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500 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1601 (Warehouse District)
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Ranked #367 of 1,604 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $0 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Mexican, Pizza, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Warehouse District
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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Eagan, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What first...the terrible service from the waitress OR the food!!! The waitress recommended the brisket (which is smoked in-house)...worst brisket ever, very rubbery. You could get a better one from a fast-food joint. Now the waitress, she barely was around, never checked back with us on our food and you'd think she would have asked when we both only took... More 

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Rochester, NY
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42 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

After a U of MN campus tour from my grandson we met his father for a quick lunch before he had to return to campus. The light rail system in Minneapolis makes that kind of outing easy and fun. We declined the tall chairs and tables and were seated in a comfortable booth, where the service was both quick and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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464 reviews 464 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I stopped in here before a concert and enjoyed some great boneless buffalo wings a delicious bowl of pecos chili and a couple glasses of beer. My chili was awesome while my friend got the veggie chili and couldn't finish it. I would not recommend it, it had a weird smoky taste and was just "off"... Maybe just a bad... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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100 reviews 100 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Along the edge of the "warehouse district", these European or Canadian style pub and grille was astoundingly delicious food, pert service and excellent atmosphere. You can tell the clientele are most likely sports pub crawlers, but with class. Full menu of meals, sandwiches, appetizer's, desserts and specialized items. Feeling my Irish this trip, had a Jameson with a Reuben, prepared... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Hubby and I stopped for a bite to eat after watching the Minnesota Twins play. We were looking for a place close to where we parked in Ramp B and that had outside seating. We walked to the cafe and looked at the menu. Lots of items to choose from--appetizers, salads, sandwiches, dinner entrees, chili and soups. We decided to... More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food was good, the location is fantastic! The beer list was good, not fantastic, but not terrible. Like there was a good selection of beer, just not what I would expect at a location like this. The menu had a good amount to choose from and the veggie burger I had was great! I think they make their own?... More 

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Regina, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great place to relax and have a cocktail. Great atmosphere and it is as good as I remembered it. Good location for before or after basketball or baseball game.

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Barrington, Illinois
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366 reviews 366 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice old style sports bar and eatery. We had the half sandwich and bowl of soup or chili and were filled. I had the pinto bean chili which was spectacular (just enough fire) any my wife had the chicken enchilada soup which was also very good. Sandwiches were ample. Lunch ran around $40 with tip (no alcohol).

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

What a great place. We stopped for lunch on a Friday afternoon and sat outside at the tables. The waitress was great and the food was very good!

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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We started coming here before twins and wolves games because the food, service and prices are better than Keirans, Cowboy Jacks or Hubert's. Just have the where with all to go one more block. You won't be disappointed. I've had the burgers and the buffalo wings and thought they were very good.

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Additional Information about The Loon Cafe

Address: 500 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1601
Phone Number: 612-332-8342
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Warehouse District
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Mexican, Pizza, Steakhouse

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