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“Good food and an amazing view!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maynard's

Maynard's
685 Excelsior Blvd, Excelsior, MN 55331-1934
952-470-1800
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Ranked #10 of 30 Restaurants in Excelsior
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food and an amazing view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This restaurant is pretty amazing. First, there is a huge outdoor patio filled with tables looking out on Lake Minnetonka.. at night they have stringed lights hanging up outside and it shimmers on the lake.. it is absolutely gorgeous and romantic if you are choosing that route. Inside is nice as well! The food is pricey but truly worth every penny in most instances. The staff is friendly and help in any way they can!

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“So love this little treasure of a restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I just love this place! The servers are always fantastic and the fish tacos are so incredibly delicious! I've yet to have a meal here that I haven't loved. The outside seating is also fantastic!

Visited February 2013
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TravelGirl336
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Summer Atmosphere Can't be beat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Been visiting this location for years, can't beat the patio in the summer for a little food, drink, friends. Live music right on lovely Lake Minnetonka~very fun!

Visited August 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“My outside experiences have been much better than this last inside dining experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

January 1st... Football galore, lots of customers. This is all good! BUT the servers seemed slammed and disorganized. It took a LONG time to get greeted by a server. Everything seemed to take a longer than "normal" amount of time and was very average. I eat at the Rogers location alot and the food there is MUCH better.

I wouldn't rule Maynard's out but eating outside on the patio in the summer is much better.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Young America, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Unless they have changed dramatically - Not worth a penny of my hard earned money!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I cannot believe the cheek of this place. The prices for the food are ridiculous when the quality of food is abysmal. I do not like mushrooms... as many people do. I went to order a pasta dish - leave out the mushrooms. And I do not know if it is bad training or just bad kitchen management but the waiter says - Ohhh sorry we can't do that -that dish comes in pre-made and frozen...but you could just pick them out.... ok thats frustrating but whatever - so I went to order some chicken panini that had a big slice of mushroom - leave that off... AND he says Ohhh I can't -that also comes pre-made and FROZEN!! Why would I pay $11.00+ for a frozen dinner meal I could get at the grocery store for $5 and feed 3 people? and a frozen sandwich?! Who does that.... No thanks...

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