Maynards - Excelsior

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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.
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IB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

YOUR BRUNCH WAS EXCELLENT AND WE EVEN HAD BIRTHDAY DESSERT

MK
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always good, the Frannies chicken salad is a favorite. This time chicken sliced very very thin so not as good as previous times.

JH
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the Asian Chicken Salad for the first time as wanted something light. The salad had a great flavor but could only eat half of it due to the size. Full of cucumbers, peppers, peas, and a nice chicken breast.

c
Minneapolis
73 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy, been there many times. Quality Foods. Decent portions.

CO
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite brunch in the Twin Cities. Fantastic food and service at a reasonable price.

TW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have a very nice food selection for brunch! We would definitely go again

DL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Vegetables were very cold when dinner came..Did not make the waitress aware of it as she was very kind, busy and good..

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always but wish I would have gotten the walleye dinner after seeing several go by. Oh well, guess we need to plan another visit!

DM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is great with this restaurant including staff, food quality, selection and price.

RS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

SM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our server took one of our parties drivers license and never returned it. She had to make a trip back to the restaurant to pick it up. Very inconvenient.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and atmosphere were really great. I was impressed.

F
Minneapolis
84 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Maynard's is one of our favorite restaurants!! We have lunch there often and find the food and service to be great! They have really good walleye and yummy soups!! Love the view!!!!!

MA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheese curds were great. Got food quickly despite how busy it was there. Food very good.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a family get together. It was a wonderful time.

CR
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my Mother’s birthday. Service was good and food very tasty!!

TA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. prices have increased but the portion sizes are very large.

AA
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We come here on a regular basis. Always consistently good food and service~

d
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience and always enjoy the friendly staff.

PM
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner! The service was outstanding. We noticed the new menu items and were very excited about the vegan options. So thrilled about the mushrooms back on the happy hour menu! 16 year patrons and really missed the mushrooms! Jack brought me an order and I was in heaven! Thanks for the great years Maynards! We love your restaurant!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Attending the old log theater

SR
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of our favorite places to eat. Always reliable. The offer great promotions for slow periods of the week and the year. Date night Wednesday night. $10 off $30. Sign up for the email club. For the locals it's great in the winter because you don't have to fight for seating or service. GREAT SUNDAY BRUNCH!!

MJ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A bit overpriced for what you get, but the coleslaw was very good, as was the underdone burger. The walleye sandwich was lightly breaded and also good, if a little small. A popular place due to the location.

S
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We frequently go to Maynard’s. We had a guest from out of town and she absolutely loved it. It’s a very festive place to be in the winter. Our only complaint this time was that the service was too fast. The waiter came and left so quickly each time we couldn’t tell him what we wanted. But better too fast than too slow!

t
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had the Marine salad. It was good size and good flavor.

OT
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maynards great as always.

KA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, as usual. Good service.

RS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great: food, service, ambiance. Great place to get together with friends.

s
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a good experience at Maynards. We went for brunch. All was very good, but it seemed that the kitchen was having trouble keeping up with the demand at the buffet. Also, the omelette bar was not there.

DI
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on the busiest day of the year for Maynards...they did very well in providing great service in all the chaos..their food is always good...(soup was luke warm the only thing) but the staff is super attentive but I didn't want to bother them to reheat my soup. It was during Pond Hockey weekend and they do a fantastic job of managing the big crowd!

M
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sam, our waitress was outstanding! Great fish and chips, scampi and tortellini !
Large servings with leftovers for lunch : BONUS!!!

KG
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been here many timed before and it is Fabulous! This last time was on Pond Hockey Day, so we could barely park or get inside as it was understandably nuts that day - SRO wall to wall ...LOL. Glad they took reservations! The most amazing thing is that the food was just as outstanding as ever, came fast, and the wait staff made us feel like there were only a few tables filled. I have never had my pop re-filled so fast!
They must have had TONS of people working that day. This is the kind of well- managed restaurant that holds onto their customers & employees. We had as memorable a dinner there as ever.

F
Minneapolis
85 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love Maynards. The food is always very good as is the service. Love the walleye and the soups are delish!!

g
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service, amongst the best we’ve had in many months, attentive and proactive. Rock star level.

GS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brunch! Already recommended to friends at work.

DM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always good! We have never had a bad meal & the wait staff is great!

JT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love Maynard’s. Only complaint is that this was the second consecutive time I had to call them after we left because they failed to acknowledge our reservation/attendance with Open Table.

AS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Day Gopher Game - so fun!!

DS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Good food and great service. Staff is very friendly. Good place in the summer

CM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast at Maynards for New Years Eve 2020. No Bargo winners at our table, but the energy and pace of the game was perfect. Food service was excellent and as always the menu offerings delicious.

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