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Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

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Downtown
American, Californian
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114 So. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2404
612 339 6399
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Today
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
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, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great specials!

Came here twice-once for happy hour and once for brunch. Both times had great experiences. For happy hour they have multiple price points depending on how much you want but all very good and affordable. Brunch options were great as well. It can get pretty busy, but not overly loud.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Sandra T
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If overpriced basic breakfast items are your thing, you will love Keys! Basic menu with classic breakfast items - American cheese seems to be a staple. The prices are absolutely insane - the last time I was there I ordered a ham and cheese omelet and a coffee and my total with tip came to just under $25. The only... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Came here twice-once for happy hour and once for brunch. Both times had great experiences. For happy hour they have multiple price points depending on how much you want but all very good and affordable. Brunch options were great as well. It can get pretty busy, but not overly loud.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A must-eat-at breakfast place. Great service, huge portions, and unbelievable pancakes and cinnamon rolls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This place has great food. Giant pancakes, including buckwheat, homemade breads and strawberry jam, and a varied menu. Great service too

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Rochester
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our breakfast here left our tummies very happy! My husband had the special hash for the day & I had the eggs benedict. The mimosa was yummy & best of all the service was outstanding! This place will be a repeat for us for sure! If you can, grab some bakery...the lemon bars looked divine but we weren't going back... More 

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Winnipeg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have had the occasion to eat at Keys on a Sunday morning many times and have not been disappointed. I often find the special of the day to be much to my liking especially the chiliquias (sp?) which unfortunately is not away available. The service is friendly but if you don't get there early you will find yourself waiting... More 

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Minneapolis
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Who doesn't love a cookie that's as big as their head? Great food, good service, noisy and busy! My son who is 4 had the pancakes and I had to keep sneaking bites!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Keys is always "good". The Walleye BLT was creative and well executed. Food delivery was a bit chaotic - one person got two salads rather than 1 salad and 1 soup; rest of food was delivered in several rounds. Service was appropriately good (better than other Keys), Restaurant seemed loud upn entry; we at in the back raised 'vestibule', it... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had a very large group. They were very accomodating, friendly, the food and service were exceptional!

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Watertown, South Dakota
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Perfect place to take your family downtown Minneapolis to eat. Great selection of food, its delicious and price is perfect!

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Additional Information about Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

Address: 114 So. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2404
Phone Number: 612 339 6399
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: American, Californian

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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, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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