Best Value

Trying to pin down words like frugal, value, and deal can be exasperating because different people have different ideas of cost savings. For 10Best, the range is broad - we include impossibly cheap eateries with amazing menus, and we share really nice restaurants that have perks like an impressive wine list with no corkage fee or a terrifically affordable prix fixe menu. If you're looking for Best Value restaurants in Minneapolis, let us introduce you to a few of our favorites, starting with Scott Ja-Mamas Restaurant and Gardens of Salonica New Greek Café & Deli. They're low in expenditures and high in appeal.

South Minneapolis
Chris & Rob's

A five-spot will get you a canned soda and a loaded, Chicago-style dog at this beyond-casual spot, where every table sports red and white checkered tablecloths and a roll of paper towels. If you're brave, attempt the house specialty: a Vienna...  Read More

Rainbow Chinese Restaurant & Bar

Serving great Chinese food since 1987, Rainbow boasts detailed murals and soft, ambient lighting. Locals brag about Rainbow's scrumptious wontons and its moo shu pork, but you'll also enjoy shrimp with lobster sauce, squid with black bean sauce,...  Read More

Gardens of Salonica New Greek Café & Deli

If you're looking for one of the best lunch deals in Minneapolis, this Greek eatery is a terrific find. University students tend to pack the place on a regular basis, feasting on moussaka, salads, stuffed grape leaves, authentic Greek pizza, and...  Read More

Smartly decorated Birchwood is a coffee shop and cafe that also moonlights as an art gallery. Food offerings have a strong vegetarian slant and are prepared using fresh, locally grown, organic ingredients. Menu items range from pizzas and...  Read More

South Minneapolis
Ted Cook's 19th Hole BBQ

One of the best deals around, this closely guarded secret specializes in hot (that is atomic) barbecue. Ted Cook's, which has been feeding people well for more than thirty years, offers everything from beef and pork ribs to traditional barbecued...  Read More

Al's greasy-spoon decor has been preserved for many years, along with a classic breakfast menu. Located near the university, the place attracts students and alums who are thrilled to return and find Al's just as they remember it. Deemed by some...  Read More

Southwest Minneapolis
Turtle Bread Company

How fortunate are folks in Linden Hills to have this bit of heaven nestled in their neighborhood. For years now, Turtle Bread has spoiled this side of Minneapolis with terrific homemade breads, pastries, pies, and cakes – not to mention...  Read More

South Minneapolis
Scott Ja-Mamas Restaurant

Cozy Scott Ja-Mamas enjoys fine status as one of the area's best barbecue dives, and identifying two or three standouts on the menu is impossible since everything tastes so good! Follow the "Hot Barbecue" neon sign, and you'll find...  Read More