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Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

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114 S 9th St, Foshay Tower, Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3308
+1 612-339-6399
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06:30 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 20:00
Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Fargo, North Dakota
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my fourth time brunching at Keys while in msp for the weekend. We absolutely love the caramel rolls, best buttermilk pancakes we've come across and one of our all time favorite bloody Mary's! I almost always have the breakfast sandwich on a bagel and it's perfection. Reasonable prices and great service! highly recommend.

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Thank Quartleryvacationer
Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
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169 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place for some homemade items. Service was quick, food came out fast and we all enjoyed everything. The only problem is that this place is loud. It was a great breakfast, but it was so nice to get out of the noise....my head was starting to ring.

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Thank Randy B
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only thing Key's on 9th has going for it is a cool location. That's it. The place is dirty, the interior desperately needs a face-lift and the food is terrible. I had eggs over medium and sourdough toast. How could you screw that up? Here's how: Start with cheap ingredients, add an indifferent short-order cook and "voila," you've got... More 

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Winnipeg
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here for Saturday brunch and the food was basically what you would expect if you stopped at a roadside diner. It isn't mind blowing, but it isn't terrible. The steak sandwich which I got was cooked well, however was lacking in the seasoning department, it didn't have a whole lot of flavor whatsoever. The service was great, and... More 

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Thank yoshigrams
Andover, Minnesota, United States
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Keys are know for their food, freshly made unique dishes. They also have super friendly wait staff. I've been to a couple of them and the Minneapolis location is no different. Always a great experience.

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Thank Toni A
Minneapolis, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food for a great price. The hot beef sandwich is to die for. The breakfast is for growing boys! what can I say, you wont go hungry out the door. The happy hour is happy till 7, a nice thing.

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Thank Manny H
Houston TX, Elkhart Lake WI
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

$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 

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Thank TXFROMWI
Minneapolis, MN
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Just hit Keys for dinner. One burger had a rock hard bun, buffalo wings were burned, cole slaw inedible, fries were way too salted and spiced. Nothing tasted good, such a surprise for Keys. It wasn't busy inside but I counted six delivery people stop in for orders while we were there. Maybe that's all they care about anymore. Our... More 

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Sioux Falls
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
06:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 20:00
Thursday
06:30 - 20:00
Friday
06:30 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 S 9th St, Foshay Tower, Marquette Avenue South, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?