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TDG Food Bracket: Campus - #6 Bona vs. #11 Manning's

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Bona - Campus Region #6 Seed

Address: 815 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone: (612) 331-5011

Facebook: Bona on FB

Yelp: 3.5 star Yelp rating

Yelp Review:

The only good and authentic Vietnamese restaurant in the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus (stadium village).


I come here frequently to order one of their two soups: pho or bun bo hue.

Their pho is delicious and authentic. The broth is more on the sweet and savory side, which I like. The only spicy condiments they provide are jalapeños and sriracha sauce.  I would really love it if they had hot chili oil and fried garlic. Their pho is a little over the normal price, but not enough to be a big deal. It may not be the best pho in Minnesota, but it sure does a hell of a job to fulfill your cravings.

VERSUS...

Manning's - Campus Region #11 Seed

Address: 2200 Como Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone: (612) 331-1053

Website: manningscafe.com

Facebook: Manning's on FB

Yelp: 4 star Yelp rating

Yelp Review:

I've been eating at this place since I was little. They have the best burgers in town.  Also they have the best onion rings I've ever had.  I have no idea what is in that special secret batter but it is amazing.  The O-rings are so tasty that we drive there from Blaine to get them!


I should also note that they have a fantastic breakfast menu too.  We absolutely love this place!  My kids love this place as much as I did too. They love to nibble on the free popcorn that is a help yourself option on the bar side of the restaurant!  If you are in the mood for a great burger, you must check out this place!