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Keys Cafe

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767 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1522
(651) 646-5756
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good American Food With Decent Prices.

The breads are what draw you in; the fast service and decent prices are what keep you going back for more. Large location and knowledgeable staff; the food is good and always served with a smile. I would suggest any of the burgers (they are huge!) or the Southwestern hash.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Rachel C
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Palmer, Alaska
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

When I visit friends in White Bear Lake, I always eat 2-3 times at Keys Café because I love their food. They have an excellent Loon omelet (I don't generally like omelets but this is amazing). Also a great lunch special with a sandwich, soup or salad, and dessert for around $10. Great service and feels like home.

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Thank Katina S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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321 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here today. Ordered the Philly sandwich and the split pea soup. The soup was thick and good. The sandwich was a large size and filled with lots of meat. Though good it lacked a little flavor. Service was only ok.

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Thank 2Travel-4funNow
New York, New York, United States
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Always a treat to eat at this family friendly place. A little pricey for breakfast, but the size of the portions makes up for it. I particularly love their homemade hash. The place is always busy but the staff goes out of their way to make you feel special. Also like the fact that they give you samples of their... More 

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Thank Carley P
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Fantastic, friendly service in this bustling, popular place. Our coffee cups were never left wanting, and we both thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast entrees. I have had Eggs Benedict in so many places, I've lost count. Keys Cafe's are simply superb,nicely sized portions, and served with a genuine smile. No wonder this old cafe has earned it's stripes as one of... More 

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Thank Janelltheowl .
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Although the food is very similar at each of several local Keys sites around the Twin Cities, this site has the warmest feel and look of any of their cafes. They serve breakfast at all times. They close at 3:00 p.m., so visit another Keys for dinner.

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Thank Catwoman3007
Bismarck, North Dakota
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Met my friend there from the 50's and my sister-in-law works there. Ask for Connie, her care and service is number one. Great choice of reasonable, flavorful food. It is a chain but more like a corner family diner.

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Thank Banffmotor
Salt Lake City, Utah
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

They have an amazing breakfast! First time I was introduced to their carmel rolls and they are HUGE! SOOOO very good! Came back to visit the city about a year later and my cousin took me to a different location (not sure which one) and they ran out of the rolls when we came in!! I was so disappointed! I... More 

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Thank Laurel N
Cincinnati
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This was a quaint little restaurant. Our server was happy and made us feel very welcome. The food was delicious although I did order the veggie scramble which was a little pricey and could've fed three people. Otherwise pleasant experience.

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Thank bethCincinnati
Singapore
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

I love this family run place. They have the best cinnamon rolls in the world and you can get breakfast all day. The sausage is excellent as is the bacon. Homemade jam is delicious. The coffee never stops flowing and the waitstaff is truly dedicated. Eggs done to perfection! My hash browns could have been a bit crispier, but the... More 

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Thank Crocodee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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377 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The breads are what draw you in; the fast service and decent prices are what keep you going back for more. Large location and knowledgeable staff; the food is good and always served with a smile. I would suggest any of the burgers (they are huge!) or the Southwestern hash.

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Thank Rachel C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 767 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114-1522
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: (651) 646-5756

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?