Maynards - Excelsior

4.7
1946 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.

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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1946 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSusanD
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a blessing and a privilege to eat indoors at Maynard’s. From the reservation to the greeting, we started off with a good feeling it was going to be a nice evening out, the first with friends this year. We were seated in a booth adorned with plastic protectors from other booths and immediately served water and another pleasant greeting from our server. We felt comfortable and relaxed which was a joy during these difficult days and weeks. Our food arrived quickly and it was delicious, hot with over the top portions. I had the fried walleye tacos which were really a fish wrap but tasty and satisfying with a side of salsa. I was offered the waffle fries and there were so many on the plate, I had to certainly share. Our food came quickly but we were not rushed out of our table at all. We sat and visited and enjoyed our drinks until it was time to let go of a wonderful evening. This was the best visit to Maynard’s ever and I highly recommend going out there for a delightful social event!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt safe while we dined. Our server Sam was wonderful! The date night menu was great and so was the food! We’ve booked another dinner!!

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courtjester
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Tuesday Night Special was great, steak was done just right, very tasty. Medley of veggies was good and the potato was HUGE . Maynard's did a nice job in laying out seating to accommodate Covid restrictions . Fun to dine in,looking forward to 'Date Night ' .

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Fedman
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little on the high side for sandwiches which come with chips. If you want another side, it's another $2.50 which brings up the cost. However, the food is quite good. They do a good job with their Covid safety measures. Good atmosphere. We eat here quite often.

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vipPatrickS
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on Saturday night and had the best service ever. Our waitress was so funny, Unfortunately can't recall her name.

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AaronA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Did not seem like they were following COVID rules even a little bit. Very packed. We stayed but regretted it as people kept getting packed in. In my mind, it is okay that they don't follow the rules, but they should let you know when you make the reservation they aren't following state mandated rules and best practices.

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BronkoL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Maynards, Friday night busy but with different options as to were to sit, felt safe. Great food options and the young lady that waited on us could not have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Everything felt safe and clean and the food was great!

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vipchan
Minneapolis
91 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Maynard's always has good food. It's consistent and well made.

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SavvyCritic
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Thumbs up for the ahi tuna crisps and the key lime pie. But the Cajun pork chop was way too salty.

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DogsMom
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Great service. Only once (out of 1000 times) did we have a crabby waitress and the manager took care of it.

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SandraZ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We visit Maynard’s frequently and have never been disappointed.

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Phantomphans
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were out for Valentine’s evening. Casual evening out with app’s and drinks was our plan. Maynard’s was perfect. Our waitress last evening was fabulous too!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined on Valentine’s Day. My husband ordered filet off special menu. The steak was very flavorful and so tender. For not being known as a steak restaurant, I would definitely order again and recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for our Valentines dinner!

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Beths2
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Love the Thai Chicken Bowl and stir fry.

SK
SusanK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We were there Feb 13 and the website had a Valentines Menu we were excited about. The waitress said it was not available until the next day. The website didn't say that, but I guess it was assumed. We were disappointed but then tried to order the Prime Rib. The waitress said it was sold out. Another disappointment. We were seated by the windows on a very cold night. It was drafty. Not a good way to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend. Very disappointed.

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MikeM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got seated right away. Nice two person booth table.

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SandraT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistant good food and great service as always. Maynards knows how to keep us coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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HeatherN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere. The serving sizes were generous and flavorful food. The walleye was amazing!

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TerryL
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to be back open for family fun. Service and food was on par with pre-covid

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vipHank
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great, which is our expectation whenever we dine there.

DM
DebM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Experience was great. We had the Tuesday special-Teriyaki steak. It was perfect. Cooked as we had requested and the sides were great.

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Local
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything was good except my choice of lunch, it was lacking on spice (heat) way too Minnesota nice spice-less......(in the heat category)! Maybe I should have asked for ADDITIONAL heat!

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service

JM
vipJeffM
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service and food. Very predictable!

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DebraE
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had the omelet special. It was very delicious and perfectly prepared. The meal and Bloody Mary was a perfect way to start our Saturday

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Krys
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic, felt great to have a little normalcy again! Will be back soon!

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vipPatrickS
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back!!! We missed the Cajun Pork Chops- Best in Minnesota!

Thanks Jack & Maynards team

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BrianD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are making a habit of getting to the Wed date nights - great value!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Friendly, attentive service and good ambiance, but food was slow and not warm.

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terrhead
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Reservation was at 6:15 we weren't seated until 7:00\
Disappointed Maynard's did not heed the governor's executive order where restaurants and bars need to be at 50% occupancy.

The bar was packed, people were not wearing masks to/from the restrooms, tables had more than 6 people. Shame on you!

We will not be back. You willful disregard will hurt this state and our attempt to get back to normal. Maynards was warned the first opening this summer, now again.

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es2173
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Extremely crowded, no pickles for burgers (??) lots of “no” all night.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a nice walk on the lake during winter in January, Maynard’s was perfect for drinks, great food and a busy energetic atmosphere!!

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KerryI
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was AMAZING as ALWAYS! Such a wonderful place!!

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Jms8
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was delicious! We will be back!

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JeromeN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Was surprised it was as crowded as it was but all precautions seemed to be in place. Food was just ok as is typical Maynards and menu is limited. Our server was awesome!

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Mike
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like a slow paced dinner starting with appetizer and ending with dessert and after-dinner drinks.
Walleye fingers were perfect for 3 people to share. Salmon, Cajun pork chop, and chicken stir fry are recommended entrees. And the carrot cake is worth the price. Service was prompt and not pushy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first outing since restrictions were lifted. It felt so good to be “normal” again.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Maynards - Excelsior using the Order Online button. Maynards - Excelsior also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 470-1800.

Maynards - Excelsior is rated 4.7 stars by 1946 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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