Thirty Bales

4.7
389 Reviews
$30 and under
American
DURING THESE TRYING TIMES, WE REQUEST PARTIES LIMIT PATIO DINING TO 90 MINUTES. PLEASE REQUEST AN INSIDE TABLE FOR LONGER PERIODS.

Thirty Bales is a celebration of everything Midwestern cuisine has to offer. We're an upbeat neighborhood restaurant bringing together bright personalities, bold recipes, clean ingredients and craft spirits and playing with the flavors that make the Midwest a place unlike any other.

If you're curious about our name, it comes from the legend of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. As the story goes, Babe had an appetite as big as Bunyan himself and is rumored to have eaten 30 bales of hay a day.

Like our restaurant's big blue spirit animal, we're a pack of people that lives to eat and drink. We're endlessly in love with the Midwest and its connection to seasonal ingredients grown close to home. It's what inspires our menu and our team. And it's what inspires us as we tell our own story with the flavors and spirits of the Midwest.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 389 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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JessicaV
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the decor, and the menu was so fun! Will be back!

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TroyJ
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had late brunch on our 29th anniversary and this was the perfect place!!

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jcking76
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server (Lacy) and excellent food. I love the water they serve with meals. Great Bloody Mary. (Be prepared for spice if you get the spicy infused vodka)

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vipKTSCHMIDT
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great time with my sweetheart. . . Breakfast foods were outstanding and the coffee and latte were piping hot . . . Will definitely be back . . .

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Thirty Bales. Food never disappoints, the wedge salad is my most favorite. Service is friendly and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a long business meeting with appetizers, salads and entrées! Everything was terrific! Thank you to the staff, Alex and Tom For continuing to provide such great food and service!

Well done everyone!

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Jenny
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed the Valentine menu at Thirty Bales.
Great variety of options and we were very happy with our choices. The short rib pot pie and tomato root soup was delicious! The dessert sampler plate was amazing! The bread pudding and carrot cake were my favorites. Service was fantastic on top of it all.

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MeaghanN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Great service (Thanks, Ian!). Great location. Cute place.
Food has been hit or miss the 4 times I have dined here. Breakfast is usually solid.

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CoryP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Sunday for brunch and both the staff and food were amazing!

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cakiemama
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thirty Bales is absolutely outstanding in every way, particularly the food! The menu is creative; and the food is presented beautifully. It is incredibly fresh, with everything from sauces to pasta made in house. It truly is a wonderful experience dining at Thirty Bales!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good. Came from across town to have the Big 10 sub. Unfortunately our waiter, the bartender, was slow, not attentive and didn’t check in with us after we got our food. He did not seem excited to be there at all. Nice place with good food.

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vipBethH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. Our server/ bartender was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We were there for brunch. Cocktails were perfect.

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vipDaveS
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Hot chicken sandwich was outstanding. Table also had the green curry and the chicken BLT
All the food was delicious. Deviled eggs while deep fried were tasty. Ambiance is a bit too lit. I would suggest dimming lights especially in can lighting from ceiling.
Great place.

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vipMikeW
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice place , clean and friendly and very COVID conscious.
We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great scratch made food. Creative menu.

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Palmer
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food, nice atmosphere, excellent service!

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HeatherC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was the first time I've been out to eat in months, and it was a wonderful return to in person dining. The staff was super friendly and attentive, the food (THANK YOU for retaining the Big Ten Subs on the menu. Oh, that heavenly Assorted sub) was plentiful and delicious.

JJ
JoyJoyJoy
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough about the Spare Rib Tacos. I dream about them and drool. The spare rib pot pie is also delicious as are the devilish eggs. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Unique
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the theme of midwestern, affordable cuisine. Service was excellent. Short rib pie had excellent tender, delicious meat- the carrots were underdone. My husband got the Alfredo and it was too salty- but they didn’t charge us for it.
The atmosphere was really unique- cozy and casual at the same time. Comfortable and elegant. I would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The curry thing is very delicious, must try

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Funnightout
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time out since the Covid restrictions went in place. They were very good with cleaning and very welcoming. We started with the cauliflower tacos and they were fabulous? Will return just for those! Nice variety on the menu and portions were generous. We will return.

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TerriB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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JayH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we eat at Thirty Bales I am so impressed with the creativity of the Chef. We started with our standard Devilish Eggs and Drummies that are the perfect starter. Our server recommended a Short Rib Taco special. The mixture of flavors in the taco was outstanding, served up on homemade wild rice tortillas. It was one of the best tacos I have ever had. I did not want to overeat, so almost declined dessert, but glad I opted on the overeating path. The Babe's Brownie Sundae was perfect. A deconstructed sundae that had all the flavors working in a perfect combination. It was like three different desserts in one. My only regret was having shared the dessert. I will not make that mistake next time.

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was really nice and attentive. We had the Brussels sprouts for an appraiser, delicious! My father had the walleye sandwich with salad. This was I
His first time and he loved it. I had the Lucy burger, it was good but it was too rich and I could not finish it.

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vipNicoleK
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great did abs service. Love the wings abs burgers.

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vipchristy
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love 30 Bales every time we go. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. Drink selections are awesome and the deviled eggs are a must have appetizer!

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KimF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a welcoming, friendly spot each and every time. Wonderful, attentive service and delicious food too!

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KellyF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here before to dine on the patio (a very good experience), but this was my first timing inside. Staff were very pleasant, quick, and mindful of social distancing and keeping the dining space clean for customers. Food was AMAZING as usual; I recommend the Brunch menu's Tostada and Bottomless Mimosa.

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AverageJane
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Variety of unique dinner plates to try! Our server was great about giving recommendations and the happy hour drinks deals were great! Definitely would come back to try something new in the future.

JJ
JJBean
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, at a great price. Friendly service. During this time of COVID, felt safe with tables spaced well apart, high ceilings and minimal traffic. Will go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

JP
JanP
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Small but good breakfast menu. Coffee drinks not very flavorful. Needed more oomph. Liked the salad on the side with the breakfast sandwich. Bacon was way too fatty. Nice surroundings though.....good music in background.

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Maame
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff, great atmosphere, great location. It was very quiet, but it was Sunday morning. Had the devilish eggs starter - great concept, a little bland. Pancakes were good - nice and fluffy but the buttermilk taste was a touch too strong. Definitely still good though! The person I dined with had the Eggs Benedict and devoured, so I think they were very good! Would definitely go back for lunch or dinner.

RJ
vipRochelleJ
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great stop - good happy hour and food, beverage choices..fun decor and great location on Main Street in beautiful downtown Hopkins.

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WendyJ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant - and we LOVED it! Great quality of food, plenty of options. Hand cut fries were FABULOUS!!!!!

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scottn
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Service from Ian was fantastic. His opinions about food and drinks were 100% right on.

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vipBabyBoomer
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Glad to see a very good restaurant in downtown Hopkins.
Great friendly service and prices in line.

FAQs

Thirty Bales offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 930-0369.

Thirty Bales is rated 4.7 stars by 389 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.