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Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

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114 So. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2404
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
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 156
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  • 109
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
sunday lunch

i like oatmeal, theirs is my favorite. they have comfort food. it is very busy and very noisy. The wait staff in my experience is always friendly and attentive. I know what to expect with their food, It is very good. It is not gourmet in my estimation but they don't represent it as such. it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
mik1124
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i like oatmeal, theirs is my favorite. they have comfort food. it is very busy and very noisy. The wait staff in my experience is always friendly and attentive. I know what to expect with their food, It is very good. It is not gourmet in my estimation but they don't represent it as such. it is very good for... More 

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Thank mik1124
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend & I walked the skyway and did abut of shopping last Saturday. We found ourselves at Keys for a late morning snack. The coffee was great & the caramel roll delicious! Our server was excellent!

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Thank KimLynCo
Minnesota
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Keys can't be beat for breakfast! They're usually busy, but well worth the wait. I love the everything omelet!

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Thank Lauree1183
Chilliwack, Canada
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Our friends who live in the area told us that we must have breakfast here before we leave. Warm friendly atmosphere with awesome hostesses and buzzing with life! Good coffee, cup never emptied! Country fried steak and gravy was mouthwatering! I will definitely be back when I come through again in a couple of months! Bring your appetite because they... More 

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Thank sarbeau
Faribault, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Really good food, only issue was we weren't greated with a smile from the hostess as we didn't have reservations for 7:30 in the morning for 7 of us. She seemed very irrated by that. Was not the best customer experience I have had.

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Thank Cynthia L
nyc
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We stopped by here for brunch on a saturday morning. Food was and certainly bountiful, but really not very good at all. Great room, though, and lovely, if not speedy service.

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Thank aliceinnyland
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We occasionally go to Keys for brunch on Sunday. It's a bustling place that often requires a moderate wait for a table. -But worth the wait.

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Thank jbirdie2014
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172 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Well you better bring a big appetite for Breakfast because the quality and quantity of food will be more than you would expect. The Menu offers a wide variety of options to select from and the atmosphere is upscale so all great. Then why a (4) rating. Simply, the 12 grain toast wasn't toasted (kinda mushy) and I'm not a... More 

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Thank Travelsavi
Clifton, Virginia
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154 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

SImple request: I see a meatloaf dinner on the menu and ask for a simple meatloaf sandwich on toast. FAIL. I get the whole smothered gravy open face dinner with green beans. I wish (a) the chef read the order or (b) tell me the chef said NO. I'd prefer either option than that heartstopper. As for the restaurant and... More 

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Thank doublemdoublet
alabama
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Their Breakfast was awesome. Had just gotten off a flight to the city and had a late tuesday morning breakfast... Coffee was great! Service was fantastic! Lots of atmosphere and a truly great experience. Would highly recommend at least one meal here..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 So. 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2404
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 612 339 6399

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?