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Ike's Food and Cocktails

50 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1540
612-746-4537
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Ranked #85 of 1,578 restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Nicolette Mall
Transit: 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
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.
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

stopped in for dinner with friends and we decided to order from the signature small plates and share. It turned out to be a great choice. We ordered the chicken satay, new Orleans shrimp, tenderloin quesadilla, BBQ rib sampler, and the chicken wings. Everything was excellent, but one item all four of us liked the best was the new Orleans... More

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Anaheim Hills, CA
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182 reviews 182 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ike's was excellent any way you slice it! The food and service was great! Their chili was some of the best I ever had!! The food came out quick and was tasty!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Surrounded by a great staff and a very professional owner. This place does the little things that nobody does anymore. If you drink bloody Mary's, this is the place for you. They are unbelievable. The food is well prepared,delicious and very affordable. I will return again and again and I will recommend it to everyone.

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Billy is the waiter.... Met up with a friend who I have not seen in numerous year. Had some laughs but were told we were laughing too loud. Have you ever heard of anything like that? Then the people that complained actually ( they had a loud young child with them) apologized and bought us a drink. The waiter, Billy... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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1,215 reviews 1,215 reviews
804 restaurant reviews
2,089 helpful votes 2,089 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Ike's Food and Cocktails opened promptly at 6:00AM; I could see the employees hustling at 5:45AM, and decided to wait. Others were making a beeline to nearby Starbucks. At 6:00AM, the manager appeared, and I am the first diner of July 4, 2014. I like a table in the “Fifties.” Johanna, my server supplied water, black coffee, and the menu.... More

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DENVER, North Caroli
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Food was great, service great and cocktails were really good. if you going through this airport and have some time. definitely a good place to eat and relax.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stopped here before heading to the theater. The drinks were tasty and the food was even better. Portions size was large as always, but presentation was pretty. The service was excellent and the location is very convenient to the theaters. Would definitely eat here again!

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

While you feel like you have returned to another era of dining establishment, Ike's also does a fine job of keeping relevant with menu items, cleanliness, and great staff! All servers and bartenders seem to really enjoy their job, which is a huge bonus when eating in the downtown area! Nice children s menu too!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I am a regular at Ike'a at MSP airport (in main mall - before 'D' gates) who serve amazing hand patted burgers. On this occasion I had Sunday brunch at the Ike's in town, and went for a Bloody Mary with a their signature brunch - eggs, pancakes, bacon and sausages - all you can eat. The best part is... More

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stopped in for our first visit to Ike's to get a late dinner last night. We ordered an appetizer and two entrees to share. The appetizer barbeque shrimp had a spicy/sweet glaze instead of the typical spicy butter bath and it worked. The portion was hearty and we sopped up every drop of the sauce with the toast points.... More

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