Pub 42

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$30 and under
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American

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We’re delighted to be part of the neighborhood’s newest eating and drinking establishment. As seasoned restaurant guys who brought you Champps Americana and Granite City Food and Brewery, we’re excited to take Pub 42 to the next level. We also have other opportunities in the works – stay tuned. We promise one thing: there will be a culinary culture to Pub 42 both from a food and beverage perspective. And we want you — as a guest — to be part of it! We’re going to be community-connected, food-driven, and are going to raise the bar. And we’re going to do this together.
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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well, it helped that I was having dinner with a very buff man. But beyond that we shared entrees of broiled walleye and the baked chicken, asparagus as mashed potatoes. I must say the chicken was amazing. Very tender and moist. I would come back for that alone. Service was perfect and using open table was great for our reservation.

TR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food And service was average at best. I disappointed with the flat walleye sandwich and pasta with not enough chicken I would not go back. And open table sends too many emails for an average restaurant.

TH
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great for a reasonable price. The jambalaya was awesome and drink selection was good.
Definitely going back

s
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pub 42 is a pleasant spot for a good lunch. The dining room was closed (on a Monday) but the bar area was bright and comfortable. The menu is varied, though it lacks spicy fare. Each member of our party enjoyed his food order. The wait person was attentive, courteous, and efficient.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant, family atmosphere true it had a bar at the other end. For Valentine's had a special menu. I have a restricted diet but the salmon was a little dry, the green beans needed more flavor. The asparagus was good

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good. We were in main dining area and it was a bit cold. I kept my coat on and my husband wrapped his coat around is legs. Nice mix of clientele age wise. Had a old school supper club vibe.

They had good specials for Valentine’s Day.

M
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall it was a good experience. Wait staff was very attentive and the food was delivered quickly. I was disappointed with the Prime Rib I ordered. It was a bit tough and chewy. Everyone else seemed to enjoy their meals. My hubby loved his Chicken Fried Steak.

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

First time sitting outside the bar area, took 20 minutes to be acknowledged, half of the table's food came out a few minutes before the other half and the appetizers didn't come out so we canceled them when we all got our entrees. Food that we had was great, but will definitely stick to the bar side for better service.

RY
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

the food at Pub 42 is horrific. it was a very bad dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Didn’t have my reservation. Said this often happens with Open Table. They suggest calling rather than using Open Table.

D
Minneapolis
48 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Meet business partners for lunch. Pretty busy, but also the week before Christmas. Always great food and service, thank you Pub 42.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything we ate was fantastic. Best cheese curds I’ve ever had! Service was so fast it’s like they started making our food before we ordered!!

OT
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a good night out

L
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food had mixed reviews. Walley sandwich seemed like it was not fresh, had an Oder, and was overcooked with too much breading. BLT was good. Service was a bit slow.

GS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great little pup to stop in for happy hour and/or dinner. Service was attentive and prices are very reasonable. I recommend for a nice "date night" out.

L
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The pub side of the restaurant was hopping and looked fun. This is your basic burger/sandwich place—I wouldn’t stray too far from the basics. We were told the brownie sundae was awesome and while it was huge, the brownies were rock hard and pretty tasteless.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful and was very accessible for my aunt, who was in a wheelchair. The food was great and we enjoyed everything about the experience.

OT
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bar and patio are energetic. Dining area quiet and great for older folks.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not enough servers even though they closed the dining room (during dinner time). We had to sit on the bar side which was noisy.

CA
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overall the food was OK. Service was excellent, it was a weeknight and the bar was very packed so it made the restaurant even that much more noisy. We have been here in the past and had very good food. Tonight for some reason it felt like it ranked just above an Applebees. Filling but not as good as expected. My shrimp tacos were more breading then shrimp and my GF’ said she did not love her beet salad. We will return again to try some other time. Maybe it was just an off night, or maybe we Just set our expectations too high. The service was excellent. The server was every pleasant and she was very attentive.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Been there a few times food is usually good but this time it was just okay. Service was bad , waitress was rude and service was slow .

LS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I ordered the summer pasta. The flavor was spectacular. But I wouldn't order it again nor would I recommend it, your chef doesn't know how to prepare asparagus. The pcs were mostly woody ends, not appetizing at all.

S
Minneapolis
61 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!!

JA
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

So we didn't end up eating because the cook refused to separate a couple eggs so my friend could have just egg whites.

m
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

I had a salmon special that was very good [salmon, hard boiled egg, capers, red peppers, toast rounds, and an aiola sauce] for a somewhat reasonable price. Ate outdoors on a beautiful day but every time someone [and it was a main path for servers] walked by the table shook and so did our chairs. That was a little annoying. Server was ok; got the job done but not very attentive...could improve on that.
I noticed when I walked indoors it was FREEZING inside...SO glad we didn't sit in there!

LC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I've been going to this location (now Pub 42) for many years. Service is good, a bit hit or miss on the food. They have the BEST BLT with spicy sweet bacon. I some appetizers, pretzel sticks w/ cheese sauce. While the sauce tasted good it was very runny which was a bit unappealing. Nachos were so so. Tempura beans were very good, as was the sauce to dip in. Quesadillas were wonderful.

SF
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, GREAT service! I went with co workers and it was a great place to get to know my new co works

WR
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were very happy with the experience we had at Pub42. Our waitress was very good with us. She was there when we needed her and brought us our meals very quickly and kept our drinks filled. Your prices were very reasonable and the food was great tasting.

JM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Waiter started off on the wrong foot by spilling ice water on Grandma, followed by unknown but disgusting objects in the cloth napkins and my daughter's water was served in a broken glass. Icing on the cake? Sister put her purse in chair next to her and only found out after she picked it up and put it in her lap there was a heavy layer of grease on said chair, now on her purse and her pants. Definitely need to step up the service game - food was pretty good but don't expect more than one blueberry in your granola (they added 3 red grapes instead, those are not blueberries).

KR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The hostess couldn’t find our reservation. When we asked to sit in a booth she couldn’t clean the one that was available. They were short staffed for servers and she was leaning against the desk while the one server appeared to motion to her asking her to help out.
Our server was extraordinary. He was attentive, called us by names, thanked us, refilled our waters, had a great sense of humor.

JG
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Always good food. Especially like the burger and Sherrie’s Salad. Dining room is quiet for conversation.
We love the Pub Membership that gives us a discount.

m
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice deck for dinning al fresco although they do not allow tables to be combined (we were 9).
Service was fun but not great - missed order.
Still I'd recommend it.

MC
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to have good food and visit with friends and family

MG
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pub 42 did not have a reservation for our group even though I received a confirmation email from Open Table. We were able to be seated because there were open tables. The food server was not very attentive even tho it did not appear to be extremely busy. We had to flag him down for beverage refills. The food was good.

K
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I reserved a table for 8 for 5:30 PM several hours in advance. When we arrived, there was no reservation in place. I was told that when you reserve a table online it doesn't always get passed along from management to the staff.
My friends and I were looking for a place to meet up once a week after work. This experience has made us interested in looking elsewhere.
Food is good, service is good, but this is unacceptable.

GV
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fun place - they were very nice and accommodating to find a spot for us on the patio - it was a sunny evening. The food was tasty, and the servers were attentive! Walleye finger starter was good - Asian salad was delicious!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner on the patio. Happy hour goes until 7pm.

NP
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Don’t make your reservation through Open Table, they claim it’s “iffy” that they’ll get it. Told us there wasn’t a reservation.

s
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It’s got a great menu and is a nice casual restaurant.