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Black Forest Inn

€€ - €€€German, , European
1 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-4339
+1 612-872-0812
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good42%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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German, Bar, European, Central European
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1 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-4339
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great Food and service. Advice from a native German! The authentic German decor reminded me of home. Would go back anytime I'm in Minneapolis...

Thank hartmut k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Black Forest Inn has been around your ages, and you can tell. Despite the tired decor, however, you should expect to enjoy a hearty meal of authentic German food if you visit. This joint is rather casual, and again, feels old, but has its...More

Thank RPH80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wife and I go here each year on our anniversary. It is a location that makes you feel warm. We are always happy with our meals and the service is always excellent. The food is much like what we get eating in restaurants in...More

Thank twitterpook
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I made an online reservation for one on a Sunday evening on arrival in Minneapolis for a business trip, although the restaurant was not busy. On-street parking was available within a block, but may be more challenging on busier nights. The host started to seat...More

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Has a beer hall feel to the restaurant and is no frills, but food was very good. Will definitely eat here again when craving some filling German food.

Thank travelnow721
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Our family, aged 5-69, had lunch here to celebrate Octoberfest. The old-world German atmosphere was authentic and inviting. The food was fantastic and the entertainment, an accordionist, was fun. We dined on loaded bratwurst, giant hot pretzels, and, of course, German beer. The bratwurst was...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I hadn't been to the Black Forest in a very long time, and went because my best friend is leaving for Europe this week. There were 11 of us and I think we all had a great time. The only negative I heard was that...More

Thank StevenLaVigne
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We went to have a nice German style dinner and we're not disappointed. Huge German beer selection, the food is pretty authentic (I am German) and very tasty. Parking is no problem because they have their own parking lot ! Atmosphere is close to that...More

Thank Mario G
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Sigh. I hoped for authentic german. I got...something else. Ordered veal Jagerschnitzel. Unbreaded veal cutlet was buried under spaetzel and gravy, not the way I have ever had it before. Could not tell how veal had been cooked, but obviously not breaded and/or pan fried....More

Thank bobshubert
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a snack and drink. We had a beer flight and a pear cider. Really refreshing. We shared pretzels and brats. Lovely waitress. Perfect for a Saturday afternoon.

Thank MinnesotaAgnes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
German, Bar, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-4339
  • Public Transportation: The 18 bus stops right in front of our parking lot. The 17 stops two blocks away at 24th street.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-872-0812
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