3 new spots to score American eats in Minneapolis

Minnesota BBQ | Photo: Michele B./Yelp

So you're hungry — and you're ready for some American cuisine. Good news: We've found the freshest spots to satisfy your appetite. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for American food.

Como Tap

2124 Como Ave. SE, Southeast Como

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Como Tap is a dive bar and traditional American spot.

This business specializes in baskets and dinners, burgers, sandwiches and desserts. The expanded menu now features brunch on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to the business's Facebook page.

Brunch offerings range from avocado toast to strawberry waffles to a brunch burger (with bacon and cheddar cheese, topped with an egg and served with hash browns or tots).

Como Tap currently holds three stars out of three reviews on Yelp, indicating fair reviews.

Billy C. noted, "We ordered burgers and chicken tenders. Everyone raved about the food!"

Como Tap is open from 11 a.m.–2 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m.–2 a.m. on weekends.

Hickory n' Hops

2937 Lyndale Ave. South, Whittier

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Hickory n' Hops is a bar and traditional American spot, offering barbecue and more.

Hickory n' Hops offers smoked meats and vegetables in a lively atmosphere with trivia nights and salsa Thursdays.

Choose from more than 20 craft beers, including IPAs, Saisons, sours and lagers. Food options range from brisket hash to Baja tacos with Summit pacific Cod to cheese curds with a Sriracha dipping sauce. 

Hickory n' Hops currently holds 3.5 stars out of three reviews on Yelp, indicating fair reviews.

Yelper Alison B., who reviewed Hickory n' Hops on September 2, wrote, "Carnitas, chicken adobo, brisket and fish tacos were all sampled at our table. All were very good, maybe the best I've had in the cities. And, at $2 a pop, what a great deal!"

Hickory n' Hops is open from 11 a.m.–midnight on Monday, 11 a.m.–2 a.m. on Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.–2 a.m. on weekends.

Minnesota BBQ

816 N.E. Lowry Ave., Holland

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Minnesota BBQ is a spot to score barbecue and more.

Minnesota BBQ offers smoked meats and sides. On the menu, expect to see popular items like the brisket, apple bacon sausage and mac and cheese. Add sides like cornbread, sweet potatoes and baked beans. 

With a three-star Yelp rating out of 25 reviews on Yelp, Minnesota BBQ is still finding its way, but it's early days.

Yelper Stacey D., who was one of the first users to visit Minnesota BBQ on October 1, wrote, "We went with the pulled pork and brisket sandwiches along with a side of fries. At first glance, it doesn't seem like a lot of food. But it's so filling! I really enjoyed the habanero fish sauce."

"Minnesota BBQ is open from noon–5 p.m. for lunch and 5 p.m.– 9 p.m. for dinner Monday through Saturday and from noon–5 p.m. for lunch and 5 p.m.–8 p.m. for dinner on Sunday.

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