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Wally's Roast Beef

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8120 Penn Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431-1358
+1 952-884-4349
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Bloomington, United States
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126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their hours are pretty limited if you are a traveler; only open until 3:00 pm on the weekdays. If you can make it in (and find it if you are from out-of-town) you will be rewarded with genuine people and a great product. I loved that roast beef sandwich, but my wife does not like anything rare. You can order... More 

Thank David K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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427 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has been around since 1969. I just visited and had a sandwich for the first time ever. I am going back. Quaint little diner tucked in a big office building now.

Thank amorace
minneapolis, mn
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Really great local place to eat. Great food and very friendly staff. Roast beef is delicious but specials look good too.

Thank asunde
Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Great homespun cafeteria feel. Comfort food in the form of roast beef sandwiches (better than Arby's), burgers and fries better than BK or Mc's, you get the idea. The owners are ever present making sure every customer is happy. Go find that feeling at a chain. Worth the trip.

Thank tomroyston
Farmington, Minnesota
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Wally's for lunch since are open 11 to 366 days a week but not Sunday. We went on the advice of a friend who had eaten here when they were a child. The place is been open since 1969. We were served and spoken to at length by Jeff the owner.The Decour is very... More 

Thank CV64MM
Mankato, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I love roast beef commercials/hot sandwiches. Had a couple of bad experiences in ordering these at other restaurants. so I thought I would try wally's FAMOUS roast beef after dropping my son and family off at the airport. Bad mistake!!!! First it is a fast food restaurant, that's ok I guess if the food is good. It was awful.... Most... More 

Thank mn_connie
Austin, Texas
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118 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This place, hidden inside an office building, promised to be a good find. Instead, I'm terribly disappointed. The friendly service is the only redeeming factor. The food was disappointing. Go to Arby's. You'll get a roast beef sandwich that is tastier, juicier and even warmer! (Mine was dry, lukewarm and flavorless.) The fries weren't bad, but I can get good... More 

Thank texasbrian
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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446 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This is a classic traditional hamburger place with the roast beef taking center stage. The roast beef sandwich is a similar size to an Arby's but with twice the flavor. I had the onion rings which were great and they also serve shakes. I can recommend the horse raddish sauce. This is a great place for lunch but it is... More 

Thank Funtraveler2014
Bloomington, Minnesota
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84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This isn't even in the same league with other faster food places - keep in mind it is a diner in office building. The roast beef is so tender, lean and flavorful. Loved the mashed potatoes too. Good service with a smile. If you are ever in the area and need a fast meal that doesn't taste fast, you must... More 

Thank Boorad68
Round Lake, Illinois
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Went there for late lunch with my family. We got 3 different roast beef sandwiches and a wally's Meatloaf sandwich. Roast beef was great, so was the meatloaf but it was on the dry side. Only reason I am giving them 4 star is because they don't offer any thing to add to their sandwiches like vegetables or sauces, as... 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
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8120 Penn Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431-1358
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 952-884-4349

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?