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Jax Cafe

1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-4397
+1 612-789-7297
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (42 reviews)
“prime rib” (34 reviews)
“trout” (23 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-4397
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had the prime rib and my husband had the walleye. Excellent. For our appetizer we got the oysters. So great.

Thank DiverJaneVV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a while since we have been to Jax. So we thought we would try it again. Started out fine had a glass of wine and ordered appetizers. Blue moon crab rolls and a great old fashioned Unfortunately the crab rolls were cold....More

Thank jbreak9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Jax several times. We rented a private room at Jax for a company dinner. The food was excellent, we chose walleye, sirloin, and chicken for our dinner options and they were all fantastic. The best thing was the Baileys cake. Food...More

Thank Chantelle M
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We went to Jax on New Year's Eve. We had reservations and were seated immediately. The restaurant was pretty busy and nicely decorated with New Years Eve balloons. Their outdoor patio is lit with pretty white lights and has a fireplace. Very romantic feel. Our...More

Thank savytraverlor43323
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We had a large family gathering for brunch at Jax’s Cafe and it was fabulous. The food was outstanding, and the service was exceptional. Coffee was continually filled, dirty dishes removed immediately, and we were always being asked if we needed anything. This is a...More

Thank Diswiz
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Love this restaurant however last 2 times I came I had to send my food back 1.tonight I asked for a gluten free menu 2.Ordered gluten free food-specifically stating that!!!ordered pork chop and baked potatoes(wanted my own sour cream and butter)as table butter was contaminated...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 19 December 2017

I have good memories of Jax Cafe from years ago growing up in Minneapolis, so when My aunt suggested it for a small family dinner on a recent trip back home, I readily accepted. I was not disappointed. We were seated immediately on arrival in...More

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 19 December 2017

If you go with family or friends it is always a great place to go. The food is great, the service is very professional. From salads to desserts you cannot miss anything. All is superb.

Thank cetobler
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We have dined at Jax for years, at least 15-20+ times. Never written a review about it. Great restaurant, NE location and service is very good. This past Friday night we were celebrating with friends and they love Jax too. They have been there probably...More

Thank jarrodpeterson
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Had a lutefisk Christmas lunch today and will make it a tradition! Jax service was impeccable, the lutefisk lunch was delicious and the Christmas decorations all made for a wonderful treat for myself! Everything was top shelf. I even bought some of the Jax spice....More

Thank Deljay
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I am Roger McCollough and my wife is Pat; we started our marriage in Minneapolis MN 60 YEARS AGO and now live in San Diego CA. We have eaten at your place many times when we live in Minneapolis and on returning. We again will be eating at your place on TUE, AUG 23 around 6:00PM (Need a reservation) with 3 other people that stood up for us at our wedding! In other words this is a very special occasion! FINALLY A QUESTION: I want one side of a Walleye Pike Fish AND a Small Steak 6 OZ. with masked potatoes and a very small green salad? Perhaps my guests will want the same! I can check with them. QUESTION: How much will that cost per plate? QUESTION: If that is not available what do you suggest be an alternative? We are Wine drinkers and prefer MERLOT Wine what do you have available by the bottle?
24 July 2016|
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Response from sadieh923 | Reviewed this property |
We just ate at Jax Friday night with friends. ( 56-63 Yr. olds) The food is so amazing! I know they will accommodate any request you have! We asked to sit by the window and did as it was a hot night. I would recommend... More
Sue W
22 November 2015|
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Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I have not eaten there at lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-4397
    (20th Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-789-7297
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