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For more than 70 years, Market Bar-B-Que has been serving real pit smoked ribs. 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!

Our 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.

We are located at 1414 Nicollet Avenue. That is just 2 blocks south of the Nicollet Mall and 1 block west of the Minneapolis Convention Center. We have free parking behind the restaurant.

We accept reservation by calling the restaurant directly.



Market Bar-B-Que offers a number of catering options

  • We have banquet rooms that can accomodate parties from 30 to 250 people. 
  • We can create a custom banquet of virtually anything from our menu for an event at a facility of your choice.
  • We even have our own food truck which can be used by itself or as part of your event.

Our goal is to create the perfect catering solution for your event. If you would like to discuss how Market Bar-B-Que can create an unforgettable catering event for you, please complete the following form. 

Come Visit Our Food Truck

You can check out our Food Truck Calendar to see where we will be parking our truck.
Or watch our Twitter feed for up to the minute updates.


Thanks for contacting Market Bar-B-Que!

1414 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN

Monday and Tuesday
11:30 AM - 12 AM

Wednesday to Sunday
11:30 AM - 2 AM

Email:  marketbbq@marketbbq.com
Phone: 1.612.872.1111