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Al's Breakfast

Certificate of Excellence
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University / Dinkytown
American, Diner
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413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005
612-331-9991
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6:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Minneapolis
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a stickler for breakfast, and Al's....well....was just average. It wasn't the tight quarters or the fact that on this day the food was served on a paper plate as I've been to many places. However the blueberry pancakes with walnuts didn't leave me overwhelmed. What I did like was the service and company of the regulars. Id go back... More 

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Connecticut
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Triple D made me do it…we were in St. Paul for a few days so we decided to seek out Al’s Breakfast and find out what it’s all about. Got there about 9am and expected to see a waiting line but in fact were seated within about 15 minutes. (Could be because school was out for the summer). I wasn’t... More 

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Thank GaryEsq
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

perfect hash browns, great pancakes, thick bacon, ; simply the best breakfast in Minneapolis. Now the restaurant is only 10' wide and only has 15 stools at the counter, so you need to stand in line and wait for the wait staff to assign you a stool. Just be patient and follow the protocol, it is part of the experience.... More 

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Thank Sailuver
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the wait...nice people. A bit hot and stuffy because it's so small. The pancakes look burnt but taste delicious..

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Thank Andrea B
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

There are plenty of great places for breakfast in the Cities'. Why the Cities' food writers adore this place is beyond me. I wouldn't dare take someone from out of town here. You wait literally inches behind other people eating their breakfast for your turn. There are what, maybe 12 stools to sit at? Not a dignified way to eat... More 

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Thank localj2015
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

they forgot to put salt in my egg. i think i cook better than their chefs. very disappointed. this is probably the worst breakfast that i had.

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Thank Xueqin Q
Oceanside, California
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is the only review that I will write about a place that I have not been to recently... That might make this review invalid by TripAdvisor standards, but what if I promise that I will be going back to Minneapolis in just a few months and will check into this place immediately upon arrival and leave a huge tip... More 

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Spirit Lake, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This place is amazing my family and I waited awhile, but once we sat down, ordered and got our food I realized why we waited so long and why I was put on this earth. My life would be complete if Al's Breakfast came to Spirit Lake, IA.

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Thank 19agillesp
Florham Park, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Had to visit as I saw on DDD. Cute quaint place to visit. Owner was great to talk to. People were very friendly. I travel a lot for work and it is good to find local restaurants to frequent on my trip. This one did not disappoint!! I will return next time

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Minneapolis, MN
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Can't go wrong, unless you talk more than you eat - only 14 seats in the house. Blueberry walnut pancakes are second to none, Summer Special and Jose' also excellent choices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: 612-331-9991

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