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The Malt Shop

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809 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1203
+1 612-824-1352
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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351 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My son and I stopped in for a quick dinner on our way to swimming class. We were seated within 10 minutes. I had black bean enchiladas which were pretty good. My son had a grilled cheese but we each had malts and those were delicious!

Thank Elizabeth M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Always have had great food at malt shop. Past year or so, it oddly went downhill. Weird. Malts still spot on but also see lack of diners? Hope this changes as long time malt shop fans!

Thank suejjj2017
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Ended up at the Malt Shop after our first pick was super busy. It was a comfortable, friendly spot with many different menu choices and a friendly staff. I wouldn't go out of my way to go back, but wasn't disappointed either.

Thank Brian W
East Granby, Connecticut
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405 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I would have rated the malt a solid 4, but the food was a 3. It was a fun diner with live piano music. Stay in the open area (feels like a patio) because the piano music can be loud in the main dining area. You can watch how they make malts I had the spinach and mushroom lasagna. A... More 

Thank lakwatsera2014
Key West, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I was back home visiting and we decided to go to an old favorite, The Malt shop. My table mate was taken aback when I ordered the black bean burger (there may have been a malt as well). It was the best black bean burger I have ever had. They're usually so mushy and just taste like mashed black beans.... More 

Thank Annie M
RSHENKE, Owner at The Malt Shop, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your 5 star review and your wonderful comments about our black bean burger which we do make from scratch. It has become a very popular choice for our guests and I am very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you on a future visit to Minneapolis. Dick Henke Owner More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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157 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Malts. Yum. Thick, flavorful and huge. You know when you get the silver container with the malt you got the real deal. Excellent service. Friendly, efficient and just good. Split a Wild Rice Burger since we really came for the malt. Burger served on separate plates with huge servings of fries. No extra charge. Malts: Blueberry and Hot Fudge. Both... More 

Thank gjv43501
RSHENKE, Owner at The Malt Shop, responded to this review

We are so pleased with your wonderful review and that you have been a customer since the 1970's. We look forward to seeing you again. Dick Henke Owner More 

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161 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The malt shop has wonderful, creamy malts and shakes which seasonal fruits can be added. The sandwiches are tasty as well.

1 Thank Jennyjourneys
St.Paul, Minnesota
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977 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Malt Shop has been here since 1973 for good reasons. Their malts are terrific. Also, good sandwiches for kids, and good food for adults. (grilled cheese and fruit for a 7 year old, enchillata for the old guy. But the real reason to come here are the malts & shakes.

Thank Seniordad
RSHENKE, Owner at The Malt Shop, responded to this review

We love 5 star reviews and especially when they come from folks who have been dining with us for the past 40+ years and now bring the grandkids along. Nothing makes us happier than seeing multi-generational families in our dining room. Thanks a lot. Dick Henke Owner More 

Burnsville, Minnesota
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

They have the best malts we have tasted, we stopped after a bike ride shared a fantastic Reuben and malt , great service and the best malts and Reuben's in town. A must if your near the lakes

Thank Qcdriver1
RSHENKE, Owner at The Malt Shop, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you gave our malts and Reuben sandwich such great compliments. We look forward to serving you again. Dick Henke Owner More 

Ashland, United States
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Had a salad and coffee sundae. My friends got a triple berry malt and dinner. None of us walked away disappointed. Service was great. They had a guitar player that was so enjoyable during our visit.

Thank Debra S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1203
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-824-1352
The Malt Shop provides a friendly, warm dining experience in a quaint, comfy dining room. All of our food is prepared to your order and special request are welcome. We make all of our soups and sauces from quality fresh ingredients. Our burgers are hand pattied daily using only fresh ground beef. We offer a nice selection of local craft beers as well as wines by the glass or carafe.

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