We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Embers Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5400 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55421-1211
(763) 571-8637
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 20: English reviews
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted diner style food (one of us a typical lunch, the other breakfast for lunch) - the kind of thing you'd consider Denny's or IHOP for, but we wanted something better and more individual. This is the place. Ate there twice. The pancakes are exceptional. If you don't like tons of butter though, ask for them to put it... More 

Thank Carl K
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the food and staff, owner is very nice, I found this is a very good tasting breakfast in the area!

Thank Winnie N
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Do not dine at this establishment unless you would like food poisoning. I had a cheeseburger and fries. I should have just gone somewhere else. I had two ER visits, unless you would like to see the nearest ER, avoid this place.

Thank Jason W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

I love this place great food really fast and great staff the owner is really great we always go here when we are in the area what is not enough

Thank Dawn S
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Have never been disappointed at Rickey's Embers. Good portions, excellent quality, and a wait staff that is especially friendly and speedy. Been coming here for over 50 years and feel very comfortable.

Thank Ruth J
Boise, Idaho, United States
Level Contributor
49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Looking for a good bite to eat and this is where we stopped. The chili was good! Unfortunately the place was not clean and the grime by the windows left me feeling sick.

Thank Ariel P
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Level Contributor
25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went here for breakfast and were very pleased! The place was packed, but we were seated quickly. The service was friendly and efficient. The food came fast! Portions were large and delicious. We loved the caramel roll and coffee cake. I glanced over the whole menu and though we might check this place out for lunch or dinner the... More 

Thank jensen1
Palatine, Illinois
Level Contributor
67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Have been eating at Embers for maybe 50+ years when we visit the area... and they never fail with breakfast, lunch or dinner...

Thank SusanStar88
Champlin, Minnesota
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We really enjoyed the classic retro burgers. (Remember the Emberger?) The burgers weren't the healthiest items on the menu but we were in the mood to indulge. Ricky's has updated the menu to include healthier choices like a Cranberry Walnut Salad, Black Bean Burger, Carving Board Sandwiches and more. Even though the restaurant was packed, the service was excellent. The... More 

1 Thank MnBlueSkies
Southwick, MA
Level Contributor
44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Open at 6 AM with friendly waitstaff and efficient service. Fresh fruit substitute available and the coffee cake is tasty. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Easy to get to from hotel or off the Interstate.

Thank PioneerValleyRT

Travelers who viewed Embers Restaurant also viewed

Minneapolis, MN

Been to Embers Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5400 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55421-1211
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: (763) 571-8637

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Embers Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?