Maynards - Excelsior

4.6
1905 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 1905 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

High priced

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vipDiAnnJ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a joy to go to Maynards. Great to sit and view the lake while enjoying good food, good service and good conversation. Thanks for being there for us. We value you big time.

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pazpaz
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great food

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Jean
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great food , no social
Distancing , tables too close together and bar area crowded

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was so kind and really treated us well.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Maynard’s is one of our favorite go to restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casey is always amazing!!! We love Maynard’s

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KayN
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our Walleye lunch and the service was fabulous.

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DebM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great! It was quiet due to the reopening of indoor dining.

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SteveB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maynard’s never disappoints. The Walleye was spectacular. Casey is a great server. It’s crystal clear why Maynard’s has become such an ‘institution!’

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Weston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maynard's is my favorite restaurant southwest of the metro. The ambiance is always fantastic, whether I am watching boats come in from the deck or I am sitting inside in their perfectly-lit dining room. My favorite items there are their stir fry and the waffle fries with seasoned sour cream.

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JoeK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack and his staff were on point as always... Bethany was terrific with timing of food an additional beverages and as friendly as could be... The food was exceptional. highly recommend Maynard's and will definitely be back on a weekly basis!

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vipScottT
Little Rock
34 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cajun pork chop is outstanding!

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MaryJ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Maynards

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BrendaL
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
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 on November 20, 2020
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 on November 20, 2020
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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doctim
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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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 4.6 stars by 1905 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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