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Daddy-O's Cafe

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709 Main St NW, Elk River, MN 55330-1504
17632415595
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: A restaurant serving classic 1950's style burgers and malts/shakes. Also...
A restaurant serving classic 1950's style burgers and malts/shakes. Also serving south of the border style items like tacos and monster size burritos. Check out the variety of ice cream, too - there's over 15 flavors! Daddy-O's has won Elk River's best burger for over two years in the Star News! We also accept checks.
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great burgers

The burgers are very good and worth the trip. Fun 50's decor. Ice cream and shakes are very good. Service is friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Sherri S
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Elk River, Minnesota
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Elk River, Minnesota
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The burgers are very good and worth the trip. Fun 50's decor. Ice cream and shakes are very good. Service is friendly.

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Thank Sherri S
Eagan, Minnesota
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Fun to look back on the old times! Decor mostly from 50's..memorabilia such as old photos, Elvis items..loved the Coke toothpick dispenser. Thick, thick pineapple malt was enough to share and yummy...tasty burger on a perfectly toasted bun...enough fries for a family. Very friendly staff. Just a fun place for lunch. Couldn't resist twirling on the soda shop chairs in... More 

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Thank Pam K
Elk River, Minnesota
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This place is great. We both had burgers, and they were great and so were the fries. Service was always attentive.The best part is the decor with all of the pics and photos of yesteryear.

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Thank Diner E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Food is good. Servers friendly. Very good value. Huge taco salad. Love "fifties " atmosphere. Located next to other great little stores.

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Thank Tony H
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

It was a cool place fit into the downtown main street area. The food was okay, but we had a good time. A lot of neat memorabilia on the walls and it was clean. Dawn was our waitress who was really nice. We got a good laugh after my young son thought she called him "Hot Stuff" Dawn just said... More 

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Thank stvsigns45
Elk River, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

The food here was very yummy and the atmosphere was very cool. I would suggest this place to anyone who enjoys 50's themed diners!

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Thank angiebaby007
Becker, Minnesota
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144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited here after a day at the lake for burgers and corn dogs. The buns on the burgers were tasty and seemed bakery quality. The rest of the burger was ok, not excellent but "pretty good" overall. My kids liked their corn dog and chicken strips but thought the burger was kind of small. They loved getting their drinks... More 

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Thank Noahelijastella
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

This was one of my first TA disappointments. Daddy-O's received pretty good ratings. I was disappointed by what we get for the price. My husband ordered am original burger and it was nothing special. Looked like it was fresh out of the freezer. Couldn't believe the wanted $14 for a plate of nachos. I think it would be a good... More 

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Thank jhorton_mn
Elk River, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great place to take the kiddies. Good burgers and my fav, pork tenderloin sandwich. Nice portions, wait staff is always good, no complaints....

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Thank bridgie49
Elk River, Minnesota
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Being a local I have eaten here many times!! The food and service is always great! The French fries are my favorite in town and you have to get the chips and cheese with the cheese that sits over a candle! So yummy!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 709 Main St NW, Elk River, MN 55330-1504
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Elk River
  • Phone Number: 17632415595

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 14
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

A restaurant serving classic 1950's style burgers and malts/shakes. Also serving south of the border style items like tacos and monster size burritos. Check out the variety of ice cream, too - there's over 15 flavors! Daddy-O's has won Elk River's best burger for over two years in the Star News! We also accept checks.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 am

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