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11 Mall of America Restaurants That Are Actually Good

Minnesota’s largest tourist draw has plenty of delicious stops

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It’s the number one tourist draw in the Twin Cities and an easy commute from the airport for those longer layovers. Bring a full wallet and an empty stomach when shopping the miles of stores inside the Mall of America.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cantina Laredo

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300 West Market (Mall of America, third level
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 406-8311
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Chef Mauricio Leggoreta hails from Mexico City and the dishes served inside this corner sit-down restaurant are full of vibrant flavor. Don’t miss the guacamole, tamales or the rellano de camarones. There’s also a full bar with plenty of tequila to take the edges off the shopping experience.

Two tamales covered with sauce
Tamales at the mega mall
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2. Masu Sushi & Robata

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344 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 896-6278
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Tonkatsu ramen, stuffed gyoza, myriad of sushi rolls, and plenty of sake await in this slim and always popular spot.

Best bet for ramen in the mall
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3. Melt Shop

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60 E Broadway C322
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 777-4660
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Another New York import, this cheesy sandwich shop also has cheese topped tater tots. Not for the dairy-free set.

All kinds of toast and cheese
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4. FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar

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2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 851-4040
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The food inside this gorgeous, expansive room (and hello, sexy bar area) is locally sourced and changes seasonally. The roasted rosemary chicken is a Minnesota classic.

Inside FireLake at the Mall of America. Photo courtesy FireLake
Soothing dining antithesis to the crazy mall pace
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5. Shake Shack

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332 North Garden
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 466-6056
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The first outpost of the cult-beloved burger chain is in the fancy revamped North Garden food court. Known for its burgers, fried chicken sandwich, a little Brooklyn beer and the super creamy shakes.

Arguably one of the most popular chains in the country has a lone MN location
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6. Burger Burger

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321 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 855-7800
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This quick burger spot is just a step above the average chain with a full bar, boasting spiked milkshakes and more. The quickly served burgers are thick and the salads are crispy fresh.

Check your diet at the door
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7. Twin City Grill

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First, 130 North Garden
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 854-0200
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Unabashedly Minnesotan, this dimly lit restaurant is a perfect antidote to the cheery florescent lighting in the mall. The onion bread staves off the hangries and the martinis are a wonderful place to crawl into and hide for a bit. Good luck deciding between the walleye and the burger.

An excellent stop for a martini and fries
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8. Bonchon Mall of America

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372 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 513-7644
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This wildly popular Korean fried chicken chain opened at the mall earlier this years. The fried food rules here, so grab a few chicken wings and maybe a side of takoyaki.

A white, square plate piled with crispy glazed chicken drummies
See what all the hype is about at this wildly popular fried chicken chain
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9. Cedar + Stone, Urban Table

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2141 Lindau Ln
Bloomington, MN 55425
(612) 615-0124
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This stunner at the base of the attached-to-the-mall Marriott is a major upgrade from food court fair. Dive into a cocktail made with Minnesota-distilled cocktails before feasting on the crispy prosciutto topped brussels sprouts or a bowl of Minnesota’s favorite soup, creamy wild rice.

Cedar + Stone Urban Table. Photo courtesy the Marriott
The best craft cocktails at the mall
Cedar + Stone Urban Table

10. Dough Dough

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372 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

It’s a giant mall and the vacation vibes are strong. Why not go all-out crazy pants with a few scoops of cookie dough? This local company jumped on the safe-to-eat trend with flavors that come close to licking-the-beaters memories.

Three cups each with a scoop of cookie dough
Cookie dough pairs perfectly with Nickelodeon Universe
Dough Dough / Facebook

11. Hot Indian Mall Of America

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332 Culinary on North, 60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 479-7952
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Easy to grab on the go flavor bombs come courtesy of this little Indian stop that grew out of a local food truck. Indurritos are an Indian burrito available with numerous fillings. This is the number one best bet for vegetarian and vegan fare at the mall (although, meat eaters are welcome, too.)

