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Jax Cafe

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1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-4397 (20th Avenue)
+1 612-789-7297
10:00 - 21:00
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank emeott
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

There's nothing edgy or trendy about this place. If you're looking for that old world, cozy Supper club feel, you'll find it here. The service is good and the food as well. They have some private dining options, and the staff is very helpful in setting up menu options for large parties.

Thank Sheehanphoto
Roseville, Minnesota
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

My wife and I met another couple for dinner an Jax before the Viking/Cowboys game on a Thursday and had a wonderful time. Very pleasant atmosphere and great service. Our dinners were outstanding. I had grilled jumbo shrimp which was preceded by Jax calm chowder and my wife had the crab cake appetizer. My chowder was ok, I do better... More 

Thank Thaddeus W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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419 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed it very much. I would go back. I was at an event, and the food was good.. the steak was great.. but one minor thing... with a place like that I expected more on one thing... the gravy tasted like it was out of a can. not very good at all

Thank amorace
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Jax is an excellent place for lunch or dinner. There is a wide choice of meat dishes that are well prepared; they are served with care and attention. This is a place to go to for meetings, for friends, or for business conferences. And their Sunday Brunch is quite extensive and varied. We will certainly go back.

1 Thank Gabriel W
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I wanted to love Jax- history, the location, the patio, but the we had a terrible experience. We found the food to be mediocre and paid over $100 for an appetizer (Jax rolls?) Which were good, the oscar burger and a specialty salad. My oscar burger was cold and my husbands shrimp and cheese curds were boarder line frozen when... More 

Thank srjuris
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Superb service ,Nice atmosphere and most important, great tasty menu selection. I have had business lunches and family dinners at JAX CAFE And I have always enjoyed my visit , The specials are creative and extremely tasty , the steak selection is enjoyable, The New York Strip is a must. The service is extremely superb ! The staff and the... More 

1 Thank Robert K
Edina, Minnesota
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I have been going to Jax Cafe for special occasions since 1952.........it opened in the 30s but we didn't move to Minneapolis until 1952. Through all those years it has always continued to please and we have celebrated many family events here. Ask for a table near the window to enjoy eating while looking at the garden. Top choices are... More 

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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
USD 30 - USD 40
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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