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“Expensive and very average food at best, GREAT view and location!” 3 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 31 Restaurants in Excelsior
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dallas, Tx
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13 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Expensive and very average food at best, GREAT view and location!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The food is too pricey for the quality, taste and amount of food that you get. I went after lunch hours and while they had a lot of staff we did not get great service, it was average, at best. You could also hear the waitresses talk badly about the other patrons, which is very rude and unprofessional. Also, not very good Happy hour specials, very limited.

The location was great and they have a great patio. You can see duck and fish by the dock while you eat and it is very scenic. One of those places where you go once to try it out, but it is not worth coming back for.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lubbock, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good food, great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Food was pretty good and service was good, which is nice considering how packed the place was. It's right on the lake and you get a great view if you sit on the deck or the back of the restaurant. The walleye fingers were good and so was the salmon. They have valet parking, which you'll need as the lot is packed. This is definitely the go to place for people hanging around the lake. The food is good, but the main reason to go here is for the atmosphere. You can probably get a comparable meal at any casual dining restaurant, but you won't get the great view of the lake. They take reservations which is nice, so if you plan ahead you won't have to wait for a table.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Maryville, TN
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Always Reliable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

When visiting family in Minnetonka, I always get my Walleye fix at Maynards. The fish is always a nice size, and delicious. Nice atmosphere, especially when its warm weather and lake is not iced over. Service was good. Parking tough; thank goodness for valet parking.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“What a view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A friend and I had went to the General Store and wanted to have lunch outside! It was Saturday of Memorial Day weekend a beautiful warm and sunny day! Someone told us about Maynards! We sat out on the patio in the sun and had a wonderful lunch! The view was awesome! Waiter was very friendly and very helpful with our lunch choice!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Average food, poor service, not worth it for inside dining”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The real attraction here is the view. If you are not sitting outside on the deck, there really isn't much to write about with respect to the food. We found our food to be terribly average...the turkey burger was clearly not home made and the cheese curds tasted more like mozzarella sticks. The server tried to up-sell us on everything...so if your server asked about "would you like fries or cesar salad" be aware that they are offering only items with an additional charge. There is free valet parking, which is a must as there is really no place to park otherwise.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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