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Keys Cafe & Bakery

1960 West Broadway, Forest Lake, MN 55405
(651) 982-2929
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Ranked #5 of 43 restaurants in Forest Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 3, 2014
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English first
Osceola, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Stopped there for breakfast, Seated and brought drinks right away but than waited and waited for a waitress. Several of them told me they would be 'right with you" Finally another one took our order. Than food was brought fairly fast but they brought me the wrong meal. They took it back to kitchen and than brought it to neighbors... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our server was very friendly and professional. The fish special was enjoyed by many in our group. The "Local" salad was a bit on the sparse side, but fresh. The desserts were amazing. They put us in the back room, which provided a calm atmosphere for the young children in the group.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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171 reviews 171 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

You can't go wrong with Keys for breakfast whether it's their one lets or their skillets. Lately I've gone for lunch and been very happy with their soups and sandwiches. Just had their BLT, oh that bacon was awesome! They have incredible cakes and tarts to go. Its a great place to order cakes for parties.

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Stacy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have a couple of favorites, including the smoked salmon omelet and the Rachel (prepared to our preference). Every once in a while, one of us will get a hunger for the smoked salmon omelet, and it takes no convincing for the other to say "Well, le's go."

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twin cities
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11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great traditional breakfast fare. Dinner plate size pancakes and generous portions of most everything. Fast service and friendly staff. Coffee bar too!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stopped in specifically for breakfast during dinner hour. The food had potential but was poorly executed. The hash browns were LEAKING oil all over the plate. Seriously I like "greasy spoon" food but this was out of control. My eggs (ordered hard) were swimming in the hash brown oil. At first I thought the eggs were the oil culprits... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I love the pancakes here! they are as big as a dinner plate and a little sweet and buttery and a tinny bit crunchy and soft and yummy on the inside! My husband and I split 2 normally. I also love that they have sausage patty's, these are so good and made fresh! Also the jam that comes with toast... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Enjoyed the food, bakery and portions were large. My husband and I had "take home" boxes when we ate dinner there. Bakery was good too.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not the Keys I know (downtown Mpls vs this one). I had a veggie omelet where the egg was so thin and there was so much stuffing (cauliflower in eggs - really??, broccoli yes, but cauliflower?) that I really didn't like it. My husbands was good, service was great.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

What a joke. I have never understood the fascination with Keys. Their dishes are comparible to Perkins, except more expensive and with less flavor. I had a turkey sandwich that was so dry I couldn't finish it. Our waitress was no where to be found and we finally flagged down another server to get our bill. Skip this place.

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