking distance to get coffee to warm up before the race. none around but found this hidden gem in the nick of time! had coffee and... More 

Thank jerseyinsd
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great staff, was able to accommodate a group of 32 people on a last minute basis. Food was fantastic, and the complimentary screwdriver or Bloody Mary with certain breakfast orders were fantastic! Great time was had by all.

Thank aaubut_01
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

For something that appears to only be a bar for sports, lottery, and lots of tv's, this place brings on great food, hilarious servers, and free popcorn. They treat kids very special and do not push them aside. While I cannot say the food is spectacular, it is amazing for the place, their purpose, and the price. As you would... More 

Thank Thomas A
Upstate, NY
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Had a bite to eat at Bunny's with a friend. Parking lot was packed for a Monday Night Football game. Nice selection of beers and pretty varied bar food menu. Had a veggie burger, and my buddy ate a club sandwich. Both were fine. Service was good. Prices are reasonable. Energetic atmosphere. Not a destination place, but passable or a... More 

Thank Im_with_Bobo
Edina, Minnesota
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Stop in once a week for drinks, popcorn and check the blue plate specials. Great club sandwich, hamburger, pizza, walleye and soups. Nothing bad---always consistently good---not just a bar---real good grill.

Thank Stephen D
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

First, Bunny's is a bar. But it's a place that cares about its food. This is local spot that it renowned for its breakfast, especially Sunday Brunch. The menu is exhaustive offering everything from burgers to pasta -- and its all very good. If you want TVs with a full crowd experience, just hang out in the main bar. If... More 

Thank pjmilan
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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180 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Stopped in Saturday evening with a group of 6. This is your typical noisy sports bar. Got Seated right away. Service was great. Beer was cold, food was average. Price was average.

Thank sdgibsonlp62
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I had the best chef salad here! It was HUGE!! Lot's of meat, hard boiled eggs. and lots of cheese! I have had the Dante's Inferno Sandwich there -- it has got a little bit of heat to it - lots of meat too.

Thank Jennifer B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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404 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I've been here many, many times through the years since I was young. It's a great neighborhood but the scene is not a big bar ambiance around lunch time. My sister and I stopped in for lunch last week. Nice booth. Staff was more than helpful! I had a cup of homemade chicken noodle soup that was good followed by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5916 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416-2811
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 952-922-9515
Bunny’s opened at 4730 Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park in 1933. One of the most often asked questions over the years has been, “Where did that name come from?” The story goes like this… The original owner, Henry Aretz, was in need of a sign for his new bar, Aretz’s Place. However, the sign maker had a different idea. He had made a mistake on a sign that read “Bunny’s” and, not wanting to scrap the job, asked Henry Aretz if he wanted to buy a sign “real cheap.” Henry, knowing a bargain when he saw one, bought the sign, and Bunny’s was started. The Aretz family owned Bunny’s until Gary and Sherman Rackner bought the bar in 1988. Bunny’s became a Bar & Grill, with the addition of a kitchen in the fall of 1988, and continued its tradition of a place where local patrons could relax with friends, catch a game, and also have a great meal.

Unfortunately, Sherman passed away in 1997 and, due to the proposed redevelopment of Excelsior Boulevard, Bunny’s had to find a new location by the end of 1998. In January of 1999, Gary brought in a new business partner, Steve Koch, and they reopened Bunny’s in its current location. We are happy to be in St. Louis Park and look forward to being a fixture in the community for many years to come.

In memory of Sherman Rackner, Gary’s father and business partner, we have named the back bar “Sherm’s.”

Sherm, we hope you are proud!

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