1933 LYNDALE AVE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN | Directions 5540344.9628498 -93.2878137
M-Sa 11am-2am, Su 11am-1am
Neighborhoods: Calhoun Isles, Lowry Hill East
Best cole slaw- EVER!!! – I found the cole slaw Mecca and it's located on Lyndale ave! I had a craving for BBQ, and all my co-workers suggested Rudolph's. Well frankly I don't even remember my pulled pork sandwich, I was so enthralled with the 'slaw. It's not easy to create, the perfect 'slaw. The dear departed second oldest diner in NJ, the Burlington Diner in Burlington, NJ- came close, but Rudolph's leads the pack with their chopped cabbage treat.
Best Bar-B-Que in the Twin Cities – The spare ribs are great and so is the beef brisket. The spare ribs are meaty and well seasoned. Rudolph's serves the sauce on the side, which I prefer over a wet mass on the ribs. Rudolph's spare ribs are great with little to no sauce. The beef brisket is the best in the Twin Cities. Again, the beef brisket has little sauce on it when served, and it does not need much sauce. My wife and I have been going to Rudolph's for years.
Best Sunday Lunch Ever – This was a great experience with the quality of food for the price. With plates costing no more then an average places like Outback Steak House the food was amazing. My father ordered the full slab of ribs with garlic potatoes and loved every bit of it. I ordered the rib tips and have never had any that were of this quality before. Our servers name was Liz and she was OUTSTANDING!!! She made several trips to our table to assure that everything was alright. Even the mamager stopped too. The details in our service even went down to the wet naps we received after our meal-indiviually sealed, large sized and heated! The to go boxs were cardboard instead of styrafoam as well. The only down side to this luch was there was no diet caffine beverages avaibile execpt water for those that may need one.
Best Ribs & Slaw in TC's – Forget the ambiance... You go for the best Rib's in town. The Coleslaw is great too.
Parking is the biggest knock.
Since 1975, this Lyndale landmark has been smoking and serving the best ribs around. – In Short
An old-fashioned supper club atmosphere pervades the room with its deep plum walls, banquettes, linens and mural of Hollywood legends--including namesake Rudolph Valentino. Extended families and groups of friends chow down while the friendly owner makes table rounds. Hand-rubbed with spices and slow-cooked, the barbecue is irresistibly sweet and tender. The reason most folks visit is the full slab of glistening, meaty spare ribs, complete with creamy coleslaw and a pile of skin-on mashed potatoes.
big bang for the buck – I recently went to Rudolph's with my wife and my 5-year-old son. Ambiance was comfortable, however, as the patrons began to accumulate, the restaurant became noisy and cramped. This was a very busy restaurant on the Friday evening that we went. Reservations are highly recommended.
We had the spinach-artichoke dip and we delighted. I had the halph slab spare ribs w/ loaded baked potato. Wife had spare rib and 1/4 chicken combo w/ garlic mashed potato and coleslaw. Son had the 2 spare rib kids meal.
Ribs were very meaty. Coleslaw was very unique and good. The potato's however were almost stale tasting.
Service was great. It will be hard to find portions so filling for the price of each meal. You really get good bang for the buck at Rudolph's.
Would not go again – I haven't been to Rudolph's for years. I used to go there for the barbeque shrimp, which is not available any longer. I ordered the Beef Tenderloin Medallions with peppercorn sauce. It was so over seasoned, I could barely eat them. The potatoes were dry. The person I ate with ordered the Rib tips and was very disappointed with them as welll. The ambiance is nice and the server was okay. Neither of us would return to Rudolph's.
good food, great interior – The place is really cool inside with the booths, wood, and big bar. Cajun chicken sandwich was good; the mashed potatoes are excellent. I'd go back just for them! My friend had the Little Ricky (4 ribs) and said it was ok but pretty dry. We also had the cornbread, which was also dry. It was still tasty though, and had delicious honey-maple-butter. The manager stopped by a couple times to check on us and got us whatever we asked for. Were there at a slow time, so we got a booth right away and had good service. Biggest problem: location, and therefore, parking.
good food for the money – Food is pretty good, but not outstanding. It wasn't too busy, so we got seated right away, and the service was better than I usually seem to have. Chicken and ribs were both tasty. They also have ice cream from Sebastian Joe's! the worst part was parking far away and walking there.
Rudolph's Rocks – From the moment we entered the restaurant we were greeted and seated. We ordered drinks and a appetizer (spinach and artichoke dip) we loved it! It was wonderful that we could take our time and enjoy our drinks and appetizer without the food arriving so fast. Alot of restaurants feed you like cattle your in and out with no time to enjoy. When our main meal arrived it was outstanding, meaty ribs that had a wonderful rub and very tender. The sauce was very good it was sweet AND spicy. All of us love it. The garlic mash potatoes and coleslaw were just as good. The server was very friendly and efficient. I would highly reccomend this restaurant to anyone who loves great ribs. We know our ribs, we just came back from Kansas City, MO.
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