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Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery

Bar and American Restaurant$$$$
Lyn Lake, Minneapolis
  • The experts at City Pages and METRO magazine recommend this place
    • City Pages
    • METRO magazine
  • Arun D.
    "Their Lamb Kabobs and Yucca Fries are amazing!"(7 Tips)
    Michèle D.
    "Amazing beer selection and server was great."(12 Tips)
    Stephanie B.
    "Breakfast poutine was amazing."(4 Tips)
    Neilie W.
    "Ham pear and brie"(3 Tips)
130 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • burgers
  • yucca fries
  • Bloody Marys
  • coffee
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  • Tiffany R.
    Tiffany RuppOctober 6, 2017
    Went for dinner but only ended up getting apps because we were short on time. The salad with goat cheese and the sliders were fantastic. The only thing that was a bit sub standard was the service.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaJune 2, 2017
    Opens early and great bloody Mary's! Make reservations because it gets busy.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyFebruary 23, 2017
    Solid date spot. Food menu is good for sharing plates and the beer list is long as a giraffe's neck.
  • Bill R.
    Bill RammerAugust 8, 2016
    Great food, all around. Fish tacos and jicama fries hit the spot.
  • Dan W.
    Dan WaltersJune 17, 2016
    not enough veggie options
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SmithApril 3, 2016
    Best Poutine Ever!
  • Katie N.
    Katie NApril 2, 2016
    Mocha and Muddy Bar are delish
  • Ann R.
    Ann RJanuary 31, 2016
    Hands down, one of the best Bloody Mary's in the Cities. Nice and spicy! Yum!
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MelcherJanuary 19, 2016
    Great place for a first date -- you can get wine, beer, coffee, food, anything you want.
  • Arun D.
    Arun D'SouzaNovember 20, 2015
    Their Lamb Kabobs and Yucca Fries are amazing! Great late night hangout!
  • Marsha S.
    Marsha SwansonNovember 8, 2015
    Billionaire Bacon a must!
  • Erik G.
    Erik GellerstedtNovember 3, 2015
    Billion dollar bacon!
  • Pogi S.
    Pogi SumangilOctober 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    FYI: The cheese curds are NOT fried.
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GraceOctober 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    More like yumma fries, amirite
  • Carla B.
    Carla BeiroAugust 19, 2015
    Get the muddy burger with yucca fries!
  • Tina F.
    Tina FloerschJune 17, 2015
    The mock duck tacos, kinda spicy but totally worth it and delicious.
  • Joel C.
    Joel CJune 6, 2015
    Not! the best beer list in town- go to Yard House instead for 140 beers on tap. This place has a great vibe but I disagree on the beer selection comments.
  • Joel C.
    Joel CJune 6, 2015
    They do brunch until 3pm for better or worse.
  • Abby A.
    Abby Anderson JonesApril 14, 2015
    Loved that brunch menu! Breakfast poutine FTW!
  • City Pages
    City PagesJanuary 26, 2015
    If you have tried their Breakfast Poutine already (voted Best Cure for a Hangover 2014,) then you must try their Breakfast Burger! Read more
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MerzJanuary 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Mexicali dogs... Amazing
  • Ian A.
    Ian AizmanDecember 12, 2014
    Great selection of local beer. Surly 8 is outstanding. Fun laid back vibe.
  • Leib Y.
    Leib YardleyDecember 12, 2014
    Great beer selection. A fun vibe that automatically makes you feel welcome.
  • Lorena W.
    Lorena W.December 8, 2014
    The asparagus crepes were delicious and so was meeting Dessa and Sims from Doomtree!
  • Gage K.
    Gage KaefringNovember 16, 2014
    Good food though the waiters can be hit or miss
  • tiara k.
    tiara keslerOctober 12, 2014
    Breakfast burger is so delicious!
  • Lorena W.
    Lorena W.October 10, 2014
    Stopped in after my chiropractic appointment for a breakfast. I ordered the malted mocha and pumpkin pecan maple cream muffin! Also, bought some espresso for a recipe.
  • Emma C.
    Emma CaudySeptember 29, 2014
    Soups good
  • Isameow
    IsameowSeptember 13, 2014
    Enjoyed the arugula salad. Strange that hot coffee came in a beer glass with a sleeve.
  • Sharifa S.
