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The Loon Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Warehouse District
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500 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1601
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a booth in the bar area. My husband ordered the quesadilla that was very good, filled with lots of cheese and ingredients. I had the Minnesota Wild Rice soup and it was delicious. Our server was attentive and friendly. This cafe has been at this location for over 20 years. I think kids could eat in there during... More 

Thank Jane D
St Kilda
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back in the 80's before it became a sports bar. My home away from home. Friends with bar staff and owners. Good food then, too.

Thank Steve P
Chicago, Illinois
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241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We selected the Loon Cafe for its location near Target Field where we were attending a Twins game. We paid for event parking across the street ($16), and walked over to the charming cafe/pub. Outside seating was taken, so we headed inside where we were told to select any table we liked. The building itself is lovely with high ceilings,... More 

Thank Babu2773
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was above average. Not busy after Twins game so very quiet. Food very average especially for prices of drinks. Bathrooms are down old wooden winding steps into basement. Weird.

Thank Lasershow
Becker, Minnesota
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305 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

The only thing holding this back from a top rating are the sketchy bathrooms. The food was very good including their broth-based chicken wild Rice soup. The value was excellent as I had the soup and their sandwich feature and it was under $10. Not a huge beer selection but enough to find a good one. For value and the... More 

Thank FamilyDad2013
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Typical pub food, good selection. We always stop here before a Twins game. Good location near the light rail.

Thank Theresa B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Perfect place to stop before or after a Twins game! The food is great, nice beverage selection, super atmosphere! Just a short walk to Target Field.

Thank Sue H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is our favorite "go-to" place for lunch when in downtown Mpls. Always consistently good service from friendly servers. Never had a bad meal, and reasonable prices for the standard bar menu. Decent turn around time for the meals considering the busy lunch crowd. Sandwiches are a knock-out but stay for the chili!

Thank 114bruceb
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great food, great atmosphere, perfect place to grab a drink and get a bite before the game or if you happen to be downtown for any other reason!

Thank Sarah K
Marriottsville, Maryland
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I stopped in for lunch on my second day in Mnpls. The service was excellent, sat at the bar, had the chicken chile and was quite pleased. I stopped in the next evening and sat for about 10 mintues at a table in the bar. No one waited on me. Went to bar to ask for a drink. That took... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Mexican, Delicatessen, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
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: 612-332-8342

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