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Revival

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
Kingfield, Minneapolis
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  • Tony S.
    Tony Sou1 week ago
    Chicken is good but try the regular buttermilk style if it’s your first time.
  • Malo M.
    Malo MedinaAugust 5
    Everything here is incredible. Half bird with hush puppies and biscuits! The perfect lunch!
  • Ray D.
    Ray D.July 22
    Chicken was not very flavorful in my opinion.
  • Marty O.
    Marty O.June 16
    2-piece white chicken, hoppin johns, collared greens rhubarb pie, you're all set
  • Brad
    BradApril 28
    The chicken was great but not nearly hot enough to be in league with Nashville Hot Chicken. Minnesotans will find it on the spicy side, but folks who really love it spicy should get the Poultrygeist.
  • Kristen A.
    Kristen AckermanFebruary 23
    The mac and cheese side is a must.
  • Joel R.
    Joel RamirezJanuary 27
    Half bird and hush puppies are fantastic
  • Timothy T.
    Timothy TraffieNovember 11, 2016
    The chicken!
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WrightNovember 1, 2016
    Southern fried chicken with collard greens and Johnny Cakes. And pair it with one of their great MN local beers. The food is worth the (long) wait.
  • James C.
    James CarrollOctober 21, 2016
    Everything
  • Dave S.
    Dave SawyerSeptember 27, 2016
    Show up 15 min. before 11AM open on Saturday to be seated immediately.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SawyerSeptember 27, 2016
    The chicken thigh sandwich (Tennessee Hot) pairs perfectly with the creamy, savory mac and cheese side. Definitely a "Oh, hell yeah!" lunch experience for your tastebuddies.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SawyerSeptember 27, 2016
    They have bottles of the same poultrygeist sauce used on the chicken if you're not sure about the heat level. Always a good option in lieu of fully melting your face off...
  • Dave S.
    Dave SawyerSeptember 27, 2016
    The house made potato salad brings some surprising, but welcome freshness to the table. And, it's damn good to boot!
  • Dave S.
    Dave SawyerSeptember 27, 2016
    The 2pc. poultrygeist brings some seriously juicy, flavorful chicken with a punch of heat that'll have you flush and sniffling.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SawyerSeptember 27, 2016
    The hush puppies are basically tasty tiny chunks of deep-fried corn bread. Crispy outside, soft inside, with the perfect touch of sweetness and well-paired dipping sauce.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 26, 2016
    We’re not saying this burger made the list because it comes with a side of hush puppies, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. Read more
  • set
    setJuly 9, 2016
    The mac n cheese was awesome.
  • Noel
    NoelJune 28, 2016
    Best fried chicken in Minneapolis! Try the fry chicken livers they will melt in your mouth...
  • Valorie D.
    Valorie DorrApril 29, 2016
    Almost everything our party of 6 ordered we LOVED. We were in agreement the slaw wasn't to our liking. Red or white doesn't mean creamy and vinegary. Long wait but well worth it. Mac and cheese. Yum
  • Ocein H.
    Ocein HApril 29, 2016
    Great chicken, collard greens, black-eyed peas and pie. Everything is delicious!
  • Steve S.
    Steve SpauldingMarch 25, 2016
    This place is amazing. Best fried chicken I've ever had, and the Mac N Cheese is da bomb.
    Upvoted Aug 6
  • Gary C.
    Gary CrawfordJanuary 17, 2016
    Chicken was great! Also tried the black-eyed peas, collard greens and Mac-n-cheese. Soul food has arrived on 42 and Nicollet. Be prepared for a wait, but so worth it.
  • Doug A.
    Doug AdelmannJanuary 13, 2016
    Tennessee Hot, burger, hush puppies, Cole slaw, biscuits...pretty much anything on their menu is amazing.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BrownJanuary 5, 2016
    Best grits in Minnesota and super moist chicken.Disappointed shrimp and grits no longer on the menu. Be aware it is ala carte and a bit pricey for portion sizes.
  • Shawn
    ShawnNovember 4, 2015
    Besides glorious, glorious chicken, Revival is the heir apparent to Burger Night (for you fellow Burger Snobs. Not kidding). Hands down THE best burger in MPLS. Tip: Wait at Bull Run for your table.
  • John M.
    John McCullochOctober 8, 2015
    Mac & cheese, fried chicken
  • Alex S.
    Alex SzetoSeptember 21, 2015
    Burger is much better choice than fried chicken and their fried chicken is the best in town. That's saying much
  • Heavy Table
    Heavy TableSeptember 9, 2015
    Get the Tennessee Hot fried chicken, which boasts a remarkably crisp exterior and a low, lovely, honey sweetness followed quickly by a deep and rolling spicy heat wave. Read more
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyAugust 29, 2015
    That's some good chicken. Tennessee Hot ain't too spicy, so go for it. Don't skip the mac & cheese either, unless you hate joy.
  • Ansell
    AnsellAugust 28, 2015
    The best fried chicken and macaroni & cheese I've had in the Twin Cities.
  • Tony O.
    Tony OdufuyeAugust 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Have the Burger, Tennessee hot chicken, Chicken livers, Pork shoulder, Johnny cakes, Mac and cheese, biscuits, you know what, just EAT EVERYTHING.
  • Tony O.
    Tony OdufuyeAugust 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    EVERYTHING!
  • City Pages
    City PagesJuly 17, 2015
    Southern food at its absolute finest! Try their fried chicken, and you'll be coming back for more every week! Read more
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole StrootJuly 1, 2015
    The hot chicken had a great blend of spice, the collards were slightly sweet and the grits were super rich.
  • Nicholas K.
    Nicholas KolnikJune 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Biscuits & Dat Buttah.
  • Nikki S.
    Nikki SandersJune 3, 2015
    I had the burger it's ok. It's hard to get a table here. I still think The Lowbrow is just as good and easier to get a seat.
  • Joy W.
    Joy WMay 5, 2015
    Everything we had (fried green tomatoes, southern fried chicken, collards, white cheddar grits, and pecan pie was sooo good. But the collards were the best I've ever had!
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyApril 25, 2015
    Definitively the best Burger in the Twin Cities. Fried Chicken is great too!
  • Nicholas K.
    Nicholas KolnikApril 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The burger is insanely good. Obviously add the house bacon.
  • Jenn S.
    Jenn StrombergApril 17, 2015
    Lives up to the hype! I'm a pescetarian and loved the shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes. High quality food, good price.
  • City Pages
    City PagesApril 6, 2015
    Fantastic fried chicken in Minneapolis? We know we aren't in the South, but Revival has the winning recipe!
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