    Sharifa SimonSeptember 7, 2014
    Great atmosphere. The patio is nicely private away from the sidewalk. I believe it's pet friendly. Great staff!
  • Philip D.
    Philip DoucetteSeptember 3, 2014
    Great #vegan options. Mock Duck tacos are dope.
  • Gina G.
    Gina GiampaoloAugust 13, 2014
    The Guinness ginger cake with rum butter raisin sauce might be THE BEST cake in the city.
  • Leon V.
    Leon Van EckAugust 10, 2014
    Great atmosphere, and the service is really excellent. We had the pork loin the scallop seafood special, and both were divinely delicious.
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 5, 2014
    Hot dogs come two to an order for about five bucks, and they get all the details right, from the classic snap of the casing to the sauerkraut spiked with fennel seeds, just to give it a little edge. Read more
  • Jess M.
    Jess MMay 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The steak sandwich? SO GOOD.
  • City Pages
    City PagesMay 16, 2014
    The Breakfast Poutine and a Bloody Mary from Muddy Waters are just the thing you'll need after a wild night out - voted Best Cure for a Hangover by City Pages Best of 2014!
  • samantha h.
    samantha hollerApril 8, 2014
    Warning, nothing paleo-friendly and they won't lift a finger to make simple alterations. Capital L Lame.
  • Patti C.
    Patti CliftonMarch 16, 2014
    All good food! Thai coconut pizza is yummmmmmy! John loved the Mexican hot dogs
  • Peter H.
    Peter HeidornFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    General Tso's wings and braised pork sliders: amazing
  • Tatyana F.
    Tatyana FisherNovember 30, 2013
    Ask for framboise du nord beer and pair it wit their cheese & meat plate.
  • Lincoln S.
    Lincoln S.November 9, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If you get a breakfast sandwich be sure to thank the barista.
  • Cory L.
    Cory LakeNovember 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    GO HERE! Do it now.
  • Debbie L.
    Debbie LangOctober 18, 2013
    Fast friendly service, a bit expensive though
  • Aruna R.
    Aruna ROctober 6, 2013
    Great black bean hummus! A must try!
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BenecheSeptember 22, 2013
    Loved it! Breakfast poutine was amazing.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MillerSeptember 7, 2013
    The fries were extra extra crispy an lacked flavor. It was if they deep fried them for twice as long. Don't bother with them.
  • Katie
    KatieSeptember 4, 2013
    Super cute patio and the pear,Brie croissant with Canadian bacon was amazing!
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SullivanJuly 29, 2013
    It's a little spendy, but not for what it is. Every dollar I've spent there has been worth it. Tasty food, decent atmosphere, and great variety of beers and ciders.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DolinajJuly 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Not your average bar food. Terrific menu. Food is very fresh and well prepared. Compliments to the chef.
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel BlanfordJuly 21, 2013
    Pear and brie croissant sandwich is amazing, especially with the cottage bacon (like ham).
  • Roger M.
    Roger MessnerJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
  • Katie R.
    Katie RassbachJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They took the salmon and eggs off the menu!!! :(
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BarlesiMay 25, 2013
    Tim the barista today is fantastic!! Go visit him!
  • Nicholas K.
    Nicholas KolnikMay 19, 2013
    Brutal service. We watched as our food sat at the pass for 15 minutes getting cold. We even asked our server if it was ours & she said no. Many minutes later it was brought to our table.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GovatosMay 8, 2013
    Order the Dublin Donkey (no relation to the Donkey Punch). It's Powers, ginger beer, and lime. It's perfect.
  • McLean D.
    McLean DonnellyMay 5, 2013
    Black Bean Hummus my belly.
  • Lorann P.
    Lorann PedersonMarch 30, 2013
    Try the Muddy Breakfast -
  • Lincoln S.
    Lincoln S.March 28, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Happy hour 3-5, get the General Tso's wings and a $2 pint of Grain Belt.
  • Tom P.
    Tom PacykMarch 12, 2013
    The polenta fries look like mozzarella sticks, but are great. Great beer selection and service here.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SzetoFebruary 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    chicken bacon is wonderful in the burger
  • Greg A.
    Greg AFebruary 3, 2013
    Great bar, restaurant, coffee shop combo. No matter what you are looking for, Muddy will have it.
  • Zach
    ZachJanuary 9, 2013
    The fish tacos are amazing! A favorite any time I visit the metro area. Also try the sour beer if you're adventurous!
