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Jax Cafe

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1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-4397 (20th Avenue)
+1 612-789-7297
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just came back from Easter Brunch. It is sad when a staple Restaurant is sliding down hill so fast. Today the Bacon was burnt bad. The Salad was mush, The Salmon was bland, on flavor. And good staples missing from last year. This was are 3rd year in a row and sliding fast. There are a lot better for 43.50... More 

Thank Jeffrey G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Twin Cities staple, Jax has offered classic cuisine for decades in a charming red brick building in northeast. It offers lovely outdoor dining in warm weather, and a cozy wood-paneled interior when it is not. Jax has some delicious, unique starter salads that vary with the season... don't miss them! I had scallops, my husband prime rib. Scallops were... More 

Thank findeerror
Excelsior, Minnesota
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183 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went back again for the great prime rib and were not disappointed. It was done to perfection. We split a 20 ounce piece which was more than enough for two; The Caesar was great as usual. Friends has Scallops and the smaller cut of prime - both excellent. I must say that the service was not up to previous... More 

Thank Steve55331
York, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for lunch. Received excellent food and service. I got the walleye that was crusted with crushed Ritz crackers. It was really good. I would recommend this place!

Thank YorkHavenDave
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jax Cafe has been serving the Twin Cities since the 1930's, and I hope it remains for many more decades. There are few places these days that offer good food and good service at a reasonable price in a quiet atmosphere with free parking. Jax does just that. Stop by for Happy Hour too. You'll be glad you read this... More 

Thank MiMolly
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't been here for years, but it hasn't changed a bit. The decor is elegant 1930s, well maintained. Our party included a vegan who doesn't eat garlic or onions, a vegetarian who needs gluten-free choices, another vegetarian, the Midwest's most dedicated carnivore, and me, paying lip service to diabetic needs. And we each found more than enough options to... More 

Thank Jeanne G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure I want to pay the premium, though service and food were great. Plenty of parking in their lot across the street, even on busy Saturday evening. 2nd best onion soup I've had (Porterhouse still champ). Delicious walleye. Delicious ribs with equally delicious (though a bit spicy) sauce. Yummy desserts. But including well-deserved 20% tip, I find $80 apiece... More 

Thank brianbalk
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Such a great meal, with lots of choices, and very friendly staff. Everyone must make it here at least once.

Thank Judy G
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had a family celebration of our 70th birthdays here. Food and service was wonderful even though we had late guests.

Thank LoisMinneapolis
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a jem last of the greats. Food is amazing. Not over priced. Found in the neighborhood of Minneapolis. For that special day this is the place

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-4397
    (20th Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-789-7297