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Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown
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114 S 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3308
+1 612-339-6399
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6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Northern California
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The enticing baked goods drew me in and the terrific breakfasts brought me back. The Keys are a local chain, carefully overseen by one family with high standards. Reasonable prices for the area, with big portions of tasty food. Great coffee, homemade hash and roasted meats, baked goods prepared in house. Super staff keep this place organized and humming. Very... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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163 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Usually packed on game day morning, but the wait is usually only about 15 minutes. Friendly, efficient staff and great food. Portions are large and prices are reasonable. Recommend

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Thank Michael M C
columbus, ohio
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by hotel staff and locals. Couldn't of made a better choice, nice diner food, great portions and very reasonable in costs.

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Thank focusedonstyle
Bemidji, Minnesota
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

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 

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Thank Skiingcple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

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.

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Thank Clara A
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

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.

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Wall
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

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

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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 

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Thank Donald K
virginia
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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.

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Helena, AL, United States
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75 reviews
44 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 612-339-6399

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?