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MalikJanuary 5, 2013
    Larry was an awesome and super attentive server. Salmon dish was great, kale was super salty but everything else was awesome!
  • Neilie W.
    Neilie WeidellDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ham pear and brie is my fav...mention this tip when you come see me at The Uptown Hair District for 20% off your first visit! 612.355.5250
  • Nate E.
    Nate EulNovember 26, 2012
    Unattended children will receive a free double espresso and a puppy.
  • Jesse O.
    Jesse OmerNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the billionaires bacon and a bloody, it's the best way to start the weekend
  • Laura T.
    Laura ThaisenNovember 6, 2012
    Always good drinks. Always a relaxing atmosphere.
  • Bob B.
    Bob BNovember 2, 2012
    Try the Bad Decision Patersbier.
  • Scott C.
    Scott CreightonOctober 15, 2012
    Get some samples of the local beers
  • Melina J.
    Melina JerveOctober 12, 2012
    Pear and brie sandwich... amazeballs ( get it with the bacon)
  • Michèle D.
    Michèle Davis, PhDOctober 7, 2012
    Great pot roast and Cuban dog. Amazing beer selection and server was great.
  • Juanita A.
    Juanita AlvarezOctober 1, 2012
    On a nice day, they open the huge front 'garage door' and you can soak up the sunshine. Order the wonderful fajitas and people watch on Lyndale
  • Lucie C.
    Lucie CregeurSeptember 24, 2012
    All these tips and no one mentioned the pickle plate?! You gotta try it.
  • Steffen R.
    Steffen RyanSeptember 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a few great cocktails then walk across the street and buy something awesome at Tatters.
  • Cody K.
    Cody KiserSeptember 16, 2012
    Amazing everything & trust the staff. They have great recommendations for what's best on a well thought out menu
  • Beth
    BethSeptember 8, 2012
    The veggie burger is great! Really interesting flavors
  • The 4onthefloor
    The 4onthefloorSeptember 6, 2012
    Have a Johnny Takedown : pint glass, Jim Beam Rye, splash of cran, optional cherry. One of BD1's fav drinks here!
  • City Pages
    City PagesJuly 13, 2012
    Voted Best Beer List by City Pages in 2012! The coffee is excellent, but here you'll find pints that you will most-likely not see anywhere else in MN. Also- the outdoor patio is one of the cutest
  • Kristel H.
    Kristel HeaverJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Yucca fries and a Lagunitas! There gnochi was awesome when they had it.
  • Jody H.
    Jody HakalaJune 28, 2012
    Yucca fries thee best! Mussels delicious. The waitress Cate is really on top of things and she's lovely.
  • ROAM
    ROAMJune 13, 2012
    Great patio!
  • Christina K.
    Christina KalinowskiMay 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken. Fried. Bacon.
  • Brent L.
    Brent LassiMay 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer list is solid
  • METRO magazine
    METRO magazineMay 23, 2012
    Order the breakfast pizza, which boasts a superior crust and comes blanketed with soft scrambled eggs, bacon, your choice of whatever else you like and just the faintest hint of marinara to anchor. Read more
  • Kelly T.
    Kelly TolzmannMay 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Basil Bloody Mary is the best! Nom nom nom
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SarberMay 8, 2012
    Fried Goat Cheese... Wowww. Amazing.
  • Griffin L.
    Griffin LewisMay 6, 2012
    Fun Sunday spot. Great bloody's!
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RahejaMay 2, 2012
    I love my grandma, but, I'd push her down an escalator for a bowl of the mussels here.
  • Nolan V.
    Nolan VaughanApril 13, 2012
    Yummy beer Read more
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HaleyApril 10, 2012
    Guinness Chocolate Ginger Cake: a gooey slab of sweetness soaking in butter rum raisin sauce, topped with ginger whipped cream. $6. Pair it with a Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat milk stout.
  • Lincoln S.
    Lincoln S.April 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Password: enterprise
  • J. L. B.
    J. L. BarrApril 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Street cred trivia tip: Bartendress Tea is in a badass band, L'Assasins, check 'em out!
  • Brian O.
    Brian OwensMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Extra TP is in the trunk.
  • Åna M.
    Åna MargaretaMarch 28, 2012
    Expensive, but great beers on tap! Ok fancy food; AMAZING when you're drunk!
  • Laura S.
