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Axel's Restaurant

1318 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN 55150-1414
+1 651-686-4840
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“popovers” (51 reviews)
“bull bites” (13 reviews)
“pop overs” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1318 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN 55150-1414
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Reviewed yesterday

The popovers are enough. A quiet ambiance enhanses the flavor of everything. "Doc" takes time to personally thanks folks for coming. Prime rib, steaks, walleye, and more done to perfection and served by fine, friendly waiters&waitresses. Parking easy. A bit pricey but so worth it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank somerstuga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Axels was a GREAT place to experience some of Minnesota's BEST cuisine. A unique dining experience with some Fantastic food and Exquisite atmosphere. One of the best restaurants we have had the pleasure of dining at.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dlwipp7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Axels is a favorite place of mine to dine. The food is outstanding as is the atmosphere and wait staff.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank bonnie3661
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I love going to Axel's for the crab legs, but only at this location and when Greta is our server! The food is great, the atmosphere is comfortable, and the service is fantastic!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tina M
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Dan the waiter was great! You cant miss ordering the fresh caught walleye as I have enjoyed all three - Parmesan crusted, almond crusted and simply broiled. The popovers are unique and very tasty with the maple butter. Great for lunch or dinner!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tim5757
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Excellent food and server was fantastic ... will go back. We loved the atmosphere and feel of the place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robin C
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Friends took us here as a "farewell and thanks for visiting" last supper and we were impressed and happy. Menu has good variety of fish and steaks and ribs and pasta. service was excellent. Drinks were excellent. Atmosphere excellent. Deserts excellent! Only problem is that...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kenmac1
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Really good steaks. Really bad sea scallops that smelled and tasted very fishy and not fresh at all. Soup was mediocre. Pasta tasteless, undercooked. Little if any atmosphere. This place could pass for an Elks Lodge rather than a restaurant. Not happy with the food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 960cliffordc
Reviewed October 1, 2018

My husband and I were looking forward to a birthday dinner for him, and we chose Axel's in Mendota. I have been there prior for lunch or dinner and have always been pleased with the food and service. Not so this time. The service was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank joan2br
Reviewed September 27, 2018

A classmate set up our lucnheon of three friends, spouses and his brother and his wife for this special reaurant to talk over old times. This was a wonderful place to have a luch where everyone could be heard and enjoy a good meal. I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JimK2638
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July 18, 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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