Ike's Food & Cocktails - Minneapolis

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$30 and under
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American

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You’d swear this place has been around since the '40s. A bar commands the narrow room flanked by booths and tables. Servers in coats, bartenders in jackets yet with a casual air that screams welcome. American classics; juicy hand-formed burgers. Lunchtime, a carver chef slices fresh roast beef and roast turkey for sandwiches. Small plates span America’s history; supper club shrimp cocktail up-to-the-minute items as tuna tataki, fresh guacamole prepared table side, fresh spring rolls stuffed with rice noodles, shrimp and holy basil. “Big Plates”; Fillet Oscar, homemade meat loaf, pork prime rib, house smoked ribs, all can include soup, salad, bread and a basket of plastic-wrapped crackers, just like in the old days. Ike's has a serious bar, strong drinks, vintage cocktails and ice cream drinks a good selection of beers and wines by the glass. Ike's is one of downtown's favorite; retro booths, antique wood bar, with a supper-club feel.

Specials

"Wine Not" Thursdays

Stop in for half-off bottles of wine ALL DAY LONG

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 11, 2019

Ends: June 12, 2118

Availability: Thu 11:00AM-10:00PM

Happy Hour

Why limit happy hour to just one hour? Join us for Happy Hour 3pm-6pm, with extended hours Wednesday from 3pm-close!
$5 tap beer, house wines, and rail cocktails! Select appetizers under $8!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 11, 2019

Ends: June 12, 2118

Availability: Mon-Tue 3:00PM-6:00PM
Wed 3:00PM-10:00PM
Thu-Sat 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 425 People Are Saying
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DD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A nice alternative to the steakhouses around it. I like the fact that its a local restaurant. Good selection from fine dining to sandwiches and burgers. Salads looked like they came straight out of the Dole package, but they were good. Service was slow. Decor was dated.

F
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Warm comfortable atmosphere with good food and service. Fun stop when in the Minneapolis area, never fails to be good. Ambiance on a cold winter day is especially is inviting. The reliable warm cookies and lollipops following the meal is always a delight!
Waite staff is always very friendly also.

J
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Menu is diverse, something for everyone. Server seemed new, but took care of us. Food took quite awhile to come out. My salad was nicely dressed and very good. Salmon on top was pretty plain. My husband loved his filet.

RM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Generous pours on the drinks. However, a little pricey for what it was ($20 for a burger, really?)

h
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am an Ike's devotee; I have never had a bad experience at this wonderful place! I love the food, but I also appreciate the cozy, intimate, atmosphere; one would never know that a bustling city street was just outside to the two sets of double doors of this gem.

S
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The ambience is sports bar which wasn’t what we expected - definitely not supper club vibe. The center of the room is a large bar. Restaurant seating is booths and tables in each side. There are a number of large tv’s. The noise level was very high with talking and yelling from other guests. Food was actually pretty good.

c
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was not cooked through. Manager and staff however were very appropriate. Did not make us pay for appetizer or drink. Offered us a $50 gift card. We elected not to take it. Hoping it was just a bad night for them.

TW
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at Ike’s. They updated their prices, so doublecheck your receipt vs. the menu-there were errors but they immediately corrected it.

One of my top spots to go for lunch. The steak salad is the best, and the staff is always exceptional.

TP
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Moses, was wonderful and attended to us wonderfully. Food and beverages where great. Surprised by the wine offerings and was very pleased with the whole meal.

H
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great lunch place for a casual business lunch. Good service, great food. Nice atmosphere!

EI
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ike’s is a classic old-style supper club with an up-to-date menu and cheerful service. Our dinner made us smile, definitely “Minnesota Nice.”

RE
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s 40th birthday. Everything was great. I recommend Ike’s for any occasion.

J
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place prior to going to a show. They did a good job moving us in and out without having that rushed feeling. Nice t see an older established place still making it

UE
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Just ok. There are better places.

LW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

only downside were noisy toddlers. would be great if 21+ restaurant. Food was great.

f
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous Sunday all you can eat brunch. The carmel roll is huge and delicious!

SE
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ike's is great in every way. One of our favorites. We love the atmosphere and the food!

g
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best happy hour in town. Ribs and chicken satay were really good. Also nice wine selection

OT
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Broad menu of high-quality bar food. The food is excellent. The service is top notch and friendly. This is a terrific place for lunch (and dinner).

OT
Minneapolis
167 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I haven't been here in a while... and first of all you need to know that I love Ike's. The ambiance alone makes it worth a stop.

I noticed in this past lunch that quality of food is slipping a bit. I had the walleye sandwich, and it was just ok. The bun was semi-stale and hadn't been toasted... and for $16 you should have an amazing sandwich.

