Up next is Annie’s Parlour, a Dinkytown landmark – an institution, if you will. If you’ve ever taken a tour of the University of Minnesota campus it’s likely that you were told about Annie’s. Known for their crispy, hot fries and malts that are big enough for two, Annie’s is as American fanfare as it gets. If you were a U grad, it’s likely that this classic in Gopher territory holds a special place in your heart. If you haven’t been, just imagine a rustic diner with a casual atmosphere that has you paying at the hostess stand. Perk: on a brisk fall day, this Minneapolis gem has the perfect patio to soak in the beautiful views of downtown from.