Belmore: the oddball diner for downtown Minneapolis

  • Article by: RICK NELSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 9, 2013 - 4:37 PM

REVIEW: Restaurant veteran Doug Anderson is back, this time in short-order territory. As restaurants go, his Belmore is an oddball, and that’s a trait we should all welcome.

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mensanOct. 10, 13 5:56 AM

Couldn't get through the excessive adjectives and adverbs to actually find out what's oddball about the place, and why we should visit. The flourishes in the writing overwhelm any content.

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untzuntzOct. 10, 1310:05 AM

It's not that oddball, it's just kinda tucked away off the bustling 1st ave and hard to find even when it's right in front of your face. It's next to the police station on 4th St. There's a steel, lunchroom cafeteria vibe. The silverware, plates, etc.. all kind of have a thrown together feel. There's a big satge in the back of the "dining room." I love it but every time I've been in there I/we have been the only people. Now, the reason you should visit is for the pizzas. They're excellent. I forget the exact $$$ but during happy hour they're pretty much giving them away. Like $5 or something. Decent tap list too for the craft beer folks. Living downtown it's the perfect cheap, quiet, "locals" place.

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debmmplsOct. 11, 13 1:57 PM

Rick Nelson is one of the country's finest food writers. His "flourishes" are literary leaps that whet our appetites,stir our imaginations and make his reviews come alive every time. Anyone can provide an objective and dry laundry list of a new restaurant's menu and environs. Closer reading of this review shows that "oddball" is in reference to the colorful owner and the site's history as a poolhall. I'm not a friend or family member -- just a fan of talent. He's got it in spades.

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