Back in the days of vaudeville, Market Bar-B-Que was famous for being the late night spot with great barbeque food. In no time at all, it became the Sardis of Minneapolis, an after hours haven for hungry show folks, sports personalities, and just about anybody who was anybody.
That was all back in the days when the Farmers’ Market, our namesake, was located across the street. Vaudeville is gone, of course, and things have changed a lot over the years. But we still smoke our ribs just like we used to. And we still get all of the important people stopping in to enjoy our food. Even you!
Market BBQ Philosophy
Market Bar-B-Que opened in June of 1946 offering a unique barbeque brick pit and informal atmosphere. It gave Minneapolis something new and different, aiming to serve a limited number of specialties so delicious, and so well prepared that they could not be surpassed. Our unique barbeque brick pit is specially constructed so that the heat and smoke from the wood penetrates the meat, giving it a unique flavor and texture. This is why we serve our sauce on the side, so you can decide if you need it or not. We believe that the essentials of good eating are quality foods correctly prepared, a clean restaurant, and courteous service, We are sincere about giving each of our customers these very essentials. Thank you for your patronage.