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Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

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114 S 9th St, Foshay Tower, Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3308
+1 612-339-6399
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here for Saturday brunch and the food was basically what you would expect if you stopped at a roadside diner. It isn't mind blowing, but it isn't terrible. The steak sandwich which I got was cooked well, however was lacking in the seasoning department, it didn't have a whole lot of flavor whatsoever. The service was great, and... More 

Thank yoshigrams
Andover, Minnesota, United States
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Keys are know for their food, freshly made unique dishes. They also have super friendly wait staff. I've been to a couple of them and the Minneapolis location is no different. Always a great experience.

Thank Toni A
Minneapolis, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food for a great price. The hot beef sandwich is to die for. The breakfast is for growing boys! what can I say, you wont go hungry out the door. The happy hour is happy till 7, a nice thing.

Thank Manny H
Houston TX, Elkhart Lake WI
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

$80 for 3 individuals for a large lunch, turkey dinner, roast beef dinner, walleye dinner, one piece of cake and a bread pudding. Everything, and I mean everything was homemade - right down to the cranberries and the gravy. i.e. the turkey gravy was made from the actual turkey. This is true homemade the same you you would actually make... More 

Minneapolis, MN
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Great comfort food. This is one of my favorite downtown lunches. I usually get the French toast, however I branched out with an omelette this time. Hash browns were inside the omelet and I prefer them on the side, but if you're a fan of the potatoes inside the omelette, this is your place (full disclosure- I haven't tried asking... More 

Thank dektolia
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Just hit Keys for dinner. One burger had a rock hard bun, buffalo wings were burned, cole slaw inedible, fries were way too salted and spiced. Nothing tasted good, such a surprise for Keys. It wasn't busy inside but I counted six delivery people stop in for orders while we were there. Maybe that's all they care about anymore. Our... More 

Thank pizzapam
Sioux Falls
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Wow, Key's is busy on Saturday! But in this case, it was busy-fun. There was a buzz. Every table taken, and the servers were hopping. It was February, so you know the food must be good. And it was: delightful pancakes, eggs, and bacon with decent coffee and a server who brought a free birthday caramel roll for the occasion.... More 

Thank Dana O
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Timely service and very friendly staff. Excellent menu and all four of us thoroughly enjoyed our food. We will definitely come back if we get back to Minneapolis!

Thank Denny219
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

I've been going to the downtown Key's since before it moved to this location and they consistently put out giant portions of good food. I warned a friend of mine once against ordering the everything omelette AND a caremel bun. He did it anyway and when it came to the table his eyes registered immediate defeat. It's also a great... More 

Thank Loren K
Sleepy Eye
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Second visit to Keys Café and it did not disappoint. Tried the Cinnamon French Toast and shared the regular blueberry pancakes and both were scrump! Great food, great staff and great atmosphere. Will be back.

Thank MB E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 S 9th St, Foshay Tower, Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3308
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-339-6399

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?