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1225 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1707
612-332-9997
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place

we had drinks and apps at the bar and loved the meatballs. The server was very nice and even though she had the whole place to serve she did a great job.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
drdayoff
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Minneapolis
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Late Night
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18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneapolis
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

we had drinks and apps at the bar and loved the meatballs. The server was very nice and even though she had the whole place to serve she did a great job.

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Top Contributor
457 reviews 457 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Far from the standard junk food that you can get in most of pub, Eli's try to provide real food... with success ! Nice place to stop and get some food in a relax atmosphere and kind service.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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305 reviews 305 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I have eaten here several times in the past and have always been very happy with the food. I ate here a couple of days ago and ordered the brisket sandwich with a perfect margarita on the side. The drink was absolutely perfect and stellar to boot. The meat on my sandwich was equisite. It tasted so tender and flavourful... More 

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Paris
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Come as you are. Wait staff are friendly and quick. Food is elegantly presented and weekly specials offer some delicious, unexpected dishes. We tried the celery homemade icecream for dessert and it was refreshing and surprising. The main courses are varied and nicely prepared. Great pasta dishes as well as salads, meat dishes and sandwiches.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

A small bar/restaurant with some really incredible food. There is some imagination at work in the kitchen and really good ingredients. Eli's Steak Sandwich was amazing. This had tender, 1/4 inch thick slices of tenderloin cooked precisely to order with sauteed onions and a perfect special house dressing. Every dish I had combined flavors in an unexpected way. If you... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Eli's has been becoming a new favorite dinner destination over the past couple years. With the exception of the annoying, flamboyant, male african american server the service has always been excellent and tonight, along with a close friend, dinner was terrific again. Tenderloin medallions and spicy wings started us off... a chicken breast with smoked ham sandwich with steak-frites finished... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Eli's has been a downtown staple since 1960. The NE location opened last January and it's the perfect neighborhood joint. They claim, "We're the place to come for a burger after a day of yard work, to celebrate a birthday with a fine steak dinner, grab a PBR with friends, or bring Mom for lunch while she's in town." And... More 

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Nagoya
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Love this bar and grill. I lived across the street for a while and would find myself eating or taking out. The chef is talented and the atmosphere is low key.

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Lake Geneva, WI
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Went to Eli's for my birthday had a great time. kept it simple and had spin dip and mac and cheese. both were great :)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We really enjoyed our evening out with another couple at this restaurant. It definitely seems to match the overall progressive vibe of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and the food is comfort food at its best. The drinks that we had were delicious. Additionally, the entrees were beautifully-prepared and served, and had lots of delicious choices for sides and main course fare. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1225 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1707
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-332-9997

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?