Twin Cities restaurants that opened, closed and paused in 2020

31December 2020

The past year saw a lot of restaurant closures, but also a surprising amount of openings.

We tip our hats to those that are gone, offer our heartiest congrats to those that took the leap during this insane year, and remain hopeful that those that are hibernating until spring can make it back.


Let’s start with the good news. We welcomed all of the following eateries into our communities in 2020.

St. Paul

Big Fluff, Keg and Case West 7th Market
Burger Dive
Coconut Thai
Coffee Cup on Randolph
Ding Tea
Dock & Paddle
ESB (East Side Bar)
Hamburguesas El Gordo on Victoria
Nashville Coop
Phi Chay Thai Cuisine
St. Paul Brewing
Taste of Rondo Bar & Grill
The Gnome Craft Pub
True Stone Coffee Roasters
Tono Pizzeria + Cheesesteaks
Tori (2.0)
2 Scoops Ice Cream Eatery
Vikings & Goddesses Pie Company
Woodfired Cantina
Yumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar


Bellecour at Cooks of Crocus Hill
Breizh Creperie at Minneapolis Cider Co.
Petite Leon
Sidebar by Surdyk’s
Stilheart distillery and cocktail lounge
Trax Burgers and Bar


Adam’s Soul To Go, Potluck food hall at Rosedale Center, Roseville
Andiamo Italian Ristorante, Woodbury
Bricksworth Brewing, Burnsville
FoodSmith Bistro Pub, West St. Paul
Greenbridge Coffee Shop, Stillwater
Jameson’s Irish Bar, West St. Paul
Kyndred Hearth, Eagan
La Delicious Bread
Luv Ice Cream & Chocolates, White Bear Lake
Mallard’s, Inver Grove Heights
Mexi Cafe, Stillwater
Pajarito, Edina
Stockyards Tavern & Chophouse, South St. Paul
St. Croix Baking Co., Hudson
Tavern Bar & Grill, Apple Valley
The Grocer’s Table, Wayzata
Travail (3.0)
Wahlburgers, Maple Grove


We wish the best for those whose businesses were devastated beyond repair during this pandemic.

St. Paul

Bar Brigade
Bonfire, locations in Blaine, Eagan, Savage, Woodbury, St. Paul, Mankato, and MSP Airport
Birch’s Lowertown
Cleveland Wok
Dunn Bros. downtown St. Paul
Foxtrot Burger Spot
Gray Duck Tavern
In Bloom
Izzy’s Ice Cream
Octo Fishbar
Public Kitchen + Bar


Bad Waitress NE
Bachelor Farmer
Bar Luchador
Butcher & the Boar
Chino Latino
Fig + Farro
Fuji Ya
4 Bells
Ginger Hop and Honey
Keegan’s/Red’s Savoy NE
Little Tijuana
Muddy Waters
Popul Vuh


Granny Donuts, West St. Paul
Bellecour, Wayzata
Gulden’s, Maplewood
Ol’ Mexico, Roseville
Sole Mio, Woodbury
Vivo Kitchen, Apple Valley


Here’s hoping spring is warm and bright and we can all get out and patronize these eateries when they reopen.

Billy’s on Grand, St. Paul
Dark Horse, St. Paul
French Hen, St. Paul
Handsome Hog, St. Paul
Jameson’s Irish Bar, West St. Paul
Pillbox, St. Paul
Sidebar by Surdyk’s, Minneapolis
St. Paul Grill, St. Paul
Surly, Minneapolis
Woodfired Cantina, St. Paul

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