This may have been an anomaly (or maybe you should only get red meat here), but it wasn't their best showing.

g
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, but pricey. A turkey dinner with no bread, salad, veg shouldn’t cost $16. Mashed potatoes need work...pretty flavorless. Stuffing was good but nothing to write home about. Turkey was tender and moist but pretty much cold. Gravy...eh. Wait staff a little cocky, but I didn’t mind that. Tiny chocolate chip cookie was great...but should be bigger or in two’s.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Ike’s was good. The service was great and the food was delicious. But they really need to fix their air conditioning. It was stifling in there. We would have stayed longer because they had some fun drinks, but it was ridiculously hot in there. We had reservations and a concert to get to otherwise we might have just gone to eat somewhere else. It was that hot. The server said it’s always like that in the summer the AC can’t keep up.
So I’d go again, but prob only in the cooler months.

DS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Family style brunch was great! Loved the ham and cheese omelette, hash browns awesome. Waitress was timely as was food. But the A/C wasn’t working and it was close to 90 degrees and humid out. It hadn’t been working for a couple days per the waitress and the boss was coming in later to work on it that day 😞 I was told I could talk with the manager if I wanted to about the A/C; I did not but did feel they could have offered a discount for the poor dining atmosphere.

LO
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

The Good: Great service (as always). Got us in for a party of 6 which was awesome, server took care of our table.

Not so Good:

Food portions and quality seem to be slipping a bit (burgers), music was WAY TOO LOUD for a business lunch. (energetic....LOL - F'n loud and annoying is more like it)

A/C was out, but they were working on that so not holding that against them...assuming this got fixed

Still a neat place to go, but looking forward to seeing some of the love go back into the product and experience. No longer the gem it was a few years ago......

BD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent, but it was rather warm in the restaurant. I'm typically someone that is cold in a restaurant, but I was way too warm. Either the air conditioning was not on or there was an issue.

TM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Love the setting and location!! Such a fun place with awesome service!

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My chicken sandwich was not cooked all the way—not edible. At least they were quick to comp it from the bill.

AA
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was an error in the online reservation- not a big deal. The staff did a great job making it right (the reservation was made 15 min prior to opening). Service was great. Food is fabulous. I highly recommend the week’s brunch with Bloody Mary!

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch. Wish I had been hungrier to get seconds!

BA
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was good but food came out cold. Good selection of food and drinks

Y
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - love the sage roasted turkey. Servers, bartender and hostess always seem excited to see you and do a great job.

GK
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

VERY loud!!

Adding charge of $5.00 for ice in $10.00 drink is OUTRAGEOUS!

CE
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We waited 15 minutes for a server to take our order... we were seated right by the hostess station so it was hard to miss that we didn't have anyone taking care of us. We finally asked for one. Really? Food was good, but meats were overseasoned with pepper. I've been to Ike's before, and this was a disappointing visit.

ST
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Friend host and staff. Casual, comfortable and great experience over all! We enjoyed reading all the framed quotes while sipping our drinks😁 My husband says he had one of the best dirty martinis there, and he has had them all over the country, so he should know!

DJ
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific food at Ike's. Great place to take friends or business associates for lunch. Atmosphere is casual yet businesslike. Definitely recommend going there to eat.

LB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite! You can count on the food being delicious, day or night.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Great service, always happy with the food.

N
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

As a long term, regular traveler to downtown Minneapolis, Ike's had long been my first stop for lunch/dinner. That changed this week. I had a reservation for 6:30, arrived at 6:15. Had no issue with the fact that we didn't get seated until 6:30, that's the time we reserved. However, there was an open booth in the bar area, which we requested when ready to be seated, and we were told by the hostess that it was for four guests. I asked how long to wait to get a booth, and she told me it would be at least an hour and a half, because we would have to wait on the four people that she was holding the booth for to get there, get seated, eat, and then leave. OK, there were four other booths, all seating two guests, but I let it go and took the very crowded, noisy, two top right at the front door. As we were waiting, another couple showed up and said they had a reservation for two at 6:30 as well. Immediately after seating us, they put the couple behind (couple meaning 2 [two] people) in the booth we requested. Needless to say, the hostess flat out lied to my face with a BS story. It took a while for the server to come around, and I ordered a Summit EPA. After another five plus minutes she showed back up to tell me they were out of Summit EPA. Amazingly, this happened three more times, taking almost 20 minutes. After not having the local Summit, they were out of the next craft I requested, then out of Michelob Ultra, then out of Bud Light. I had a diet coke, and was glad they weren't out. After 15 years of dining there 20 to 25 times a year, both alone at the bar and entertaining clients, this was the time I had brought my wife on a personal trip. Needless to say, she didn't let me pick another restaurant the entire trip. In telling the story to the entire bar crowd at the Grand Hotel, the bar tender said they quit recommending it, because these stories were prevalent. Very disappointing, and I'll never go back.

SE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a 5:15 reservation. Restaurant was not busy. We ordered very basic burgers. Waiter forget our bar drink. Ordered mayo, mustard, Lettuce and cheese on the burgers. All of the items were missing. Paid $75 for not the best service. I’d say it was a combination of the kitchen and our waiter that messed up.

F
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

very busy weekend but staff was working hard to make every one happy. Hamburgers are always the best and chili good too. Also loved the smoked chicken quesadilla!!