Stray Dog

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$30 and under
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American

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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!
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Happy Hour and late night ordering.

$4MN pints, $2 off all SHARES

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They weren’t able to honor the Open Table happy hour pricing special we allegedly got. They said it was an error with Open Table. So we didn’t get any sort of deal.

Stray Dog
Responded on February 26, 2020

Sorry that was the case, can you email me at straydogtable@gmail to give us some more info? We can see what the issue was and resolve it with you right away. Thanks for your time! JR

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Rita913
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was excellent, especially the steak tartare.

Stray Dog
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you Rita!!

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JonathonS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, quick, friendly service, and great value

Stray Dog
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thanks Jonathon!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for the reply with explanation. I’m sure I’ll be back soon.

Stray Dog
Responded on January 9, 2020

Sorry that happened, we have had trouble blocking reservations for specific dates and had to retrain staff on the system. It shows blocked times in our system but people were still able to reserve. We were finding out too last minute that these restrictions were not working. Again our apologies and we hope you would consider trying us again. If you'd like to email kevinjr@straydogmpls we will further address this issue with you. Thank you for your time.

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vipRobo
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made reservations for low top tables, but the dining room was closed at the time. The manager made it right, and waited on us himself. This is service. Everything was delicious; rare to be sure.

Stray Dog
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thanks Robo!!

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vipKeithF
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great burgers! Cocktail choices were decent. Our waiter was awesome, good suggestions and appropriate level of attention. I would pass on the cupcakes next time around.

Stray Dog
Responded on January 2, 2020

Sorry you didn't like the cupcake, we have 51 styles. Did you have the Strawberry Champagne? They were the most recent. The Andes Mint was a huge hit. Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback Keith! Happy New Year!

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Shermy
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were extremely pleased with our dining experience at Stray Dog. It was our first time here. I made a reservation and our party of 6 and was placed by the front door. Another table opened up away from the door and I asked our waitress if we could move. She was accommodating and readied the table for us without any attitude. The food was very good. The waitress recommended the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, which I ordered and it was excellent; a nice crunchy batter and moist white meat. The rest of the group ordered various burgers and all thought they were delicious. A few sides of Brussels sprouts were very good and the cauliflower soup was average. They are known for four different flavors of hand cut French fries, but while the flavors were good, we were disappointed they were not hot.

They have a wide selection of craft beers and our cocktails were also quite good. Excellent food and cocktails and a tremendous waitress made for a pleasant and really excellent evening. I would definitely return again. Tip - free parking in lot across on Hennepin.

Stray Dog
Responded on December 10, 2019

Great review Shermy! We try to keep the fries hot as possible, sometimes that happens and I apologize. Always let the server know even if everything else was good, so that we can inform the kitchen and our bussers. Thanks for Straying!

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AnnS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun innovative take on burgers, fries and tots! Great recommendations from the waiter and great service! Would love to go back!

Stray Dog
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thanks for Straying Ann!

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nikanne
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party of 4 had a wonderful experience at the Stray Dog, not only was the service INCREDIBLE, but the food was outstanding as well. Will definitely be back to try more burgers and appetizers.

Stray Dog
Responded on December 5, 2019

Thanks Nikanne! Happy to hear that you loved it so much!

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Roxanne
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The burgers are very good, and the fries are excellent.

Stray Dog
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thanks Roxanne!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun atmosphere, good drinks and good food. A great experience.

Stray Dog
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thanks for the feedback!

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Jess
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

Stray Dog
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thanks for Straying Jess!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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vipMamaRogers
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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MoniqueB
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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vipSteveF
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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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Terk
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Stray Dog
Responded on July 16, 2019

Thanks Terk!

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Nick
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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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DianeJ
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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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LydiaK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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Anna
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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JLC12
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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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Mike
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Leadfingers2000
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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vipGopherLikesIt
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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EmilyH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating graduation

Stray Dog
Responded on May 22, 2019

Word up! Thanks for Straying!

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414theodore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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LetsEat25
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OutNAbout
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood spot with consistently good food and service.

Stray Dog
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thanks a bunch OutNAbout!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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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DeborahH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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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Parentsnightout
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Great service and even better food.

Stray Dog
Responded on March 19, 2019

Thanks for the review!!

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Elizabeth
San Francisco
2 reviews