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Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

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114 So. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2404
612 339 6399
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Brunch on Sunday at Keys

We occasionally go to Keys for brunch on Sunday. It's a bustling place that often requires a moderate wait for a table. -But worth the wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We occasionally go to Keys for brunch on Sunday. It's a bustling place that often requires a moderate wait for a table. -But worth the wait.

Thank jbirdie2014
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157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well you better bring a big appetite for Breakfast because the quality and quantity of food will be more than you would expect. The Menu offers a wide variety of options to select from and the atmosphere is upscale so all great. Then why a (4) rating. Simply, the 12 grain toast wasn't toasted (kinda mushy) and I'm not a... More 

Thank Travelsavi
Clifton, Virginia
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144 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

SImple request: I see a meatloaf dinner on the menu and ask for a simple meatloaf sandwich on toast. FAIL. I get the whole smothered gravy open face dinner with green beans. I wish (a) the chef read the order or (b) tell me the chef said NO. I'd prefer either option than that heartstopper. As for the restaurant and... More 

Thank doublemdoublet
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Their Breakfast was awesome. Had just gotten off a flight to the city and had a late tuesday morning breakfast... Coffee was great! Service was fantastic! Lots of atmosphere and a truly great experience. Would highly recommend at least one meal here..

Thank AlabamaDynamicduo
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My family and I ate here for brunch before a show at the Orpheum. There was parking right next door and only a couple of blocks to walk to get to the matinee performance, which made the whole outing perfect. The breakfast menu was extensive and the food delicious. We had a great waiter who was very friendly and made... More 

Thank BorneoMel
Bloomington, Minnesota
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The food here is generous and reminds me of home. If you want a "feel good" meal, go to Key's: turkey dinners; roast beef dinners; meatloaf dinners; and a great dessert selection.

Thank rewinc
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I often eat here for a quick lunch meeting. It is a great spot for a quick in and out lunch meeting. The service is usually spot on and the food is quick and good.

Thank JKTEC10
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This restaurant moved years ago to a different address; it's still located close to Nicollet, but is slightly off of the beaten path now. A restaurant that excels at breakfast, focusing on made-fresh-from-scratch meals and speedy delivery of food; I've been a regular consumer of breakfast here for years. Always good service and high quality food. Personal favorite are eggs... More 

Thank ElectraHeart
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Other than being a bit loud when the place is full, this is a great place to eat in the downtown area! Generous portions, good service, short wait for food!

Thank Josephivimey
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I have always had great food here. It is busy, so be prepared. The food is worth it though. They always have amazing desserts to finish off your meal as well. The house cake=AMAZING.

Thank CCBuran9

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 So. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2404
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 612 339 6399

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children


Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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