Where to Find Cheap Eats & Happy Hour Deals in Downtown Minneapolis

Get some delicious eats without breaking the bank! Dining out in downtown Minneapolis doesn’t have to be expensive. Check out our list of cheap restaurants options and amazing happy hour deals to get your fix.

Cheap Eats

Zen Box Izakaya

Japanese comfort food such as ramen, rice dishes and savory small plates.


Breakfast all day! They also have sandwiches, soups, and salads. Get a sandwich, soup and fries for less than $12 during lunch.

Keys Café

Great breakfast and brunch spot with a variety of lunch and dinner options as well! You’ll get large portions of egg dishes, pancakes and other breakfast classics for a reasonable price.

Rock Bottom Brewery

While known as a brewery, Rock Bottom is also a great place for cheap eats. Pub burger, smoked chicken tostadas, avocado chicken sandwich, and veggie mac ‘n cheese are just a few of the star items on their large menu.

Happy Hour Deals 

Red Cow

  • Monday – Friday, 3pm – 6pm
  • Every day 10pm-close
  • $7 apps including onion rings, wings, poutine and scotch eggs

The News Room

  • Monday – Friday, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • $5 apps including flatbreads, wings, bruschetta and croquettes plus $3-4 mini sandwiches and tacos


  • Monday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm
  • Apps for $4.50 or less including mini steak burgers, mini crab cakes, wings, and truffle fries


  • Monday – Friday 3pm – 6pm, Friday & Saturday 10pm – midnight, Sunday all day
  • Apps for $8 or less including sushi, nachos, sliders, tacos and chips & dip

Crooked Pint

  • Daily 3pm – 6pm & 9pm – close
  • 3-2-1 shareables including flatbreads, poutine, nachos, wings and soft pretzels

The Loon Café

  • Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 6:30
  • $4 snacks including nachos, queso dip, wings, burgers and sandwiches

FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Downtown

  • Sunday - Friday, 2:00 - 4:00
  • Half-off their signature Backyard Cheeseburger (only $8).