Maynards - Excelsior

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982 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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vipkuhlio
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are Maynards loyalists...they have been our second kitchen for almost 20 years now. We appreciate their staff's friendly, professionalism and the food is always point on delicious! We will continue to support as long as we are here!

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JimT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so good!!Mackenzie was an excellent server,very polished and attentive.

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KatherineP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good and food was great. We all enjoyed. My Chipotle bowl was very fun. We will go back in the summer to sit by lake.

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LisaZ
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is prompt and friendly without hovering. The food, as usual, is spectacular. The shrimp scampi is incredible.

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NancyH
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fabulous service, will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fun environment. Lots of great energy. Loved the dinner entrees offered mid afternoon.

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RosieP
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Our server was clearly burned out or something...very transactional, not very personable or friendly and didn’t check back much.

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Open Table delivers what they promise! Couldn’t be any happier!

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vipkatwas
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seated late in spite of reservation but food and server were good!

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AlandJuliet
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order the Walleye Fingers and
Szechuan Green Beans

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak night, good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Maynards is our go to spot for consistent good food, service & value. However Sunday night, I was very disappointed in my go to dish Skinny Chicken. It was not sautéed as usual, nor in a lemon olive oil sauce..but chicken seemed boiled..no flavor, same with the green beans. I rarely complain but did mention it to our server. She came back and said the cook told her they started to make it differently..hmm.

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suellen222
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great except food identification would be good

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TimS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food,Lots of variety, good atmosphere and pull tabs

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MelanieS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I would NOT recommend the brunch buffet on Sunday. At least 2 of the items were empty each time I went up to get more and the selection of food had a lot to be desired. If you want eggs of any kind you have to wait in line at an omelette station where they only had 1 chef. Very disappointed ☹️

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Catwoman
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my mum and niece for their Sunday Brunch. It was fantastic! Nice spread with lots of variety. Get there early to ensure you get seated.

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vipJeffM
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and drinks were, as usual, very good. They ran out of one of their specials, but the alternatives were very good!

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LizN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening was had by all. Service was outstanding.

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PattyL
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very accommodating with special requests. There was compromise which was appreciated. The meal was delicious!

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MargaretM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pork chop is outstanding, along with a very crispy salad. $50 date night is a great value as you get appetizer or salad, main course and dessert.

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vipSteakLover
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent, especially the Walleye

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davidg
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It's a happening place but the food is average at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well managed. Wonderful staff!

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IverneB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

YOUR BRUNCH WAS EXCELLENT AND WE EVEN HAD BIRTHDAY DESSERT

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vipMarkK
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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vipREIMLERK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything awesome as usual. Honey salmon delicious! Alex, our server was great.

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vipJeffH
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great at Maynard’s!

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vipchan
Minneapolis
75 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipCarrieO
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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ToddW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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DaveL
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..

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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DouglasM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RobbinS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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SweetMelissa3
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.

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and atmosphere were really great. I was impressed.

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vipFran
Minneapolis
86 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!!!!!

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MaryA
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Maynards - Excelsior is rated 4.6 stars by 982 OpenTable diners.

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