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Axel's Restaurant

1318 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN 55150-1414
+1 651-686-4840
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“popovers” (53 reviews)
“bull bites” (13 reviews)
“pop overs” (11 reviews)
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1318 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN 55150-1414
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have been dining at Axel's for quite a while, but hadn't been for a number of years. While the food is good and the service is fantastic. The menu is rather limited and a bit overpriced in my opinion. The popovers and cinnamon butter...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Steven V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Mendota fine dining establishment was formerly a frequent stop for my husband and I. We've spent a lot of money at Axel's. Until last week. On this visit, we were seated, then the waitress assigned to our section attempted to pass us off on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank findeerror
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Met around 16 people here for lunch. They still have wonderful popovers. They are huge,warm and delicious. In addition there are many options for lunch. Combination of soups and salads. Also choices of seafood items with soup. Tomato soup was the soup of the day...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jammerspot
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The popovers are enough. A quiet ambiance enhanses the flavor of everything. "Doc" takes time to personally thanks folks for coming. Prime rib, steaks, walleye, and more done to perfection and served by fine, friendly waiters&waitresses. Parking easy. A bit pricey but so worth it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank somerstuga
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Axels was a GREAT place to experience some of Minnesota's BEST cuisine. A unique dining experience with some Fantastic food and Exquisite atmosphere. One of the best restaurants we have had the pleasure of dining at.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dlwipp7
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Axels is a favorite place of mine to dine. The food is outstanding as is the atmosphere and wait staff.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank bonnie3661
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I love going to Axel's for the crab legs, but only at this location and when Greta is our server! The food is great, the atmosphere is comfortable, and the service is fantastic!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tina M
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Dan the waiter was great! You cant miss ordering the fresh caught walleye as I have enjoyed all three - Parmesan crusted, almond crusted and simply broiled. The popovers are unique and very tasty with the maple butter. Great for lunch or dinner!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tim5757
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Excellent food and server was fantastic ... will go back. We loved the atmosphere and feel of the place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robin C
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Friends took us here as a "farewell and thanks for visiting" last supper and we were impressed and happy. Menu has good variety of fish and steaks and ribs and pasta. service was excellent. Drinks were excellent. Atmosphere excellent. Deserts excellent! Only problem is that...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kenmac1
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19 July 2016|
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Response from MNWanderers123 | Reviewed this property |
I just have them a call and they said "yep." I would imagine that it isn't very cheap but that is just a guess. The food is good. The atmosphere is sort of like a supper club.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1318 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN 55150-1414 (Formerly Axel's River Grille)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mendota
  • Phone Number: +1 651-686-4840
Axel's River Grille is a casual fine dining establishment offering grilled steaks, chops, & seafood. As well as pastas, salads, and fresh in house made soups and desserts! Axel's offer THE best Walleye in town. This is the place where people come by choice, not chance. Axel's also offers a large selection of fine wines, including a reserve list. Also offering a scotch and whiskey selection like no other. Come out and indulge in a drink list that features the most unique and flavorful libations around. Axel's feature a made to order brunch every Sunday from 10:00am - 2:00pm featuring $.99 glasses of champagne and mimosas. And every Sunday starting at 4:00 pm treat yourself to 1/2 price bottles of wine (20% off our reserve list!). Join Axel's Monday through Friday from 3:00pm - 6:00pm for Happy Hour ($2.00 off all drinks as well as a fantastic food menu). Axel's River Grille is the place where everybody knows your name!!
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