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10 Iconic Twin Cities Restaurants Serving Classic Comfort Food

Red sauce, matzoh balls, and plenty of cheese

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Sometimes the only food we crave are the dishes that have been around for ages. Right now we crave tucking in under layers of ooze, tender chew, and sweet satisfaction. These are the restaurants continuing to make and serve time honored recipes like mostacolli, matzo ball soup, roast beef sandwiches, fat burgers stuffed with cheese, and layers of lasagna. Here’s where to order classic comfort that’s even better when enjoyed in sweatpants in the privacy of home.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Broders' Cucina Italiana

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2308 W 50th St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 925-3113
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Broder’s pasta is available for curbside pick up, local delivery, and even frozen through MN Pure & Clear ice throughout the Twin Cities. Feast upon layers and layers of meat, sauce, and pasta with the lasagna or a massive, melty meatball hoagie.

2. Isles Bun & Coffee

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1424 W 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 870-4466
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Sometimes comfort comes in the form of a giant cinnamon roll. That’s exactly what this Uptown bakery has specialized in since 1993. Order for delivery through Door Dash.

3. Jax Cafe

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1928 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 789-7297 ext. 1
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Prime rib dinners might look a little different now, but Jax is still serving its cuts just as perfectly seasoned as ever. Grab an order for curbside delivery and recreate a little of that romance at home.

A chef carves a giant hunk of prime rib
Classic
Katie Cannon

4. 5-8 Club

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5800 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55417
(612) 823-5858
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Massive juicy lucy burgers are now brought to your car window.

A juicy lucy cut in half with prodigious amount of cheese spilling from the center
Cheese = Comfort
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5. Al's Breakfast

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413 14th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-9991
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This classic diner is selling its beloved pancake batter and more for curbside pickup in Dinkytown.

The alleyway entrance of Al’s Breakfast
A Dinkytown classic
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6. Cecil's

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651 Cleveland Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116
(651) 698-0334
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A true icon of St. Paul dining, this deli continues to serve curbside and deliver all of the classics including a long-simmered matzo ball soup. Delivery available through Postmates, or from Cecil’s on orders over $50.

7. Maverick's Real Roast Beef

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1746 Lexington Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 493-9672
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This strip mall located restaurant serves a legendary roast beef sandwich that’s now availabe for delivery through Bite Squad.

A roast beef sandwich with skinny fries and a malt
Maverick’s makes the big beef sandwiches for delivery
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8. DeGidio's

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425 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 291-7105
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DeGidio’s has been serving classic red sauce Italian fare to Saint Paul for generations. Originally opened by a bootlegger, it continues to be owned by the same family. Delivery is available online with a $25 minimum, which translates to a lot of food that can feed an entire cooped up family quite well.

A table set with a plate of spaghetti and meatballs
Spaghetti and meatballs travels well
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9. Cossetta

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211 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-3476
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Cossetta’s has long been an Italian grocery store, run by the Cossetta family, and a beloved spot for giant slices of pizza, classic Cesar salads, enormous hoagies, and hefty plates of pasta. Perhaps most iconic is the mostocoli, a mix of pasta, sauce, and ricotta. Delivery is available through the website.

10. El Burrito Mercado

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175 Cesar Chavez St
St Paul, MN 55107
(651) 227-2192
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This iconic Mexican restaurant and grocery store continues to provide for the community with all the necessary staples to cook at home. Order burritos, enchiladas, nopales salad and more for delivery through Door Dash.

A Fiestaware plate full of beans, rice, and stewed meat
Abuelita-approved comfort food
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1. Broders' Cucina Italiana

2308 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Broder’s pasta is available for curbside pick up, local delivery, and even frozen through MN Pure & Clear ice throughout the Twin Cities. Feast upon layers and layers of meat, sauce, and pasta with the lasagna or a massive, melty meatball hoagie.

2308 W 50th St
Minneapolis, MN 55410

2. Isles Bun & Coffee

1424 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Sometimes comfort comes in the form of a giant cinnamon roll. That’s exactly what this Uptown bakery has specialized in since 1993. Order for delivery through Door Dash.

1424 W 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

3. Jax Cafe

1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
A chef carves a giant hunk of prime rib
Classic
Katie Cannon

Prime rib dinners might look a little different now, but Jax is still serving its cuts just as perfectly seasoned as ever. Grab an order for curbside delivery and recreate a little of that romance at home.

1928 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

4. 5-8 Club

5800 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417
A juicy lucy cut in half with prodigious amount of cheese spilling from the center
Cheese = Comfort
John Yuccas/Eater Twin Cities

Massive juicy lucy burgers are now brought to your car window.

5800 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55417

5. Al's Breakfast

413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
The alleyway entrance of Al’s Breakfast
A Dinkytown classic
Al’s [Official]

This classic diner is selling its beloved pancake batter and more for curbside pickup in Dinkytown.

413 14th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

6. Cecil's

651 Cleveland Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116

A true icon of St. Paul dining, this deli continues to serve curbside and deliver all of the classics including a long-simmered matzo ball soup. Delivery available through Postmates, or from Cecil’s on orders over $50.

651 Cleveland Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116

7. Maverick's Real Roast Beef

1746 Lexington Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113
A roast beef sandwich with skinny fries and a malt
Maverick’s makes the big beef sandwiches for delivery
Maverick’s [Official]

This strip mall located restaurant serves a legendary roast beef sandwich that’s now availabe for delivery through Bite Squad.

1746 Lexington Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113

8. DeGidio's

425 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
A table set with a plate of spaghetti and meatballs
Spaghetti and meatballs travels well
DeGidio’s/Facebook

DeGidio’s has been serving classic red sauce Italian fare to Saint Paul for generations. Originally opened by a bootlegger, it continues to be owned by the same family. Delivery is available online with a $25 minimum, which translates to a lot of food that can feed an entire cooped up family quite well.

425 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102

9. Cossetta

211 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

Cossetta’s has long been an Italian grocery store, run by the Cossetta family, and a beloved spot for giant slices of pizza, classic Cesar salads, enormous hoagies, and hefty plates of pasta. Perhaps most iconic is the mostocoli, a mix of pasta, sauce, and ricotta. Delivery is available through the website.

211 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102

10. El Burrito Mercado

175 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul, MN 55107
A Fiestaware plate full of beans, rice, and stewed meat
Abuelita-approved comfort food
El Burrito Mercado/Website

This iconic Mexican restaurant and grocery store continues to provide for the community with all the necessary staples to cook at home. Order burritos, enchiladas, nopales salad and more for delivery through Door Dash.

175 Cesar Chavez St
St Paul, MN 55107

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