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Tendermaid Sandwich Shop

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American, Diner
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217 4th Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912-3307
+1 507-437-7907
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Rochester, MN
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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

great little joint with yummy tendermaids and gigantic, delicious malts 👍 wonderful chat with the owners too 😊

1 Thank Cindy K M
Rochester, Minnesota
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

In Austin for a funeral, stopped by for a quick lunch. Many fond memories of this place. Love how they are keeping it as original as possible and still serve the simple quick, great food they have for generations. Love it.

1 Thank EkimHackensackMn
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Being a fan of Maid Rite, this place looked intriguing, with the loose meat sandwich. Talking to the owner (she was working the counter as well), we found out that this restaurant has always been a Tendermaid (since 1938!). The sandwiches were very good, better than most of the Maid Rites I have had (and I have had lots of... More 

1 Thank BigfootMN
Austin, Minnesota
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A classic diner in downtown Austin. Loose meat sandwiches, great malts. Menu is not fancy but good is great.

1 Thank tkcarlson912
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a fun, simple place for great "loose meat" burgers, soups, and shakes. Love to take visitors there. They talk about Tendermaid for years!

1 Thank Tedd M
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Favorite place for loose meat sandwich!! As Sarah the owner stated today, this is a very healthy way to have hamburger! Small place that has super service & atmosphere! Malts & shakes are great also!! If in Austin stop here for a quick bite after visiting the Spam museum!!

1 Thank Marsha K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I try to get to the Tendermaid as much as I can. Their sandwiches are like no other that I've ever had. The owners are super nice and always give you service with a smile. If you have never ate here I recommend that you do!

Thank Kristopher K
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Good to stop in a couple times a year. The malts are better than the famous sandwiches (in my opinion).

Thank Amy S
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I have been a customer for over 50 years. Used to go to Tendermaid as a child and ALWAYS find time to drop by for a Cheesbuger and Shake when in town. Homey and unchanged after all of these years. The most pleasant diner that I have ever visited. Where else are you served a burger with a spoon?

Thank 697edwarddh
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176 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped here today for the first time. It is a 20 x 20 store and fresh malts and unique ground beef burgers served in five minutes. Love the photo and indoor decor:))

Thank Froomcat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 10
American, Diner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 4th Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 507-437-7907
1950'S style malt & burger shop, featuring loose meat burgers and delicious hand dipped malts & shakes.

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