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Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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114 S 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3308
612 339 6399
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Bemidji, Minnesota
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate breakfast here on a Sunday. We arrived about 9:30 and were seated right away. The coffee was good. The service was outstanding. My wife had corned beef hash and I had biscuits and gravy. The corned beef has was so, so. The flavor was good with all the green peppers and onions and hash browns but the beef... More 

Thank Skiingcple
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for breakfast. The food was incredible. The service was excellent. Loved the cinnamon roll. Everything was fresh and served quickly with wonderful staff! Will definitely come again when we visit again.

Thank Clara A
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the everything omelette with hash browns for lunch. I ate the other half for dinner. The servings are enormous and the food is excellent. They do a fantastic job on breakfast. The cinnamon and Caramel rolls are also the best.

Thank Dan h
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Art Deco---dark but cool place. One of the better Reuben sandwiches we've had. Dark thick black bread. Really good.

Thank Sam M
Princeton, Minnesota
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Keys for breakfast late on a Sunday morning after spending the evening Downtown. Between us we had an Everything Omelet and the Eggs Benedict, both were excellent. The service was very good, our server was Jamie (male), the food came quickly and was brought out hot! Overall we enjoyed our breakfast and the atmosphere very much....will go... More 

Thank Donald K
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102 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Stopped by for lunch while in town for a conference. They had a nice variety to choose from and everyone was pleased with their selections. Service was prompt.

Thank VAkrf
Helena, AL, United States
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at the Keys at Foshay Tower twice and both time the food was very good. I recommend the Irish Cannonballs as an appetizer. The Walleye Almondine was fantastic.

Thank Roger K
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Had lunch here; my sister's friend had her favorite breakfast (she calls them the best pancakes anywhere), and I had a delicious half a corned beef sandwich with a very very tasty cup of tomato bisque. Our waitperson (whose name I've forgotten!) was very accommodating and willing to help my sister adapt her lunch to Weight Watchers. Big lunchtime crowd... More 

Thank Aravasouth_57
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I took my 23 year old nephew to Keys for lunch...we wanted breakfast and this is the place to get it!!!!! All day long:) I've been going to Keys for decades and the food is still the best!!!! My nephew got the eggs Benedict with a butter milk pan cake (he's a big eater), I got the Everything omelet that... More 

Thank Shelly S
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a busy and tight location to get breakfast. The service is fantastic with very attentive to what you need. There is a large amount of gluten-free options including French toast.

Thank Mark K

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3308
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 612 339 6399

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