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421 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (University / Dinkytown)
(612) 623-4900
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Ranked #75 of 1,603 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between 4th & 5th Street
Transit: University of Minnesota area, so bus stops are prevalent
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We had dinner here before a Gophers basketball game. 6:00 reservation and we made the 7:00 tip easily. The menu has some nice variety, salads, appetizers, burgers and sandwiches, pasta and Greek entrees. Everyone will find something they like. The restaurant looks very small, but there is a nice dining room in the back. prices are reasonable and food is... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This restaurant is our favorite little unknown place in town. We are never disappointed and always walk away saying that was delicious. They have the best Bolognese I have ever had, trust me you will want to lick the plate. The Spanakopita is some of the finest you will ever have also. Wine and beer only.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My friend and I both ordered seafood on this, our first visit. He had scallops and I ordered halibut. Each was beautiful to look at and cooked exactly right; both were on a bed of risotto with spinach. Of the two sauces, my light lemon sauce was perfection. However, if I hadn't had that, the browned butter sauce with herbs... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a charming little spot in the heart of Dinkytown. On a Thursday night, it was easy to get a table however the place was by no means empty. It was filled with dates, families and friend groups. The dinner me menu was priced fair with a variety for Greek-American dishes and a plenty for vegetarian options. Our table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Read the reviews for this place and so glad that even though we had less than an hour we decided to go and experience the place.... As we walked in - we explained we had less than an hour to have a drink and get something to eat - the hostess and wait staff was amazing - "no problem" we... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I ordered the Gyros Platter and it was huge! Too much food for one person - more like for a lumberjack than the average person. However, the food was well seasoned and tasty!

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I'm glad we read positive reviews of this place and decided to check it out. The deals on their Happy Hour are super great and they have a bonus of half price wine certain days. The prices of the bottles are already reasonable, so half off is a deal for eating out. I thought their pita bread and dips were... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Twin Cities. I love the atmosphere, the friendly staff, & the delicious food. The food is always fresh, well flavored & plentiful. The owner, Georgia, is a very special person who always greets & visits with her guests. Makes you feel like an important person & valued customer. I highly recommend... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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298 reviews 298 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A pleasant setting, centrally located near the University, with friendly servers and a good selection of menu items. My Greek salad was delicious, and obviously fresh. The salmon came over done despite a request for rare fish. However, the server returned the fish and came back with an excellent piece of salmon cooked as we had requested. He also gave... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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230 reviews 230 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Dined at Kafe 421 on a business trip to Minneapolis and found it to be a decent restaurant with excellent service and well-cooked food. As it was June, there were some table outside the restaurant for optional outdoor dining. The restaurant is nicely appointed with a bar and front area (with some tables by the front window) and a large... More 

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Additional Information about Kafe 421

Address: 421 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone Number: (612) 623-4900
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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