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337 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-378-9882
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Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wow Flavors!

My husband and I ate at this restaurant for the first time few days ago. When we walked in, I was immediately disappointed in the atmosphere. I only became more disappointed when I looked at the very limited menu and didn't understand most of it. The waitress was very helpful in explaining and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Joyce A
,
Owatonna
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Owatonna
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I ate at this restaurant for the first time few days ago. When we walked in, I was immediately disappointed in the atmosphere. I only became more disappointed when I looked at the very limited menu and didn't understand most of it. The waitress was very helpful in explaining and answering our questions. I ordered the special,... More 

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mpls, MN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Still serving great food in a casual setting with a full bar. The portions are the perfect size, some might find the prices a bit much. I would have to agree with some of the reviews the parking is at a premium, be content if your are within 3 blocks.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Modern Cafe is an excellent place for lunch time dinners with the specialty in pot-roast and meat loaf. Portions are quite generous; soups are very tangy. The place is not as good in the evenings. So go there for weekday meals in an atmosphere that is convivial and special. One down side: the prices are rather high for what... More 

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Minneapolis
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

The Modern is situated in the hopping restaurant and arts district of northeast Minneapolis,just five minutes by car from downtown Minneapolis. The Modern Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner but it's closed on Mondays. It has the feel of a casual diner, although it's funkier than that and its prices are higher than diner prices. Its menu is definitely not... More 

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Chicago vicinity
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177 reviews 177 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We saw Modern Cafe on DDD. This may not have been the best breakfast spot we've seen on that show, but it gets an honorable mention, despite the overpriced menu. I liked the corned beef hash-- big chunks of potatos and corned beef. My wife and I were also impressed by the near absence of grease and freshness. And service... More 

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MINNEAPOLIS
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146 reviews 146 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Such a fun place but only four stars becasue a few times we were unable to find parking within three blocks. It is popular and near other restaurants that consume the street parking spaces. No lot nearby. The look of Modern Cafe is old school and fun. The wooden booths creak as you sit in them! The old time water... More 

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Bloomington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We had many small dishes. The only one I thought was really good was the risotto. Otherwise the food is just OK---nothing special. Their prices are way too high for the quality of their food. I will not be going there again.

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Minneapolis
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I visit Modern Cafe occasionally since it is near my work. I visited this past Friday with two friends over the lunch hour. The service was prompt and friendly, no issues there. We ordered the pot roast and the meatball sandwich - both were delicious and warm - if not a bit filling for a lunch choice! I practically fell... More 

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Shoreview, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

My husband and I ate a wonderful meal at the Modern Cafe last week. We started with a drink from the bar. The Manhattan was the best we've tasted. Dinner of pot roast and Brussels sprouts with walnuts and blue cheese was so tasty we almost skipped dessert. That would have been a mistake, the salted caramel ice cream sundae... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Went with a group of seven and had a great booth in the back. The food is comfort food with a twist. Overall the group tried about 5 different entrees and all indicated they were very good. If you like stuffing try the chrizo terrine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 337 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-378-9882

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 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?