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“Great Brunch!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ike's Food and Cocktails

Ike's Food and Cocktails
50 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1540
612-746-4537
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Ranked #142 of 1,613 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Nicolette Mall
Transit: Ike's is bracketed by two stations; Warehouse Dist/Henn Avenue Station (3 Blocks away) & the Nic Mall Station (1 Block away). Take Nic mall station, go south(away from the river if that helps) one block to 6th, take a right and we are down the block on the right side. Transit web site: http://metrotransit.org/rail/index.asp
Description: You’d swear this place has been around since the '40s. A bar commands the narrow room flanked by booths and tables. Servers in coats, bartenders in jackets yet with a casual air that screams welcome. American classics; juicy hand-formed burgers. Lunchtime, a carver chef slices fresh roast beef and roast turkey for sandwiches. Small plates span America’s history; supper club shrimp cocktail up-to-the-minute items as tuna tataki, fresh guacamole prepared table side, fresh spring rolls stuffed with rice noodles, shrimp and holy basil. “Big Plates”; Fillet Oscar, homemade meat loaf, pork prime rib, house smoked ribs, all can include soup, salad, bread and a basket of plastic-wrapped crackers, just like in the old days. Ike's has a serious bar, strong drinks, vintage cocktails and ice cream drinks a good selection of beers and wines by the glass. Ike's is one of downtown's favorite; retro booths, antique wood bar, with a supper-club feel.
Somerset, Wisconsin
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“Great Brunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We went here with some friends for brunch, it was our first time there. Really nice options, big bloody's, eggs made to order and family style to your table. It was a really enjoyable experience. The cinnamon roll is huge, be hungry!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tokyo, Japan
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Bloody Mary with a serious kick!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stopped here for a pre-dinner drink. The fantastic bartender told me they were known for making a seriously good bloody mary from scratch (no pre-made mixes used). I've never had a bloody mary at night but was intrigued so went for it. Best. Decision. Ever. It was incredibly tasty and SO spicy. My husband liked the selection of beer on tap and we both loved seeing the burgers being prepared right at the end of the bar. Next time we'll try the food as it all looked and smelled amazing!

Visited January 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Great place for cocktails and old style cocktail lounge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Ike's is a great dinner or happy hour in Downtown Minneapolis. Check out the Twin Charlies. They are great. "Real" shakes made with high quality and fresh ingredients. Order a bunch of small plates and share them at the table. They offer a delicious variety.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 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
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“...quite delightful.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Like a big city establishment with friendlier staff. The "starter" roll for brunch was as good as it was ginormous. They need to open the one at the airport earlier so people can enjoy on their way out of town.

Visited August 2012
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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“Sunday Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

After being WOWed by the Caramel roll, the Weekender and exceptional food & service; we will be back!

Visited December 2012
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