1. Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge - Minneapolis
Psycho Suzi's is at the top of many lists as one of the best spots in Minneapolis. It's true that the drinks are good and the food is tasty, but what really takes this place over the edge is the theme. Psycho Suzi's goes all-out with a Polynesian theme. No matter where you'll look, you'll find endless tiki heads and tropical flowers in this quirky restaurant.
Address: 1900 Marshall Street Northeast, Minneapolis.
2. The Bad Waitress - Minneapolis
Don't expect good service at The Bad Waitress. - that's kind of the point. Guests are responsible for taking their own orders at the superhero-themed tables. When the food comes, you'll receive delicious morsels of locally sourced goodness.
Address: 2 East 26th Street, Minneapolis.
3. Al's Breakfast - Minneapolis
Fans of Al's Breakfast love it for its tasty homestyle breakfasts and fast-paced atmosphere. This Dinkytown diner is so small that it only seats 14 people at a time. Guests may find themselves moving seats more than once while they eat to accommodate the steady stream of diners.
Address: 413 14th Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis.
4. The News Room - Minneapolis
This downtown Minneapolis spot has an interesting theme. The entire restaurant is decorated to resemble a newsroom. With black-and-white papers lining the walls, you may find yourself feeling like a news reporter as you eat. Try it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Address: 990 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.
5. FIKA - Minneapolis
FIKA makes for a unique dining experience because it's actually located within the American Swedish Institute. After you're done learning about Swedish culture, head over to the acclaimed cafe to try fresh and delicious Nordic food. How can you go wrong with Swedish meatballs?
Address: 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis.
6. Galactic Pizza - Minneapolis
Galactic Pizza serves up heavenly pizza with a superhero twist. The restaurant is decorated in loud colors, and the delivery drivers wear superhero costumes. And it's all for a good cause: Galactic Pizza has a focus on sustainability. They commit to local produce, waste reduction, and giving to charity.
Address: 2917 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis.
7. Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter - Stillwater
A visit to this German restaurant in Stillwater will make you believe you're in the Black Forest. The restaurant has been going strong since 1966, serving up German mainstays with a Minnesota twist.
Address: 8390 Lofton Avenue North, Stillwater.
8. The Commodore Bar and Restaurant - St. Paul
When you're ready for an upscale evening out, Commodore Bar and Restaurant is a good bet. This place is dressed to the nines in 1920s glamour. The history of this building goes way back to the Prohibition days when F. Scott Fitzgerald haunted the basement speakeasy. Seriously, get a drink, order an app, and take in some St. Paul history.
Address: 79 Western Avenue North, St. Paul.
9. Choo Choo Restaurant and Bar - Loretto
wouldn't want to eat in a train-themed restaurant? The oldest part of Choo Choo was built around 1915. Part of the restaurant features an old caboose! Next time you're in the area, definitely stop in for a bit of railroad history and a bite to eat. Address: 160 Railway Street West, Loretto.
10. JJ Astor - Duluth
JJ Astor is a Duluth restaurant located on the 16th floor of the Radisson Hotel. At first glance, that may not seem too exciting - but look closer. This restaurant offers a panoramic view of Duluth as it slowly rotates while you eat. While you dine on scrumptious walleye or savory osso buco, you'll see downtown Duluth, Lake Superior, and beyond.
505 West Superior Street, Duluth.
11. Betty Dangers Country Club - Minneapolis
Betty Dangers Country Club knocks it out of the park as far as restaurants offering unique experiences go. This place has its own working ferris wheel that'll give you a gorgeous view of downtown Minneapolis. I repeat,
a ferris wheel. And the fun doesn't stop there - they have great food too. Try the tacos and see for yourself. Address: 2501 Marshall Street Northeast, Minneapolis.
Have you ever been to any of these spots? Do you know of any other unique dining experiences in Minnesota? We’d love to hear about them!