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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
deep fried walleye, north sauce, beefsteak tomatoes Bogard's American cheese on a longhorn roll
roasted brussels sprouts, au gratin cheese dip, fried brussels chips, maple bacon lardons, ciabatta crostini
In-house hand cut russet potatoes, salt & pepper, north sauce
Loved the decor, and the menu was so fun! Will be back!
Had late brunch on our 29th anniversary and this was the perfect place!!
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)
Really great time with my sweetheart. . . Breakfast foods were outstanding and the coffee and latte were piping hot . . . Will definitely be back . . .
Always a pleasure to dine at Thirty Bales. Food never disappoints, the wedge salad is my most favorite. Service is friendly and knowledgeable.
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!
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.
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.
Went on a Sunday for brunch and both the staff and food were amazing!
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!
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.
Great service and food. Our server/ bartender was excellent!
Great! We were there for brunch. Cocktails were perfect.
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.
Nice place , clean and friendly and very COVID conscious.
We will be back!
Brunch was great!
Awesome food and service!
Great scratch made food. Creative menu.
Outstanding food, nice atmosphere, excellent service!
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.
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.
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.
The curry thing is very delicious, must try
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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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.
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.
Great did abs service. Love the wings abs burgers.
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!
Such a welcoming, friendly spot each and every time. Wonderful, attentive service and delicious food too!
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.
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.
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.
Great as always!
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.
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.
Great stop - good happy hour and food, beverage choices..fun decor and great location on Main Street in beautiful downtown Hopkins.
First time at this restaurant - and we LOVED it! Great quality of food, plenty of options. Hand cut fries were FABULOUS!!!!!
Food was very good. Service from Ian was fantastic. His opinions about food and drinks were 100% right on.
Glad to see a very good restaurant in downtown Hopkins.
Great friendly service and prices in line.
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.