Lyndale Tap House
Lyndale Tap House

Lyndale Tap House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thelyndale.com/
  • Phone: (612) 825-6150
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-2:00am, Friday - Sunday: 10:00am-2:00am

    Happy Hour everyday from 4-7!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Phil Dvorak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Sunday Nights - Tap House Trivia - With $3 Bacardi Drinks, and $3 Bottled Beers
    Monday Nights - Board Games along with $2.50 PBR Tall Boys and a FREE Taco Bar
    Tuesday Nights - Bargo! (Bingo's closely related cousin)
    Wednesday Nights - Movie Night!
    Thursday Nights - Ladies Night - 1/2 Priced Bottles of Wine and $4 Martinis

    Photobooth
    Jukebox
    Darts
    Big Buck Hunter
    Touch Screen Games

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Lyndale Tap House
The Tap House specializes in Baltimore Style Pit Meat. This preparation involves rubbing a high-quality piece of meat with a special housemade spice mixture and allowing it to marinate for three days. The meat is then seared on a specially installed pit grill which chars the outside and cooks it juicy and tender on the inside. Finally it is sliced paper thin and served on a kaiser roll. A variety of meats are pit grilled in this fashion and served according to your desires. Popular choices include the Pit Beef served with raw onions and homemade horseradish sauce or the Pit Pork served with buttermilk coleslaw and sweet habanero barbecue sauce. Additionally, a diner can choose from a menu including gourmet hamburgers, home baked pretzels, ale steamed mussels, shells & cheese and a full selection of desserts. Vegetarian options are available and our staff would be happy to accommodate dietary needs.
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Lyndale Tap House reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.5
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (5)neighborhood gem (3)vibrant bar scene (3)good for groups (2)fit for foodies (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Amazing!
    LoloDVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Lyndale Tap House is my all time favorite place to go to for brunch. The breakfast burrito is mouth watering!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Quite There
    goodeaterVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had lunch here on a weekend. I think this place has a lot of promise, but there needs to be more attention paid to food preparation. Fries came out cooked very inconsistently - my husband's were good, but mine were undercooked and cold. Server handled it well and brought out a new order, but unfortunately these were hot but still undercooked. I had the pit beef sandwich, and again it was lukewarm. Bun wasn't toasted. Some attention to detail in the kitchen would make us far more likely to return.
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  • Packers were on TV
    ShellyVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great food- Restaurant and bar was packed- Thursday Night- First Green Bay Packer game of the season. Extremely loud but a lot of fun watching everyone.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just the Beer is Good
    Cannoli4415
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We went to the a Lyndale Taphouse early on a Thursday night- while it has a huge bar, we went for the food. Our onions rings were not cooked all the way and extremely doughy on the inside. We also ordered a sangria and a cranberry vodka. The Sangria was great and strong bug my friend had the feeling they were just drinking cranberry cocktail... I ended up choosing the cashew chicken salad sandwich. It was served on stale ciabatta that crumbled in the corners as I tried to hold it. Otherwise- it was medicore chicken salad. My friend had order the fish and chips. It's two small (about 5 inches) pieces of walleye on a bed of the best handcut fries-- for $15. They do have walleye bites on their appetizer list for cheaper...our mistake.
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  • danabeth1VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    always a go to restaurant, love the turkey sloppy joes and brisket sandwich
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 196 reviews are from the Lyndale Tap House reviews archive.
  • Disappointing meal
    LoriVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Three of us went to the restaurant for lunch on a Saturday. The entrees we had were good, but the accompaniments left much to be desired....the French fries were largely inedible (burnt to a crisp) and the coleslaw side was wilted and so small it was almost laughable. When we pointed the condition of the French fries out to the manager he just nodded and walked away. Not an incentive to come back when there are so many other restaurants to try.
