Burger Jones - Minneapolis
Burger Jones - Minneapolis

Burger Jones - Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.burgerjones.com/
  • Phone: (612) 746-0800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Everday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Everyday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Asuncion Diaz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake & Market
  • Public Transit: Adjacent to Minneapolis bike paths and near metro bus system.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Two large lots with ample parking, including dedicated spaces for easy pickup of your takeout orders.
A word from Burger Jones - Minneapolis
There are two Burger Jones...
There's the urban burger bar whose sleek dining room, cocktail bar and patio overlooking Lake Calhoun draws discerning burgerholics for lunch, dinner and drinks. This Burger Jones offers early and late Happy Hour, along with ample parking, including dedicated spaces for easy pickup of your takeout orders.

Then there's the other Burger Jones...
Behind the kitchen door we transform a secret custom grind into burgers you'll have no choice but to attack – for their beauty can drive you insane – and no option but to eat quickly, lest the dopamine rush overload your pleasure receptors.

Start slowly, maybe with a simple Burger Jones. As your habit develops, don’t worry: we’ll feed it.

Sorry, no patio reservations accepted... Have a cold beer or Hillbilly Hooch and we will seat you outside as soon as we can if you prefer but expect to wait.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Burger Jones - Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (34)good for groups (28)great for lunch (25)great for outdoor dining (22)neighborhood gem (22)fit for foodies (15)late-night find (7)special occasion (3)hot spot (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Food was served quickly.
    Milley
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The restaurant is fine. Seems to be getting a bit worn around the edges. The waitress was not very attentive. They would not sell me a half glass of beer. "We don't do that". I think that they should do that.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Good, Service was real good. The table wasn't as quiet as i hoped and asked for. We were placed bythe kitchen. My wife did not like the sweet potatoe fries. Too soggy. Burgers and the rest were good but pretty expensive for two burgers, fries and malt and coke: $40? Not planning to go back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Burger Jones
    Pookie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Burgers were what we were expecting for the price. Sampler platter for the fries was disappointing. Waffle fries were tasteless and seasoned sour cream had no seasoning. Regular fries were OK at best. Sweet potato fries were good. Tap beer was flat (which they did not charge for). Service was very good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome burgers!
    Froggy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We love Burger Jones. Everyone finds what she/he likes, kids included. And we love the fact that we can customize our burger, from the meat to the extras that make it so special and yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WAY TOO LOUD
    HungrybobVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food was OK, but it was so loud that I could not hear the person next to me unless she shouted. Seriously needs some acoustic work.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • excellent
    Donovan
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great service, wonderful burgers. Onion rings are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Monthly burger specials rock!
    LateNightDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I love that Burger Jones introduces new flavors with their featured burger of the month! This month's Umami burger was outstanding, and the smashed spuds were better than any fry I have had in a long time. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday guy
    Luv2eathealthy
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    It was also the celebration of our annual burger. So we chose this place. It was fine a little noisy but I don't mind that. The waiter seemed busy (it was a busy night) and I understand, but he forgot to add onions to my bfs burger and felt a little rush to take our order. We are soft spoken so screaming our order was not a option. The food was great my Mrare was excellent. I like it more raw but that's ok
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow! Great Service!
    TearsofBeauty
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I came here on a date; I'd never been, but it was my date's recommendation. We came in, and the place was very full. We'd made a reservation so this wasn't an issue, other than that service was, from what I understand slower than usual. But that's the thing: Burger Jones, as I've been told, generally has VERY fast service. I didn't notice the wait being any longer than what I'm accustomed to at similar restaurants. The waiter apologized profusely for the wait (which didn't bother me at all) and even gave both me and my date free malts. Those were great, and the rest of the food was incredible, too. Fantastic experience overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food everytime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great burgers. I was with a very picky restaurant-goer and even she was thrilled with her meal! I like the variety of options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chico
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Excellent burger, IMO, best in town! Great service by our waiter!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burgers
    Katmakescakes
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The service was lovely. We originally had a table that must have been under an air vent - I was freezing. When we asked to move they accommodated us right away. The burgers were great. Things are a la carte, and they offer options for sizes too, so it's great for picky, or light eaters.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FABULOUS
    Chower
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We loved it! We were a party of three, all of loved the décor, we liked the lighting the most. Servers were fast and friendly, the food was fast and GREAT.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but loud, too loud
    Bshunt
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was jumpin but too loud for me. The burgers and choice of burgers was excellent. I had the Greek salad with the lamb on the side. The lamb was underdone, but excellent once reheated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Redowl
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Best burgers, fries, malts and sundays in town. Love the fact that you can make reservations. No long waits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger Delight
    LateNightDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great burgers made up for the somewhat inattentive service. The patio was busy, but not to the point that our guests should have waited an extra 15 minutes until our server took their drink orders (we arrived first and had already rec'd our drinks). The burger menu is very innovative and the flavors were fantastic. I just wish that we had a Burger Jones in our neighborhood. Still, Uptown is a great dinner destination!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chico
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Excellent service and the burgers are the best! I had a "juicy Lucy" at another restaurant last week, the Burger Jones burger is much better!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best hamburgers in town!
    CLSS
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Craving a hamburger? This is the restaurant - plus their fries are amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burgers.
    Kippers
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great place to celebrate birthdays with little kids.We come here with the Grandchildren for a special hamburger meal. Special sauces and fries make it special for the adults. Also address needs of vegetarians. Not yet gluten free as I know.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thumbs UP
    Appreciative
