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Maxwell's American Cafe

American, Bar, Pub
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1201 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1266
+1 612-354-7085
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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eagan, mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here before the Metallica concert and had the wings and a couple of burgers. The food was served hot, tasted great, plus they had pitchers of beer reasonably priced.

Thank snickpen
Hudson, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has become our spot for drinks and appetizers after work. If you arrive before 6 pm they have happy hour specials. We always order chicken nachos to share and a round of drinks!

Thank savemoneyandhavefun
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We live close by and stop by for the happy hour specials. Smoked dry rub wings are awesome. Cheesecurds are really good too.

Thank Mike W
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I was staying at Courtyard Marriott Downtown in Minneapolis, and this place was given good reviews on Trip Advisor. I only had to walk a couple of blocks from the hotel to get there. The room is small, but I got there at five pm on a Thursday when only a few tables were taken. The waitress was friendly and... More 

Thank Jim M
Aberdeen, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Just had Hawaiian burger. Excellent. And a Surly Furious. Excellent. Looks like a fun place when a crowd is around. I will be back.

Thank vikingragnar
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Maxwell's American Cafe is a long-time presence on Washington Ave. S. just east of downtown Minneapolis. I used to eat here occasionally when I worked in the area in the early to mid '90s. It's been updated a bit since then but some things thankfully haven't changed: a nice selection of beers on draught, a menu full of hearty and... More 

Thank Jason L
Eagan, Minnesota
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We were staying at a nearby hotel and Maxwell's was recommended by hotel staff. So happy we ate there. The food was fantastic, and lots of drink choices too.

Thank Loriontherun
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

When Grumpy's is too loud for focused conversation (usually), and the coffee/wine bar on the first floor of Open Book is too quiet for confidential conversation (usually), OR when you want a Happy Hour where they haven't re-engineered the size and cost of the appetizers to make special pricing a little bit predatory, stop in Maxwell's. The size and feel... More 

Thank Musicmaster
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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293 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This has been a favorite spot for years but the crowd doesn't meet as often. Going back was like coming home and the appetizers were better than the last time I was there. As always the service is good, even after a changeover to a new server. Parking can be tough at times, but found a spot on the side... More 

Thank Beth_sage
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Great quiet place to watch a game! Multiple TVs. Great Happy Hour Specials. Food is good and reasonable. Neighborhood feel to it.

Thank rusty41302mom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 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
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1266
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-354-7085

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