Dining Options

The University of Minnesota and the neighborhoods around it have a number of restaurants to fit your preferences and budget. The entirety of the 17th Vagantes Conference will take place on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota. If you feel like crossing one of the great rivers of the world over to the East Bank, there are a number of food options  as well. The University of Minnesota has a fleet of free “Campus Connector” shuttles that frequently run between these two parts of campus (click here for more information).

A list of restaurants, their locations, and their hours across campus can be found here. Please note that many of the food options on campus are closed on Saturday.

Off campus, there are numerous restaurants on the West Bank to fulfill your dietary needs. The list below is not comprehensive but contains a number of our favorite spots (in alphabetical order). If you are looking for places to eat in Downtown Minneapolis or on the East Bank, any member of the Vagantes Organizing Committee would be happy to direct you to their favorite restaurants!

Acadia – 329 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 – $$
Pub with plenty of food and drink options.

Chipotle – 229 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 – $
Cheap burritos that might give you an excuse to not eat more than one meal in a day.

Dillas – 1813 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454 – $$
Ethiopian food that is great for sharing and is open very late.

Hard Times Cafe – 1821 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454 – $
Cash-only cafe and eatery with a ridiculous punk atmosphere that is also open very late.

Humble Cup – 1851 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454 – $
Laid-back coffee shop that also serves basic pastries.

Jambo! Kitchen – 1939 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454 – $$
Offers a unique selection of Somali and East African food.

Jewel of India – 1427 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454 – $$
Has a substantial lunch buffet that might leave you needing an afternoon food coma nap.

Jimmy John’s – 2037 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454 – $
Sandwich shop that some people think is better than Subway.

Republic – 221 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 – $$
Offers a substantial selection of craft beers and bar gourmet bar food.

Starbucks #1 – Hanson Hall (321 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455) – $$
There’s a good chance you have heard of Starbucks before; this one closes at 2pm on Saturdays.

Starbucks #2 – Coffman Union (218 Como Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414) – $$
Two Starbucks within a mile of each other?! No way! This one is open until 4pm on Saturdays.

Town Hall Brewery – 1430 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454 – $$
Brewery with a selection of beers and bar food.

Wienery – 414 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 – $
The bleach blonde alpha male known as Guy Fieri once ate here and enjoyed it.