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Keys Cafe - Nicollet Avenue

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114 S 9th St, Foshay Tower, Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3308
+1 612-339-6399
06:30 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 20:00
Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Macomb, Michigan
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Keys is my favorite brunch stop when out in Minneapolis visiting my sister. Great service, amazing food!! My only recommendation is to get there early on weekends, it gets very busy in there!

Thank ering318
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic spot for food, drinks, and atmosphere in downtown Minneapolis. Great service and food make this a must go if you are anywhere in the area. We had breakfast on a Saturday morning trying the Everything Omelette, cinnamon roll (massive!), and French toast! Also had a delicious homemade Bloody Mary and FRESH squeezed OJ! We are here for two more... More 

Thank Angi_Luis
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate breakfast at Keys on a Friday morning. Even though the restaurant was crowded we were seated immediately. The corned beef hash was delicious. My husband & I shared the hash & an order of 2 pancakes. It was more than enough food for the both of us. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The restaurant's atmosphere is typical... More 

Thank Mesbin
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lively but quiet, mid size restaurant. pleasing art deco motif. Service was prompt and friendly. Had a late dinner then returned the next day to have lunch. Both meals were delicious and plentiful. The desserts look wonderful but we were all too full to try them.

Thank sandysis2017
Fargo, North Dakota
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my fourth time brunching at Keys while in msp for the weekend. We absolutely love the caramel rolls, best buttermilk pancakes we've come across and one of our all time favorite bloody Mary's! I almost always have the breakfast sandwich on a bagel and it's perfection. Reasonable prices and great service! highly recommend.

Thank Quartleryvacationer
Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
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172 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for some homemade items. Service was quick, food came out fast and we all enjoyed everything. The only problem is that this place is loud. It was a great breakfast, but it was so nice to get out of the noise....my head was starting to ring.

Thank Randy B
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only thing Key's on 9th has going for it is a cool location. That's it. The place is dirty, the interior desperately needs a face-lift and the food is terrible. I had eggs over medium and sourdough toast. How could you screw that up? Here's how: Start with cheap ingredients, add an indifferent short-order cook and "voila," you've got... More 

Thank Nedbones
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Stopped in here for Saturday brunch and the food was basically what you would expect if you stopped at a roadside diner. It isn't mind blowing, but it isn't terrible. The steak sandwich which I got was cooked well, however was lacking in the seasoning department, it didn't have a whole lot of flavor whatsoever. The service was great, and... More 

Thank yoshigrams
Andover, Minnesota, United States
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Keys are know for their food, freshly made unique dishes. They also have super friendly wait staff. I've been to a couple of them and the Minneapolis location is no different. Always a great experience.

Thank Toni A
Minneapolis, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Good food for a great price. The hot beef sandwich is to die for. The breakfast is for growing boys! what can I say, you wont go hungry out the door. The happy hour is happy till 7, a nice thing.

Thank Manny H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 S 9th St, Foshay Tower, Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3308
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-339-6399

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