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Jax Cafe

1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-4397
+1 612-789-7297
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (52 reviews)
“prime rib” (34 reviews)
“trout” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-4397
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed a pleasant evening with family on the patio at Jax Cafe in Minneapolis. This was my fourth time to visit Jax Cafe and as expected they did not disappoint. We arrived early and enjoyed before six starter, our meals were perfectly prepared, and the...More

Thank INmidwife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for our first time & were hoping to get a bite to eat & a drink at the bar........apparently that wasn't going to happen on an empty bar with MaryJo.....won't be back!

Thank Michon K
Reviewed 1 week ago

'Twas an intimate group of about 250 folks following a beautiful ceremony in Nordeast Minneapolis. Jax has an upstairs party room; unfortunately no elevator and lots of stairs, but it is worth the climb. Ample parking in Jax's own lot across the street from this...More

Thank Thaddeus W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time. Our appetizers were delicious we had perogies and crab cakes. The perogies were so light yet full of flavor the crab cakes were served with a delicious broiled tomato slice and a sauce that complimented both wonderfully such nice big...More

Thank Chuckandkim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the brunch we had last Sunday. We went with a car club. The food choices were wide and exquisite. The only complaint heard from several was that it was FREEZING in our room.

Thank compgal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jax Cafe in Minneapolis is my favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities. I go there for the beef...there are plenty of other items to choose from, however, I don't go any farther than the steaks...have NEVER had a bad steak or prime rib at Jax....More

Thank ccs9003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recently had brunch buffet with a party (of 10) at Jax's . The setting is very pleasant, lovely patio as well. The service was competant--no seconds on coffee, although, the bottomless mimosas kept coming like clockwork; he did take discarded plates away quickly....More

Thank judi070
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveled to Minneapolis on business back in February and had the opportunity to dine at Jax Cafe. Our steaks were cooked well and the pierogi appetizer was a fun "local" treat. Service was attentive and friendly and the atmosphere (that of an old-school steakhouse) was...More

Thank mjswims27
Reviewed March 5, 2018

I've been to Jax many times over the years, even for an event upstairs. I've never been disappointed in the food, ambiance or service. Yesterday, we took some of our friends that ventured north from their usual haunts and we had a glorious brunch. Wonderful...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed February 23, 2018

From the wood paneled bar to the view out in the yard you feel at home at Jax. The staff are very friendly and knowledgable and the steaks are top class. I will be back.

Thank Keith H
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I am Roger McCollough and my wife is Pat; we started our marriage in Minneapolis MN 60 YEARS AGO and now live in San Diego CA. We have eaten at your place many times when we live in Minneapolis and on returning. We again will be eating at your place on TUE, AUG 23 around 6:00PM (Need a reservation) with 3 other people that stood up for us at our wedding! In other words this is a very special occasion! FINALLY A QUESTION: I want one side of a Walleye Pike Fish AND a Small Steak 6 OZ. with masked potatoes and a very small green salad? Perhaps my guests will want the same! I can check with them. QUESTION: How much will that cost per plate? QUESTION: If that is not available what do you suggest be an alternative? We are Wine drinkers and prefer MERLOT Wine what do you have available by the bottle?
July 24, 2016|
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Response from sadieh923 | Reviewed this property |
We just ate at Jax Friday night with friends. ( 56-63 Yr. olds) The food is so amazing! I know they will accommodate any request you have! We asked to sit by the window and did as it was a hot night. I would recommend... More
Sue W
November 21, 2015|
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Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I have not eaten there at lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
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