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Town Talk Diner - Closed

2707 1/2 E. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55406 | Seward/ Longfellow/ Minnehaha | 612-722-1312

Location Description:

CLOSED Let the British have their gastropubs, for here in the Midwest we are taking it to the next level: Meet the Town Talk, the world's first gastro-diner. Pancakes? Check. Milkshakes? Check. A glossy, stainless-steel lunch counter straight out of a 1960s pop culture museum? Double check. But there are also milkshakes made with next-generation add-ins like fancy French liqueurs and top-shelf bourbon, burgers topped with a snazzy sauce, and spicy harissa, line caught halibut specials. Yes, it's a diner with a maitre'd: The Town Talk is the product of a trio of Gen-X fine-dining refugees who wanted to do things the way they wanted to do them. The resulting combination of massive drink list, locally sourced pork, baskets of fried pickle planks, late-night hours, and always loud and crazy dining room has proved that a gastro-diner is exactly what south Minneapolis wants right now.

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  • Cuisine(s): American, Breakfast, Diner
  • Hours: Sun 8am-9pm, Tue-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri 11am-1am, Sat 8am-1am
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Street, Valet
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa, Discover
  • Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout

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