Jerusalem's Restaurant

1518 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Jerusalem's Restaurant +

Tony Nelson


  • Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-9pm
  • $; $$
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Ever since camels got humps Jerusalem's has been winning local 'Best Middle Eastern Restaurant' awards--or at least, it seems that way. Why? The awkwardly charming tented room, which always feels like it's just been whipped together for a party just for you. The inexpensive, simple foods perfect both for a quiet vegetarian date (with wine or beer!), or for a super-filling mixed plate of lamb specialties. It's not terrifically fancy or aggressively cutting edge, but that's probably why it's first in so many hearts: Jerusalem's just sits near downtown, year after year, under its funny onion dome, quietly radiating the homey vibe of a place where you can slip off your Birkenstocks and discuss politics, culture, or which came first, the camel or the hump.

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