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“Best Airport Restaurant Ever!”

Ike's Food and Cocktails
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Ranked #90 of 1,858 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Nicolette Mall
Transit: Ike's is bracketed by two stations; Warehouse Dist/Henn Avenue Station (3 Blocks away) & the Nic Mall Station (1 Block away). Take Nic mall station, go south(away from the river if that helps) one block to 6th, take a right and we are down the block on the right side. Transit web site: http://metrotransit.org/rail/index.asp
Description: You’d swear this place has been around since the '40s. A bar commands the narrow room flanked by booths and tables. Servers in coats, bartenders in jackets yet with a casual air that screams welcome. American classics; juicy hand-formed burgers. Lunchtime, a carver chef slices fresh roast beef and roast turkey for sandwiches. Small plates span America’s history; supper club shrimp cocktail up-to-the-minute items as tuna tataki, fresh guacamole prepared table side, fresh spring rolls stuffed with rice noodles, shrimp and holy basil. “Big Plates”; Fillet Oscar, homemade meat loaf, pork prime rib, house smoked ribs, all can include soup, salad, bread and a basket of plastic-wrapped crackers, just like in the old days. Ike's has a serious bar, strong drinks, vintage cocktails and ice cream drinks a good selection of beers and wines by the glass. Ike's is one of downtown's favorite; retro booths, antique wood bar, with a supper-club feel.
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Burgers, Beers, and lots of other stuff! Has a classic Sinatra-feel to the place, but the combinations - particularly the burgers (not cheap ~ $18) - but a single burger can easily feed a couple.
Love going to the friendly and quick-serving, fresh to order restaurant ....in an airport! The downtown location is not as large or attractive, and obviously faces much greater competition!

Thank kclark032
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Go straight to the burger menu. Don't let the prices put you off. Excellent quality ingredients make their burgers some of the best in town. Simple and delicious. Good fries too.

Thank shawnathan
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Said we wanted drinks so sat in the bar area, not at the bar. Hostess comes by and gives us attitude, said if she knew we wanted to eat she would have seated us. I said I thought this was still part of the bar area and that we could move. She just turned and walked off. It was like screw this place, now we are not going to eat here. We ordered their $15 bloody mary. The condiments must have been sitting there all day, celery was laying on its side, just looked unappealing. Ate at Bon Fire instead. Waiter did a good job.

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2  Thank withvalidity
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We enjoyed an early dinner, but found the calamari appetizer to skip, lots of french fries (more than we could eat, servings appropriately sized for two people in general, but a surcharge on sharing dinners needs to be disclosed more clearly in advance. We notified them that we'd be eating family style and sharing, but were not warned about extras charges. Nonetheless, this was a great experience and hit the spot before Bball game and later entertainment. Just watch out for generally huge portions and charges for sharing plates, and you'll be good to go.

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Thank Senor_Wences
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

* Friendly, fast service. They asked when our flight was and made sure to tell us what would be the quicker foods on the menu
* Comfortable. Nice enough interior, but I like that it was easy to hang up coats, and there was a special little cubby hole by the booth where we could stow our luggage
* What you read about it was you get. Everything on the menu we ordered came out exactly as promised.
* Guacamole was fantastic, was a HUGE portion and was mixed fresh for us at the table.
* Great chocolate milk shake.
* Really hot, crispy fries that actually taste like potatoes, not just hot and salty.
* Tasty burgers and sandwiches. Seasoned well and cook right. Juicy and tender.
* Value. It's not cheap but the food is excellent and they give you a ton. I mean practically 2,000 lbs of food (i.e. a ton), and yet they also have a smaller bites menu, sort of a tapas thing, in case you just don't want to eat that much.
* Surprisingly wide variety for airport restaurant serving 'American classics'

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Thank ReynoldsFam
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