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The Loon Cafe

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$$ - $$$American, ,
500 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1601
+1 612-332-8342
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good50%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“chilli” (36 reviews)
“sandwich” (10 reviews)
“nachos” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Deli
$$ - $$$
500 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1601
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

This place is terrific! I tried the turkey burger on my more recent visit and it was on point! We usually sit at the bar because the service is fantastic and the bartenders are hysterical. We enjoy every visit, every time! This IS a local...More

Thank Trish S
Reviewed April 28, 2018

We came upon this restaurant as we walked in the chilly, snow-covered city. Both of us had a terrific meal of Pecos River Chili, Southwestern Egg Rolls and a delicious Chix Quesadilla. Great service and atmosphere! Loved sitting by the window and watching the locals...More

Thank sunlovr2
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Excellent service and chili and location. Bathroom not accessible if that affects you. Would return.

Thank connie C
Reviewed February 25, 2018

This is right next to the light rail train station. We had looked for places before going down for a Timberwolves game and had planned to stop in if it wasn't too busy. We got in right away. We had great service. Both my wife...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

We had visit this place several year looking for the same starter: hot cheese, pepper and spinach dip, wow !!! Creamy, litttle spicy, fresh cut pepper, fresh tortilla chips and a good service make this entry a must in Minneapolis. If you are in town...More

Thank JLXP
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Had a bite to eat here before going to the Prince Tribute Concert, we had a couple happy hour apps and Walleye and Chicken, everything was delicious!!! Service was spot on, everything was so good we went back a few days later...same deliciousness!!!

Thank Mar H
Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

The loon cafe is just down the street from the basket ball arena, so we stopped in for a quick beer before a game. They have a small selection of tap beers. We sat at the bar, and the bartender got us our beers right...More

Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time eating at the Loon Cafe! I went with a friend to have lunch and the food was really good! The waiter was very helpful (considering I am from Ecuador, and I was only for some days in the city) explaining very...More

Thank Ana_VelezF
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We were in town for games and was looking for a good breakfast on a Tuesday morning. It was about 10am and the Loon had good breakfast reviews, so we went in. The place was empty, just two other tables of guests. We were seated...More

Thank 3Bagger
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Starving and cold on a fall day, we went for dinner at the loon cafe after seeing it on the street. There are many restaurants around and we picked the loon cafe because it looked inviting. It's mostly a sports bar with a large variety...More

Thank Caitlin B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Deli
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
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
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1601
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Warehouse District
  • Neighborhood: Warehouse District
  • Phone Number: +1 612-332-8342
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