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10 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.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.

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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 el relleno 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.
Joy Summers/Eater Twin Cities

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.

Ramen is served in a black bowl on a black table.
Best bet for ramen in the mall.
Masu Sushi & Robata

3. 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 expansive room is locally sourced and changes seasonally. There is wild Alaskan salmon with parsnip, a bbq chicken sandwich, a rotisserie chicken with white cheddar mashed potatoes, and more.

 A dining room is lit by a center chandelier.
Soothing dining antithesis to the crazy mall pace.
Firelake

4. Shake Shack

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332 North Garden
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 466-6056
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One of several Minnesota outposts of the cult-beloved burger chain is in the fancy revamped North Garden food court. This New York import, from celebrity restaurateur Danny Meyer, is known for its burgers, fried chicken sandwich, a little Brooklyn beer, and super creamy shakes.

A cheeseburger peaks out of a paper sleeve with fries in the background.
Arguably one of the most popular chains has a location in the Mall of America.
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5. 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 and fresh.

A close up shot of a gooey cheeseburger with fries stuffed inside.
An oozy cheeseburger is one of your best bets at the storied mall.
Burger Burger

6. 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 fluorescent lighting in the mall. The onion bread staves off the hangries and the martinis are a wonderful place to crawl into and relax for a bit. Good luck deciding between the walleye and the burger.

A dimly lit empty bar inside of Twin City Grill.
An excellent stop for a martini and fries.
Twin City Grill

7. 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 a few years back. The fried food rules here, so grab the fiery spicy or sweet soy-garlic wings (or just drumsticks, if you prefer) and maybe a side of takoyaki; both pair well with the chain’s beloved pickled daikon. There’s plenty to choose from on the menu under $10.

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

8. 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 an upgrade from food court fare. Dive into a cocktail made with Minnesota-distilled cocktails before feasting on the crispy pancetta topped brussels sprouts or a bowl of Minnesota’s favorite soup, creamy wild rice.

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

9. Dough Dough

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372 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

It’s a giant mall and the vacation vibes are strong, so why not treat yourself to some heaping scoops of cookie dough? This local company jumped on the safe-to-eat trend with flavors that come close to licking-the-beaters memories. There’s s’mores, salted caramel, chocolate chip, puppy chow, and more offerings that come by the scoop. Gluten-free options are available.

Three cups each with a scoop of cookie dough.
Cookie dough pairs perfectly with a sweet time at Mall of America.
Dough Dough

10. Hot Indian Foods

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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-packed options come courtesy of this little Indian stop that grew out of a local food truck. These Indian-style wraps feature roti stuffed with paneer tikka masala, chicken with mint chutney, and the aloo gobi. This is the number one best bet for vegetarian and vegan fare at the mall (although, meat-eaters will be just as pleased, too).

Two wraps with naan, meats, and veggies
Indian wraps are a huge 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 el relleno 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
Ramen is served in a black bowl on a black table.
Best bet for ramen in the mall.
Masu Sushi & Robata

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. FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar

2100 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington, MN 55425
 A dining room is lit by a center chandelier.
Soothing dining antithesis to the crazy mall pace.
Firelake

The food inside this expansive room is locally sourced and changes seasonally. There is wild Alaskan salmon with parsnip, a bbq chicken sandwich, a rotisserie chicken with white cheddar mashed potatoes, and more.

2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, MN 55425

4. Shake Shack

332 North Garden, Bloomington, MN 55425
A cheeseburger peaks out of a paper sleeve with fries in the background.
Arguably one of the most popular chains has a location in the Mall of America.
Eater

One of several Minnesota outposts of the cult-beloved burger chain is in the fancy revamped North Garden food court. This New York import, from celebrity restaurateur Danny Meyer, is known for its burgers, fried chicken sandwich, a little Brooklyn beer, and super creamy shakes.

332 North Garden
Bloomington, MN 55425

5. Burger Burger

321 South Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55425
A close up shot of a gooey cheeseburger with fries stuffed inside.
An oozy cheeseburger is one of your best bets at the storied mall.
Burger Burger

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 and fresh.

321 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55425

6. Twin City Grill

First, 130 North Garden, Bloomington, MN 55425
A dimly lit empty bar inside of Twin City Grill.
An excellent stop for a martini and fries.
Twin City Grill

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

First, 130 North Garden
Bloomington, MN 55425

7. 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

This wildly popular Korean fried chicken chain opened at the mall a few years back. The fried food rules here, so grab the fiery spicy or sweet soy-garlic wings (or just drumsticks, if you prefer) and maybe a side of takoyaki; both pair well with the chain’s beloved pickled daikon. There’s plenty to choose from on the menu under $10.

372 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55425

8. Cedar + Stone, Urban Table

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

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

2141 Lindau Ln
Bloomington, MN 55425

9. Dough Dough

372 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
Three cups each with a scoop of cookie dough.
Cookie dough pairs perfectly with a sweet time at Mall of America.
Dough Dough

It’s a giant mall and the vacation vibes are strong, so why not treat yourself to some heaping scoops of cookie dough? This local company jumped on the safe-to-eat trend with flavors that come close to licking-the-beaters memories. There’s s’mores, salted caramel, chocolate chip, puppy chow, and more offerings that come by the scoop. Gluten-free options are available.

372 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

10. Hot Indian Foods

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

Easy to grab on-the-go flavor-packed options come courtesy of this little Indian stop that grew out of a local food truck. These Indian-style wraps feature roti stuffed with paneer tikka masala, chicken with mint chutney, and the aloo gobi. This is the number one best bet for vegetarian and vegan fare at the mall (although, meat-eaters will be just as pleased, too).

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

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