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Neighborhood Series: St. Anthony Main, Minneapolis

Posted by VIBE Realty on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 at 1:14pm.

A Minneapolis favorite for most, St. Anthony Main is located on the Mississippi River with some the best views of downtown. It’s a pocket of Northeast Minneapolis that is definitely worth exploring. This gem is characterized by its cobblestone road lined with a historic theater, bustling restaurants and popular patios. It’s also the oldest portion of the city, but has kept it’s character intact. Take a walk through and you’ll see for yourself! Below are some recommended places to explore in the neighborhood.


Minneapolis Cider Company

Who doesn’t love a good cider? This hangout has cool industrial vibes offering ciders, handcrafted food, cocktails, and pickleball. Yes, you can book a court for pickleball. Run, don’t walk.

Photo Courtesy of Minneapolis Cider Company


Stone Arch Bridge

A true Twin Cities staple, and no Minneapolis skyline view is complete without it.The Stone Arch Bridge is a former railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis. It is the only arched bridge made of stone on the entire Mississippi River and is the second oldest bridge on the river. Enjoy a walkway and bikeway along with your fair share of pedestrians.

Photo Courtesy of @stonearch_fest


Aster Cafe

Arguably one of the most romantic spots in Minneapolis. With candlelit tables and a summer-time patio, The Aster Cafe overlooks the Mississippi river with an impeccable view of the skyline. Live music, great brunches, craft beers, cocktails. and a thoughtful wine list. City Pages even called them the  “best place to go on a first date”.

Photo Courtesy of @annabeatricerose


Jeffe Urban Cocina

Next door to Aster Cafe, Jeffe Urban Cocina features Mexican street food, tacos, and especiales. They have a deep collection of tequilas and mezcals if that’s your jam. Cocktailing on the vintage banquette of the dragon lounge is a worthy night out.

Photo Courtesy of @jeffeminneapolis


Alma is a quaint hotel, restaurant, and cafe. Their boutique hotel is aesthetically driven with only a few curated rooms. Their cafe is casual and laidback featuring house-made pastries, sandwiches and coffee. The restaurant features 3-course fixed price menu for dinner only and is said to be worthy of a splurge.

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St. Anthony Falls

St. Anthony Falls, (sometimes referred to as  the Falls of Saint Anthony) is the only natural major waterfall on the Mississippi River. Reason enough to stop by! The surrounding area has a historic district Area which offers the heritage trail and a self-guided two-mile loop.

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Red Stag Supper Club

This vibrant outpost is a real place of comfort with their brick and wood interior. You’ll feel like you’re dining in a cozy retreat in the wilderness. Their cheap Tuesday date nights are worth noting for having an excellent value for a 3 course meal + wine.

Photo Courtesy of @redstagmn


Kramarczuk Sausage Company

This Eastern European deli restaurant has time-tested Polish offerings with European staples and homemade sausages. They have a deep heritage here and is definitely a popular stop for locals of St. Anthony Main.

Photo Courtesy of @kramarczuks


All Saints

All Saints (located in the old Bardo space) opened recently, giving new life to the space to complement their sophisticated brand. They have a refined interior with a menu focused on giving vegetables the same center of the plate treatment as meat, while still sharing the spotlight. Great for vegetarians and carnivores alike.

Photo Courtesy of @mspmag


A Twin Cities favorite, this casual eatery showcases comfort food at it’s finest. Slow-cooked, Creole-style cuisine with vegetarian and gluten-free items. Their food is  inspired by the traditional ingredients and flavors of the southern U.S., Caribbean and Mexico. They also feature fresh produce, 100% natural and regionally sourced meats, organic eggs, beans and fair trade coffee and teas. Impressive, right?

Photo Courtesy of @brasa_rotisserie

The Sonder Shaker

Eclectic new American dinners and craft cocktails located in a cozy historic space. The Sonder Shaker is known for a mix of elevated street fare inspired by different types of cuisine along with the seasons. The cocktail bar whips up amusingly named drinks, many of which feature house-made bitters, syrups, and infusions.

Photo Courtesy of @thesondershaker

Ray Jays

Sports and wings is the name of the game here. They were voted best Chicken Wings in Minnesota by WCCO. If that’s not enough to get you over there, we’re not sure what is. Maybe their bloody mary bar will do the trick…

Photo Courtesy of Ray Jays

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