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Cafe Maude

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5411 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1538 (54th Street)
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For a "neighborhood " eatery, Cafe Maude is probably above expectations. But I always get the sense that they're striving for something more than that, and kind of coke up short. The food and service are good, but not great. Reservations are recommended as it's tight quarters, especially in cool weather when the patio isn't available.

Thank David S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had excellent meal composed of several small plates. Some of our favorites included lobster Mac n cheese, raw or seared tuna, hummus, plus others. Also we had a delicious multilayer chocolate cake. It offers an expansive menu of entrees and drinks. It is a near perfect neighborhood bistro. Get to know Todd the manager who will make you feel welcome... More 

Thank DW B
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had friends birthday dinner here. The atmosphere was relaxed and casual. The food was excellent. Their version of Mac n Cheese was to delicious and my pork sandwich was out of this world good. Very friendly staff and good mixed cocktails as well. I will be back

Thank Meridith N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

It's been a good two years since we visited with bad reviews then. This time we got our money's worth during late night happy hour but service was incredibly slow. Great outside seating. Lamb slider overpowered with sauce. Fries OK. People with dogs apparently love this place.

Thank khacmac
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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276 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We often forget this neighborhood gem but another wonderful experience makes us wonder why we don't dine here more often. We recently dined as a family of four. Knowing it can get a little noisy we requested a booth in the back. As the weather was pleasant that night, most diners chose to be seated outside so the noise level... More 

Thank fififlies
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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The friendly staff made the visit special. I ordered their special, which was good but not particularly special. A special return trip is a must when I visit the area next.

Thank Mark W
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131 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Drove by this place hundreds of times and finally decided to try it because it's close by. Outside dog friendly. Inside is quite nice, very trendy 2016. Been there a couple of times. Loved the Sunday chicken special, which typically I'd never order but . .. surprise! Nice variety but somewhat limited menu. Service was EXCEPTIONAL. Nice bar inside and... More 

Thank BCNDWorld
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Stopped in for lunch on a dreary, rainy day, so we ate inside. The grown-up Mac-n-cheese was wonderful, the Reuben sandwich was very good - could have used a bit more sauerkraut to my taste, and the french fries and dipping cheese sauce were wonderful! Decent selection of beer, and attentive but not bothersome waitstaff. One of our regular go-to... More 

Thank marknlynder
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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291 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

My friend and I decided to skip out of work and find a cute spot for a boozy lunch. We found it! They had a great bottle of sparkling rose for $30 (by-the-glass was $6 but who only wants a glass?!!) so we had one of those. Wish we could've stayed all day and had more but we had some... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Cafe Maude is very cozy, charming, welcoming, delicious. We love the unique menu items and interesting drinks.

Thank Heidi G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5411 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1538
    (54th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-822-5411

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