Stray Dog

4.6
171 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Great Beer
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Stray Dog is a comfortable yet fun take on your traditional bar and grill in Nordeast Minneapolis.
Fantastic burger styles with hand-cut fries or tater tots. From sandwiches to salads, to soups and Kramarczuk's hot dogs. We have local craft beer and Belgians on tap. Craft sodas for anyone that simply hates a Coca-Cola. Stray Dog is open Tuesday-Thursday from 12pm to 3pm for free local delivery, curbside and takeout, and open 3pm to 9pm for indoor dinning. Friday and Saturday we are open for indoor dining from 12pm-9pm. Sunday we offer brunch from 12pm -5pm. We have a Main Menu, Vegetarian Menu, and Kids 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
ALL INFO IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID 19. We are currently only open for take out or delivery. Please contact for further details

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 171 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, staff was awesome! The food was amazing !

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StephanieB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

I didn't bother saying anything to the servers or wait staff, but I definitely wouldn't go back. Reservations for 715pm arrived at 710pm seated at 745pm. Awkwardly stood in the doorway when we could have been moved to a riomier spot away from traffic flow.
Most everyone in our party had a hamburger with fries. The burgers were the size of a Culvers burger and tasted similar fries were ok. Cost was around $15-17.00 per burger. I had a cobb salad. Nothing exciting there.. about $ 16.00. Pretzels and onion rings for apps...pretzels were very good.. onion rings sub-par. I ordered a soda and even though it was empty before apps, no offer was made to refill. It was very busy until after apps then very few few tables were busy. Tried to get a refill at that time but server never came back. Extra service fee on bill with no explanation that i saw written or spoken. I'm aware most places are doing this and I'm fine with it because i realize places are struggling, but I think it should either be posted clearly or advised. No plates with app or utensils... just a really disappointing experience. Totally over priced. We will not go back. With an 18%tip, bill came out to about $30.00 a person...no alcohol, one soda, no dessert... seemed too high for a bar with average food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We made a reservation in advance to ensure seating for a party of 4. The restaurant and bar were packed and the staff was overwhelmed. Our food came out incorrectly with

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AnnaV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved Stray Dog! I got the stuffed pretzel burger and I highly recommend it.

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paulmpls
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff is always friendly and the food is great! Whenever there's been a miscue in the order they are always quick to fix with no hesitation. One minor change we'd make is to dim the lighting a bit, it's a little bright for our liking.

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ClemsonFan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The drinks were made with flat soda water, the food wasn't cooked fully, the one server was running the entire place on his own, including the bar. He was nice and trying, but you can only do so much. The burger said it was a bacon/ground beef mix, but ended up just being a frozen patty. The cheese curds weren't fully cooked. I had to go up to the bar to get our tab after waiting for 20 minutes without being asked for anything. I hesitate to write the review because I am sure it because they are trying to stay afloat with COVID, but the place was rough enough that I feel it is necessary to say somethign.

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ChrissyB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The host wasn’t wearing a mask most of the time so I felt unsafe.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Stray dog is a great local joint that offers so many different options. Great for a vegetarian! However, the past two times our service has been slow. Usually takes about 5–10 to get greeted. We ordered a ton of food which was delicious, except for the nachos. The nachos were burnt, little to no brisket on the nachos, and hardly any cheese. I was hoping it would’ve been a larger portion and a bit more generous considering I was charged $13 for them. We love this neighborhood bar and hope to see some improvements in the future! We will be back!

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Megr
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I got a chicken sandwich and took two bites and it was completely raw. The waiter got me a new one but was pretty disgusted after the first one.

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BrendaJ
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a nice surprise that we got a free birthday cupcake for our nephew who turned 20.
It was our first visit but won't be our last.

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JenniferA
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The place was jam packed, very little difference between the current seating and non-pandemic levels, which is out of compliance with the latest guidance I believe. The server must have been overwhelmed because we hardly saw him. And the rooster burger seemed to be missing its glaze. Not a cheap night out for a pretty mediocre experience.

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CayleighF
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most accommodating vegetarian restaurant!! Best menu I've ever seen. Staff was friendly and helpful. Over atmosphere was incredible. Will be returning!

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MistyM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and efficient. Food was excellent and fresh. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We loved Stray dog! Good & ambience were perfect.

