How was the service at Market Bar-B-Que? We were seated rather quickly in spite of the crowd. Since it was our first visit; we weren't sure what we wanted to order. Our server was polite--but, seemed a bit put-off by our request for a few minutes before we placed our order. While she served our table quickly and readily; she just wasn't really very friendly nor welcoming.
How was the food at Market Bar-B-Que in Minneapolis? We learned (after our visit) that Market Bar-B-Que is known for their ribs. Generally, the husband and youngest daughter order ribs anytime they are a menu option. Neither did, for some reason--so we can't offer any opinions on the ribs at Market Bar-B-Que! Instead....we had...
The Beer List
Market Bar-B-Que has a full bar--but, the husband was interested in a locally brewed beer and opted for the Surly Seasonal option from Surly Brewing Co in Minneapolis.
Chicken Caesar Salad
Our middle daughter is not a meat eater--but, she wanted (and needed) some protein to go with her salad. She was very happy with the pit-smoked chicken slices. They were tender and juicy--and complemented the Caesar salad well to her liking.
The husband opted for the Tex-Jack sandwich. The thick hoagie bun held sliced beef, bacon, sauteed onions, and American & Monterey Jack cheese slices. He ordered it "as is" from the menu--and was a little disappointed. The meats were tough and chewy and the sandwich was a little dry--even after adding some of the house BBQ sauces to it.
"Boss Hog" Pork Burger
The "Boss Hog" Pork Burger was my choice. I wanted something different and a pit smoked, glazed pork burger sounded just different enough to catch my interest. I liked it. The glaze was a little sweet--but, didn't overpower the smoky burger.
Fish and Cheese Hoagie
French Silk Pie for Dessert
Our girls are happy with anything chocolate and cream based. The French silk pie was a hit with both of them.
Would we recommend Market Bar-B-Que in Minneapolis? I wanted to love it--but, I didn't. We were split 50-50 on this restaurant. One daughter (the chicken Caesar salad girl) really liked her meal. I wasn't singing the praises of my sandwich--but, I liked it. The husband and the other daughter were disappointed. We spent around $100 on dinner, drinks and dessert for the four of us--and would probably all call it just an "okay" meal/experience. The atmosphere is fun, the location is convenient to the popular downtown Minneapolis areas--but, in the end, there was nothing memorable about the food or the service that we would recommend.
Learn more about this Restaurant
Market Bar-B-Que Website
1414 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Note: We were not compensated for this review. We simply wanted to share our family's experiences.