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Rudolphs Bar-B-Que

697 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Comfort Food (7)
  • Casual (6)
  • Good for Groups (6)
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!

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Barbecue, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Monday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:30am
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Phone number
(612) 871-8969
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Barker
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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
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Cross street
Franklin Avenue
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Parking details
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

Private Dining

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.”

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vipSidney (Minneapolis)
Dined on January 6, 2018

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

vipVandM (Minneapolis)
Dined on January 1, 2018

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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
Dined on December 25, 2017

Lovely-just lovely on Christmas Eve!

vipGreatFood (Detroit)
Dined on December 13, 2017

Super slow service and they weren’t busy. The brisket eggrole tasted good, but I couldn’t taste the brisket in it...almost nonexistent. Left after appetizers. Didn’t want to eat dinner after waiting 45 min Doran egg rile with 7 people in the restaurant.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on December 7, 2017

Birthday Dinner

vipForty9plus (Minneapolis)
Dined on December 5, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was excellent, I ordered baby back ribs1/2 rack. It was more than enough and a side of sweet potato fries, also yummy. My husband ordered he chicken, and said it was delicious. We will definitely go back. There is street parking.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
Dined on November 21, 2017

Service was slow even though it didn't appear to have many people there. We were seated in a booth that was very dark, eventually the manager turned on some lighting so that we there was a little light. Food was good. We especially liked the appetizers.

vipluv2dine (Minneapolis)
Dined on November 13, 2017

Lunch was served quickly. The sandwiches and fries were fresh and tasty. Our server was friendly and on top of things. Definitely need to visit here more frequently!

Cherrelle (Minneapolis)
Dined on November 5, 2017

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.