    Laura SMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the pot roast
  • Barry K.
    Barry KennedyMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Best beer selection around, and the yucca fries are really, really good! Try the Steel Toe IPA. Also, the coffee bar has a lot of plugins
  • Kristin M.
    Kristin MarieFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Find Tim and challenge him to some bro-tastic arm wrestling, then buy him a scotch.
  • erica
    ericaFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Meat and cheese plate is great for a couple or group. Great cheeses!
  • Shawn O.
    Shawn O'HalloranFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Bloody Mary With A Surly Darkness Back - Yes!
  • Nikki L.
    Nikki LintvedtFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Their black bean hummus is back and it's bomb!
  • Megan T.
    Megan TscherneJanuary 29, 2012
    Central waters bourbon barrel stout.... Amazing!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BarnhartJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food and drinks. Topped off with the bacon plate paired with a malbec. Muddy Waters moves to the top of my list of favorite restaurants in Minneapolis.
  • 0 0.
    0 0January 22, 2012
    Sour in tap - amazing. Never want to leave. Ever.
  • Troy P.
    Troy PatrickDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Have another? Why not!!
  • Jason S.
    Jason SandquistNovember 27, 2011
    Awesome craft beer tap list and how about another bathroom stall!?!
  • Nathan H.
    Nathan HaugenNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I think all the food is great! The people and owners make this place not only a great place to hang but the food and great surly beer brings in a great mix for a greet evening. Check it out!
  • Alexandra
    AlexandraOctober 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    They have a vegetarian/vegan menu if you ask for it!
  • Dan W.
    Dan WhelanOctober 17, 2011
    Surly lovers unite!
  • Serina D.
    Serina DrakeOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    yucca fries are not where it is at. however, muddy has some of the best made house condiments in the city so take advantage of it!
  • Jon F.
    Jon FulkOctober 8, 2011
    Excellent staff! Give them money
  • Jenna B.
    Jenna BennettOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the window along Lyndale...great place to chill!
  • Sandri D.
    Sandri DekkerOctober 7, 2011
    Yeah, the guy that said "chorizo dog for president...", true dat.
  • Bridget J.
    Bridget JordanOctober 2, 2011
    Make sure to ask for the vegetarian menu. Lots of options!
  • Tom D.
    Tom DukeSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Beer drinkers rejoice! Muddy's is the only place you can find " steel toe ". From steel toe brewery. It's local and only available here! Try it while it lasts!
  • Steffen R.
    Steffen RyanSeptember 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're getting eggs benny at brunch specify you want them a bit runny. They overcooked mine somewhat. Good overall though.
  • Matt
    MattSeptember 18, 2011
    Ask for a beer reco and go outside your comfort zone. Bartenders know what they're doing and the beer selection is unmatched.
  • Shawn
    ShawnSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The banana cream pie (really a banoffee pie) = AMAZING.
  • David Y.
    David YAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best wings ever!
  • SillyBrute
    SillyBruteAugust 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fuckin, Chorizo Dog for President
  • Wyatt R.
    Wyatt RedmondJuly 24, 2011
    Hang out with the basil vodka.
  • Gabriel D.
    Gabriel DouglasJuly 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Chicken fried bacon. Not on the menu, but you can order a plate. Do. It.
  • French M.
    French MeadowJuly 16, 2011
    Really cold Surly and nice Mortadella Sandwich.
  • Paul T.
    Paul TeravskisJuly 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Really cold bottles and cans!
  • Sean S.
    Sean StavastJuly 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sasha is an awesome server! Tip her huge!
  • Meg S.
    Meg SmithJuly 11, 2011
    Only place in the city that serves arrogant bastard ale, to my knowledge.
  • Cole G.
    Cole GriswoldJuly 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Yucca fries. sweeter than normal potatoes, but the cilantro/lime sauce is amazing Read more
  • Cole G.
    Cole GriswoldJuly 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    great expanded location and the food was actually really good Read more
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BraunJuly 2, 2011
    French toast bread pudding is amazing! Breakfast pizza is men. The crust is flavorless and dry. But all around awesome experience. Good service, great lighting, and of course, good coffee.
  • Nicholas E.
    Nicholas EgnerJune 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The spicy wings taste like apple cinnamon cheerios!!
  • Nonoah
    NonoahJune 17, 2011
    Dessert? The lemon syllabub is fantastic
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