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  • Great place for lunch
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Service was good and prices were pretty reasonable. Burger and fries were great. Portions are pretty big, which is great for someone like me who appreciates that and doesn't let food go to waste. Definitely would love to return soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lyndale Tap
    Rhino34VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Excellent service - very good food - and the beer choices were seemingly endless. I had the grilled chicken sandwich with onion rings & a Surly beer - quite nice. The televisions shifted to the NHL playoffs - great spot to have a beverage, eat tasty food and enjoy a sporting event. When the weather heats up the outdoor option will be full although Lyndale can be a busy street. Don't forget to pay for parking if you park on the street. Thank you for a great meal Lyndale Tap House!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is our new favorite Sunday
    Mary
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    This is our new favorite Sunday breakfast spot. Best Bloody Mary's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch for a Hangover
    MinneapolisTraveler
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I actually love eating here whether I am hungover or not, but if you just spent the night out in Minneapolis on a Friday or Saturday, this is THE place to go the following morning. I recommend you make reservation though because it can get really busy after 11:30 a.m. The free mimosa with your brunch entree is a nice a touch, and the servers are always very relaxed and nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lyndale Tap House
    Tinster
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Great food with fast, friendly service. It can be scary to try new places, especially when you're going for a special occasion! We were both glad to have tried Lyndale Tap House. The food was amazing. The server made excellent recommendations on what to try. I don't venture into Uptown often but when I do again, I'll definitely be heading back to Lyndale Tap House!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good and the service
    JoeS
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Food was good and the service was outstanding. Great place to meet with people and catch up. Good beer selection with many local varieties.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not this time
    KristinVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Typically this is a very good restaurant but I think they forgot the sauces this time. Not much flavor in all 3 sandwiches. I would go back however as this was an oddity.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent
    Family3VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Very loud. Appetizer was cold from kitchen. Waitress never smiled or followed up with us. Disappointing for dinner. Previous experience for late lunch on a Saturday was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very well prepared.
    u17cqni
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Food was very well prepared. The French fries were exceptionally good and they did not overload your plate with them. Would go back for the food but quite noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WE had a great time with awesome
    MamaR
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    WE had a great time with awesome food and great service. We had a toddler with us and still had a good time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Confusing Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Our food was great, even though the server asked me to change my order (they ran out of chicken salad) right as my friends' entrees were being delivered, which was awkward. Our server wasn't very strong - we had to flag her down several times (to order more drinks, to ask for our checks) and whenever she would stop by on her own, it was confusing. For example, she asked “Do you want to order another round of drinks before happy hour ends?” we looked at each other to see who wanted to and before we could answer her, she walked away! Then she came back with our checks – um, okay. One of my friends asked me, “Didn't you guys want to order more drinks?” and we told the server yes. She was confused and we were confused. It was very strange.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Food
    CornerMouse1
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The food was good but a bit overpriced for what you got. I ordered the fish and chips with fries. An abundance of fries, but only two small pieces of fish and a tiny, tiny portion of slaw. At the Longfellow Grill in Minneapolis for the same price there would be more fish, fewer fries and/or lots of delicious slaw.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Beer, Good Food, Good Service
    claysad
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    What a good time! The food was delicious, the beer was awesome, and the service was great. Two-for-one beer, too, when I went!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Promising Menu, Average Food
    Partyof4
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    The menu at Lyndale looks very promising. Our group of 4 had a hard time choosing what to order. The pit burgers are a major draw. My dad and I both ordered the Pit Pork sandwich. I like moderate spice, while my dad can handle very spicy foods. We both were unpleasantly surprised, though, at how spicy this was given the description of a "sweet" habanero sauce with buttermilk colesaw (which you'd think would tame the heat). Neither of us were expecting/wanted so much heat based on the description. The other 2 in our group enjoyed their meal. The fries are very good. Our service started well, and became slower and slower.
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  • Brunch
    Brunch
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    This is our go to Sunday brunch place. We love coming here with friends and even bring our infant with us. Love the food and free mimosa with breakfast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would recommend!