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was great, yes, but my server was amazing and I would go back strictly for her service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - only ok service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I've been to Burger Jones in Minneapolis multiple times and this is the first time I can give the Service 2 stars. Don't know if they recently hired new staff but my server had to be asked twice to bring something to the table for two different things throughout the meal. I normally like to sit and enjoy the place after dining, however, this time I just wanted to get out of there. I will go back again as I hope the poor service was a fluke.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We celebrated a friend's Birthday and we had a group of 20 people. The service was Great! This restaurant is great for big groups.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Share a tower
    EmptyNestersVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Fun place to take a group. I know it says 'Burger' Jones, but I love the Pitbull. 7 very happy people. And yes, share a tower!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger Jones
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This place is way over priced and the burger you get for the price is not acceptable. The prices need to drop before i will ever go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Burgers at thier best!
    Gwhiz
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We brought an out of town guest, his wife and 6 month old baby here because we wanted something causal, yet maybe outside the norm. We also needed a place that would be baby friendly. The service here went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and provide quick service. The menu has an awesome array of burger options, fry dipping sauces, delicious malts and even a incredibly good salad selection for lighter fare. Think of it as 50's diner meets creative cooks with options every foodie can appreciate. Upbeat, delicious food and right next to Lake Calhoun for an after dinner stroll! Perfect for families or a date night. Bring your appetite!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    everything was great except the appetizer came after the main course. The restaurant was extremely loud and we had to shout to talk. Next time we will sit on the patio. The waitress was the best.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 520 reviews are from the Burger Jones - Minneapolis reviews archive.
  • Best burgers in town
    CLSS
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Hands down - Burger Jones burgers are the best in the Twin Cities. They are always cooked to perfection and they obviously use a good cut of beef. We are BJ's regulars! Great happy hour - bargain priced late night BJ burger and fries - and a great patio for outdoor dining!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great burgers and onion rings
    gingerbeard
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I got the hangover burger which was delicious and perfectly cooked. The onion rings are massive and also worth trying. My girlfriend built her own burger and that was good also. I usually get the white trash burger but decided to branch out this time and was not disappointed!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad everything
    BpreynoldsVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    They forgot our 2 app orders of cheese curds. 2 of our burgers were over cooked. Sent mine back. Still overlooked on second try. Forgot honey mustard sauce and came with sautéed onions instead of caramelized onions on my daughters burger which was nowhere near pink. We had said we only wanted one of our appetizer orders of cheese curds since they had forgotten them before our meal, so we got thus little dinky side order in place of our appetizer order. The waitress was apologetic and boasted that she would pick up the tab for the cheese curds. Big deal. We didn't even get a full order. Won't go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Burger Jones
    Shel1018
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    It's just a great place, period. Great food, great service, great view for outside dining. Fun place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • burgers and fries
    eatandrun2day
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Excellent tasting burgers in a variety of interesting combinations as well as familiar favorites. Burgers are made to order and ours were done just as we requested. Had a fry sampler with three different dips and found much to our amazement that the beef gravy dip was wonderful, especially with the sweet potato fries. The atmosphere was too noisy for relaxed conversation but that didn't matter too much in this instance because we were very hungry so we concentrated on eating. Because of the noise level, might not be the greatest place for a date, but otherwise, it is excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • price increase but less food?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We've been going to Burger Jones since they opened. I've always gotten the pulled pork junior. Not too long ago they increased the price, made it much smaller, and took off one of the ingredients. Very disappointed. I mentioned this to our waitress and she wanted to make it correct for me, which I really appreciated. However, I just wanted the management team to know that this is unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricey for burgers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great patio. Lots of build your own options. Cocktails seem mass produced. Expensive for burgers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was ok
    kari
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Burgers were really greasy this time around! We tried it for Father's Day and we had an ok dining experience. Will try it again as we loved our food the first time we were there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    happydiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great and creative burger menu, with excellent Bloody Mary's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy burger
    H55417
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I ordered the mushroom and swiss and my boyfriend ordered the green chili spicy burger. I tried both and really liked both. My burger was full of mushrooms and just the right amount of cheese. My boyfriends burger had a huge, crunchy onion ring and included spicy green chili sauce. I have to say, the large onion ring was just the perfect match to this burger. Both of our burgers were very good, both of the burgers it tasted like they seasoned the meat so it was very savory. We also ordered the parmesan fries with the side of seasoned sour cream and they were very very good. This was our first time there and we decided that we would go back. You must try their Bloody Mary's ... SOOOO good!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a great spot!
    justusfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Hubby and I love this place! Excellent rotating drink specials each day - our favorites are the wine on Wednesday and Bloody Mary min-masons on Saturday and Sunday. Each server we've had has their own personality and twist on the dining experience which makes dining fun! On this particular visit, the manager offered to pay for our first round of drinks which was so kind since our table wasn't ready when we arrived for our reservation. It was ready about 5 minutes after we arrived! Burgers and hot dawgs (ha!) are all delicious and the BJ Cobb is an amazing value for the salad size. We also love bringing our doggie to sit on the patio!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite spot
    CLSS
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Love love love this restaurant. Best hamburgers in town plus delectable sides! Great patio dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table for six at 7 pm Friday
    DrewChowen
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    No problems seating my family during a busy dining hour. Great menu, friendly and helpful service. We'll be going again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum
    yummytummytatanka
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Great food, kind of pricey and so-so service (the wait person was new and not so great with remembering anything) but would go back for food quality and overall ambience (very hipster/60s burger joint feel)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.