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Windmill Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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5367 Highway 13 W, Savage, MN 55378-1210
+1 952-895-1869
05:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 05:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 14:00
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The Windmill Cafe is your classic breakfast spot! If you are looking for a great breakfast this is your spot! The best chicken fried steak, no question! Portions are very generous and prices are dirt cheap! Go check out this little gem in Savage and enjoy a great breakfast!

Thank TyrianLannister
Bloomington, Minnesota
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226 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We have driven past this place many times over the years and finally stopped in. Don't let the outside fool you - it's a good place to eat. We went for breakfast on a Saturday morning and it was packed. I had the french toast with eggs and sausage - very good, and my husband had the eggs benedict with... More 

Thank Theresa989
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Better get there early if you want a good seat for breakfast. The roast beef and turkey dinners are like you would find years ago all over America but seem gone today. Home Cooking!

Thank 791kingc
Savage, Minnesota
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We've lived in Savage for almost 14 years and had yet to visit the icon of the Windmill Cafe. Built in 1964 and serving breakfast and lunch for all those years means the folks there know what they are doing. We stopped for breakfast (your typical short breakfast menu items) and had a great time. From the welcome at the... More 

Thank JennJ15
Dublin, Ireland
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We went here for a traditional American breakfast. It seems to be a bit like a trucker stop that's popular with the locals. Breakfast was very good, everything we ordered was tasty and the free coffee refills are all good too.

Thank Rezzzident
Savage, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Great restaurant for breakfast. Good food and generally good service. May have to wait to get a table on Sunday morning since they are very busy..

Thank Rich G
Eagan, Minnesota
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is a great place for a breakfast meal. The prices are very reasonable. The relatively small space ensures that the service staff keeps your coffee mug full. The menu is a typical breakfast menu, however, I felt like the portions were large. The restaurant area was neat and clean, however the decor is dated.

Thank williamrE6870OT
Twin Cities, MN
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161 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This nondescript and slightly decrepit concrete building has been serving breakfast in the middle of a dusty dirt parking lot for ages. The Windmill itself hasn't functioned in years. Upon entering the decor is simple and slightly depressing. Families with small children and the hard surfaces produce a never ending din. I sat myself and waited. And waited. There was... More 

Thank Dead Skunk S
Savage, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

not high style more 60's dinner.but breakfast is fast large and fresh.love neighborhood atmosphere. don't be mislead by the exterior food ios top notch

Thank gardenguymn
Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

I almost hate to review this place because I don't want it to be more packed than it already is! Incredibly reasonable pricing and fantastic food. If you're into soft-music and ambiance, this is not for you. If you like great food, and friendly people in an environment that's a bit crusty, come on in. Don't let the exterior fool... More 

Thank Jay D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5367 Highway 13 W, Savage, MN 55378-1210
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Savage
  • Phone Number: +1 952-895-1869

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