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Ideal Diner

American, Diner
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1314 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1515
+1 612-789-7630
06:00 - 16:00
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Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat - Thu 06:00 - 16:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank lhauser57
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 tight but it is definitely worth stopping by and grabbing breakfast or lunch.

Thank Loren K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 also good. Occasionally I go with my equally faithful coworkers, but going solo offers the... More 

Thank Steve P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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893 reviews
653 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Stopped in for lunch seats about 15 and stands another 6 good selection with excellent prices you are right in the kitchen watching everything being cooked.

Thank surestop
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Our daughter said best pancakes ever, so 3 of us went at 1045 am on a Saturday morning. First off, very small place maybe seats 16 people. So we had to wait, standing room only. they asked us if we wanted coffee so we did. then a few minutes later they gave us menus. We ordered, then realized that everyone... More 

Thank ntqnut
Flagstaff, Arizona
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I love a great breakfast and so few places have a great breakfast for a great price anymore! I am in town for a quick weekend and my bestie brought me here, because she knows how much I love an atmosphere such as this. Food was perfect, I don't think you could get anything bad there, and then we topped... More 

Thank enestvmel
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Not enough good things I can write about this little greasy spoon. There is a ton of care and attention to each and every order. Belly up to the bar and enjoy a fantastic breakfast.

1 Thank philjonesminneapolis
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326 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Neat place but incredibly small. Friendly service. Recommend the omelets, the hash browns, and sausage links. Decent coffee.

Thank weyl-59
Franklin, United States
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207 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This small diner only sees a limited number of people at the counter. However, the food is well worth any wait. This is a great breakfast place.

Thank David K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 16:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?