Axel's River Grille - Mendota

4.5
1414 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Axel's River Grille is a casual fine dining establishment offering grilled steaks, chops, & seafood. As well as pastas, salads, and fresh in house made soups and desserts! Axel's offers THE best Walleye in town. This is the place where people come by choice, not chance. Axel's also offers a large selection of fine wines, including a reserve list. Also offering a scotch and whiskey selection like no other. Come out and indulge in a drink list that features the most unique and flavorful libations around.

Come and relax in our classy yet casual dining room or our bar area, where you will be met and served by our professional, knowledgeable and fun staff.

Axel's Restaurants "Where traditions and memories are made"

Support Axel's River Grille - Mendota during COVID-19

Offers

  • Happy Hour (3 PM - 6 PM)

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Enjoy $7 Appetizers and $2 off Cocktails, Wine, and Beer! (Not Available on Major US Holidays)
  • Happy Hour! (3 PM - 6 PM)

    Multiple dates available

    Thu 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Enjoy $7 Appetizers and $2 off Cocktails, Wine and Beer! (3 PM - 6 PM ONLY)
What 1414 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisW
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always. Wonderful staff and a cozy atmosphere.

JC
JennieC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a special occasion. 6 of us all very much enjoyed our dinner choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is a super spreader. Management doesn’t enforce patron mask wearing when not at their table. We will return after we receive the vaccine.

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RobertW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was not happy with the reservation process. It was cumbersome and I was not sure if I had a reservation when the process was complete.

Also, the beer selections were very poor for a place of that level - no German beers of any type!

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vipSCADAGuy
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walleye and sea scallops at Axel’s in Mendota. Can’t ask for better food, or better service.

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vipLola
Minneapolis
97 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Axel's NEVER disappoints! Our meals were scrumptious, and the service was outstanding!

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DianeO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just so happy that Axel's River Grille - Mendota is open again. The food was excellent, the service prompt and helpful, and the atmosphere is welcoming and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dinner out. Good service and food.

TK
TraciK
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was great and felt very safe. Not as large of portions like the use to have but still really good!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First choice for dining out after receiving the COVID vaccine!
Love this place!

JM
JohnM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Axel's. The service is impeccable and the food was excellent.

JP
vipJodiP
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s specials and great service by Jackie.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Ordered a filet to be cooked medium, it was burnt...

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SamWow
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was super slow. Waited to for initial contact, waited for drinks, waited to order, waited for food, waited for drink refills, waited for to-go box, waited for bill. Food was cold. Shrimp cocktail seemed like shrimp was just under frozen. Steak was good but not hot. Shrimp and scallops were both undercooked. Mushrooms used to be really good there. Now just boring. All the food needed seasoning!

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RickieD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special day for me and my wife. Our reservation requested a booth in a corner, and that's where we enjoyed our meal. The food was much more than ample and was great. The waitress was patient and efficient. The Martini was indeed perfect and the additional drinks were also fine. Thank you! We'll see you again soon!

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BillR
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy having a dinner here. The staff are great, quiet place to have a celebration or meet with family and friends.

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vipLander
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service & the food was fabulous!

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was perfect! Haven' been to Axel's in ages and it was so nice to come back. We'll be back soon. (didn't love our table...it was basically in the door way of the room with the fireplace.) But, the food and service was excellent:)

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vipDoug8200
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We had reservations for 6:30 and were setted on time. Ordered a couple of martini and we could see that they were done at the bar but delivered when ice was melted. Ordered dinner and arrived cool after 8:00 PM
Sorry to say but poorly managed..... will not return!

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mattl
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was way too salty. Part of my meal that was supposed to be warm was ice cold. Cake tasted like from frozen.

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Blondie83
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Our server Robyn was wonderful and did a great job. We split the prime rib and it was cooked perfectly and plated very nicely. The French onion soup was amazing. The popovers were kind of meh, but everything else was fabulous. I definitely recommend Axel's and will keep going back.

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diannemhf
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt friendly service. Excellent seafood special.

CP
vipCarrieP
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Axel’s never disappoints! Great food & ambience.

LM
LisaMarie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening even though I went for crab cakes and they are no longer on the menu!

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vipFoodgirl1979
Minneapolis
49 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad they are open again!! Love their salmon and filet and there is no better value out there for a full meal of this quality! Our server was wonderful to top it off. Will be back soon.

KL
KatL
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very Good food, Great atmosphere, good service! We will be back.

HM
HeidiM
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday & Valentines

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vipLola
Minneapolis
97 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful "Valentine's dinner at Axel's! Our food was scrumptious! I had the Sirloin and it was delicious and cooked to perfection. My companion had the Cioppino and he said it was the best he'd ever had! Our server, Sherri, was outstanding! We had a wonderful time talking to Louise, the Manager. The food and the staff there are the BEST!!! Axel's never disappoints. We can't wait to go back.

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JillW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great food. The service is great! Miss the crab cakes!

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TrishH
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's so great to be able to go back to Axel's. The safety precautions are well done and the food and drinks, as always, are wonderful. We love Axel's River Grille and have missed it during the pandemic. So grateful that they have reopened.

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JohnU
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Axel's is friendly, reasonably priced and consistent its is quality of food and service. I always know what to expect. For me, that is a huge selling point. They have some great dishes and prepare them extremely well every single time!

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AliciaS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always classic. Everything was well prepared and tasty. Steak seemed tiny for 8oz but was cooked perfectly. During covid it was so nice to have our anniversary dinner out!

PJ
PhilipJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to have Axels back. Good food and wonderful service!

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DavidB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was perfect our go spot for filet and walleye.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

KC
KellyC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love Axel’s!! The ambiance is so relaxing in an upscale way. The food is delicious and so are the drinks!! The staff is attentive and personable. I can’t wait to go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great and the food delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melt-in-your-mouth popovers and steak cooked to perfection!

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vipCarrieP
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner the night before the spring 2020 COVID shutdown at Axels & we thought it was fitting to have dinner again the night before the Winter 2020 shutdown. We just love Axels. Great service & great food. Wish them nothing but the best during these crazy times!

JR
vipJeffreyR
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great place for a great meal with super service.

FAQs

Axel's River Grille - Mendota is rated 4.5 stars by 1414 OpenTable diners.

Axel's River Grille - Mendota does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://axelsrestaurants.com/axels-gift-cards/.

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.