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vipBlackjack
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Stray Dog has great food. Not just typical bar food but bar food with little extras for every pallet.
Great assortment of beer served by one of the best, Ian the bartender.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, accommodating staff, and delicious food. Can’t wait to go back.

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CamilleJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, food and ambiance. Will definitely go back for the margarita and raspberry sour beer!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was super helpful, came by enough but wasn't intrusive

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Kora
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Overall, everything was good except the service. The server was rude, didn't come back for a while after we got our food, forgot our drinks that we ordered. Both bartenders were talking behind our back and we could hear them making rude comments about our group (not something you want your customers to hear). I had a good time, but we felt uncomfortable so we left.

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LookingforaGoodMeal
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

If you have food allergies, be careful eating here. I told them my allergies up front, pointed out what would be an issue in my order, and the food didn't come out right.

I have a dairy allergy and there was cheese all over my tater tots and sandwich even though I specifically pointed asked the server to make sure they didn't add it. They were nice about it and whisked it away, but I realized quickly they'd just scooped the top layer of cheese and tots away and put fresh ones on top. So there was still cheese bits on my sandwich and more cheese scattered in the under layer, which I didn't discover until later. They replaced the bread once I pointed that out a second time. Food was fine. Over salted tots, no salt on the BLT ingredients so it tasted flat. My partner liked the cheese curds though the gluten free batter was different and not what he'd expected.

They didn't have enough servers to handle the customer level, which I get has to be a huge challenge right now, so service was pretty minimal. That was fine.

Ultimately, underwhelmed and won't be going back any time soon.

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vipKerriL
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic burgers, friendly and efficient service. COVID precautions are taken seriously.

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Madison
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin was our server and he was great. We both really enjoyed our experience. Great place to watch the game, and tons of tap options!

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gordyc
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The stray dog is a very comfortable, funky little place on E Hennepin Ave in NE Minneapolis. The dog artwork and decorations are really cute and interesting. The burgers are the thing to order on the menu - very delicious. The service was great and it was very safe and social distancing and masks were required.

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Candice
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has great vegan options and is wonderfully dog-friendly on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall pretty good food and service. Good beer selections. Would definitely go back.

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PhillipE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Just moved to the neighborhood and this is my new hangout. Great drinks, good beer selection and great food.

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AniM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. It seemed like they had proper spacing to make it safe with COVID. The food was great!

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Dirk
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, beers and in an enjoyable environment

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NicoleM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We reserved a table outside and were able to move it into the sun, was a great experience and they were very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was amazing! Can’t wait to go back

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more4me
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stray Dog is fantastic! I met the owner, by accident, and was telling him how good the service was and the food. I love this place and they have the best burger in the Twin Cities . The New Yorker is by far the best burger I have eaten in Minneapolis since I have moved here 25 years ago. Keep up the great work. I know it is tough times, but we will continue to do carry out in the winter months. Also, the staff has been fabulous! Courteous and very helpful.

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Tracy
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the wait staff was on point!!
Thank you

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Tracy
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing but my fave was the bacon jalapeño wontons!!!

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more4me
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place! Food is always great, we sat outdoors and had our dog with us and had a great time. Service was a little slower but I think it was because of a no show worker. But it still was a great lunch and the staff was very accommodating. Look forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

‘‘Twas good. Outside dining isn’t too great in the city, but in the pandemic that’s what we have so we take it.

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LeslieT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, which is the norm at Stray Dog. One of my top favorites.

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JohnS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a dog friendly patio experience. Food was good; prices reasonable and service was excellent. Good beer menu too.

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muffy999
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to the Stray Dog for years and I've never had anything but excellent service and great food. I have Celiac and my friend is Vegan and the staff is great about making sure we are not served something we cannot eat. I love it because they have a dedicated fryer so I can eat their amazing tots! I will continue to come back again and again! Love the Stray Dog!

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LeslieT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stray Dog kitchen is excellent, and they have a great selection of beers. I'm always made to feel welcome here.

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RachK
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! I had the vegan spicy burger and it was soooo good! Also it was actually spicy which I appreciate. The fries were perfectly cooked, and I washed it all down with a superb local beer. We sat outside and it was obvious that the employees were cleanly and attentive.

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You can order delivery directly from Stray Dog using the Order Online button. Stray Dog also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 378-2855.

Stray Dog is rated 4.6 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.