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Black Forest Inn

1 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-4339
+1 612-872-0812
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good42%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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German, Bar, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
1 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-4339
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never had German food before (other than the occasional brat or saurkraut -ew) but I was game. It was suggested to me by a business associate and I am always game to try something new though I would likely have not gone solo. We...More

Thank MikeH001
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has been a Minneapolis landmark for 50+ years and it looks like it. Nothing much appears to have changed since it opened—dark paneled walls, leaded glass windows, worn wood floors. Very homey and inviting. Our service was fast, friendly and efficient and our...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great Food and service. Advice from a native German! The authentic German decor reminded me of home. Would go back anytime I'm in Minneapolis...

Thank hartmut k
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The Black Forest Inn has been around your ages, and you can tell. Despite the tired decor, however, you should expect to enjoy a hearty meal of authentic German food if you visit. This joint is rather casual, and again, feels old, but has its...More

Thank RPH80
Reviewed 20 December 2017

The wife and I go here each year on our anniversary. It is a location that makes you feel warm. We are always happy with our meals and the service is always excellent. The food is much like what we get eating in restaurants in...More

Thank twitterpook
Reviewed 20 December 2017

I made an online reservation for one on a Sunday evening on arrival in Minneapolis for a business trip, although the restaurant was not busy. On-street parking was available within a block, but may be more challenging on busier nights. The host started to seat...More

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Has a beer hall feel to the restaurant and is no frills, but food was very good. Will definitely eat here again when craving some filling German food.

Thank travelnow721
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Our family, aged 5-69, had lunch here to celebrate Octoberfest. The old-world German atmosphere was authentic and inviting. The food was fantastic and the entertainment, an accordionist, was fun. We dined on loaded bratwurst, giant hot pretzels, and, of course, German beer. The bratwurst was...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I hadn't been to the Black Forest in a very long time, and went because my best friend is leaving for Europe this week. There were 11 of us and I think we all had a great time. The only negative I heard was that...More

Thank StevenLaVigne
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We went to have a nice German style dinner and we're not disappointed. Huge German beer selection, the food is pretty authentic (I am German) and very tasty. Parking is no problem because they have their own parking lot ! Atmosphere is close to that...More

Thank Mario G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
German, Bar, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-4339
  • Public Transportation: The 18 bus stops right in front of our parking lot. The 17 stops two blocks away at 24th street.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-872-0812
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