Stray Dog

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$30 and under
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Stray Dog is a comfortable yet fun take on your traditional bar and grill in Nordeast Minneapolis. Parking is available at 420 E Hennepin and is free for all Stray Dog guests.
Fantastic burger styles with hand-cut fries or tater tots. Sandwiches to salads, soups to Kramarczuk's hot dogs and brats. We have local craft beer and Belgians on tap. Craft sodas for anyone that simply hates a Coca-Cola. Happy Hour is 2pm-6pm daily ~ 10pm - 1am Sunday - Thursday with $2 off all shares and $2 off all taps. Kitchen is open until 1am every night in the summer with full menus available. Order through Bite Squad, Grub Hub, Postmates, or Amazon Restaurants up until 11:30 pm nightly. Stray Dog is open daily at 10am with breakfast items available all day long! Brunch is Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. We have a Main Menu, Vegetarian Menu, Kids Menu, and a Doggy Menu. Sidewalk patio is open to dogs in the summer. The more you Stray, the better you feel!
Check us out at
http://www.straydogmpls.com

Specials

Happy Hour and late night ordering.

$4MN pints, $2 off all SHARES

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 28, 2018

Ends: September 29, 2117

Availability: Sun-Thu 2:00PM-6:00PM 10:00PM-11:30PM
Fri-Sat 2:00PM-6:00PM

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J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was able to book a large party dinner hours prior on a Saturday. The staff was attentive and welcoming.

Stray Dog
Responded 20 hours ago

Thanks for Straying Jess!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First visit. Enjoyed the venue, food and experience!

Stray Dog
Responded on October 9, 2019

That is great to hear, thanks and you should check out our Trivia night on Wednesdays!

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MR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Been here twice in the last month and the burgers are the bomb! Tasty, juicy and meaty. Drinks are topnotch as well. Will bring my pup next time!

Stray Dog
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thanks MamaRogers!

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MB
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our waiter was amazing and serviced my table and all of the other tables there that night. The food was delicious (although I was bummed that they were out of Brussel sprouts). I would definitely go again.

Stray Dog
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thanks Monique! The caramelized sprouts are very good, fan favorite!

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SF
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great get together with friends. Excellent burgers and beer selection. Fun atmosphere and friendly service.

Stray Dog
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thanks so much Steve!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the Stray Dog. I have never seen such a large selection of vegetarian and vegan options. My daughter had the Not Dog and it was delicious. I had the vegan burger which was equally delicious. Our server was amazing and we loved the vibe of the atmosphere

Stray Dog
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thanks Anon!!!! The more you Stray, the better you feel? Right?? :)

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great burgers, fries, and Chicken & Waffles. Hot dish left something to be desired (very mushy with bland flavors). Great service.

Stray Dog
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thanks for the feedback Anon!

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T
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan food and vibe. Wonderful staff. Love this place.

Stray Dog
Responded on July 16, 2019

Thanks Terk!

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N
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I thought the place was really nice and the service was great. The food was good, but nothing crazy and I thought maybe a touch expensive. I LOVE the fact that they have vegetarian and dog menu’s!!!!

Stray Dog
Responded on July 10, 2019

Thanks Nick!

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OT
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

All I can say is so so!
Not overly impressed, yet our server was very nice.

Stray Dog
Responded on July 8, 2019

Still thanks for your feedback, always let us know the details of your drink and food experience so that we can better our approach to the guest. Thanks!

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LK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was awesome, food was out quickly and tasted great. Homemade sodas are a must have for sure. We had a mi of issue and confusion with the kitchen but the wait staff handled it wonderfully. Best food we've had in awhile. Will be telling our friends and coming back ourselves!

Stray Dog
Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you LydiaK!!

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A
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved that there was a ton of vegan/vegetarian options. Some of the food was a little pricey though. Drinks were great & we were very happy w/ the stray dog.

Stray Dog
Responded on June 18, 2019

Thanks for your feedback Anna!!

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JL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

My husband got the Cuban and said it was dry and didnt come with some of the stuff in the description. He also had the wrong side come with it. I had the vegan original burger which looked great but had little to no flavor. It was hella loud inside. A very cool setting and the menus had good options. Our experience just wasn't awesome the one time we went.

Stray Dog
Responded on June 17, 2019

Sorry JLC12, I appreciate your feedback and I hope you addressed your concerns with your server. Give us another try, our vegan burger gets good reviews so it is unfortunate that this was your experience. Thanks again for your feedback and hope to see you soon! Junior

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M
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. The food was really good. Cheese curds are now my second fav! Second only to the state Fair. I'll be back.

Stray Dog
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thanks for Straying Mike!

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L
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had great service and great food for our first time at Stray Dog. I really appreciated the attention our waitress gave us plus we were able to sit outside with our doggies.

Stray Dog
Responded on June 10, 2019

Thanks so much Leadfingers!

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GL
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did a happy hour the other day, and everyone loved it! Service was excellent and the food & beer were both very good as well. Server's recommendations were spot on. We will go back.

Stray Dog
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thanks for Straying Stefanie!!

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EH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We chose Stray Dog for my brother's birthday celebration. He has special needs and the atmosphere was good for him- not too loud or overstimulating. Service was very friendly and efficient, all our courses of food and drinks came out in a timely fashion. They offer Saturday midday happy hour which is rare for a place in Northeast/North Loop to do! Everyone said their food was good. Only complaints were being packed into a small table and area for 9 people, despite the restaurant not being that busy with room to spread out. I hinted for another table but they only brought a chair to squeeze. Stay away from their "shakes" which don't taste like they're made with a real blender or shake machine. I ordered the chocolate caramel, which came out like melted vanilla ice cream with caramel swirl and no chocolate flavor. It was disgustingly lukewarm, I had my husband try some and his response was "this defies the laws of physics" lol. My dad had already paid so it was too late to send back or ask for a comp, after trying to pawn it off on my party everyone agreed it was gross and we left it on the table half-full.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating graduation

Stray Dog
Responded on May 22, 2019

Word up! Thanks for Straying!

