In search of a new favorite Mediterranean spot?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Mediterranean spots around Minneapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.
Shoppers in the Minneapolis area tend to spend more in the winter at restaurants than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that also helps companies build a small business marketing plan. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Minneapolis-area restaurants rose to $26 for the metro area in the winter of last year, 1% higher than the average for the rest of the year.
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1. Afro Deli
First on the list is Afro Deli. Located at 720 Washington Ave. SE in University District, the Mediterranean spot, which offers sandwiches and more, is the highest-rated Mediterranean restaurant in Minneapolis, boasting 4.5 stars out of 183 reviews on Yelp.
2. Trieste Café
Next up is Downtown West's Trieste Café, situated at 10 S. Fifth St. With 4.5 stars out of 141 reviews on Yelp, the deli, Mediterranean and Greek spot has proven to be a local favorite.
Marcy Holmes's Spitz, a location of the chain located at 518 E. Hennepin Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bar and Mediterranean spot four stars out of 182 reviews.
4. Christos Greek Restaurant
Christos Greek Restaurant, a Greek spot in Whittier, is another go-to, with four stars out of 147 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2632 Nicollet Ave. to see for yourself.