Two wraps with naan, meats, and veggies
Indian burritos are a food court upgrade
Hot Indian Food / Website

1. Cantina Laredo

300 West Market (Mall of America, third level, Bloomington, MN 55425
Two tamales covered with sauce
Tamales at the mega mall
Joy Summers/Eater Twin Cities

Chef Mauricio Leggoreta hails from Mexico City and the dishes served inside this corner sit-down restaurant are full of vibrant flavor. Don’t miss the guacamole, tamales or the rellano de camarones. There’s also a full bar with plenty of tequila to take the edges off the shopping experience.

300 West Market (Mall of America, third level
Bloomington, MN 55425

2. Masu Sushi & Robata

344 South Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55425
Best bet for ramen in the mall
Masu Sushi & Robata/Facebook

Tonkatsu ramen, stuffed gyoza, myriad of sushi rolls, and plenty of sake await in this slim and always popular spot.

344 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55425

3. Melt Shop

60 E Broadway C322, Bloomington, MN 55425
All kinds of toast and cheese
Melt Shop/Facebook

Another New York import, this cheesy sandwich shop also has cheese topped tater tots. Not for the dairy-free set.

60 E Broadway C322
Bloomington, MN 55425

4. FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar

2100 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington, MN 55425
Inside FireLake at the Mall of America. Photo courtesy FireLake
Soothing dining antithesis to the crazy mall pace
Firelake / Website

The food inside this gorgeous, expansive room (and hello, sexy bar area) is locally sourced and changes seasonally. The roasted rosemary chicken is a Minnesota classic.

2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, MN 55425

5. Shake Shack

332 North Garden, Bloomington, MN 55425
Arguably one of the most popular chains in the country has a lone MN location
Eater file photo

The first outpost of the cult-beloved burger chain is in the fancy revamped North Garden food court. Known for its burgers, fried chicken sandwich, a little Brooklyn beer and the super creamy shakes.

332 North Garden
Bloomington, MN 55425

6. Burger Burger

321 South Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55425
Check your diet at the door
Burger Burger/Facebook

This quick burger spot is just a step above the average chain with a full bar, boasting spiked milkshakes and more. The quickly served burgers are thick and the salads are crispy fresh.

321 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55425

7. Twin City Grill

First, 130 North Garden, Bloomington, MN 55425
An excellent stop for a martini and fries
Twin City Grill/Facebook

Unabashedly Minnesotan, this dimly lit restaurant is a perfect antidote to the cheery florescent lighting in the mall. The onion bread staves off the hangries and the martinis are a wonderful place to crawl into and hide for a bit. Good luck deciding between the walleye and the burger.

First, 130 North Garden
Bloomington, MN 55425

8. Bonchon Mall of America

372 South Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55425
A white, square plate piled with crispy glazed chicken drummies
See what all the hype is about at this wildly popular fried chicken chain
Bonchon Uptown/Facebook

This wildly popular Korean fried chicken chain opened at the mall earlier this years. The fried food rules here, so grab a few chicken wings and maybe a side of takoyaki.

372 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55425

9. Cedar + Stone, Urban Table

2141 Lindau Ln, Bloomington, MN 55425
Cedar + Stone Urban Table. Photo courtesy the Marriott
The best craft cocktails at the mall
Cedar + Stone Urban Table

This stunner at the base of the attached-to-the-mall Marriott is a major upgrade from food court fair. Dive into a cocktail made with Minnesota-distilled cocktails before feasting on the crispy prosciutto topped brussels sprouts or a bowl of Minnesota’s favorite soup, creamy wild rice.

2141 Lindau Ln
Bloomington, MN 55425

10. Dough Dough

372 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
Three cups each with a scoop of cookie dough
Cookie dough pairs perfectly with Nickelodeon Universe
Dough Dough / Facebook

It’s a giant mall and the vacation vibes are strong. Why not go all-out crazy pants with a few scoops of cookie dough? This local company jumped on the safe-to-eat trend with flavors that come close to licking-the-beaters memories.

372 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

11. Hot Indian Mall Of America

332 Culinary on North, 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
Two wraps with naan, meats, and veggies
Indian burritos are a food court upgrade
Hot Indian Food / Website

Easy to grab on the go flavor bombs come courtesy of this little Indian stop that grew out of a local food truck. Indurritos are an Indian burrito available with numerous fillings. This is the number one best bet for vegetarian and vegan fare at the mall (although, meat eaters are welcome, too.)

332 Culinary on North, 60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

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