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Keys Cafe & Bakery

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1960 West Broadway, Forest Lake, MN 55405
(651) 982-2929
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Today
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 22
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very Good Home Style Cooking!!

The Café is the usual family style restaurant. The meals are HUGE and you usually have to take some home. I love their turkey and hot beef sandwich. They are usually very busy, but the wait is worth it....

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Forest Lake, MN.
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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144 reviews 144 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was driving from Minneapolis to Duluth and stopped here. Wanted a local chain or Mom and Pop and not a Perkins or Denny's etc. Obviously a choice of the locals. Sat at the counter since the dining room was nearly full. Was not impressed with the wait staff that helped me. When I asked if I could substitute a... More 

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

this is the place to go if you're hungry, food is very good, everyone is pleasant.....bakery part is excellent, hard to walk by without buying something.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a very comfortable non-change establishment that has some really good meals at reasonable prices. If you are shopping locally it is well situated near all the places you need ot be in this rural environment.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is pretty much just an upgraded perkins. My wife's bacon came soggy and undercooked. I bought a breakfast steak and it was underwhelming to say the least. The best things to order here are the pancakes and hash to fill you up.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stopped at Keys to pick up an alleged treat for my Great Grandma and relatives as she is in hospice and used to rave about them. We were there early on a Saturday morning so you would think they would have been nice and fresh. Turns out they were so hard and over done or dry and old that you... More 

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Forest Lake, MN.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Café is the usual family style restaurant. The meals are HUGE and you usually have to take some home. I love their turkey and hot beef sandwich. They are usually very busy, but the wait is worth it....

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food, good service. Great choice for breakfast. Have visited several of Key's Cafes, always dependable family style dining.

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Stacy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Keys serves consistently good food. Quality breakfast and lunch place, and fine for comfort dinner. We have some favorites, and often order without need for a menu.

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Poplar, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Food is good but service is terribly SLOW! It took wait staff 10 minutes to get our drink order. We've watched 2 tables get their food in the mean time! Waitress spent no time at our table and was is such a rush! Service is not a priority! Food was great and hot!

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Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've heard great things about this place so we decided to stop on our way to the Twin Cities on January 15th, 2015. We were seated right away but it took over 15 minutes for a waitress to finally stop at our table. It seemed like we were seated in an area with no waitress assigned. Our food came at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1960 West Broadway, Forest Lake, MN 55405
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Forest Lake
  • Phone Number: (651) 982-2929

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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