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Readers Vote: The 9 Best Fried Foods in Mpls/St. Paul

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Last week, we asked: What is the single best fried food in the Twin Cities? And now, on the last day of Greasy Spoons Week, we present the answers, mapped: your choices for the 9 best fried foods in Minneapolis/St. Paul. They range from the expected (cheese curds, fried greenbeans) to the less expected (crispy rabbit dumpling, anyone?) to the doughnut-y. Feast your eyes on all this fry.

Did we miss your favorite fried food? Let us know in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Anchor Fish & Chips

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302 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 676-1300
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"Obvious first choice is Anchor's fish and chips," writes a commenter. The classic fish and chips are available at the Northeast brick n' mortar and from the ever-roving food truck. Make sure to get the tartar sauce to go alongside.

2. The Bulldog Northeast

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401 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 378-2855
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"Bulldog NE: Deep Fried Caramel Roll. Duh! (its topped with bacon and mascarpone cream, too)," writes a commenter.

3. 112 Eatery

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112 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 343-7696
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If you're not in the know, it's easy to overlook this menu staple at Isaac Becker's flagship restaurant. After all, how great can cauliflower be? When it's fried and liberally dusted with parmesan, the answer is really great.

4. Chef Shack On Marquette

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Chef Shack's mini-donuts have rightfully achieved a cult following. Order them from the food truck and get them fresh from the fryer, tossed with cinnamon and sugar in a paper bag.

5. Burch Steak & Pizza Bar

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1942 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 843-1515
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A commenter writes, "The sweetbreads at Burch (available downstairs only) are To DIE for. Flaky, crispy coating, creamy, organ-y inside; served with a perfectly seasoned, equally subtle, yet robust mushroom sauce. You won't want to share."

6. Mouse Trap Cheese Curds

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"Hands down, the best ever is MN State Fair cheese curds," writes a commenter. Seconded.

7. Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

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799 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 222-3301
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"The crispy rabbit dumpling from Ngon Bistro is an extra tasty treat to go along with whatever awesome craft beer is on tap," writes a commenter.

8. Shamrocks Grill and Pub

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995 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 228-9925
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A commenter suggests the "leprechaun legs" at Shamrocks. Don't worry, no leprechauns were harmed in the making of leprechaun legs: they're deep-fried green beans.

9. Mojo Monkey Donuts

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1169 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-0142
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"Anything at Mojo Monkey. Like a banana pecan fritter with caramel glaze," writes a commenter. Yes, please.

1. The Anchor Fish & Chips

302 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
"Obvious first choice is Anchor's fish and chips," writes a commenter. The classic fish and chips are available at the Northeast brick n' mortar and from the ever-roving food truck. Make sure to get the tartar sauce to go alongside.
302 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

2. The Bulldog Northeast

401 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
"Bulldog NE: Deep Fried Caramel Roll. Duh! (its topped with bacon and mascarpone cream, too)," writes a commenter.
401 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414

3. 112 Eatery

112 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
If you're not in the know, it's easy to overlook this menu staple at Isaac Becker's flagship restaurant. After all, how great can cauliflower be? When it's fried and liberally dusted with parmesan, the answer is really great.
112 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

4. Chef Shack On Marquette

Minneapolis, MN
Chef Shack's mini-donuts have rightfully achieved a cult following. Order them from the food truck and get them fresh from the fryer, tossed with cinnamon and sugar in a paper bag.

5. Burch Steak & Pizza Bar

1942 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
A commenter writes, "The sweetbreads at Burch (available downstairs only) are To DIE for. Flaky, crispy coating, creamy, organ-y inside; served with a perfectly seasoned, equally subtle, yet robust mushroom sauce. You won't want to share."
1942 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

6. Mouse Trap Cheese Curds

Saint Paul, MN 55108
"Hands down, the best ever is MN State Fair cheese curds," writes a commenter. Seconded.

7. Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

799 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104
"The crispy rabbit dumpling from Ngon Bistro is an extra tasty treat to go along with whatever awesome craft beer is on tap," writes a commenter.
799 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55104

8. Shamrocks Grill and Pub

995 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
A commenter suggests the "leprechaun legs" at Shamrocks. Don't worry, no leprechauns were harmed in the making of leprechaun legs: they're deep-fried green beans.
995 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102

9. Mojo Monkey Donuts

1169 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102
"Anything at Mojo Monkey. Like a banana pecan fritter with caramel glaze," writes a commenter. Yes, please.
1169 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102

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