The Local Minneapolis

4.3
394 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
** PLEASE NOTE: Reservations for groups of 13 people or more need to be made with a host or manager at the Local. Thanks a Million!

Cead Mile Failte ~ A Hundred Thousand Welcomes. Our doors welcome you into the old world. In contrast with reputations in the lore of the Irish, our food is high priority.

Our Mission: “Give every guest an experience so that they cannot wait to come back.”

What 394 People Are Saying
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B
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had an enclosed room with lots of ambiance. The restuarant had at least 3 vegetarian dishes to choose from. The food was very good

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was phenomenal. Have to do the chicken appetizer with honey. Unreal.

KF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Wee menu - just the right size for lunch.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was virtually empty, but our party waited a long time for the food to arrive. When it finally did, my husband's meal was cold; it almost appeared as though they had started preparing the order, but part of it was forgotten and everyone's meal was held back. Two of us had ordered the quinoa salad - the flavor was just off, the ingredients just didn't blend well together. Only one person in our party of four appeared to enjoy their meal, which was the fish and chips. Thank goodness an Irish Pub could get the fish and chips right.

LK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff and food! If I could give 10 stars, I would!! Will definitely be back, everyone was so friendly and the outdoor patio was great. Excellent service all around, thank you for such a great experience!

M
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely to eat outside Food was good. Light menus which I line

AM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food. The quinoa burger was delicious, as was the Ahi tuna salad. Will be back again.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a good experience but it took our server a little while to warm up for us and three people at our table were all drinking the same thing and they ran out of it, which was disappointing.

k
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were going to the evening's Sommerfest concert at Orchestra Hall. It was the hottest night of the year! But we had a little cubby toward the back of the restaurant, where it was cool and quiet. The food was awesome, except for our friend's brie and blueberry salad; it was the tough greens that didn't measure up. Our friend mentioned t his to our very personable server, and a few minutes later, Donny, the manager, popped in, sat down at the 4th chair, and asked what could have been better. We had a really good chat with him (we know several people in common), and when we got our bills, our friend was not charged for that salad. This is the kind of customer service that keeps people coming back, year after year. The Local has never disappointed us! Please, please be there forever!!!

JW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent reservation service and communication with host. Classic Irish Pub with outstanding decor! Quality of food and service was excellent, with only exception being some long intervals between checks for drink refills. We felt very welcome and valued as customers!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We were on a break from an event booked at the convention center and had 1.5 hours to eat. We arrived early for our reservation but waited 45 minutes for our food - had to eat and run. It wasn’t really busy and most of us ordered off the lunch menu or had a salad...

NJ
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wait staff were prompt and friendly without being overly friendly. They are to be applauded for the distance they have to carry the food from the kitchen to the diners. The food was excellent. The restaurant itself was unique, quaint and clean.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to get in on short notice and the experience was great!

S
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Way overpriced for what you get. Drinks also had no alcohol.

KB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Our brunch was tasty but cold. The service was nice!

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

Met some friends for an early dinner on a Saturday. The location is right on the trendy Nicolett Mall, and has a authentic feel of an Irish Pub. Dining both inside and on the sidewalk. The staff is friendly and high energy. We dined inside and were delighted by the "Old World ambience. Service was great and food came relatively quickly. My guess said Shepard's Pie is very good, my husband had the Meatloaf, which he said was "unremarkable". I had the Salmon was was very good. Our table shared a basket of fries and mushroom flatbread, which were both awesome! Wine list is average, the beer list has a decent range, but isn't as large as you would think for a "pub". Close parking is available in the Target ramp (across the street and we paid $6 for 3 hours). We were there in the early evening (5:30pm), and the place was nice and quite. As we were leaving (around 7pm), the place was crowded and happily noisy. Overall, we would definitely recommend for a evening out with friends.

L
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our server was very nice, but very busy. She was one of two servers on the patio. There were quite a few people there, but there were still quite a few open tables as well. We were coming from a conference as were about half of the other people on the patio. This was the third day of the conference and a Saturday so the restaurant should have been prepared to be busy. We had to wait to order when we were ready because the server wasn't ready for us, and then we waited over 40 minutes for our food and then had to rush to eat. I would recommend this for good Irish food, but not if you don't have a leisurely amount of time.

DS
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were a bit disappointed this time around. While I was happy to see the meatloaf return to the menu, it was not on the same level as the previous meatloaf offering. Our server was less experienced than the others we have had (Betze, Thomas, Jessica, Brian). I think she needs a bit more seasoning.

K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

All is good here except the noise level. We had an alcove which should have helped but the noise level from the bar crowd was unbelievably loud.

p
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

I did like the server, the food and the general ambience, but did not like the noise level. It was very hard to converse. If I was 50 years younger and out to meet my friends - and if I had the great hearing I had at 20- I would probably find it quite wonderful. It would be nice if you had an area where people like me could find a little more quiet space for talking with a dining companion.

WA
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place. I hit up The Local every time I pass through Minneapolis. Had the opportunity to meet Peter this last time in and he couldn’t be a nicer guy.

I’ll be back!

TM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Eat outside; it was great.

HB
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My two friends enjoyed their meals; mine was mediocre this time. It was the grilled pear, brie and chicken -- however, the chicken was left off and when it came was not grilled...kind of pre-packaged taste. The wild rice was extremely dry and the raspberries were absolutely dry. Not appealing.

I will keep coming, but will NOT order this salad. I love the tables and the nooks. Extremely noisy, but lots of fun.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The band was very loud, but when we commented they brought the volume down! Awesome!

K
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away (with a reservation). Service was quick, and the food was delicious. Got done eating and got the bill with plenty of time to get to the theater for our show that evening.

JS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was absolutely amazing!!! Highly recommend The Local.

CB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

At first I was not happy. I booked my reservation through OpenTable with notes and still got sat at a bar table, with 6 of use dressed up expecting a booth. Once seated the staff took notice and began to rectify the situation. We were quickly seated at a different table, in a booth. Not by ourselves but the jester was well received that they tried on a busy Saturday night.

Moral of the story is call, don't use this service

TS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

We were seated in a side room much like a Rathskeller and the noise level was unbearable

DV
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The hotel concierge recommended The Local to us, claiming outstanding food and atmosphere. The building is beautiful but incredibly noisy. The wait staff were barely on task, offering just the minimum expected. I ordered the pot roast, which was good (not excellent), but my husband ordered the Mac & cheese and it was a disappointment. No seasoning, no cheese, just pasta with peas and peppers. We’ll try another place next time we’re in town.

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mellow environment, good food, good service. I’d go back sometime!

CG
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mostly because of location. Everything else was just ok.

CS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and atmosphere was absolutely excellent!! We will be back for sure!!

PR
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was great. Solid place for our business lunch.

J
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I tried the chicken curry and it was delicious and the side hot sauce and chutney was super great.

l
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant. Great staff and food. Wonderful decor

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

Great food! Service was awesome. Our party of 7 arrived to our table ready. We will be back !

G
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food quoted 30 min, arrived over 1 hr later, luke warm, order not accurate. Kitchen completely overwhelmed. Would return for a drink but never to order food.

M
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The place was packed. Took us well over a hour to get our food. Once food came the hamburgers were way overcooked and burnt we didnt have time to wait another hour so we at it anyways. Our server only came once the initial time for drinks. After that we had to chase her down to get refills. It was so loud inside that we were unable to talk without yelling to each other..I will not be back ever.

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

Loved the Local. It was very busy because Garth Brooks was in town but the service was great, food was really good and my husband LOVED the atmosphere of the entire place.

P
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Was served a salad without the salad. Yes. only lettuce.

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