Permanently Closed - Ike's Food & Cocktails - Minneapolis

4.2
444 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
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vipBillE
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enormous portioned brunch, you won’t leave hungry. The cinnamon rolls are the best. They have a giant Bloody Mary with everything but the kitchen sink it...I skipped the giant one, and asked for one with less groceries in it. I knew I wouldn’t be able to eat all that and the brunch.

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vipPaulM
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had brunch before the Vikings game. Service was good, and the food was great. Fun, energetic place for pregame.

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vipDavidG
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It’s a bummer when you have a reservation at a restaurant only to discover it is closed when you arrive. Seinfeld was right about the importance of keeping, not merely taking, the reservation.

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StaceyD
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ike's is always a good choice. Food is good and consistent. Friendly upbeat atmosphere and staff.

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rong
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

First off, Open Table says their is a happy hour from 3-6pm. It does not state that this is M-F, and even shows this as a special when we booked our table on Saturday. However, when we get to restaurant, happy hour is only M-F. Regardless, the bar tender gave me happy hour price for first drink.

My wife ordered the steak sandwich. It was not sliced steak, but 2 chunks of steak. She was unable to bite through, and i tried cutting with knife with much difficulty. Was more medium rare than medium well she ordered.
She returned it and got a hamburger.
Overall, not the best experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful, the worst experience I’ve had at Ike’s.
Will not be back.

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vipGlenn
Minneapolis
56 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Room-temperature martini; lukewarm, tasteless hamburger. Other than that, all was well.

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Kathy
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good service, okay food, very over priced. They charged me $6 for rocks in my drink.

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vipNtminnesota
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love this place for the coziness together with good burgers and steaks. It’s nice food without being pretentious. Great place to meet friends as you can talk without yelling!

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andreas
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Love the atmosphere, food, waitstaff!

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JoelP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were entertaining a couple thinking of a move to the twin city area. It was a Monday night and we were able to easily converse. The food and service was outstanding. The chef stopped by to check on our satisfaction. An excellent option for downtown dining in Minneapolis.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A favorite lunch spot! Good food and friendly staff in a cozy downtown environment. Great for a business lunch.

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Jamie
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time brunch outing on a recommendation from a friend. Definitely worth the trip. Service was spot on! Food just kept coming. Like until we kindly told them to stop bringing it....and I'm an eater!

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vipsmiley
Minneapolis
47 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Love the atmosphere at Ike’s. A little speedy and service was only so so this time

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itzdapitz
Omaha
32 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I had the walleye which was very good. One of our group ordered a party melt medium well that came out rare and when she asked for onion rings instead of fries she was told after the fact that she could not sub onion rings. We had two specialty drinks (apple pie martini and spiced pear martini that came out with so much ginger beer in them that you could not taste anything but ginger. Our first try of this place but I'm not sure if try again sorry to say.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-game Vikings game breakfast

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JasonK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Used to frequent Ike’s and haven’t been there in awhile, so we were downtown and decided to stop in for dinner. We always love the tableside chips and guacamole, but I remember the chips used to be made in store? This time they just seemed like inexpensive grocery store chips. I ordered the ribs, had them in the past and seemed to fall off the bone but this time were very tough. Wife’s salmon was good. For a modest meal and a few drinks the bill came to $135. Tried to use an Ike’s gift card we received but it can only be used at the Minnetonka location. (Aren’t they all Ike’s?) sat a group next to us who was incredibly loud. We expect crowds and noise, but they were over the top. Service wSngreat, but not a great value, and overall were disappointed.

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DavidD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
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.

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Foodie14
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
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.

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Jules
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
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.

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RM00
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?)

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Profrj
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always good food and good service. Would highly recommend.

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hungrymomoffour
Minneapolis
19 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.

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Ssss
Minneapolis
23 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.

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vipchrisp
Milwaukee
2 reviews
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.

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vipTomW
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.

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TPofMN
Minneapolis
19 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.

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vipHappygirl
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipElaineI
Dallas
9 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.”

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RonaldE
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.

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Joey
Minneapolis
15 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

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vipUpcomingEventsDotCom
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Just ok. There are better places.

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LeanneW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipfoodie57
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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StephenE
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!

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vipgreat
Minneapolis
47 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
57 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).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
174 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.

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gbroxon
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Permanently Closed - Ike's Food & Cocktails - Minneapolis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 746-4537.

Permanently Closed - Ike's Food & Cocktails - Minneapolis is rated 4.2 stars by 444 OpenTable diners.