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Market Bar-B-Que

) #636 of 1,465 Restaurants in Minneapolis €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
1414 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2663
+1 612-872-1111
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good31%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“ribs” (30 reviews)
“cole slaw” (7 reviews)
“rib dinner” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
1414 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2663
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Walking down the street, this appears to be a local hotspot, .. the ambiance is very focused on the BBQ theme, and there are a maze of decorated rooms in the building. Most of the food was good according to the other folks in our...More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We did takeout for 3 individuals. BBQ, potato salad etc. were all excellent. Portions sizes were large. $ 52 for 3 individuals for dinner.

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Imagine going to a restaurant that advertises as authentic Italian and then serves you a $15 plate of Kraft mac n cheese. This is Market BBQ. Last night was my second time trying Market BBQ and I am beyond disappointed, I am furious. My husband...More

1  Thank Tegan_ByC
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was okay but pretty bland overall. It filled the void but not much more than that. Probably would never go back.

Thank Tina K
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Had the chopped BBQ plate and it was very good. A huge portion. They brag about the macaroni and cheese but it's not that great and definitely not worth the cost. Would for sure order the BBQ again but be prepared for bad service.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Ate there with the Maj Jong guys. I had the half rack of ribs, French fries and cole slaw. The ribs were served dry and I had a choice of their classic BBQ sauce or their HOT BBQ sauce. The classic is more to my...More

Thank mah7925
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We went here on a Groupon after not visiting for many years. Drinks were ridiculously expensive... over $50 for two beers and two cosmos. Ribs barely had any smoke to them and their sauce was like ketchup. The service was good, but that didn't make...More

Thank nemplsmary
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Had the Groupon special and wow it was enough food to bring home for dinner. Each got a salad,1/2 slab of ribs,coleslaw and fries and we got a French silk slice of pie to share. This also came with drinks. The food was good and...More

Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Went here for a quick working lunch and was surprised and the quality of the meals and outstanding service. The waitstaff was absolutely the best. first class BBQ and a fair price for lots of food..

Thank GuyMoto
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Old-time atmosphere with booths, happy customer photos on the wall, a digital jukebox, and middle-age and well-trained servers. The BBQ was outstanding -- succulent smoked meat with sauce on the side. The price was no bargain at $46 plus tip for two diners with one...More

1  Thank Peter K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1414 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2663
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-872-1111
  • E-mail
For more than 68 years, Market Bar-B-Que has been serving real pit smoked ribs. Back in the days of vaudeville, Market Bar-B-Que was famous for being the late night spot with great barbecue food. In no time at all, it became the Sardis of Minneapolis, an after hours haven for hungry show folks, sports personalities, and just about anybody who was anybody.

That was all back in the days when the Farmers' Market, our namesake, was located across the street. Vaudeville is gone, of course, and things have changed a lot over the years. But we still smoke our ribs just like we used to. And we still get all of the important people stopping in to enjoy our food.

Even you!

We are located at 1414 Nicollet Avenue. That is just 2 blocks south of the Nicollet Mall and 1 block west of the Minneapolis Convention Center. We have free parking behind the restaurant.

We accept reservation by calling the restaurant directly.
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