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The Loon Cafe

500 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1601 (Warehouse District)
612-332-8342
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Ranked #255 of 1,585 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Mexican, Pizza, Steakhouse
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Warehouse District
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Warehouse District
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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304 reviews 304 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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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Chicago,IL
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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Loon has been there forever and it seems to keep on truckin personally I don't get it. I was told the ribs were their specialty they were okay in my book, but I would never get them again. Chili was tasty preferred that to the ribs. This is more of a saloon than an eatery and being near the... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Within a couple of blocks from the Target Center and TD Ameritrade Park this restaurant provides great service and the chili and burgers are exceptional. Can't go wrong eating here before or after a game.

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Bedford, UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Friendly efficient service, good tasting food at reasonable prices in a convivial atmosphere without too much background noise. Seating in banquet style available for confidential chat. Great for a lunchtime meal with colleagues or on business.I'd certainly go again when in Minneapolis.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Visited after a long day of hockey and out for 2nd half of the football games. Had a bunch of drinks and some quick bites. Food was good (try the chili's). Surprising how empty it was for a holiday weekend Sunday Funday though, but that was most of the area.

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