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4
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great bloody, good coffee, really good Benedict. Very accommodating service on what was a pretty busy day.

Stray Dog
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you so much for Straying 414theodore! Appreciate the feedback!

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OT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktail, and brew selection. We feasted on the Cuban sandwich with truffle fries (fries were cooked to perfection, the only complaint on the sandwich was there wasn't enough mustard... but that's more of a personal preference)and the Chuckwagon sandwich (fresh onion bun, just the right amount of meat). Sorry no pictures!

Stray Dog
Responded on May 9, 2019

Thanks for Straying!

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LE
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service. Flavors were fantastic and really nice options for sober people like me

Stray Dog
Responded on April 17, 2019

We appreciate your feedback and congrats on your sobriety, you deserve it. Junior

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ON
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot with consistently good food and service.

Stray Dog
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thanks a bunch OutNAbout!

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OT
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We have been to Stray Dog several times and as always the food was exceptional. However, this time the service was lack luster. Our server was inattentive and needed to be asked for beverage refills (non-alcoholic) and if there were any specials that weren’t on the menu(saw the offering for corned beef and cabbage on Facebook). I’m sure this was an oddity as all our previous experiences at Stray Dog offered not only great food but exceptional service. We’ll be back!

Stray Dog
Responded on March 19, 2019

Thanks for the feedback Anon! Can you email me at kevinjr@straydogmpls? I would like to know what time you were in! Thanks for Straying!!

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DH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really good but it’s loud since your in the bar area

Stray Dog
Responded on March 19, 2019

Thank you Deborah!!

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P
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always! Great service and even better food.

Stray Dog
Responded on March 19, 2019

Thanks for the review!!

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E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great burgers and good variety of menu options. Very attentive service.

Stray Dog
Responded on March 18, 2019

Thanks Elizabeth!

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PJ
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was fine- nothing spectacular, but nothing wrong either. A burger and a beer pretty easy.

Stray Dog
Responded on March 7, 2019

Thanks for the shout out PJ57!

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite new restaurant. Never a bad experience. 10/10 human beings

Stray Dog
Responded on February 20, 2019

JoeK, thank you!!

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W
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Overall pretty good and would go again. The original and spicy vegan burgers were amazing! One of the better veggie burgers I've had in the cities. However, I asked for a side of the vegan "bacon" mayo, and they gave me regular mayo. As a person trying to reduce the demand for animal products, I was sad the regular mayo was wasted. The vegan "bacon" mayo was tasty, but had a weird consistency. My mother ordered biscuits & gravy, and both the biscuits were partially burnt. Waitress was wonderful, and the $3 brunch cocktails were great!

Stray Dog
Responded on January 30, 2019

Thanks for the review Whitney! The vegan mayo is made with soy milk and the consistency is hard to match when you do it from scratch. I am glad you liked it and thanks for Straying!

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NL
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our second visit, we bought our very hard to please friends who also liked the food here. It is hard to find s good restaurant downtown with a parking lot.

Stray Dog
Responded on January 30, 2019

Thanks NickiL Also note that Wells Fargo parking is available anytime they are closed.....Sunday all day!

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p
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I'd recommend Stray Dog to folks who were looking for a super-casual spot to grab a beer and a decent meal. It won't knock your socks off, but it gets the job done. Not too expensive and the menu is kid-friendly.

Stray Dog
Responded on January 22, 2019

Thanks petrie911!! We love the feedback!

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c
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here after a Gopher Hockey Game.

Stray Dog
Responded on January 21, 2019

Thank you consf!!

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t
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Great burger - out of this world service. Attentive, helpful, and truthful about food choices.

Stray Dog
Responded on January 21, 2019

Thanks Terrys!!

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JT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for dinner I older renovated building in a historic district of Minneapolis.

EB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super great food and awesome service! Would definitely go back!

Stray Dog
Responded on January 7, 2019

Thanks Erin!! So happy you liked it!

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HO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Stray dog was, essentially Bulldog NE (formerly in the location) with different art. Same fries, even. I like Bulldog's food, as I did Stray Dog's. It was fine. Our hostess was quite abrupt (no-nonsense), but brought us our orders as we'd asked for them. Experience was fine.

Stray Dog
Responded on January 6, 2019

Thanks HumanOfSurly! We always need to hear were you think we can do better. Hope that you come back again! Junior

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JW
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Burgers--New Yorker is served on a Bialy--hard to find in MN. Ground short rib and chuck--Yum

Stray Dog
Responded on December 20, 2018

It is a great burger, thanks Jim!

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OT
Toledo
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was excellent

Stray Dog
Responded on December 17, 2018

Thank you!!!

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RG
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We hit a couple of local breweries and then stopped at this place because of the delicious-looking photos of the food. Immediately when we walked in, our mouths were watering! At 6:30 on a Saturday night there really wasn’t a wait, but we had made a reservation just in case.

Stray Dog
Responded on December 10, 2018

Thank you!!!

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RR
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"You had me at 'three kinds of tatertots'". Did not disappoint. Burger was outstanding, service was good, my beer-loving date was very happy with the options on tap. I've already recommended to several friends, and we're looking forward to going back - there were far more things on the menu we wanted to try than we could fit into a single meal!

Stray Dog
Responded on December 10, 2018

It will be great to have you back, thanks for the review!!

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