    IrvNAndi
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    The atmosphere made it easy to visit. Not too loud, casual and fun. Good beer and the food was excellent! Will definitely stop again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Experience
    Beaualex
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    The Happy Hour provides very good value for money on both food and drinks. The pulled pork and beef are excellent! They have a good selection of quality locally brewed ales. Our waitress was very pleasant and gave knowledgable background on the beers. Great venue if you plan on enjoying a show at Jungle Theater -- another Minneapolis gem!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at the bar..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Bars have the best brunch!! The lyndale tap was great, get the sausage it was fabulous! Plus, a free mimosa kn a high ball was a nice surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    Luvoffood
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    The beet salad was phenomenal and the pit sandwiches were delicious and very well flavored! Happy Hour was amazing! Fries were a bit soggy but sandwich and salad made up for that!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for pit sandwiches
    DaisyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    Great pit beef or pork sandwiches - and fantastic service!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar Food
    Danielle
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    The Chef who wrote this menu really knows how to put flavors together in new combinations that will have your taste buds singing. The meat was juicy on the sandwiches and the salads were fresh. We had a great time and would highly recommend this place to people who love food, beer and are okay with a loud bar atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Food was mediocre, ordered salad and sandwich the salad came out 2-3 min after the sandwich. Bartender was not very friendly although the fact that he was extremely busy and the only person behind the bar could attribute to his attitude. HH drink specials were decent. Go for drinks, skip the grub.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super Bar Food !
    FoodiegirlVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    We make the stop here before a show at the Jungle Theatre, and it was a perfect choice. Awesome pit beef, great cocktails, and we were in and out in record time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice for pre-theatre dining
    svenskatjejVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    We took advantage of the happy hour specials, but stayed for dinner before heading to the Jungle. A fun spot for a two-generation group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food/Great portions
    Schwam
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Interesting selection of burgers, pit beef and pork (and other sandwiches), salads, and some main courses. My Lyn-Lake burger (burgers, fried egg, greens, parmesan sauce, smoked bacon, and more) was properly cooked and very tasty. Everything coming from the open kitchen in the back of the restaurant appeared to be very adequate and nice prepared.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great server made our night!
    Hatetocook
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    GREAT service. Our waiter was wonderful and made the experience memorable. Best fries ever and Pit sandwich was good. We would eat there again.
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    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Daily Happy Hour 4 - 7 is
    valzy
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Daily Happy Hour 4 - 7 is good deal for drinks and starters. This place is very loud...hard to carry on a conversation across the table. My pit beef sandwich was on the dry side. The fries were great, hand cut and fried to deep golden. Bottom line, this place is OK but not a stand out in my eyes.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "Fancy" brand ketchup. Overdone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    "Fancy" brand ketchup. Overdone fries. Seems like lots of people there for 2 4 1 beer.....food, not so much. We won't be going back.
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  • Our server despite being a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Our server despite being a bit busy was wonderful, always checked to see how we were doing and made sure everything was just how we wanted it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    The food was just ok. My server was rude! And I paid with cash, she didn't give me all my change back!!!!
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  • Great food, I would recommend
    Partyof4
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Great food, I would recommend any of the Pit sandwiches. Our waiter came back frequently until we were ready to order, then checked-in occasionally as we ate, which was nice. Would have been nice to have just a little more light to read the menus. My mother had to get out the flashlight app to read hers. Other than that, it was great!
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  • Great Happy Hour, good beer
    eatfoodVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2013
    Great Happy Hour, good beer on 2-1's and great food.
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  • Hostess was extremely nice
    KateVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Hostess was extremely nice and it seemed like a great atmosphere, but our service was horrible. Our waitress was weirdly abrasive and my food came out lukewarm. The menu itself was very interesting and looked to have good options. It's a neighborhood hotspot, so I'm sure I'll be back - I just might stick to the bar.
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    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was wonderful! There
    MissRuby
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    The food was wonderful! There were so many things on the menu I wanted to try - I'll just have to go back. I will say it get's a little dark to read the menu but overall great experience!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic