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Bad Waitress Breakfast Joint & Coffee Shop

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2 E. 26th St. at Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
+1 612-872-7575
07:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Suffield, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The "Bad Waitress" is a unique restaurant with unique service. The name appears to be a reversed "pun" which appears to mean for you, -- the patron -- to grab a pad & pencil, fill it out, bring to the counter, pay ... And, only then will good food & service await & be brought out to your table --... More 

Thank 583yvonne
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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741 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We went there for breakfast on a Friday morning, and it was lots of People there. One has to Write what one is going to have from the menue and then walk to the Counter With the order. The Food and drinks are taken to the table by the very Nice and friendly waitress.The Food is good and the portions... More 

Thank Ingeborg56
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

You just fill out a order sheet at your table and bring up to the counter and pay. They bring the food to your table when ready. Fun decorations.

Thank wanttobetraveler
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Spicy Mexican, not typical in Minnesota. Salad looked like a work of art. Amusing staff. Breakfast serving could serve two easily.

Thank nette272015
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Loved the concept of the restaurant and it's tongue in cheek operations. There were only two complaints, the vegan in our party could not get his french fries cooked in oil that hadn't seen meat. My grief was with the bacon. Too rubbery and fatty.

Thank weefoodtour
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

What a great time we had! As we were waiting for our waitress to come take our order we looked on the table and saw a pad of paper on which to write your order and take to the cashier. Prior to that, we thought we understood where the name originated. We were starting to get a little irritated but... More 

Thank Michael T
Virginia USA
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121 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This restaurant has a strange name but there is nothing strange about the great service and delicious food. The decor is very 50's but the food is definitely for a Foodie.

Thank FlashVirginiaUSA
Winnipeg, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I guess with a name like this we should have known better but I think it's fair to expect at least decent food given the really high prices. It's a really funky, eclectic place that you really want to like but the lousy food and slow service means we won't go back The bacon on my breakfast sandwich had the... More 

Thank wpg_couple
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with a friend after visiting the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. It was only a 5 minute walk. We were pleasantly surprised by the great variety of foods on the menu. There is a friendly atmosphere and a unique way of ordering food. I thought the veggie wrap was delicious. Will definitely return to try some of... More 

Thank CityCindy
St. Paul, MN
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Fun diner vibe inside, casual tables outside! This is a great place to go for a quick bite on "Eat Street". The Bad Waitress offers lots of local and organic food and supports the local economy and environment through their responsible practices. They aren't a vegetarian restaurant, but we love the vegetarian and vegan options available! With sandwiches, wraps, soups... More 

Thank StPaulSuzy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 E. 26th St. at Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-872-7575

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