Jensen's Cafe

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$30 and under
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Breakfast
Jensen's Cafe serves Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner seven days a week. Our specialties include: Fresh squeezed orange juice, baked omelets, thick cut bacon, Club Sandwiches, Meatloaf, and many more. Jensen's Café also has a full service bar. Now you can enjoy any meal period with a bloody Mary or Screwdriver. We also have 10 Tap beers.
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
4.2
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Z
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of six. Everything was very very good. Potions were large and service was great!!

BO
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food

c
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It is a very simple diner with ordinary food, which is exactly what we’re looking for. Portions were generous and the food tasted very good

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Swedish pancakes are amazing and the syrup is to die for!!

BV
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice dinner before a show. Great service. Food was excellent. I had the special which was a parmesan walleye. Will be back.

S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always provide excellent food and friendly service .

B
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice variety of food choices, all very well prepared. Cost is moderate, but amount and quality of food received is worth it. Comfortable noise levels, and casual, family friendly environment. Recent addition is the ability to serve beer, wine and a selection of mixed drinks. I'm told the Bloody Mary is superb.

SA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

m
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Although we made a reservation, we were told that we were "lucky" to get a seat. We avoided this restaurant for two years because they never seemed very hospitable, even after we would wait a very long time for a seat. They have good food, but they should treat their customers with a grateful attitude.

R
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Stick to their breakfast items, they can knock those out of the park. Anything else is average.

d
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here a lot and never had a bad experience. Good food and service.

OT
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food ... great value 👍🏼

TH
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My dinner came out cold. It was sent back and seemed to have been microwaved to warm back up. My fork marks were still in the food. We ordered coffee at the end of our meal and it was very old tasting. This was very disappointing as we always have a great breakfast experience. We thought the evening meal would be just as good but we were wrong.

JC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have gone to Jensen's multiple times, and I really enjoy going there. As a heads up, I would recommend going there earlier in the morning. The place does get busy after 9am, though that is expected of any breakfast location. Especially since Jensen's is a Hot Spot for breakfast in the area.

Anyways, when I have gone, the servers were always kind, attentive and on top of things. Never had a bad waitress or a bad meal there. The price of everything is also pretty good. I have never tried their dinner, but breakfast and lunch is delicious.

I highly recommend this place if you're looking for a good breakfast.

MB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My daughter and I enjoyed supper at this restaurant. The service was great and the food delicious. She had Parmesan Fish and I asked what they were known for and was told breakfast so I had wonderful French toast, cheesy hash browns, bacon and eggs. The place wasn’t anything fancy but Great value! Wonderful server.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Waitress was slow and inattentive despite it being a slow night. She wasn’t friendly at all. The coffee tasted like dirty dishwater. The pancakes were great as usual but I was disappointed in the overall experience.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ate there on Saturday 1/20/18 because it was close to Ames Center. I really enjoyed the restautant and its atmosphere overall. I had the "Kitchen Sink Omelette" and it was good.

BF
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time here. We were looking for something close to Ames Center and reviews looked good. I had the prime rib special and it was delicious. They had a good variety to choose from as well as breakfast all day long. Parking was a little tough but would not keep me from going again. Also cute little store called Ficus and Fig in the same building.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our meals were delicious!! Pancakes, omelette, and strawberry salad. Can't wait to go back! Love the syrup!!

SG
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We dined prior to an event at the Ames Center nearby. Jensen's is like a small town cafe with very good food. Good value too. Wine pricing good value. Burger was great!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Three strikes, I'm out. Not going back.
I made a reservation about a month in advance for my husband, mother and I, pre-show.
We were sat in the middle of a service hallway between the cafe and empty bar.
It was right under a speaker, playing terrible music...bad 90s and "today's hits". Know your customers! My husband, at 32, was the youngest, besides a handful of teenagers with their families, by 20 years easily.
Service was adequate, food was okay.
The table was very disappointing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a rowdy group and Andi handled us perfectly!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very nice ambiance. Service was good and everyone was very friendly and helpful.

B
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Supper Club menu and ambiance. Food and service were excellent. Our family occasions had been celebrated at a better known restaurant for several years, but the service and experience seemed to be on a long decline. Jensen's will be our new choice for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

D
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great "go-to" spot. Always guaranteed a great meal with great service. I love their breakfast no matter the time of day, and the syrup is the best! Love this place!

OT
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jensen's is always great. Large portions. Covered ramp parking available.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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MC
Minneapolis
74 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating, i.e., honored my request for a smaller oz. size hamburger. Welcoming reception.

MI
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice light dinner. More like a diner. Nothing special. Simple and quiet.

TP
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food wonderful staff.

w
Minneapolis
71 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2016
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Our server was not attentive. Food was mediocre. We had to ask for hot water for our tea, received the wrong sandwich.
Not even close to what was ordered. Salads had the wrong dressing.
Never going back.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had a nice dinner before a show at the nearby Ames Center. Having a reservation was fortunate--there was a 30 minute wait for a table otherwise. Great food and service. We will be back!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Difficult and very limited parking options with anyone needing a handicapped spot. Food was nothing special .

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight to come here for a great meal. Very friendly staff.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was very good, and the server was top notchnotch.

j
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Wine is no longer available. Reuben sandwich was bland. Chicken enchilada was without flavor despite lots of sauce. Requested salsa but what we got was not really salsa.

l
Minneapolis
88 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meals very much. I've had the tuna melt and I've had the walleye dinner - both very good. We have gone for dinner more than breakfast or lunch and have had good service each time.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed a nice, quiet Friday night dinner. Both of our meals were very good and our service was excellent. It was refreshing to be able to have a conversation without loud background noise interfering.

SI
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our 13 year old granddaughter out for dinner before a show at Ames Center.
She had her tonsils out 8 days prior and only had jello, applesauce and icecream since the surgery. She ordered the Swedish pancakes and was so happy that she could eat something solid and that they tasted so wonderful. She even googled the recipe and wants to make them at home. Waitress was friendly and nice. Great food. We live in Plymouth but we will definitely be back.

d
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was very helpful and didn't bother us every five minutes. We came in for a quiet evening to celebrate our anniversary. Food was good and the price was spot on.