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Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

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114 S 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3308
+1 612-339-6399
06:30 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Houston TX, Elkhart Lake WI
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

$80 for 3 individuals for a large lunch, turkey dinner, roast beef dinner, walleye dinner, one piece of cake and a bread pudding. Everything, and I mean everything was homemade - right down to the cranberries and the gravy. i.e. the turkey gravy was made from the actual turkey. This is true homemade the same you you would actually make... More 

Minneapolis, MN
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great comfort food. This is one of my favorite downtown lunches. I usually get the French toast, however I branched out with an omelette this time. Hash browns were inside the omelet and I prefer them on the side, but if you're a fan of the potatoes inside the omelette, this is your place (full disclosure- I haven't tried asking... More 

Thank dektolia
Sioux Falls
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow, Key's is busy on Saturday! But in this case, it was busy-fun. There was a buzz. Every table taken, and the servers were hopping. It was February, so you know the food must be good. And it was: delightful pancakes, eggs, and bacon with decent coffee and a server who brought a free birthday caramel roll for the occasion.... More 

Thank Dana O
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to the downtown Key's since before it moved to this location and they consistently put out giant portions of good food. I warned a friend of mine once against ordering the everything omelette AND a caremel bun. He did it anyway and when it came to the table his eyes registered immediate defeat. It's also a great... More 

Thank Loren K
Rochester, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This was our second trip to Keys. One of the best omelettes I've tasted, due to the variety of ingredients they have available. Homemade cinnamon rolls are great too. Coffee was $3.49 +tax & tip, so had I known that, I would have grabbed Caribou on my way home. Otherwise, great food and great service. I would definitely return, and... More 

Thank jlovesj
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had a late breakfast and my hubby got the last slice of key lime pie. Yes he had pie for breakfast and he thought it was so good that he dragged me back there late that night in sub-freezing temperatures to try and get more, but alas, there was none. We went back the next day for breakfast and... More 

Thank peachbvb
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116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had breakfast on a weekend early in December at Keys on the recommendation of our doorman. We got lucky and were seated quickly but this appears to be a very busy place on the weekends so plan on waiting. Our waiter was really super; he had lots of good suggestions and told us about items/preparations not on the menu.... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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270 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We stopped here for breakfast last month and were not disappointed. The portions were HUGE and very tasty. My husband did the italian hash and I had eggs benedict. Both were delicious. Service was slightly slow...the place was nowhere near packed (we arrived shortly after they opened that day) but nothing too annoying.

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Orlando, Florida
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We wanted to experience a local traditional restaurant and we were advised by the Visitor Center lady to eat here. I loved the atmosphere. Being the 23rd of Dec, it was packed and fun, but the food is just average diner food. Nothing spectacular. Service is good.

Thank Cris H
Northern California
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The enticing baked goods drew me in and the terrific breakfasts brought me back. The Keys are a local chain, carefully overseen by one family with high standards. Reasonable prices for the area, with big portions of tasty food. Great coffee, homemade hash and roasted meats, baked goods prepared in house. Super staff keep this place organized and humming. Very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 S 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3308
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-339-6399

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