Takeout just hits different sometimes. There’s some places around Minneapolis that were truly destined for takeout. Not because their ambiance is bad, but because the type of food is meant for a cozy Sunday inside your own home. These are the best takeout restaurants in Minneapolis that you need on your stay at home rotation (from a local).
12 Best Takeout Restaurants in Minneapolis
Are you a takeout fanatic? Don’t get me wrong. I’m a huge fan of getting outside and enjoying a unique atmosphere that isn’t the same as your living room.
But, there are moments where your living room + epic food sounds like the best way to spend your night. You can’t eat your restaurant favorite food and watch Netflix at the same time if you are in the restaurant.
So, we have some of the best options for you to consider for takeout in the great Minneapolis area.
List of Top Minneapolis Takeout Options
Let’s get into the best Minneapolis take-out restaurant options to satisfy your cravings.
Restaurant Takeout Minneapolis, St. Paul
The best wings in town, Monte Carlo is the perfect takeout option for a fancy at-home dinner, or game day with your friends. The fried chicken is to die for, the seasoning on the wings is unmatched, and the burger is the perfect size. Top off your order with some chili or a salad and you are good to go!
Call ahead for your take out order, or sit at the bar while you wait for your order to be ready.
Boludo means “stupid” in Spanish. It’s a perfect name because both their empanadas and pizza are stupid good.
Boludo, I want you to get a bigger space! Boludo is one of those places that has an amazing environment and amazing food. They are just located in a very small space. That’s fine because any Boludo is better than no Boludo at all. The best play is to pickup Boludo on a Sunday afternoon. Take it home and enjoy it.
Go for the margarita or the pepperoni pizza. Then, pair that with a puerro and pollo empanada. It sounds like a funny combo, but you will be blown away.
Okay, Revival. Fried chicken is never a bad idea. It’s actually the perfect takeout option too. Fried chicken comes in a variety of forms. You can have it with waffles, in a sandwich, on its own, in a salad and so much more.
Revival is an epic establishment for fried chicken and their burger is out of this world. The good news is that fried chicken is affordable, which makes for a great takeout option.
Revival is a perfect choice for game day snacks or any old day dinner. Our favorite is a five piece southern fried with some mashed potatoes and gravy on the side.
The Bungalow Club
The Bungalow Club (TBC) is our go-to happy hour spot. Their patio and all-day Sunday happy hour keep us coming back. They also have a take out option so you can enjoy their menu at home.
TBC take out menu changes daily, we love their arancini and cacio e pepe pasta. The burrata is also an excellent take-home choice! The take out is easy, you order online (or over the phone) and 20 minutes later it is ready for pickup. This is definitely a place to try for take out and dine in. You will be so happy you tried it!
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Blue Door Pub
A juicy Lucy to go? Please! Blue Door Pub is known as one of the top juicy Lucy spots in town, and they have great “nacho tatchos” made with tater tots, crema, queso, and all the best toppings.
The best part about picking up Blue Door is the menu selection. The classic pub food has a twist on wings with a lot of options, salads, burgers, and even rice bowls. There is something for everyone here!
Pig Ate My Pizza
There are a lot of pizza spots in Minneapolis. But Pig Ate My Pizza is unmatched. The culture of the workforce combined with the crazy good pizza combos makes this pizza spot rise above others.
Located in Robbinsdale, Pig has fun pizzas like Pig-cific rim and SeoulFul that will expand your pizza horizons. Korean bbq, chicken, sesame, onion, scallion, kimchi, and puffed rice on a pizza? Yeah, try it, you’ll see why Pig is what we call a pizza genius.
Smoke In The Pit
If you are looking for barbecue, look no further. Smoke In The Pit has phenomenal ribs and other BBQ fare that is sure to satisfy. Call ahead to take out, or order when you get there. Either way you will be taken care of!
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Probably one of the most underrated spots in the twin cities, Afro Deli has a number of fun takeout options that are different and very tasty! From falafel sandwiches to sambusas and chicken curry, you are sure to find something new to try every time you stop by.
The best part about Afro Deli (other than the grub) is that it is affordable. You can order all sorts of different dishes to try and share with friends, or just for yourself. They have locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, so there is one near you!
Beer takeout in Minneapolis and St. Paul
What better to go with takeout dinner than takeout beer? Minneapolis, St. Paul is known for some of the best micro breweries in the country. The plus side is that most of these breweries also have crowlers and growlers to go!
Make sure to check out this Best Breweries in Minneapolis list, lots of these breweries have take out options too!
Waldmann’s is one of our favorite breweries in St. Paul. Waldmann’s has a number of crowlers available to go that changes daily. Their beers are phenomenal. I mean it. We’ve been to Germany numerous times and Waldmann’s is one of the best German brewery-style places to go in the states.
Waldmann’s also has food to go. They have sausages, cheeses, and a few other goodies. They recently (as of March 2020) started a beer-delivery program.
Yes, beer delivery. For all of us people who are stuck working at home, Waldmann’s will bring us crowlers full of wonderful beer, and food too!
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Back Channel Brewery
Another top brewery of ours, Back Channel has the best stouts in Minnesota (yes, better than Dangerous Man’s peanut butter porter). They have crowlers ready to take away, and a pretty great view of the lake. It is a bit of a drive from downtown, but man is it worth it!
Back Channel’s to-go beers are perfect for a sunny day on the lake, or day holed up in the house. Stop in and meet the staff, they are a ton of fun and have great style – just check out their merch!
Pick up your favorite and let us know!
Utepils has the best Altbier in town, and the best selection of growlers. You won’t find crowlers here, this is the spot to pick up some growlers and share with your friends.
From Altbier to Kolsh, Utepils has something for everyone. Their German-style beer is made from fresh German hops right in their brewery. The art in the brewery is also fun to look at. Make sure to take a peak when you stop in for your drink!
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Venn Brewery is a super fun spot to try because their beer is always changing! The tap room is a fun spot for trivia or movie night, and their patio is fantastic. But sometimes you want to enjoy your beer at home.
Venn brewery has a number of crowlers for take out that change daily. Stop by, pick your favorite, and enjoy! They usually have food trucks outside, so you can pickup takeout from there too.
Venn is one of the best places to visit near Minnehaha Falls.
Conclusion on Minneapolis Takeout Options
The Minneapolis food scene is fantastic, and the takeout options are just as good. From crispy wings to fresh-made pizza, there is something for everyone to take out and enjoy.
Is your favorite restaurant missing? Let us know, we will try it and add it to this ever-growing list!