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Ideal Diner

1314 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1515
+1 612-789-7630
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“goulash” (4 reviews)
“pancakes” (3 reviews)
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American, Diner
1314 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1515
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This little diner on Central Ave can be easily missed if you blink but is worth a stop for that classic Diner breakfast meal. they serve breakfast all day and have sandwiches & burgers. The place is pretty small with 15-stools, most facing the grill...More

Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

If you're in a super big hurry, and the diner is full, you may want to try again another day. If you can wait, you can expect to have excellent quality food that is made fresh to order. Have some coffee, read the paper, relax;...More

Thank SadiByrd
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The ideal prides themselves in making everyone feel like a regular. Every regular knows that the Ideal is great for a group of 2 maybe 3 people maximum. Its counter service only and you may have to wait for seats to open. The wait is...More

Thank Pinkhouseliz
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

OMG a hole in the wall with a serious filling and 13 stools! 😋 Feasted on the Nordeast Omelette and Babygirl had the Country Fried Steak; oh the melt in your mouth goodness of those pancakes were amazing. I watched the chef cook everybody's food...More

Thank Justmari69
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This iconic throw back to the 1950’s is everything you think it should be. Eating at the counter. Experiencing the Neighborhood of artists, blue collar, white collar and retirees. All craving home cooked meals, corn beef hash, goulash, fresh burgers, soups and large breakfast menu...More

Thank robertrmpls1
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Since 1949, this institution on Central Avenue and Broadway in NE Minneapolis has been serving up traditional comfort food in a clean no frills diner. Only stools to sit on at the counter and no restroom on premises, this cash only joint serves meals piping...More

Thank robertrmpls1
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

It's a great throw back, simple, and inexpensive diner. It's one of my favorite places to eat in the cities.

Thank Gophers92
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, super friendly wait staff and amazing food, pancakes and hash browns are awesome. Looking forward to returning.

Thank lhauser57
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The owners are down the street from us and are super nice people. That being said, even if I didn't know them the food is very much done from scratch and right in front of you. It's not super fast and the space is pretty...More

Thank Loren K
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I work about 3 blocks from Ideal and try to get there once a week. I'm known as the omelette guy since I usually repeat my first order of sausage and colby cheese omelette with some type of potatoes. The goulash, soup and burgers are...More

Thank Steve P
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Restaurant Details

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American, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1314 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1515
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-789-7630
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