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Mediterranean Cruise Cafe

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12500 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337-2804
952- 641-6222
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to go after work. Buffet is great and I really enjoy the trumpet playing on Wednesday nights. Very fancy and fun place especially for a suburb. Salsa dancing is fun on Saturday nights also.

Thank Marie S
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not being from Minnesota, we consulted with our future daughter-in-law regarding a venue for the rehearsal dinner. She suggested this restaurant, one of her favorites. I worked with the gracious owner, Jamal, who went above and beyond to make our evening perfect. We chose a family style meal including appetizers and dessert for 35 people and it was a huge... More 

Thank Annjo2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The high ceiling and large open space filled with an unusual collection of design elements--multiple tv monitors behind the bar on one side, a row of bar stools, a row of high-top tables, a small stage for a belly dancer, and more traditional restaurant tables, together with loud background music suited for a belly dancer, create a unusual, if not... More 

Thank lwmosher
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I eat at Med Cruise Cafe frequently for lunch and I can't wait for a colleague says, "Let's go to Med Cruise for lunch"! The buffet has plenty of options, good meats and vegetables, salads, the best hummus in the world, and even a dessert bar. If you're watching your weight, it's easy to find lots of low cal food... More 

Thank MNtravelbugs02
Burnsville, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eating at Mediterranean Cruise Cafe is experiencing the same wonderful food I enjoyed in Israel. The buffet is beautiful, fresh, always stocked, most of all the flavor of everything is wonderful. Totally mediterranean in our midst. The price is reasonable and the service is friendly. On every occasion, the owners are waiting on tables and making sure the customers are... More 

Thank khweller
Eagan, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of 6 were almost late for our venue across the street at the Ames Center. PLUS they put a tip on our bill that we could not argue. Never again

Thank cbhoium
Rosemount, Minnesota
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129 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh shoot! shake that booty ma, now eat it like a gypsy? Wait, what!? Ok, so maybe gypsy's are more about the hips swinging and belly rolling than they are the eating. But, at the Mediterranean Cruise Cafe, not only will you get a chance to enjoy some amazing food, they also have a belly dancer, just no Savage playing... More 

Thank NicholasSG
Burnsville, Minnesota
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Stopped by for their lunch buffet, and I was not disappointed. The service from the staff was excellent and they were very friendly. There was a wide variety of items on the menu and the food was fresh and delicious. I have recommended several of my friends to this restaurant and none of them have been disappointed.

Thank Kevin H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Loud live trumpet music indoors (my ears hurt just walking through the restaurant!)drove me outdoors to their patio to escape the racket. The flaming cheese was a rip-off. Tasteless and boring at $9.00! Don't bother. My Greek Salad did not look or taste like any Greek salad I have ever had, and that is NOT a compliment. It was awful.... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

My brother and his wife took us here, and they gave us no clue as to what this restaurant was about, so I was very surprised to see Middle Eastern decor and menu. That shows how small-minded I am! When I hear Mediterranean, I think Italy, Greece, Sicily, Southern France, Spain. I was totally discounting the Middle East and Africa!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12500 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337-2804
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Burnsville
  • Phone Number: 952- 641-6222
We are located at the intersection of Hwy 13 and Nicollet Avenue in Burnsville, across from the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Free parking in our lot and the ramp across the street. We are also adjacent to Nicollet Commons Park.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?