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“Same Great Place” 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 #97 of 1,589 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.
Chisholm, Minnesota
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131 reviews 131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Same Great Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Stopped in during the last weekend of March and enjoyed cocktails and dinner. They always have a blue plate special and other great options on the menu. We both had steaks and they were done to perfection! Potatoes were decent and I would definitely go again. Make this a stop on your next trip to Minneapolis!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
“GET THE ROADHOUSE BURGER.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Had a great lunch, Nice ambiance, friendly waiter. Roadhouse burger was beyond. Super juicy, no condiments needed. Really enjoyed myself! My bill came with warm-from-the-oven cookies and lollipops. They also have a secret entrance to the Skyway which came in handy on the 5 degree day. Go - you'll love it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best bloody mary around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I was on a mission to find the best bloody mary in town while I was visiting Minneapolis for my birthday and as soon as we stumbled into Ike's, I knew this is where it would be. We came right at the height of brunch so there was a small wait - but worth it. We sat at the bar and the bartender could not have been friendlier. This bloody was like a meal - it came in a huge glass with more garnishes than you would believe; just like how it should. On a side note, all around me people were ordering both breakfast and luch and it looked incredible. While it seems a little pricey, when you see the product you will know why. I will definitely be back again!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Billings, Montana
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Downtown Dining”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I ate at Ike's from a recommendation from a coworker, who frequents the restaurant. The atmosphere was nice, with nicely dressed patrons and attentive waitstaff. The food selection was geared towards burgers, but there is a nice variety of fare. I ordered crab cakes, which for not being located on the ocean, were actually quite good. My friends ordered a turkey burger, which was delicious. The prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere was good. The food was decent. All else considered, I will return.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, CO
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best Airport Restaurant Ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Burgers, Beers, and lots of other stuff! Has a classic Sinatra-feel to the place, but the combinations - particularly the burgers (not cheap ~ $18) - but a single burger can easily feed a couple.
Love going to the friendly and quick-serving, fresh to order restaurant ....in an airport! The downtown location is not as large or attractive, and obviously faces much greater competition!

Visited May 2012
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