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About Rudolphs Bar-B-Que
The most awarded bar-b-que producer in the Twin Cities for over years. Independent and family owned and operated, Rudolphs has twice won "Best Ribs in America." Our unrivaled ribs are rubbed with spices and slow cooked in our custom pit. Our creamy cole slaw is just as famous as our ribs.
Rudolphs now has a brand new menu, adding lighter fare options such as flatbreads, seafood dishes, sliders, salads and more. Don't worry, all of the Barbecue we are famous for is still on the menu
Serving an extensive local craft beer selection!
Minneapolis, MN 55403
American, Barbecue, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Monday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:30am
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Looking to make your party a "blockbuster? Invite Rudolphs to provide the catering! Whether it is a corporate picnic, family reunion, office luncheon or friendly get-together, Rudolphs will cater your gathering in any style you want; we can deliver, serve buffet-style, or for that extra touch, we will grill on site. See first-hand what so many in the Twin Cities already know; Rudolphs will turn your event into an "affair to remember." Call Rudolphs today and talk to one of our catering consultants at 612.871.8855
Rudolphs has a dedicated parking lot one-third of a block south of the restaurant/Franklin Ave. on Lyndale Ave. Street parking is available on Franklin Avenue before 4PM and after 6:00PM
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Since 1975, Rudolphs BBQ has been hosting private events for groups as small as 20 or as large as 100. There are several different private spaces available depending on the size of your group. We have professional, enthusiastic staff that would love to make your event “An Affair to Remember.”
Rudolphs Bar-B-Que Ratings and Reviews
We had a short wait for our table of 9 due to another large party staying longer than expected. The staff and managers were sincerely apologetic, checked in with us often and even brought us some tasty wings to hold us over as soon as we were seated.
Not only was the food great, they have outstanding hospitality and customer service that will keep us coming back!
Arrived on time and our table was ready. No waiting. Server arrive promptly and explained the specials and took our drink order. The owner stopped by and gave us a complimentary BBQ chicken wings appetizer, very nice touch. Ordered dinner and within five minutes our salads and appetizers arrived. Salads were chilled and very fresh. When dinner arrived the food was hot and all orders were correct. Rudolph's has the best BBQ ribs in the twin cities. Portions were perfect and each member of our six person group was very satisfied. When the server asked if we wanted dessert we were all full. Great evening and great food.
We were a party of 9. I was there early. Our table was set and waiting. People staggered in over 1/2 hour or so. This was no problem for seating or service. The wait staff was professional and happy. Service was outstanding. Food was excellent. We were fortunate to have Jimmy (owner) join us for a bit. We will definitely dine a Rudolph’s again!
I am so sorry to say but they have changed there menu again. Everything is A la Carte, you only get bread with your meal. This use to be a $40.00 meal with my wife, you would get salad, potatoes and your meat. I spent $60.00 we split a salad both ordered chicken with potatoes. The owner of this restaurant use too own St Clair Broiler in St Paul, that is now closed. I see the same thing happening here, Rib and Chicken joints are not A la Carte that is for Steak houses and good ones. I am sad to say I will not be going back until the menu changes back
We dined here with a group of 10, including 2 young children. We couldn't have had a better wait person...Mike, did an excellent job being friendly, attentive and fast. The food was great and we were all pleased. Don't miss the collards! They are an amazing side dish!
We went to Rudolph's for my husbands birthday with our boys, one that lives in uptown, the other in St. Paul for school. We hadn't be there for over 20 years, and he remembered Rudolphs having the best ribs and wanted to show our kids. The ribs were great, and the brisket was even better. The sides were plenty and tasty, the only thing I think was missing were some healthier vegetable sides in though- so we added a salad to share too. All in all everyone loved it, any very nostalgic for us.
Very accommodating! I planned a small intimate family lunch to do a Gender Reveal- I called a week or so in advance to verify we could be separate, so we didn't disrupt other people dining. We were off to the back and had more than enough room for my family of 10. They charge $1.50 per person if you bring in a cake from outside but that wasn't too bad. The food was on time (considering we had a large group of different requests) and really, really tasty. I loved my experience (hope we didn't get on the waitresses nerves too much lol) but I would definitely consider having more dining event here.
My Daughter and I were having brunch and it was her first time there. She really enjoy both the food and services. We Really enjoyed ourselves. She said she wouldn't mind coming back again. It wasn't my first time. Have come there quite a few times. Love the food and PRICES ARE VERY REASONABLE. DEFINITELY WIL BE BACK SOON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SERVICE AND FOOD.
As always, the service was great and the drinks and food very very good. One person couldn't get a special drink but the server suggested something else and the person had two of those-also two other people had one. Always been happy with the choices of ribs and food
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