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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:34 PM

Eater has a guide to dining options at the Minneapolis St Paul airport. Unfortunately for travelers on Southwest, which uses terminal 2, just about all locations are about a mile away at terminal 1.

There's even a walking trail inside the terminal 1 structure, which will allow you a one point four mile walk. For folks less athletically inclined, there are several bars. Here are some of their top suggestions. There's a much longer list in the article.

1) Surdyk's Flights: ---grab-and-go case for fancy sandwiches, salads and cheese plates. Have a minute? Settle in for some small plates and a wine flight. --- [Terminal 1, The Mall]

French Meadow Bakery & Cafe: ---organic restaurant with plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available for your dietary restricted fellow passengers. Surprisingly large breakfast menu--- [Terminal 1, The Mall]

Ike's: --- Try the Weekender Bloody Mary (with beer back!) and a burger or an omelette, depending on time of day. [Two locations: Terminal 1, The Mall and Concourse F]

Axel's Bonfire: ---A solid dinner at a decent price (for an airport)--- [Terminal 1, The Mall]
[Photo: Axel's Bonfire]

Rock Bottom Brewery: The food ---is serviceable, but you're not here for the food. --- craft beer that's brewed in Minneapolis. [Concourse C]


Terminal 2 customers are out of luck. Two bars, and that's it. Better to stash your gear, take the (free) light rail to terminal 1 and enjoy that feast. Trains run about every 10 minutes during the day in my experience.

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#2 Orik

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:14 PM

Ike's is your best bet by far for edible food. Bonfire is good if you're looking to hook up with very drunk middle management types (of any gender) in their late 30s (you can use to the Larry Craig memorial stall that's just a few minutes away)
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#3 Evelyn

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:58 PM

Ike's is your best bet by far for edible food. Bonfire is good if you're looking to hook up with very drunk middle management types (of any gender) in their late 30s (you can use to the Larry Craig memorial stall that's just a few minutes away)


Completely agree about Ike's. The burger and the prime rib are always good (safe) choices.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:00 AM

I thought French Meadow was OK, but I only had a standard breakfast (toast, eggs, and sausage). How can you screw up a standard breakfast?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:46 PM


Ike's is your best bet by far for edible food. Bonfire is good if you're looking to hook up with very drunk middle management types (of any gender) in their late 30s (you can use to the Larry Craig memorial stall that's just a few minutes away)


Completely agree about Ike's. The burger and the prime rib are always good (safe) choices.

Yep. I rarely eat there since I'm only there at the start and end of a trip but if I do have a meal I eat at Ike's. Low expectations are the keys to successful MSP eating.

French Meadow is OK for grab and go.

Note that all Bonfire restaurants are approximately as Orik describes. Not just the airport one.
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