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Maynards - Excelsior

4.5
453 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Waterfront
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am
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Phone number
(952) 470-1800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Off Hwy 7 on Excelsior Blvd
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Parking details
We have overflow parking available across the street as well!
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We arrived at Maynards on Saturday night about 8:00 and it was bustling! Lots of happy people sitting having drinks and dinner. It was too
Cold for the outdoor dining section to be open but it looked like a fantastic place for a summer lunch or dinner. The menu has a wide selection and we tried quite a few different options. The food was OK. Nothing stellar. Service was good.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The views of the lake are great but the restaurant itself really needs a facelift. It reminds me of a large cafe. Service was warm and attentive. Food is always good.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great meal this time. Has been uneven. Loved the beef bites appetizer, coconut chicken salad and Halibut Fish & Chips.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Had a great time spending my birthday with the girls at Maynard’s!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Couldn’t find our reservation right away, but found & everything smooth from then on.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food and service is excellent. Parking is a disaster. Unfortunately I would think twice about going back because of this.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We had a table by the window so we enjoyed the view. Our service was outstanding and the server was pleasant. Our meals were delicious and arrived quickly. We will definitely go back there for our friend’s lunch.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Our group of 6-8 always has good service and consistently good food at Maynard's. I just wish you could view more of the lake from the inside seating, since no reservations can be made for the outside seating.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food - my only suggestion would be to increase your vegetarian options, not much to choose from in that department.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Had to wait half an hour to be seated with a party of 7, despite reservations. I had to suggest to manager a means to compensate us for a half hour waiting in the lobby on my wife’s birthday.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Love the walleye sandwich and coleslaw. Great comfort food.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We enjoyed our time at Maynards. Food was good as well as the service. We’ll be back!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Good very good but a bit noisy.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

I had the chicken stir fry which was a generous serving and very fresh ingredients but I thought the flavour was not good....just something a bit off here. They need to change their sauce or something. Otherwise good overall

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Maynard's is one of our favorite spots. In season the patio and deck are awesome. The food is consistently very good. We love the walleye and the fact that they offer a combo meal!

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1.0Dined on May 7, 2018

18th bday. Food was nothing special.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The buffet options we just average. For the price of the buffet, I would expect higher quality food.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Made reservations weeks ahead of time with the request of a table for 6 but no high tops
We were seated at a high top and told that's all they had available :-(

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Always Reliable. Huge outdoor seating area to see and be seen. Recommend the delicious and ample Firecracker Shrimp Tacos. LOTS of GF options is nice to see.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Maynards is always a good dinner. Food was hot and tasty as ordered and service was excellent. Nice quick dinner

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious brunch at Maynard's this past weekend. It's the first time my friends have gone there for brunch and they were impressed with the brunch menu.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Wings and lettuce wraps were delicious

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We frequent Maynard's often. The food and service is always top notch. We love the patio when the weather permits. By the way, they have a yummy walleye sandwich.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Very consistent, fun atmosphere - especially in the Summer!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We made a reservation at certain time and we got there a little early and they asked us if we had a reservation , we said yes, they said they were ready for us and whisked us back to the table. They were quick to ask for drink orders. Brought the drinks and then took the order for food. We were celebrating a birthday. When we were finished, they brought a sunday for all of us to share. All in all it was a very nice time!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Outstanding brunch, covers the entire length of the dining room. Take your time and peruse the selections. Soooo many choices ! 😍

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We had dinner prior to going to the Old Log Theater. The reservation was on time, the service excellent and the food was wonderful. I would recommend to anyone having a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The service was good. The menu had everything covered. The food was good.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Predictably good as usual!!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Always great!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We always like Maynard's. Love the nearness to the lake, the outdoor seating. Great staff. We meet friends there quite often.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Can't go wrong at Maynard's. Great food and awesome views of Lake Minnetonka.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Prime rib special was delicious and well priced for what you get.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We absolutely love Maynard’s, especially later at night when they have happy hour specials in the bar... we find it to be the perfect place to go to wind down. This particular time we sat in the dining area with our daughter. The waitress was very rushed and hurried but efficient. She didn’t mention the specials which is what we were after this evening... so if a person doesn’t have the inside scoop on the specials they may not ever get to try the fantastic jambalaya which was worth every penny! Superb! Truly a rare find and not on the menu (at least I did not see it). The shrimp tacos (may have been called firecracker tacos) were also amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great as always.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Good menu variety . always reliable food.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We love Maynards for their wonderful atmosphere, food and great staff.
When our warm weather finally returns.....if ever???? (As I write this April 14, 2018 during a blizzard) We look forward to warm summer days enjoying dock seating!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food and staff - restaurant is shabby and long over due for a freshen up and redecorating. It has a grimey and dark feel to it ifthe food and location wasn’t so good I would never go back.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Excellent service, food and ambience.. waitress very attentive and cordial. Tasty food.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food is always good, good service and a good time but Maynards is always very consistant.

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