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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
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 23
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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, service can be slow

If you're looking for good food and lots of it, you need to go to Key's Cafe in Forest Lake. I've had plenty of good meals here, you really can't miss with whatever you pick. The only issues I've run up against is that the service can be slow and the noise level when the place is full can be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Ardenas6
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Forest Lake, Minnesota
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I love the food at Keys however the service is horrible. We gave the host our name and waited only a short time for our table. It was a nice day so we asked to sit outside, we were told that people who had come in after us had already asked to sit outside so we would have to sit... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I stopped here for breakfast. He had the eggs benedict I had two scrambled eggs, bacon, with the French toast. Good sized portions, excellent food. Will definitely come back again. Excellent service!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

If you're looking for good food and lots of it, you need to go to Key's Cafe in Forest Lake. I've had plenty of good meals here, you really can't miss with whatever you pick. The only issues I've run up against is that the service can be slow and the noise level when the place is full can be... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I went to Key's Cafe in Roseville when I was in college & loved it. So when I and two of my friends went up to visit a friend, we decided to have brunch at Key's in Forest Lake. Perfection takes time, so we had to wait a little longer than "normal," but my traditional Eggs Benedict definitely made up... More 

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SierraVista, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Large menu which seems a bit pricey at first but a careful perusal will reveal some interesting and tasty bargains. 8 of us ordered dinner here and everyone had something different. No matter what the dish was everything was fresh, tasty, well prepared, and the portions were ample. The service was fast and first rate. I was rather astonished at... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Keys Cafe & Bakery

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

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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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