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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 #260 of 1,588 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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Dubuque, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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332 reviews 332 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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