EATCHEAP: Wednesdays in Northeast

Attention Gourmet Food Lovers!

We’ll be eating out a lot this season helping you find the best places to eat! And if you’re like us, you LOVE eating at 4-star restaurants. But we get it, you’re on a budget, and even if you’re not, a little planning can have you eating like a king every day of the week for pennies.

Share more ways to #EatCheap @ThriftyHip on Twitter and we’ll write about it. Seriously. I love an excuse to go out and try new places that are serving up big bargains!


There is some serious grubbin’ to do in Northeast on a Wednesday!  And, despite the extensive list of food specials, there were 2 that stood out above the rest.  So get hungry, and go eat good.  You’re eating for a few bucks tonight!



I’d personally like to thank Keegan’s for keeping me fed on a budget on Wednesdays.  They’re not fooling around with their Burger Special!  What I like best (besides the giant, beefy pile of meat I like to eat) is the selection!


keegans irish pub minneapolis burger


Most restaurants try to get you to buy a cheap burger, then pay like $2 for a measly slice of cheddar.  But not Keegan’s! They’ve made this food special one of the best and easiest. Simply buy a drink and get ANY burger 1/2 off (normally $8-11).  YUM!

I highly recommend the Danny-Boy Burger, Keegan’s “Irish-inspired” version of the American classic.  It’s a half-pound juggernaut topped with a pile of sweet coleslaw, sharp cheddar, and corn beef. Add mustard, swiss, and a toasted brioche should hit all your tastebud flavor centers at once.



Keegan’s Irish Pub has a normal happy hour that runs until 6:30pm, so that drink is gonna be a half-price craft beer!




One of my favorite places in Northeast Minneapolis is also where you’ll find me most Wednesday nights.  Grumpy’s NE is one of the original local craft beer bars in Minneapolis.  With it’s amazing, divey, laid-back feel and always-good music selection, that take their kitsch to the next level with their Hotdish Night.


Grumpys ne mpls hotdish special


This is a truly Minnesotan night, where you’ll be stuffing your face with authentic TaterTot Hotdish for just $1 per bowl.    You shouldn’t need me to tell you how comforting a piping hot bowl of tots, hamburger, and cream of mushroom soup can be, but…

Make sure to show up early! They bring the hotdish in from their downtown location, and once it’s gone, you’re SOL.

$5 (ish) Burgers!
$1 Meals!
Gourmet Grubbin'
Great Selections
MN chic - it's Hotdish!

– Here's the Deal –

Eat a different burger each week or a full meal for $1!