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Ike's Food & Cocktails - Minneapolis - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
444 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. BE

    BillE

    Minneapolis

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.

  2. PM

    PaulM

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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.

  3. DG

    DavidG

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    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.

  4. SD

    StaceyD

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  5. r

    rong

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    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.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

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

  7. G

    Glenn

    Minneapolis

    56 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience5

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

  8. K

    Kathy

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience3

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

  9. N

    Ntminnesota

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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!

  10. a

    andreas

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappoints! Love the atmosphere, food, waitstaff!

  11. JP

    JoelP

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 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.

  12. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  13. J

    Jamie

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    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!

  14. s

    smiley

    Minneapolis

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5

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

  15. i

    itzdapitz

    Omaha

    32 reviews

    3.0

    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.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pre-game Vikings game breakfast

  17. JK

    JasonK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 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.

  18. DD

    DavidD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    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.

  19. F

    Foodie14

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 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.

  20. J

    Jules

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  21. RM

    RM00

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    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?)

  22. P

    Profrj

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always good food and good service. Would highly recommend.

  23. h

    hungrymomoffour

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  24. S

    Ssss

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    3.0

    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.

  25. c

    chrisp

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    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.

  26. TW

    TomW

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.

  27. TP

    TPofMN

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  28. H

    Happygirl

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

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

  29. EI

    ElaineI

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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.”

  30. RE

    RonaldE

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  31. J

    Joey

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    4.0

    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

  32. UE

    UpcomingEventsDotCom

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Just ok. There are better places.

  33. LW

    LeanneW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  34. f

    foodie57

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  35. SE

    StephenE

    1 review

    5.0

    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!

  36. g

    great

    Minneapolis

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 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).

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    175 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    175 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.

  39. g

    gbroxon

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

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

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