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Axel's Restaurant

1318 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN 55150-1414
+1 651-686-4840
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“popovers” (35 reviews)
“bull bites” (11 reviews)
“walleye” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1318 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN 55150-1414
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner. We really like the complementary huge pop overs with cinnamon butter. I ordered walleye dinner with wild rice and string beans. The walleye portion is big. Wild rice mixed with Spinach--well seasoned and soft. string beans were also well seasoned...More

Thank ldjsun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in recently for a first time dinner with colleagues and WOW what a surprise. The chef did awesome job preparing the walleye and in fact everyone at the table enjoyed it. It was prepared absolutely awesome and tasted wonderful. Great work Chef!

1  Thank 07BigBlue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have several top breakfast spots in Minneapolis, many. It's a total mistake if you've missed this. I've been here 10+times for breakfast on Sunday. No Buffett none needed. Most expensive thing is 20.00 off the breakfast menu. My favorite: Bull Bites, steak tenderloin two...More

1  Thank kevinsold
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently had a 3 hour layover in Minneapolis and friends picked me up to go have an early dinner at Axel's in Mendota Heights, across the Mississippi River. We had a marvelous meal. Our server was friendly and guided us through the menu options,...More

Thank VivaMexicoLiz
Reviewed 13 September 2017

One of our favorites for us as a couple, with family or my retiree lunch group. Great menu and wonderful Happy Hour stop and appetizers at the bar. Terrific staff with Dan B. your congenial host and our favorite mixologist Joyce. Always great presentation in...More

Thank Fred P
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Axel's is a nice restaurant that is a cut above, but still has that relaxed atmosphere. They also have a good bar with knowledgeable and friendly staff. The bull bites are their famous appetizer. Nicely seasoned and cooked beef bites with a peppercorn sauce for...More

Thank jonp276
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Please note: I sent an email to the Axel's corporate website to be fair and give them a chance to respond; to date, no response yet! Went to Mendota's Axel's for a belated birthday celebration on 8/30; very disappointed in the service (food was great,...More

Thank Cori P
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I had all you can eat snow crab which is a special on Tuesdays. Service was great food was really good! Will go back for sure

Thank Carla O
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Last night a group of ladies went to Axels for a special event. We had some special dietary needs that were not unusual (gluten and other). Unfortunately our server could not identify for a fact what would be gluten free on the menu (Nothing was...More

Thank Mimiinthecity0407
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This place has very good food, the decor is very classy and has great service as well. We went on a Tuesday around 6:45 and it was very busy. We did make reservations and were seated right away though. They have all you can eat...More

Thank Kyleodey
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Michael R
18 July 2016|
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Response from MNWanderers123 | Reviewed this property |
I just have them a call and they said "yep." I would imagine that it isn't very cheap but that is just a guess. The food is good. The atmosphere is sort of like a supper club.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1318 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN 55150-1414 (Formerly Axel's River Grille)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mendota
  • Phone Number: +1 651-686-4840
Axel's River Grille is a casual fine dining establishment offering grilled steaks, chops, & seafood. As well as pastas, salads, and fresh in house made soups and desserts! Axel's offer THE best Walleye in town. This is the place where people come by choice, not chance. Axel's also offers a large selection of fine wines, including a reserve list. Also offering a scotch and whiskey selection like no other. Come out and indulge in a drink list that features the most unique and flavorful libations around. Axel's feature a made to order brunch every Sunday from 10:00am - 2:00pm featuring $.99 glasses of champagne and mimosas. And every Sunday starting at 4:00 pm treat yourself to 1/2 price bottles of wine (20% off our reserve list!). Join Axel's Monday through Friday from 3:00pm - 6:00pm for Happy Hour ($2.00 off all drinks as well as a fantastic food menu). Axel's River Grille is the place where everybody knows your name!!
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