Maynards - Excelsior

4.6
1891 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Maynard’s is locally owned and operated, and prides itself in giving back to the communities it serves. Known for the best views of Lake Minnetonka and the best waterfront dining in the state, Maynard’s is a place everyone can enjoy. Our American Casual menu is sure to suit even the most specific appetite, and our bar area is a great place to gather for the big game and enjoy our award winning happy hour.

Maynard’s is a place the locals can call home while still serving as a main tourist attraction of the Twin Cities Metro. We pride ourselves in a quality product at a fair price, but believe our consistent service and attention to detail (even amongst the big summertime crowds) sets us apart.

Support Maynards - Excelsior during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1891 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryJ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for being a great neighborhood restaurant— we will support with takeout too

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Maynards

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BrendaL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

MY FOOD WAS NOT GOOD SENTBACK NEXT CHOICE WAS WORSE.
I OREDERED SHRIMP ALFREDO FETTUCCINE NODDLES WERE CURLY STATED LIKE MAC AND CHEESE. THEN I ORDERED SHRIMP SCAMPI NOT A GOOD SAUCE WRONG NOODLES. FIRST TIME SO DISSAPOINTED.

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vipJeanneL
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night out before the lockdown- We met with friends and had a great time Missing your marine salad but we understand with all that’s going on you have to cut your menu- looking forward to that coming back!

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MikeA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful lunch experience at Maynards on the Lake. Always comfortable with their efforts to offer a safe and welcoming place to gather.

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RonS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish & Chips, my favorite always good and my wife's salad was great. Our server was great, always on the ready.

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timl
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remains one of our favorites and sits right on Lake Minnetonka.

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DebB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Last chance to eat out before the shutdown

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Oliver
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always good food, great service and awesome atmosphere!

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been out much with the pandemic and when we went to Maynards on Saturday we made a reservation and didn’t have to wait. The food and service was amazing. We were spread out from other guests. Overall 10/10!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Julie was our excellent server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maynards is always great. I’ve never had a bad experience there. Staff is friendly, service is great, food is great, you just can’t go wrong. I had a wonderful dinner there with my beautiful girlfriend. Thank you Maynards!

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Irving
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The lunch menu was very good, tasty fish. Server was excellent, she continued to come to our table to check on us. I was surprised to see so many people for lunch.

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NickW
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Did not have enough time to "see the lake!" Just moved here few months ago, we'll be back:)

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Gretchen
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting as we were lucky with good weather. Staff very nice and food very tasty.

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CathyR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining. Good service. Good food. Prices OK.

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colleend
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! I can only eat gluten-free foods and they have a great gluten-free menu!

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Boatergirl
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maynard's has been a life-saver during the pandemic. I can't tell you how many times we have gone with friends and been able to have a pleasant outdoor lunch in a stress-free environment. The wait staff all wore masks, and we did too before eating. It was the only place we could eat out all summer and feel safe and also get a wonderful meal.

The tables were nicely spaced and we were never next to anyone.

Maynard's rules!

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HungryEagle
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere out on Lake Minnetonka and excellent food.

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vipkarenc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The last couple times we have been there - we have had to wait at least 30/45+ minutes past our reservation time to be seated. They should do better job managing their times and make appropriate adjustments as needed in the future

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vipFoodiesx2
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Maynards has done an excellent job of getting their outdoor dining areas Covid safe and ready for cooler temperatures. They erected a plastic wall between the upper portion of their wharf and the lake, blocking some of the wind off the lake. They installed lots of outdoor heaters. The tables are well-spaced. The food was good, and the service was great. Overall, we were impressed with the effort Maynards is making to keep diners comfortable and safe, allowing us to relax and enjoy good food, drinks, and a fun evening on Lake Minnetonka. Thanks, Maynards!

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KathyF
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be outside one more time on a beautiful day. We had reservations at 1 and were seated at about 1:30. They were very busy, with many people standing around by the bar outside, a few seated at tables inside well spaced out for those who will do that and socially distanced tables outside.

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4120
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried something new, the Thai Chicken bowl which was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Following all covid guidelines. Felt safe outside

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Sherol
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food!
Highly recommended.

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CindyB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food as always . Nice to get out for dinner again.

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vipLainey
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Went for happy hour. Food not great. Very limited menu.Had a lovely time though with friends

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Deborah
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for extending your patio to lunch and dinner during our unexpected return of fall-like weather. We were able to come and have one last lunch outside by the lake. It was beautiful.
See you next spring!

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DebB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating Biden’s win & last chance to dine outdoors because of the unusual warm November temperatures!

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vipDiAnnJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate at Maynards on Wednesday and Thursday. Both days we had new Menu Items. They were both delicious! We were sad to see one of our favorites gone but the new ones make up for the one we lost. Thanks Maynards for changing up the menu.

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Carrie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maynards has a great location on the lake. Everyone loved the food they ordered.

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Alanadigi
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect way to enjoy a MN indian summer on the wharf

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CaptainPauly
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a beautiful Fall day, we just wanted a place to have lunch outside next to waters that we have sailed upon before, and have docked at Maynard's, too. But on this day, we just walked in -- the docks were empty, but you had a place for us on the deck to relive memories and create new ones, too. As always, food and service were awesome. Thank you Maynard's for providing a beautiful environment to help us enjoy our day!!!!!

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Mela
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Set up nicely for COVID. Felt safe and comfortable

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Boatergirl
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love Maynards! We sat outside and it was a perfect day--in November!! All of us had different dishes and we all raved about the food. I had Frannie's salad (again) and I just loved it. I can't eat that much, so I took it home and it was my dinner also. Yum. My husband had the fish taco wrap and he took half of his home, too. He said it was excellent.

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Becky
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our criteria for eating out has changed so much and our first priority is safety and Maynards hits the mark for safety plus great food and service!

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StacyK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food! Always one of our family’s favorite places to eat!

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DanA
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and prompt service from the check in counter and our server. I was last to arrive and shown immediately where my family was seated. Our server was very friendly and took our orders as soon as we were ready and made sure to offer refills on our beverages. Food was excellent and the serving sizes were great!

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BeaK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food to consider: Ahi poke bowl, portobello mushroom burger, fish n chips, steak wrap. Eat outside while you can. There are plastic shields to protect from lake winds and heaters for late afternoon/evening chill.

FAQs

Maynards - Excelsior offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 470-1800.

Maynards - Excelsior is rated 4.6 stars by 1891 OpenTable diners.

Maynards - Excelsior does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://maynardsonline.cardfoundry.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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