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Tendermaid Sandwich Shop

217 4th Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912-3307
+1 507-437-7907
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“hamburger” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (16 reviews)
“bacon ranch” (2 reviews)
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American, Fast Food, Diner
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LOCATION
217 4th Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912-3307
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1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

It was great as usual 👍 love to go there as I have years of memories from there. I worked right next to them in a beauty shop. Had lunch there several times a week. This is 45 years ago. Visit there often 👏

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sue K
Sara W, Owner at Tendermaid Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you so much! We love reminiscing with people, so many fond memories made here!

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

It's not rocket science . It's steamed loose ground beef on a bun. But it's very good. Service was good. Staff is very friendly. I'd go again. It's a small place and it gets busy. Only regret. Not getting a shake. Next time. My son...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jameswW6741PS
Sara W, Owner at Tendermaid Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We appreciate it so very much!! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere of a place that's been around virtually unchanged for 80 years is reason enough to stop alone. The food is extremely fresh and flavorful. The classic hamburger is all that's needed, and the black raspberry shake is to die for. One block away...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank blahs182
Sara W, Owner at Tendermaid Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate our wonderful customers!

Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

10 flavours of shakes and malts. Excellent! We didn’t eat the burgers because we came to town for the spam but I will definitely try next time. They are ground meat then topped like a burger.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sara P
Sara W, Owner at Tendermaid Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I’m sorry...icon or not, the food did not please any of our palettes! Loose hamburger on a bun that has been eaten by Austinites for generations, but as a newcomer we won’t ever choose to eat there again. I know beef and don’t understand how...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank foodiefrenzy2016
Reviewed April 9, 2018

This is not high cuisine, it's comfort food. It's also a little bit of history you can still live. The restaurant has seating at a U-shaped counter to give everyone full view of how the sandwiches are made. The cooker holding all the ground meat...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank brendaj61
Sara W, Owner at Tendermaid Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. Your description of us was perfect, I loved the words you used! Hope you and your husband had a wonderful trip to Austin!

Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

My only regret/complaint is that this whole town isn't 4 hours closer. If it was we'd be here 5 times a year, and it'd be bye bye hannibal. This place is tiny. Dinky really. But the food is fantastic !! And if you try it...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank scottnrobyn
Sara W, Owner at Tendermaid Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

We wish you were closer too! Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Amazing staff and tasty loose meat sandwiches and malts, in a place that doesn’t look like it’s changed since they opened! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 764jennm
Sara W, Owner at Tendermaid Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review! We really appreciate our wonderful customers like you and look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed December 21, 2017

Great location Friendly staff and fast service Reasonable price Looking forward to my next visit Great malts

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Jon B
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this stop if you are passing by I-90 and Austin.....great food and a really neat old school experience....about a mile off the freeway...

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Norgepower
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Lara M
March 22, 2015|
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Response from Eileen C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Lara - I hope you will have a great time here. I would suggest you contact the Tendermaid directly if your question was for or about them, as I don't know what to tell you. Sara White is the owner and she is a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$4 - $10
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 4th Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 507-437-7907
Description
1950'S style malt & burger shop, featuring loose meat burgers and delicious hand dipped malts & shakes.
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