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Ike's Food and Cocktails

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50 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1540 (Nicolette Mall)
Ike's is bracketed by two stations; Warehouse Dist/Henn Avenue Station (3 Blocks away) & the Nic Mall Station (1 Block away). Take Nic mall station, go south(away from the river if that helps) one block to 6th, take a right and we are down the block on the right side. Transit web site: http://metrotransit.org/rail/index.asp
612-746-4537
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: You’d swear this place has been around since the '40s. A bar commands the...
You’d swear this place has been around since the '40s. A bar commands the narrow room flanked by booths and tables. Servers in coats, bartenders in jackets yet with a casual air that screams welcome. American classics; juicy hand-formed burgers. Lunchtime, a carver chef slices fresh roast beef and roast turkey for sandwiches. Small plates span America’s history; supper club shrimp cocktail up-to-the-minute items as tuna tataki, fresh guacamole prepared table side, fresh spring rolls stuffed with rice noodles, shrimp and holy basil. “Big Plates”; Fillet Oscar, homemade meat loaf, pork prime rib, house smoked ribs, all can include soup, salad, bread and a basket of plastic-wrapped crackers, just like in the old days. Ike's has a serious bar, strong drinks, vintage cocktails and ice cream drinks a good selection of beers and wines by the glass. Ike's is one of downtown's favorite; retro booths, antique wood bar, with a supper-club feel.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Casual Cocktail Lounge with Dinner

Great burgers. I sat at the bar for an early dinner. My burger was cooked perfectly. Fries were good, and the cole slaw was excellent. Very nice selection of beers on draft, and the list had some cocktails that looked very good. Didn't have to sample them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Jon A
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Brunswick, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Great food, but slow / no service. Very few occupied tables and staff standing around, but hostess said she could not seat our group. We sat at bar with the very harried bartender who was excellent in handling the fully occupied bar area for both drinks and food. Excellent burger with mushrooms/Swiss cheese; fries too thin to eat.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went to Ike's yesterday for brunch. I have been to ike's many times, but never for brunch. I have heard many good things from friends and customers of mine. Well, they did not disappoint. The eggs benedict was one of the best I have ever had. Everything was great...from service...hospitality ..management...Will be back soon.

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Centerville, Ohio
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1,002 restaurant reviews
3,001 helpful votes 3,001 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Tis a grand day to fly from Vegas to Dayton via Minneapolis, and tis a grand day in Minneapolis. Dayton, well, not so much; however, there is no place like home. The Minneapolis International airport is one of the best in the nation. We like the mall, and the many decent "non-food court" restaurants. We are especially attracted to Ike's.... More 

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Minneapolis
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is one of my favorite spots for downtown eating. Close to light rail, easy to get to. Took my Mom to the Macy's Flower Show and the restaurant is practically next door. Awesome burgers and great service. Ok yeah, the burger I had was $17, but you get massive amounts of fries and a side of coleslaw. Mom had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went to this place for the f it rst time on one of our "date nights". We then stayed downtown and because it was so fantastic the night before, we went back the next morning for their famous breakfast. It is a great place for food and drink. The staff is super friendly and the portions are big. Great... More 

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Brunswick, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great burgers. I sat at the bar for an early dinner. My burger was cooked perfectly. Fries were good, and the cole slaw was excellent. Very nice selection of beers on draft, and the list had some cocktails that looked very good. Didn't have to sample them.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Met some friends here for dinner last weekend. We had a reservation but the restaurant was only half full at 7pm. Menu needs some life to it - the table ordered Shrimp Cocktail, Calamari, Caesar Salads, Twin Sandwiches & Filet. The food was fine - the product was good quality just lacked a bit of flavor. The service needs work... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Stopped in here for lunch on a weekend. Loved the burger and the salad had a homemade dressing which was outstanding. Cool vibe in the place. The only knock I have is that the WEEKEND lunch menu is extremely limited. I'd like to see more options. Nevertheless we'll give it another try.

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Barling, Arkansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Overall this place was Excellent!! The food was to die for. My waiter Justin was knew the menu and explained it to the letter. A tab bit pricy but I'll come back for the food!

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Superior, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I eat at Ikes at the airport every time I visit the area and have for 10 years. Never had a bad meal. portions are huge so don't eat all day before or after or bring a friend to split something. Service is always excellent and they make good old fashioned proper cocktails.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1540
    (Nicolette Mall)
  • Public Transportation: Ike's is bracketed by two stations; Warehouse Dist/Henn Avenue Station (3 Blocks away) & the Nic Mall Station (1 Block away). Take Nic mall station, go south(away from the river if that helps) one block to 6th, take a right and we are down the block on the right side. Transit web site: http://metrotransit.org/rail/index.asp
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-746-4537

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

You’d swear this place has been around since the '40s. A bar commands the narrow room flanked by booths and tables. Servers in coats, bartenders in jackets yet with a casual air that screams welcome. American classics; juicy hand-formed burgers. Lunchtime, a carver chef slices fresh roast beef and roast turkey for sandwiches. Small plates span America’s history; supper club shrimp cocktail up-to-the-minute items as tuna tataki, fresh guacamole prepared table side, fresh spring rolls stuffed with rice noodles, shrimp and holy basil. “Big Plates”; Fillet Oscar, homemade meat loaf, pork prime rib, house smoked ribs, all can include soup, salad, bread and a basket of plastic-wrapped crackers, just like in the old days. Ike's has a serious bar, strong drinks, vintage cocktails and ice cream drinks a good selection of beers and wines by the glass. Ike's is one of downtown's favorite; retro booths, antique wood bar, with a supper-club feel.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?