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Market Bar-B-Que

1414 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2663
+1 612-872-1111
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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“ribs” (33 reviews)
“fries” (10 reviews)
“smoked meat” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1414 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2663
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Ate at Market-bar b q before, enjoyed meal had the rack of ribs was good, good portions, beans good, had the corn bread was excellent. Good menu selection. Good drink selection.

Thank DBsputer
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Awesome food, and service. The BBQ 1/2 chicken and ribs were the best. I will definitely be back👍🏼👌🏼👍🏼👌🏼

Thank whitneyrozo
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were a group of four for dinner. The 1/2 rack of ribs was very good, I like my ribs almost fall off the bone. The ribs were not quite fall off but the taste was excellent. They have a strawberry soda that was terrific...More

Thank RJ W
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Was just ok. Friends wanted to go their despite the mediocre reviews. The food was acceptable but not WOW. My rib tips were continued a fair amount of fat and gristle but had good smoke flavor and large portion so you could nibble around the...More

Thank mauricesbelle
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The bar-B-Que was delicious and the atmosphere is great! It was not crowded at all when we visited and the staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank Sharan B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This place is below average. Maybe it was average 20 years ago before good smokehouse bbq was common in Minneapolis. I don't know, but the ribs we ordered were *not* smoked and they were not very well seasoned. Mostly they were greasy, tough (not pink...More

Thank eshetney
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

3  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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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