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1225 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1707
612-332-9997
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, 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
Always a great place to dine

We went there with 4 others...the service is always great and the daily menu choices are varied and quite extensive. We have never had a bad meal or experience at Elis East or their 2nd restaurant..Eli's West......TY and Jonnie Mac have a great place!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
ken h
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went there with 4 others...the service is always great and the daily menu choices are varied and quite extensive. We have never had a bad meal or experience at Elis East or their 2nd restaurant..Eli's West......TY and Jonnie Mac have a great place!!!

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Minneapolis
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
470 reviews 470 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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315 reviews 315 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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: Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?