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Windmill Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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5367 Highway 13 W, Savage, MN 55378-1210
+1 952-895-1869
05:30 - 14:00
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Sat - Sun 06:00 - 14:00
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Savage, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sort of hidden a couple blocks west of downtown Savage. Café looks on the outside like a conversion from an old trucker shop, not very impressive. But you get inside and find solid service, reasonable prices, and great food. A favorite wit truckers and locals, the kind of home-style place that is almost always a good bet. Breakfast hash browns... More 

Thank williamnM6773GM
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Windmill Café is a little hole in the wall place. If you blink your eyes driving by you will miss it. The food is excellent, great for breakfast. There is not a lot of seating so you get some special attention from the service staff.

Thank Frank L
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Home style old fashioned place with friendly service and good food. Had the breakfast special and reminds me of home.

Thank DLLH
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Not much to look at from the outside, yet this little stop was sure worth the trip. The nicest most efficient soft spoken waitress was 'Johnny on the spot' with water and coffee and refills on both. The cooks prepared food perfectly. We had the Windmill special which had a bit of everything: juice, eggs, french toast, ham and hash... More 

Thank robertrmpls1
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The Windmill Cafe is your classic breakfast spot! If you are looking for a great breakfast this is your spot! The best chicken fried steak, no question! Portions are very generous and prices are dirt cheap! Go check out this little gem in Savage and enjoy a great breakfast!

Thank TyrianLannister
Bloomington, Minnesota
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250 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We have driven past this place many times over the years and finally stopped in. Don't let the outside fool you - it's a good place to eat. We went for breakfast on a Saturday morning and it was packed. I had the french toast with eggs and sausage - very good, and my husband had the eggs benedict with... More 

1 Thank Theresa989
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Better get there early if you want a good seat for breakfast. The roast beef and turkey dinners are like you would find years ago all over America but seem gone today. Home Cooking!

Thank 791kingc
Savage, Minnesota
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We've lived in Savage for almost 14 years and had yet to visit the icon of the Windmill Cafe. Built in 1964 and serving breakfast and lunch for all those years means the folks there know what they are doing. We stopped for breakfast (your typical short breakfast menu items) and had a great time. From the welcome at the... More 

Thank JennJ15
Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We went here for a traditional American breakfast. It seems to be a bit like a trucker stop that's popular with the locals. Breakfast was very good, everything we ordered was tasty and the free coffee refills are all good too.

Thank Rezzzident
Savage, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Great restaurant for breakfast. Good food and generally good service. May have to wait to get a table on Sunday morning since they are very busy..

Thank Rich G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5367 Highway 13 W, Savage, MN 55378-1210
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Savage
  • Phone Number: +1 952-895-1869

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