Cooper Pub

4.3
1067 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
Cooper brings European style to a warm, friendly pub with food that is a destination in itself. The menu includes hearty pub classics with and without twists, vegetarian and ethnic specialties, lighter dishes to satisfy wee cravings, and homemade soups and sauces. Our happy hour highlights a round-the-clock sense of value, with a diverse appetizer menu and loads of drink options. Our Wee Lunch, which includes salad, fries and wee sandwich or burger, is perfect if you normally don’t split or share items. We haven’t limited ourselves to traditional Irish fare – healthy choices abound which will satisfy your hard-working appetite any day of the week.

The Pub Life is our heart. Relax with a newspaper and a 2 Gingers Whiskey, invite some friends for stimulating conversation over perfectly poured pints.

Whichever you choose, come in. Make yourself at home. Stay a while.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Irish, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Open Daily till 1:00am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm.
Also Late Night Food Menu: 10:00pm - Midnight
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Phone number
(952) 698-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Paying homage to our geographical heritage, we have christened our secluded private dining / party space the “Cutting Room”, evoking the activity that ensures perfection and passionate attention to detail. (Just don’t end up on the cutting room floor…)

The Cutting Room features slide-up windows that open onto our main bar, allowing you to control the privacy of your event. Cut your whiskey with ginger ale to enjoy our signature Big Ginger, or with orange juice, lemon and fresh ginger for our O’Ginger. If you prefer your whiskey uncensored, we feature a wide variety of premium and special reserve varieties that perform nicely either neat on the rocks.

Book the Cutting Room for your meeting, cocktail party, special dinner, or the big game – a 50” flat-screen plasma television, slyly masked in the beautiful mill-work and laptop-compatible, will facilitate all your audiovisual needs.
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Private party contact
Jessica Stone: (612) 252-1618
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Xenia Avenue
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Parking details
Indoor parking can be found underneath Cooper or in the ramp behind the movie theatre.
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Special events & promotions
Fine whiskey, fine fare and throwing unforgettable parties - that's what the Irish are known for. With space for 15 to 150, there are plenty of options to accommodate any manner of revelry. Contact our event coordinators at 612.252.1618 or jessicas@carairishpubs.com to plan your event!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1067 People Are Saying
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JS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Server was tending tables both inside and outside so we had to wait for attention.
Burger which was requested medium-well was served medium-rare...and without the requested add-ons. Mac & cheese was made with beer cheese soup but not advertised as such so not to my taste.

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D
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Too long enough for server to come to us we almost got up and left. Bill took just as long also. Not busy either time. Music was deafening. Walking spot for us no more.

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AG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Very poor service on fist visit. Tried again and just as bad. Limited menu.

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r
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6 adults and a 3 year old sat down to a satisfying meal. Service was good and we were not rushed to finish and leave.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good and our server was wonderful.

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SF
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and drinks were very good. Took forever to get our appetizer even after reminding waitress couple times, it was not very warm like it had been done but not delivered. Still eating appetizer when main entrees delivered. It was not busy that night.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our appetizer came out after dinner was served! Service recovery was great, complimentary desserts!

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N
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Ambiance of the restaurant was fun, and Cooper really wows on decor and dining experience. The food was okay but nothing special in flavor or quality. The portion sizes are adequate, but disappointing on value for the price point.

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D
Minneapolis
74 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

My friend and I ate outside. For as lovely as the weather was, the traffic noise was not conducive to conversation. If I ever eat outside there again, I'll request to be seated on the north side instead of the west side--less traffic. I ordered the same salad I'd ordered the first time I was a Cooper, but it wasn't quite as good. All in all, it was still a pleasant, affordable place to eat.

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N
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We just happen to like a few items on the menu. Fish & Chips, Beef & Veg Pie and the Reuben. 3 gingers is a great cocktail.

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OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Have always enjoyed dining at Cooper’s. We went for a later dinner and reservations were kind of a last minute thought. Our table was ready when we arrived and our server was promptly at the table. We ordered an appetizer and on the recommendation of our server sandwiches for each of us. The sandwiches were served first as there was some mixup with the order but the app came out soon after and the manager came to the table to apologize and comped the app. The sandwiches our server recommended were fantastic and would order them again. ‘til next time.

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g
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Also had a very good beer selection.

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DS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu options at the Cooper are diversifying in a great way. They still have their healthy sized portions if you are extremely hungry, but have added smaller sized versions of items like fish-n-chips to their app menu.

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KJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Don't order the corned beef! And don't go with a group if you plan to easily talk to each other.

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D
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The wild mushroom flatbread with white cheddar cheese was fantastic. Even one of our friends, who doesn't usually like appetizers, had 2 pieces! The Fish and Chips had great flavor, but the chips were very limp. One of our diners had the Chicken Pot Pie and devoured it. She said the Tarragon Cream sauce was perfect. The manager could not have been more accommodating. My Husband, who ordered a Stella, did not have it served in a "Stella Chalice". She went out of her way to make it right! We will be back

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PO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great outdoor happy hour with lots of apps! Lots of outdoor tables, and many with umbrellas. I brought my puppy and the staff was very accomodating, even bringing him treats and a doggy bowl of water. Thank you!

