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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” (40 reviews)
“prime rib” (33 reviews)
“trout” (23 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-4397
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We used a groupon and had a nice visit and meal. We had walleye and shrimp. Meal was tasty and waitress atttentive with just enough service and anticipaton of our needs. A gentleman responsible for selling booze kept bothering us with angles/attempts to get us...More

Thank SojournMN
Reviewed 7 October 2017

If you are looking for Prime Rib in the Twin Cities - or the surrounding burbs, there is one KING. I have been to many.places who proclaim "great" prime rib. Jax Cafe on University Avenue north and east of down town is superb. PERIOD. Wonderful...More

1  Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 27 September 2017

3 of us dined, for Tues eve dinner. We ordered a bottle of Trefethen Red Blend. Very nice wine, $54/bottle. Two of us ordered crusted walleye, which came with a lemon butter sauce. Exquisite! The best walleye I've had all season. It was lightly crusted,...More

Thank kirbyfredstpaul
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The hosts were very accommodating when I made reservations way in advance of the date of our visit. I requested the garden, dependent on the weather. When we arrived, we were set up outside and the garden was lovely. We are a group of ten...More

Thank LittleManitou
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I have been to Jax several times over the years including the Sunday brunch. We went there Saturday evening after attending the MN Gopher game with several friends. We we seated about 15 minutes before our reservation, witch was very nice. We sat for the...More

1  Thank RRH01
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Jax Cafe has a very nice patio, probably one of the nicest in the city. The menu is pricey and the place is old style but it is worth the trip. There is a nice parking lot nearby so parking is usually not a problem....More

Thank Tristan L
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We had a gift card for Jax Cafe, so took our kids for dinner. We made reservations, so our table was ready when we arrived. They have a full bar and decent beer & wine selection. Our waitress took our order and our food came...More

Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Where else can you catch your own trout from a stream and have it cooked up for lunch? We had a blast doing just that at this iconic restaurant that's been around for 90 years as evidenced by the framed menus hanging on the wall....More

Thank bsguitar
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is such an amazing experience, great old school atmosphere, tremendous service and incredible food all rolled into one. Everyone should who loves dining out should experience Jax once. I promise you go back again and again

Thank hookheath
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Pricey, but great food and service - and really outstanding if you can sit in the beautiful, walled garden. Also an excellent weekend brunch.

Thank brianbalk
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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?
25 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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