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Market Bar-B-Que

1414 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2663
+1 612-872-1111
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“ribs” (35 reviews)
“fries” (11 reviews)
“baked potato” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1414 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2663
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Not the posh part of the town but who cares of they serve such an amazing half or full stack , dry ribs ! Food is very good, prices are okay, the service is not the best though. Wanted to pay by card when the...More

Thank fnagy
Reviewed 12 July 2018

If you like good smoked, dry rub bbq, you’ll probably like Market Bar-B-Que. They offer a half slab (6 bones) and a whole slab (12 bones) and the portions are meaty and generous. There are also chicken, brisket, and shrimp selections/combos among their other meat...More

Thank gypsyloo
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

I think the water is the best thing!! TUFFFFFF rib tips nastyyyy baked beans and the yams was plain ole nasty!! The waiter was nice!! But definitely wouldn’t come back!!

Thank Kasmira-kay K
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We were in a hurry and our server was pleasant and attentive. She helped providing suggestions for our group. The flavor of the ribs and chicken was very good and I really enjoyed the sauce. The ribs seemed a bit dry to me but the...More

Thank Colleen L
Reviewed 31 March 2018

The food here was very good but you don't get very much meat in the sandwich. The staff was not very attentive and as a solo guest, I was ignored and a couple that entered after me was seated before me--very rude! The bbq was...More

Thank 13SS
Reviewed 5 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 Whitney R
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
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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