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Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

114 So. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2404 (Downtown)
612 339 6399
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Ranked #46 of 1,585 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Jacksonville, Florida
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212 reviews 212 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It is a bit tricky finding a good spot for breakfast in downtown Minneapolis. Key's was recommended by our hotel (the Hyatt Regency) but I wasn't overly impressed with anything Key's had to offer. Service was adequate and food was standard middle-of-the-road diner fare. Interior was very adequate but nothing special.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you like BIG (and by it I mean gigantic) portions of food for brunch... this is the place to go. If you don't (like me) then don't even stop for a drink! Hashbrowns were greasy and flovourless... omelet was not so bad in flavor but the size was so ridiculously gigantic it could be easily shared with one or... More

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Niagara Falls, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Set up like an old diner. tables and counter service. Sat at the counter for lunch with eight others. Everyone had burgers and fries and salads. All different style burgers. All delicious. I would highly recommend to all. But don't get fooled and garbage up on your meal leave some room, they have all kinds of pies, cakes, cookies and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I went for lunch and it was packed! My local host advised me that it's pretty typical that it is. After eating my party melt I can see why. It wasn't the best I've had but it was dang good. I liked the choices for fries too, as there are about four different styles to choose from. Downside other than... More

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Hastings, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great hometown feel and food. Service was fast and friendly and the food tasted fresh. Great portion sizes and tons of options. Truly Enjoyed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My friends recommend this place close to our hotel. It did not disappoint us. Nice big American breakfast for a good price. Also quick and attentive staff. Highly recommend.

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

we went to this place based on the reviews from tripadvisor and its proximity to our hotel. Both the food and the server were unremarkable. The poached eggs arrived almost like hard boiled, the toasts placed on top of the hash browns were soggy and limp. But worst of all was our waiter.They did not have Earl Grey tea and... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are staying downtown this place is perfect for breakfast. Good comfort food served quick. It has a traditional diner feel to it with a little taste of MSP rolled in.

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

For breakfast the food was fine, but very noisy. Service is adequate and a fun experience if you're in downtown.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast at the recommendation of our hotel. We had a great breakfast. The place is really big and was busy on a Sunday morning so service was a little slow but the food and the prices made it well worth the wait. Would definitely return.

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