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Kay's Kitchen

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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303 College Ave N, Saint Joseph, MN 56374-9828
+1 320-557-0030
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 05:30 - 20:00
Sat 06:30 - 20:30
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127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were attending a track meet at St. John's and looked on Trip Advisor for a place to eat afterwards and Kay's Kitchen did not disappoint! It is a nice hometown type diner/restaurant with friendly service and good food. I gave it a 4 because the floor was literally covered with food and right behind us was a cart filled... More 

Thank MNClean
Cold Spring, Minnesota, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the history of the cafe. Have visisted since my college days. Great home cooking. Fantastic pie!

Thank Chuck K
Avon, Minnesota
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Known for their pie and Sunday buffet brunch. Prices are reasonable, but quality on the buffet is variable. A local favorite for years.

Thank jweb2017a
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Comfort food with friendly service. This is the place that former students of the two local colleges always come back to 30 years later and the same locals are still there,

Thank Jon P
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Their brunch is incredible. I have never had a bad experience here and have gone a dozen times in my college experience. They get busy, so as long as you are understanding, you will have a great time. Their pie is incredible.

Thank Theresa C
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This seems to be a local favorite but the food is really hit or miss. Some nights there is a buffet available but the items on it are not the same (chicken night = chicken but then the other items change at will; only the salad bar is consistent). Speaking of desserts, what a HUGE disappointment. The pie here used... More 

Thank NotAFoodSnobFromNY
St. Joseph, mn
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I've been to Kay's 3 times now in the past 2 years and all 3 visits were very disappointing. The service is EXTREMELY slow. My pancakes were burned as was my daughter's Belgian waffle. The salad bar was out of several salads that were not replaced (it was only 6pm) and the ice cream machine was broken...The other 2 visits... More 

Thank Jodi P
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was fresh, hot with good service! I couldn't ask for anything more. I had an omelet with crispy on the outside hash browns and LOVED it. We will be back.

Thank Vicki N
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Kay's Kitchen has been a tradition for years. No matter what time of day we go, we order breakfast. Because it's the best. You can't go wrong!!

Thank Shemoma
Saint Joseph, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A great family place to eat, friendly people and great food. The prices are great and great town to visit.

Thank Barb G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 College Ave N, Saint Joseph, MN 56374-9828
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: +1 320-557-0030
Winner of best breakfast in central Minnesota!
At Kay's Kitchen we pride ourselves on home cooked food from scratch, fast friendly service, and homemade pie! Our best breakfast is served all day, along with our lunch and dinner options! Be sure to try our lunch buffet!

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