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Elis Bar & Grill

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1225 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1707
10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Eli's is a wonderful restaurant and bar, on the outskirts of the Minneapolis downtown, that combines a downtown sophistication with a neighborhood bar feel. Close to the theaters and the Twins stadium. Unpretentious food, well prepared, and well served. Great wings and salads. Reasonably priced. I do there often.

Thank Don K
Endicott, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Excellent dinner in a nice atmosphere. The crab cakes with spinach and asparagus was outstanding. Peach-blackberry cobbler was also good, but could have been improved with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Would make eating here again a priority.

Thank Adele E
Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

O.K. not your usual combo, but individually the best around. Each time its different yet better. Choices of cheesecake are super good. I had pistachio with raspberry compote. Enjoy

Thank Barbara M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

I went to Eli's in NE with 2 girl friends for dinner/happy hour one night a few weeks ago. We all enjoyed our meals a lot and the atmosphere was great. It would be a great date night location. Its dark and cozy but not too dark that you cant see your menu. I had a breakfast sandwich for dinner.... More 

Thank Nora R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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87 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We had dinner there last night, Elis West is a cozy spot and the menu is always varied with daily specials. We had a newer server, Maggie, and she was super!!! We are never disapointed when we dine there.

1 Thank ken h
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Bacon wrapped meat-loaf served with seasoned mashed potatoes and asparagus - nothing more need be said! Incredible food and fast friendly service.

Thank Sandy M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went there with 4 others...the service is always great and the daily menu choices are varied and quite extensive. We have never had a bad meal or experience at Elis East or their 2nd restaurant..Eli's West......TY and Jonnie Mac have a great place!!!

Thank ken h
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99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

we had drinks and apps at the bar and loved the meatballs. The server was very nice and even though she had the whole place to serve she did a great job.

Thank drdayoff
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407 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Far from the standard junk food that you can get in most of pub, Eli's try to provide real food... with success ! Nice place to stop and get some food in a relax atmosphere and kind service.

Thank Bambooly
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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156 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I have eaten here several times in the past and have always been very happy with the food. I ate here a couple of days ago and ordered the brisket sandwich with a perfect margarita on the side. The drink was absolutely perfect and stellar to boot. The meat on my sandwich was equisite. It tasted so tender and flavourful... More 

Thank Justin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $35
American, Bar, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Open Hours
10:30 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
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1225 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1707
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-332-9997

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