Minnesota Travel Guide
About the Restaurants
Although you may find that some restaurants in big cities like Minneapolis and St. Paul call for dressier clothing, jeans and a button-down shirt are usually just fine for dining out. A focus on farm-fresh, locally grown foods is hot at restaurants in big cities and small towns alike. State-grown foods on the menu will likely include wild rice, lake-caught fish, game meats, and anything that’s in season. In resort towns, quaint cafés rule, brewing strong coffee and bistro-style fare, matched with art on the walls and an easygoing waitstaff. The Twin Cities’ eclectic dining scene includes influences from Somali, Ethiopia, India, Cuba, and regions in Europe.