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Maxwell's American Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1201 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1266
+1 612-354-7085
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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440 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there during a Happy Hour and found seating to be fast and courteous. Beers were reduced along with appetizers. Had eaten here years ago and had remembered the wings and waffle fries to be top notch so I ordered those...Wings seemed much more plain then I had remembered but the waffle fries dipping sauce was the best...

Alameda, California
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189 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner and had a great experience. Outstanding beer selection with local brands featured prominently. My husband had a sandwich and I had fish and chips. Portions were HUGE! And tasty. Great service from really nice, knowledgeable staff.

Thank Roberta5261
Minneapolis , MN
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This place is a good old fashioned "stand by" for a place to grab lunch or dinner on the east side of downtown near US Bank Stadium. It's pub style food in my book but they deliver on good american style burgers and crosscut fries with the seasoned sour cream. When you can find multiple styles of buffalo anything it's... More 

Thank DjC121
eagan, mn
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stopped here before the Metallica concert and had the wings and a couple of burgers. The food was served hot, tasted great, plus they had pitchers of beer reasonably priced.

Thank snickpen
Hudson, Wisconsin
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This has become our spot for drinks and appetizers after work. If you arrive before 6 pm they have happy hour specials. We always order chicken nachos to share and a round of drinks!

Thank savemoneyandhavefun
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We live close by and stop by for the happy hour specials. Smoked dry rub wings are awesome. Cheesecurds are really good too.

Thank Mike W
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I was staying at Courtyard Marriott Downtown in Minneapolis, and this place was given good reviews on Trip Advisor. I only had to walk a couple of blocks from the hotel to get there. The room is small, but I got there at five pm on a Thursday when only a few tables were taken. The waitress was friendly and... More 

Thank Jim M
Aberdeen, South Dakota
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Just had Hawaiian burger. Excellent. And a Surly Furious. Excellent. Looks like a fun place when a crowd is around. I will be back.

Thank vikingragnar
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Maxwell's American Cafe is a long-time presence on Washington Ave. S. just east of downtown Minneapolis. I used to eat here occasionally when I worked in the area in the early to mid '90s. It's been updated a bit since then but some things thankfully haven't changed: a nice selection of beers on draught, a menu full of hearty and... More 

Thank Jason L
Eagan, Minnesota
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We were staying at a nearby hotel and Maxwell's was recommended by hotel staff. So happy we ate there. The food was fantastic, and lots of drink choices too.

Thank Loriontherun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1266
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-354-7085

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