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337 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Ranked #223 of 1,603 Restaurants in Minneapolis
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
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 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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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
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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
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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Columbia, Missouri
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We found this place via look up on phone since it was near where we stayed. At fist glance your not sure, but after getting in and getting our meal it was delicious!! When you first walk in you think am I in the right place. Lots of college kids from goths to hipsters, The food is organic and some... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We went there for my daughters birthday. Our first time. Our waitress was Johnny on the spot with drink refills and anything we needed. I ordered the special Scallops, they where great and my wife and daughter had Pot Roast, also great. I only thing I would change is more light in the back, otherwise seat toward the front of... More 

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Additional Information about Modern Cafe

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

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