About Us

The Dakota is a rare gem in the Minneapolis entertainment scene. One of few establishments to serve a full, chef-driven menu paired with world-class music performances seven nights a week, the Dakota is more than a restaurant and more than a music club; it’s where love of great food and great music come together as a seamless duet.


We’ve been around the Twin Cities for over 25 years. We feel community involvement is important and we model this by really getting involved with community efforts, benefits and fundraisers.

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Established in 1985, the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant opened in St. Paul and has since moved to downtown Minneapolis. We are proud of our history as a part of the Twin Cities community.

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Recent News

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The Badfinger’s Straight Up starring Joey Molland October 23 & 24 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets It’s the 45th anniversary of the greatest album by Badfinger, 1972’s Straight Up, and the…

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First Taste of Our Fall Menu

Well, it’s official: summer’s over. On Monday, September 25th, we at the Dakota are packing up our beach hats and short shorts and rolling out our Fall menu. We’re keeping the specifics of the Fall…

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Davina and the Vagabonds October 21 & 22 | 7pm Call 612.332.5299 or Click Here For Tickets Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band…

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Testimonials & Reviews

We believe in what we do, we love doing it. We are grateful for the praise and applause we’ve received from such a range of sources. We always appreciate the feedback. If you would like to say something, feel free to submit your own testimonial–we’d love to hear from you!

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“I can’t even express how impressed we were with our first (definitely not our last) visit to this venue.”