Axel's River Grille - Mendota
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"
Happy Hour (3 PM - 6 PM)
Multiple dates available
Wed 3:00 PM - 9:00 PMEnjoy $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 PMEnjoy $7 Appetizers and $2 off Cocktails, Wine and Beer! (3 PM - 6 PM ONLY)
8 ounces of the most tender cut of lean beef
Our version of a classic: shrimp, scallops, walleye, clams, and mussels stewed in a spicy tomato broth
Excellent meal as always. Wonderful staff and a cozy atmosphere.
A great place for a special occasion. 6 of us all very much enjoyed our dinner choices.
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.
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!
Walleye and sea scallops at Axel’s in Mendota. Can’t ask for better food, or better service.
Axel's NEVER disappoints! Our meals were scrumptious, and the service was outstanding!
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.
Nice dinner out. Good service and food.
Was great and felt very safe. Not as large of portions like the use to have but still really good!
First choice for dining out after receiving the COVID vaccine!
Love this place!
Always a great meal at Axel's. The service is impeccable and the food was excellent.
Great Valentine’s specials and great service by Jackie.
Ordered a filet to be cooked medium, it was burnt...
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!
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!
Always enjoy having a dinner here. The staff are great, quiet place to have a celebration or meet with family and friends.
We had great service & the food was fabulous!
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:)
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!
Food was way too salty. Part of my meal that was supposed to be warm was ice cold. Cake tasted like from frozen.
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.
Prompt friendly service. Excellent seafood special.
Axel’s never disappoints! Great food & ambience.
Lovely evening even though I went for crab cakes and they are no longer on the menu!
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.
Very Good food, Great atmosphere, good service! We will be back.
Birthday & Valentines
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.
Always great food. The service is great! Miss the crab cakes!
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.
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!
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!
Good to have Axels back. Good food and wonderful service!
The food was perfect our go spot for filet and walleye.
Great service and food
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!!
Our waitress was great and the food delicious!
Melt-in-your-mouth popovers and steak cooked to perfection!
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!
A great place for a great meal with super service.
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.