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Windmill Cafe

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5367 Highway 13 W, Savage, MN 55378-1210
952-895-1869
Today
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Savage, Minnesota
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've lived in Savage for almost 14 years and had yet to visit the icon of the Windmill Cafe. Built in 1964 and serving breakfast and lunch for all those years means the folks there know what they are doing. We stopped for breakfast (your typical short breakfast menu items) and had a great time. From the welcome at the... More 

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Thank JennJ15
Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We went here for a traditional American breakfast. It seems to be a bit like a trucker stop that's popular with the locals. Breakfast was very good, everything we ordered was tasty and the free coffee refills are all good too.

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Thank Rezzzident
Savage, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great restaurant for breakfast. Good food and generally good service. May have to wait to get a table on Sunday morning since they are very busy..

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Thank Rich G
Eagan, Minnesota
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is a great place for a breakfast meal. The prices are very reasonable. The relatively small space ensures that the service staff keeps your coffee mug full. The menu is a typical breakfast menu, however, I felt like the portions were large. The restaurant area was neat and clean, however the decor is dated.

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Thank williamrE6870OT
Twin Cities, MN
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158 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This nondescript and slightly decrepit concrete building has been serving breakfast in the middle of a dusty dirt parking lot for ages. The Windmill itself hasn't functioned in years. Upon entering the decor is simple and slightly depressing. Families with small children and the hard surfaces produce a never ending din. I sat myself and waited. And waited. There was... More 

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Thank Dead Skunk S
Savage, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

not high style more 60's dinner.but breakfast is fast large and fresh.love neighborhood atmosphere. don't be mislead by the exterior food ios top notch

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Thank gardenguymn
Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

I almost hate to review this place because I don't want it to be more packed than it already is! Incredibly reasonable pricing and fantastic food. If you're into soft-music and ambiance, this is not for you. If you like great food, and friendly people in an environment that's a bit crusty, come on in. Don't let the exterior fool... More 

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Thank Jay D
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65 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This place has some phenomenal breakfast. Absolutely a gem and such a welcoming little dive. It's obviously out of the way, but its totally worth the trip!

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1 Thank Foodies0520
Lakeville, Minnesota
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I have driven by this place going to work for the last 8 years. Finally went there today for Breakfast with my wife today. This place is the best! This will be the hands down #1 place for us to go to for Breakfast from here on out.

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1 Thank Jos G
Minneapolis
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have drove by this place for 20 years and always wanted to stop. I finally decided I should try it. Very clean on the inside and a real step back in time before all the chain stores. I ordered a big breakfast for lunch and really enjoyed the atmosphere. I plan to return again with my wife. Great location... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5367 Highway 13 W, Savage, MN 55378-1210
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Savage
  • Phone Number: 952-895-1869

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