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685 Excelsior Blvd, Excelsior, MN 55331-1934
+1 952-470-1800
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
685 Excelsior Blvd, Excelsior, MN 55331-1934
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love Maynard’s, the deck in the summer, the variety of the menu is great. They have an awesome happy hour menu and specials. My favorite is the shrimp - light and crispy batter and the mixed vegetables are cooked to perfection. Definitely my go to...More

Thank Leslie L
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I had a steak and baked potato, and both were very good. I like my steak mooing, and it came the way I wanted it. My husband and the other couple we were with also both enjoyed their meals. We were seated promptly and the...More

Thank earrings3
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Good nightlife on Minnetonka. The bartenders are quick, the live music provides an excellent atmosphere, the people are friendly. Will be back.

Thank Nomadic-Route
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We began coming here last summer and find it just as lovely in the winter. Today our server was Casey who is so pleasant and efficient that he must have been there forever. Except he's too young for that! My favorite entree is the Marine...More

Thank LaDonna01
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Whether we come in for brunch, a casual lunch or dinner, or stop by in our boat (or not) in the summer, Maynard's is one of our local favorites. Charming atmosphere, good food and service......and you can't beat it in the summer. Can be very...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Food is reasonably priced and has a very wide selection on their menu. All of the food is good and the portions are big. Maynard's is good for any occasion unless it's super formal. It's casual dining but nice as well. Has a giant Deck...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We were there on a cold night with10 people. It is a big, crowded room with great views of the lake (not relevant at night). The service was deadly slow and inattentive. The food was good but several entrees arrive luke warm rather than hot....More

Thank fredericp378
Jack S, Owner at Maynard's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Hello - My apologies for the poor experience, I would love to get some more information so we can improve on the shortcomings by providing my staff with some feedback. My name is Jack Stevens and I'm the General Manager as well as one of...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Maynard’s on Lake Minnetonka has always got quality food, drinks, and, of course, atmosphere! Situated right on the Lake their Summer business is always crazy, but the food is always great! Good variety of appetizers, salads and entrees! It’s our go-to place for a good...More

Thank EliteEight
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Went there with 3 other couples before going to Old Log Theatre. Shared a seafood salad and the others had the salmon and walleye and they were very pleased. the waitress was very friendly and accommodating. Made a good vodka martini.

Thank June1994
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Front Desk Staff at Holiday Inn Express recommended this place to eat, and it sure was a great recommendation. Beautiful view and wonderful people. Alex our server was excellent. I definitely would recommend this place to anyone--- the food here is delicious.

Thank Sarah H
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Gay L
13 March 2017|
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Response from Jack S | Property representative |
Yes, we do. Available for 11 & under. Thanks!
Jan L
17 December 2015|
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Response from Jack S | Property representative |
Yes we do.
24 July 2015|
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Response from TJfromMN | Reviewed this property |
No, only service animals
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 685 Excelsior Blvd, Excelsior, MN 55331-1934
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Excelsior
  • Phone Number: +1 952-470-1800
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