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Black Forest Inn

$$ - $$$
German, Bar, European, Central European, Austrian, Pub
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1 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-4339 (Nicollet)
+1 612-872-0812
10:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had dinner here in late October and had a very nice meal. Ham and sauerkraut balls were yummy! Good side dishes too.

Thank Jason Y
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Before visiting Open Eye Figure Theater, I treated my family of guys (42, 11 & 9) to a Black Forest feast. I had saurbraten mit spaetzel and red cabbage. This is a meal that I rarely get, and it was on par with great saurbraten served in fine German restaurants. Loved it! My son had the Everything Platz. Relishing the... More 

Thank boathandler_bob
Northern California
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you crave the distinctive flavors and textures of German food, in a restaurant that honors good food and good customers, look no further. The kitchen does best with traditional flavors. A slide into "sliders" was the only off-note on our first visit. Fantastic schnitzel, spaetzel, potato pancakes, red cabbage, beer, and sacher torte. Highly recommended. Good value. Completely unpretentious.

Thank Redawuk
Burnsville, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Black Forest Inn offers authentic German cuisine in a "Bier-Hall" atmosphere. If you are a fan of great Bavarian cooking, beers and wines, you'll enjoy this reliable Minneapolis favorite which has been serving customers for many decades.

Thank ries428
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

They have the slowest, most rude waitress ever! We Waited 11/2 hours to be served ! The dinner rolls were very stale, no plates on the table, had to ask for silver ware, and all we had were cheap paper napkins. We were a large party (17) and three orders were incorrect, they ran out of the special --we were... More 

Thank Khenz
Appleton, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We decided to celebrate our parent' service 50th wedding anniversary here as they were originally married there. We had a party of 17. We were seated at our table with no Welcome. Our waitress was the waitress of evil. She was so very rude to everyone. Took 20 minutes to take our drink order, another 20 minutes to get the... More 

Thank Snarky85
St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Disappointing at many levels. We had a table of seven. It took more than 5 minutes just to get a hostess, and then over half an hour to get our food order taken, and another 45 minutes after that to get the food. The order was wrong; a salad came with no dressing. And the food was bland and really... More 

Thank dwallinga
Weslaco, Texas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We went here one rainy night, it was recommended by the hotel we were staying at. It was delicious! I had the Jäger Schnitzel and my friend had the pork shank. The schnitzel came with spätzle and was cooked to perfection. The meat was falling off of the bone for the pork shank. We went during the inn's Oktoberfest celebration.... More 

Thank Catharine W
Middletown, Connecticut
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Great bier, great food, must go place! Beautiful outdoor patio area as well. I recommend people go here to get a boot of bier, nice collectors piece and great conversation starter.

Thank Ryan G
Bradenton, Florida
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We found this restaurant through Google. Great German food and very nice staff. Service was excellent! We sat outside and enjoyed a pleasant evening.

Thank Alice S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
German, Bar, European, Central European, Austrian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?