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m
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Four of us dined there following a movie at the Icon Theater. We were seated, per our request, at a table far enough away from others that we were able to talk comfortably . Our waiter was friendly and helpful. The food was quite good - from the salmon entree to an Indian curry dish. The fish and chips were exceptional - a huge piece of deep fried fish on top of very good home-made french fries. All in all, it was a good experience and we would definitely return.

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r
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at Coopers pub often. The staff is well trained and personable. We know servers and managers by name. Coopers Pub is our “Cheers”. Some of the best pub food around.

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A
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I prefer writing positive reviews but this needs to be noted. We usually love Cooper and caras pubs in general so of course we made a reservation through opentable to celebrate boyfriends birthday... and noted it on the reservation. It was not very busy at all. There were two tables by us finishing up when seated. We were not greeted for over 10 minutes. When our server finally greeted we put in our drink and food order cause sitting there waiting had plenty of time to figure it out. After the food runner delivers our meals, our server doesn’t check on us for another 15+ minutes after and we needed something. Then when the side dressing was delivered 9 mIn later by the food runner and watching our server stand around because she ordered the side dressing in the system and couldn’t go get it apparently herself. This was such a terrible and frustrating dinner celebration and didn’t feel happy about celebrating there. We are taking a time off from dining at Cooper now for a while and when we do make it back, if we ever have that server again, we will move to the bar.

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F
Minneapolis
63 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cooper is one of our favorite spots. Great food and service. Love the Wee Lunch!!

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MW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Requested a quiet corner which it was not as my 96 year old Mother-in -
Law joined us. Buffet was a joke @ $13. We should have picked other options

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c
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Mother's Day brunch at Cooper's. It was outstanding food and service. We had a group with very different dietary preferences, but everyone was able to find food on the buffet to meet their needs.

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b
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

They were out of several items, including the chicken entrée my husband ordered. He got the pork instead and it was mostly fat. In hindsight, he should have sent it back, but he didn't want to make it a big deal. We were told we could have a free dessert for the trouble, but they were also out of the cookie dessert we would have chosen. Very strange and disappointing meal to celebrate my daughter's engagement.

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EF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I took out our college age kids for a birthday and graduation dinner. The food was very tasty, the service was excellent and it was a great place for conversation. Reasonable prices.

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TO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and staff! Had the Vincent burger, highly recommend! Love the ambience and outdoor seating option. Free parking in the ramp makes this place really accessible!

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i
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great restaurant, relaxed and the staff is very professional but friendly. The food was great and we were never rushed. We enjoyed the time just to go out on a nice date starting at Coopers.

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NH
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had brunch and it was very good. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Prices are a lot lower than I expected, so that’s awesome. 10/10 will go back for brunch or anytime.

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F
Minneapolis
63 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cooper is one of our favorite places !! The food and the service are always great. We love the Wee Lunch. They make a great turkey burger and Reuben sandwich. We also love their omelets and breakfast potatoes.

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J
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mushroom steak pie was incredible!

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S
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Disappointed, cold food. A person in our party got upset stomach from meal

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OT
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I’m my son requested Cooper to celebrate an achievement. He wanted their fish and chips. I ordered the salmon. Server was rushed and inattentive. Food came, salmon was over cooked and too salty and was sitting on what I can only describe as puréed baby food. My sons fish has nothing but double deep fried breading and what fish was in it was poor quality. The fries were cold and old. He couldn’t eat any of his dinner. I mentioned this to the waitress and she couldn’t have been bothered. Took my credit card and charged for everything, even leaving untouched plates behind. As we were leaving, a manager asked about our dinner. At this point it was too late. We already paid and were now in a hurry to get some real food somewhere else. The lack of quality food and good service really put a damper on our celebration. We won’t be back. And frankly, the waitress is in the wrong profession.

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DD
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great birthday dinner there. The staff is always friendly and the tap beer is outstanding. The menu has Irish favorites but also and interesting selection of Indian dishes.

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F
Minneapolis
63 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cooper is one of our favorites spot . We love the atmosphere and the good food. The Wee lunch is delish.

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DS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife had Fish and chips, I had corned beef and cabbage, Great renditions of the Irish classics. The Cooper also has great salads and standard pub fare. Always a great place to visit.

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LE
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great. For us seniors the din was too much and made conversation harder.

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AG
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband, two young children and I really enjoyed the Easter brunch buffet. They had a great variety of options that all seemed very fresh and like they hadn't been sitting out for hours. We always love the fun and classy atmosphere and also appreciate that it is a place we feel comfortable bringing our kids occasionally. Thanks, Cooper! You never disappoint.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately we ordered and then 5 min later the server returned and told an individual in our party that they ran out of the walleye he ordered so he changed his entree. Then 5 min later she returned to let the same person know they were also now out of mashed potatoes.

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NK
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. This was my first time to Cooper's Pub and I really enjoyed it. Good ambiance and food. Our server was fantastic. I'd definitely come back again.

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LB
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant a number of times and have generally had good experiences. This time the server was fantastic, and half of the meals got good reviews, but the marlin was so overdone and dry it was hard to swallow!
Three out of six of us had the marlin because the server recommended and she felt terrible when the meal was of poor quality.
I will be back, but will stick with the staples.

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RM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very pleasant - good service, food and people. Great for pre theater. Close to hotels.

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