Chow Mixed Grill & BBQ

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$31 to $50
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Barbecue
An approachable yet elevated dining experience brought to you by a team with years of culinary experience and passion. There's a seat for everyone at Chow!

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What 320 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came on a Sunday afternoon, great ambiance, good food.

OT
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server - food was delicious

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great, food was very good. It's a busy place & the noise level is high. But it's a great place - would come back again!

MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The place was somewhat busy and our waiter (Doing a great job) was also assisting the bartender. My wife's mac and cheese with pork was slightly warm on arrival my burger was perfect.

BJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Ordered the minis bbq sandwiches
Buns were hard and meat was cold. Super disappointed.

They have an opportunity to own the elk river market and they are sending out food the is fair quality and taste at best

S
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff were great and friendly. Food was amazing! Drinks were perfect. They have smoked ice in a few drinks! Clean place and restroom.

J
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Made reservation and got right in o a busy Saturday night. Waitress was awesome. Great overall experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

JJ
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a fun atmosphere. The wait staff is helpful and always there when you need them. Fun night at Chow!

JS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Took a while to receive our entrees. Brisket was dry and walleye was rather peppered.

MM
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

CL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, and the food was delicious. The Poutine was amazing, and the brisket was very good, though not as burnt as I usually like it.

MM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food and venue. Service could have been a little better but we will definitely go back.

SD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The space itself is beautiful and the staff is very friendly. However, there seemed to be a disconnect from the hostess and the wait staff as we were seated and then sat for about 5-10 minutes before anyone came over and acknowledged that we were they and took a drink order. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was great! Our only real complaint is that it's very loud and noisy making it not the relaxing, calming atmosphere we like to enjoy our time out.

T
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I have been there and I will definitely be returning! I absolutely love the atmosphere and the food is soooooo delicious.

SR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food!! Service was decent. Not the best. Was a little loud, but oh, well

JF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My wife and I made a 6:45 reservation on a Thursday. We were greeted and promptly seated. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. I modified my order as I am on a keto diet and that was no problem. I had smoked chicken wings dry rubbed and the steak tips salad, my wife had the salmon salad. The food was delicious! The restaurant is open ceiling and very echoey, the chairs are metal with wooden backs and seats, not uncomfortable but hard. I would highly recommend this place if you like smoke and wood fired food.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Team was friendly and welcoming! Awesome dry rub wings! Ribs and brisket are always a go to with the mac n cheese.

SV
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience when it comes to food and service. It’s going to be our usual spot!

s
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

OMG THE RIBS WERE AMAZING! If that were the only food we ordered, I would have given 10 stars. The aioli to go with the fries was little more than garlic mayo. They could do better. The sunny-bites were a super-thin MN throw-back item, but were a bit breading-heavy. The Reuben sandwich was middle-of-the pack-- filled a craving for a reuben-lover but the bread was too thin and got a bit soggy and the proportions were off, favoring corned beef covering other ingredients. Great happy hour deals and will definitely be back for the ribs. Looking forward to trying the pizzas which looked amazing going by.

PT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The noise level was too high. Conversations were held at a yelling level.

S
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall our experience at Chow was good not great. We had a reservation for 7 and we were seated within about 10 minutes of our reservation time. The waitress was nice and attentive but when asked about the menu and for her opinion on various dishes she was not very helpful. She gave a generic "everything is good" answer and wouldn't provide more details until we pressed for more. It made ordering tough since they have such a wide variety of dishes and we had never been there before. The food came out in a timely manner and it was OK. No one was disappointed in the food but none of us were blown away by the food either. It was pretty greasy but I suppose if that is what you want, then it's OK. The ambiance was fun and felt like a good balance of busy but not so loud you couldn't have a conversation. If you're in the area, it's not a bad option but it wouldn't be the first place I would recommend to a friend.

NH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Thought it would be more upscale, much more casual than expected. Food decent, but not greatly noteworthy....Server was nice an honest about her food suggestions which we appreciated.

C
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

7:00 New Years Eve. Already out of surf and Turf ( which was a special) and Ravioli. My husband had the Bay Pasta, it was bland. He ordered a side of bread and got a piece that was so thin it looked like a saltine! Pretty disappointed for New Year's Eve.

SP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was excellent, fast, courteous and attentive. We've dined here prior, and again the food was really good. Ambience was fine, it's a open floor plan where we were seated but it wasn't terrible by any means. Excellent variety of unique mixed drinks. If you haven't tried this place, you should.

MM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

PF
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Excellent food. We will definitely be back!

JH
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had the salmon and the walleye, both were very tasty and cooked just right. I appreciated not being pressured to leave our table after our meal,

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was very salty and very fatty.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My salmon was not cooked all the way through for my salad. A waitress took it back and they made me a new salad but by the time it came to me my husband was already done eating. I took it home in a take out box. Started eating it at home and found a piece of plastic in it. It was about an inch long and the width of a toothpick.

Our waitress was amazing. She was very apologetic at the restaurant and didn’t charge us for the salad or my husbands beer. She was very sweet!

MM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another great meal, the rib Mac and cheese is to die for, probably my favorite off the menu so far. The service is great and they are always busy, this place is a neighborhood gem!

DR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we have had here has been very good. Price is good for the quality food you get. Staff is friendly and helpful, good ambiance.

MM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, our new favorite restaurant!

SM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We’ve been to Chow twice, we were hoping the second time would be better. the food is OK but expensive for what you get. Service was terrible both times. There seems to be plenty of staff however there does not seem to be any organization with what the staff is doing. We will not return.

GB
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food quality did not match price.

MM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic, service was the best we have had at Chow, love having a great restaurant like this locally. If you haven't tried Chow Grill yet your missing out.

KR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, everything made from scratch. Good craft drinks and a good beer selection. We had a party of 7. The only thing that wasn't stellar was the fact that they seated us and forgot about us. We sat for 30 minutes without being recognized by a server. Once we asked if we had been forgotten they, were apologetic, immediately took our orders and were very responsive. Aside from that, the service was great.

Ambiance: The best in Elk River.
Drinks: Best craft Drinks in the area.
Food: Very good! There are very few places in the area with food this good.

BH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

2nd visit to Chow. Nothing really special for a place that I think wants to be special.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Delicious foods and fantastic cocktails. We always have the same server and she is truly fantastic.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good atmosphere, food and service. The team enjoyed everything.