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Maynards - Excelsior

4.5
386 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Waterfront (44)
  • Scenic View (37)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
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 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am
Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm
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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
What 386 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipThomas (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Took advantage of the early specials. Food was very good as always and service good and attentive. Good Time, good food.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

We love Maynard’s in the summer and have enjoyed the sandwiches and salads we’ve had while sitting by the lake. And so we thought for a belated Valentine’s Day celebration, we’d go out to dinner. The ribs were exceptionally dry, albeit had decent flavor. And the filet was raw in the middle. After sending it back, it was still rare and was burned on the inside. After all was said and done, nothing done or offered by the server in terms of taking anything off the bill. Probably won’t go back for dinner.

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Lora (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Really enjoy the ambiance. Don't use so much iceberg lettuce on a $15 salad--mixed greens.

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BillK (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day was very special at Maynards. Loved the decor, the food was fantastic, and the staff is always friendly. Great atmosphere--even if it's crowded, it's not overly loud, so you can have a conversation at normal levels.

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TommieDad (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food and service as always! Favorite place in Excelsior.

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RonaldG (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend to other friends and family

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Haystk 
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Took advantage of an emailed special brunch offer and the food was great and at a good value.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great as always

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent service -as always!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We had a super time, arrived early from a play and our table was ready. Had friends from out of town and they thought the food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Maynard's is a great option for any meal. It's great food at a good value. The service is spot on and there is always a lively feel to the place, especially since is on the lake. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Had 10:15 brunch reservations sat us right away and they where very busy at that time good food and fair price would go again.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Met some friends for Sunday Brunch - food was very good, noise level was good. We had good conversation and fun catching up. The Buffet was very good and quite filling from multiple entrees to salads, omelettes and desserts. Add a Bloody Mary or two and it was a great time.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Busy on a Saturday night. Even with a reservation we had to wait 10-15 minutes. But it was worth it. The food was really good.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food, wine and quick seating will bring us back again.

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LisaY (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Food came quick and was hot. The waiter was not overly on top of things, fresh drinks, need of things, noted we were done and needed to go boxes. Asked if we wanted the fries, really?

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful time! Pond Hockey day and service was great! Atmosphere so much fun!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Excellent! Food is very good and service is wonderful. They are also very accommodating to special requests.

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Blondie56 (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

The salmon was moist and very tasty. Fresh vegetables were cooked just right.

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vipThomas (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Good food very good service, nice dinner. One of our favorites.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I love Maynard’s. The food has always been consistent. The staff is on point.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I love this place, and I especially enjoy their NYE menu. Their food is always perfectly done, the drinks are always just right, and the staff is superb. I highly recommend Maynard's to anyone coming to the Excelsior area, as it has something to offer everyone, and not just in the summer when the view is top notch.

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MNHusker (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, the Frannie's Chicken Salad is my favorite! Burgers are also great! Generous portions - easy to share if you want a light meal. Service is fantastic!!
Looking forward to my next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

John was a great waiter. Knowledgeable and attentive. We enjoyed his outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We come for dinner every year during the holidays before attending the Old Log Theater. As usual, the food was excellent and the service was the very best. It is a tradition in our family. Thank-you!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Xmas Day. Menu should have included a “tradditional” XmS Day option

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SwedeePye (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

I had never been there before and thought the setting was more upscaled....but that did not bother me. We were fine but we came with expectations that were different.

Food was great and the wait help was very helpful, courteous and pleasant.

Thank youo

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Cook13 (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Christmas dinner. The drinks were terrible and had no flavor. My chicken stir fry was cold but the chicken was over done. Waffle fries were cold but at the the fish was ok. The waitress barely approached us or asked how our food was and really slow at grabbing the final bill. My husband had to find the manager to pay so we weren’t late for our movie. Very disappointed in my experience.

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Jordan (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

We are not from the area but we thought we would give Maynards a try. I made reservations online not knowing how full it would be. I made a time for 6:00 and showed up about 15 minutes early and we had no trouble getting sat. The food was awesome. Our server was quick to refill drinks and give some good tips on the menu. The Kung Pao Chicken was wonderful. We might stop in again before we leave town again.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Service to our table was outstanding. Wait staff very engaging. Meals were excellent.

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