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Merlins Rest

) #223 of 1,458 Restaurants in Minneapolis €€ - €€€ , British,
3601 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2148
+1 612-216-2419
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, American, Irish
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3601 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2148
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little neighborhood bar and restaurant that specializes in Irish food and beer. We had the chips and gravy, Coventry pasty and a couple of the red piper beers, which are brewed especially for them.The service was super, our server Lindsay was...More

Thank grahgm
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Don't be fooled by the mundane exterior appearance of this bar/restaurant. After receiving a warm welcome sit down and flip through page after page of over 300 Scotch whiskies, and a full array of Irish whiskies as well. The large amount of selections can be...More

Thank t-bonetraveller
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Unbelievable scotch list. Organized by region, by alphabet (with detailed tasting notes), by flights within regions. So easy to use from the various views, so comprehensive. Staff extremely knowledgeable. Others' food looked and smelled good (we didn't eat). Will definitely go back, even though... Doesn't...More

Thank djlund999
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Had lunch with the wife a few days ago, we both had the fish and chips and we both liked it a lot. They have a nice selection of Whiskey and beers. The price is about what you would expect for an Irish Bar, fish...More

Thank IronheadMike
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for some food and drinks. We lucked out as there was some live Irish music. Great beverage list, got to try something I've never heard of and it was great! Appetizers were delicious!

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Tasty food, typical of Irish pub fare. I've had a variety of dishes and sides here, always good, never great. They have good music on Fridays and Saturdays.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Lamb chops were the appetizer the night we were there EARLY. A new idea, we sure hope they keep it up: 4 chops for $9 and were delicious with wonderful flavoring. Back up--you may have driven by the place. No curb appeal; in fact, try...More

Thank hikeer
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by with 4 guys after the Badger vs. Gopher hoops at Williams arena. Consensus was possibly best fish and chips in town!! Served traditional British Style, with malt vinegar wrapped in wax newspaper. Good portion for $10.50. Fries good too and nice pub atmosphere.

1  Thank Greg E
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Not as large or well-appointed as Brits or 'authentic' as one of those pubs imported lock stock and barrel from Ireland, Merlin's is the closest thing there is in Minneapolis to a real British pub. Its authenticity stems not from the furnishings, but the comfortable...More

2  Thank findeerror
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Great atmosphere, friendly wait staff, and a good selection of English based food. Not a bad night. Add to that about 12 pages of Whiskey's and Scotches and you've got an evening of entertainment! .

1  Thank Lomunchi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, American, Irish
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3601 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2148
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-216-2419
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