Ike's Food & Cocktails - Minneapolis

4.4
410 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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 410 People Are Saying
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Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SE
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
164 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

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
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

BA
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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

Y
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

VERY loud!!

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

CE
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

N
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

KD
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Definitely an iconic place to visit. Food was a little more refined/better than the classic/delish diner style food. It was by no means fancy or overwhelming. The Weekender Bloody Mary is great! Large, strong and filling. Really fun place for a laid back group.

MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The fish and steak were terrific. The meatloaf was dry and flavorless.

MH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We all thought the brunch was overpriced and should have included juice or coffee. Too much waste of the shared food and we were too full to eat more. Expensive for eggs and a roll.

VM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Elderberry martini delicious, homemade guacamole very fresh made at table, however could use some garlic and jalapeños. Very good service!

J
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Opening Day!

CD
Fargo
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The downtown location is my favorite. Close to the ballpark and arena. Nice menu, fun specials.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They really went out of their way to make the night special.

f
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arbitrarily, chose Ike’s for the first time, as it is conveniently located near to the Cowel Center.

Our server was fantastic and very helpful when asked for recommendations. I had the steak sandwich, which was very good. My fiancé, however, chose the breaded fish (I believe walleye) and absolutely LOVED it!

He travels the world teaching at various Universities and, honestly, said that he thought it was the best meal he’d ever had! ( and he’s had A LOT of fabulous meals)
Thank you for the wonderful food and service. We’ll definitely be back!

MO
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great choice for dining or drinks! Favorite part...warm choco chip cookies!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone was so phenomenal! We celebrated our 2nd anniversary here for brunch, and everyone was so sweet. The hostess, the manager, and our waiter went out of their way to congratulate us on our day. On top of that: the food was delicious, the service was quick and perfect. The brunch is to die for!
We honestly appreciated every second of our experience here. We'll be coming back again! Thank you all so much!

a
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We just love this place. They do everything right!

IR
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was delicious! What a caramel roll to start off with!

RG
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good overall. The tonic in the G&T lacked carbonization.
The lobster bisque had a strong salmon taste with no hint of lobster meat or flavor.

MW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Cozy neighborhood restaurant hadn’t been in years, glad we returned yummy burgers and delish guacamole and chips.

S
Minneapolis
50 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. I'm a bit disappointed that the Biscuit and Gravy was not available.

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