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612 3rd Ave W, Alexandria, MN
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cheap, filling breakfast

We found Jan's Place on TA. It was definitely a local establishment, as the waitress knew everyone! Typical mom and pop shop-lots to choose from on the menu, but we stuck with breakfast. No complaints about the food, but nothing to really rave about, either. Bathrooms didn't have a changing table... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2014
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We found Jan's Place on TA. It was definitely a local establishment, as the waitress knew everyone! Typical mom and pop shop-lots to choose from on the menu, but we stuck with breakfast. No complaints about the food, but nothing to really rave about, either. Bathrooms didn't have a changing table, but we managed! It's located about 5-6 miles off... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My girlfriend and I stopped at Jan's after wedding. The service was immediate, polite, and the waitress checked on us regularly. Food: Girlfriend ordered the "Western omelette" and pancakes. I ordered a ham and cheese on croissant roll. She thought the pancake was one of the best she'd ever eaten. It definitely was home made. My ham and cheese was... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I'm not sure why but he says it's good old hometown ambience combined with great food. There was nothing wrong with the food but there was nothing special either. The interior really needs a redo but it's clean. The service was prompt and friendly.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The good was great. They have water, coffee, and menus already at the tables when you arrive which is kinda nice. You dont have to wait for anyone to get some water and coffee going. The seating is a bit cramped and could really use some updating. If you can get past the fact that they fit 50 people in... More 

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Evansville, Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Can't recall how many times - but they've been voted best breakfast in town multiple times by the community. Fantastic breakfast -- lunch is great too! Parking lot is packed every day -- but if you ever have to wait for a table -- it's totally worth it! Another local gem -- skip the chains, keep it local! You can... More 

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Minneapolis
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We loved it. The food was great, the bacon thick and not overcooked. The coffee yummy. The french toast was delicious.

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Waukegan, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

A very typical, popular local place with friendly service. In the nicest way, this is one of those Holes-in-the-Wall, Greasy-Spoons (without the grease) kinda cafes that no matter how unfancy, you know you will go back. Fast, friendly service with a smile, and the best prices in the area. Try it !

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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119 reviews 119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Jan's offers great lunch and breakfast schedules, you would think you were in moms kitchen. No better place for comfort food. Last lunch special baked chicken, carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy with homemade bread. Yum.

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North Branch, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

If you like pancakes, you'll love Jan's! They are the size of a full dinner plate! Everything else was made to order just as we asked. This is a classic restaurant. No frills. Fast service, good food.

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ALEXANDRIA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This small café has basic breakfast items -- pancakes, eggs, French toast, omelets, etc. The food is reliable and reasonably priced!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 612 3rd Ave W, Alexandria, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Alexandria

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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