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.


Authentic Indian food with a great lunch buffet

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.

The Old Spaghetti Factory

A classic family restaurant, The Old Spaghetti Factory is sure to fill you up without breaking the budget. Indulge in delicious Italian pasta dishes, meats and salads. 

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 3pm – 6pm
  • $3.50 tacos, apps for $7.50 or less including tostadas, chilaquiles, and chips and guacamole

Hell’s Kitchen

  • Every day 3pm – 6pm
  • Apps for $8 or less including tater tots, cheese curds, nachos and wings


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

Mercury Dining Room and Rail

  • Monday – Friday 3pm – 6pm
  • Apps for $6 or less including sliders, onion rings, sausage skewers and sandwiches


  • Monday – Friday 2pm – 6pm
  • Apps for $9 or less including wings, hummus, oysters, tacos, and sliders


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

City Works

  • Monday – Friday 3pm – 6pm
  • $4 apps including pretzel bites, cheese curds, popcorn chicken and fried pickles

Crooked Pint

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


  • Monday – Friday 2pm – 6pm, Monday – Thursday 8pm – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 10pm – midnight
  • Apps for $6 or less including nachos, sushi, sliders, wontons, and edamame

The Loon Café

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