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
Fri 3:00 PM - 9:30 PMEnjoy $7 Appetizers and $2 off Cocktails, Wine, and Beer
Happy Hour! (3 PM - 6 PM)
Multiple dates available
Mon - Thu 3:00 PM - 9:00 PMEnjoy $7 Appetizers and $2 off Cocktails, Wine and Beer! (3 PM - 6 PM ONLY)
Hand-breaded walleye in Shore Lunch and served with house-made tartar sauce
8 ounces of the most tender cut of lean beef
Don't miss this hidden gem! Classic dishes excellently prepared without fanfare or unexpected ingredients. Outstanding!
We love Axels as one of the best supper clubs in the Twin Cities. Usually have a great dining experience, but last night our server seemed completely disinterested. Drinks came late or not at all and just overall, we felt a bit neglected. That is usually NOT the case at Axels, so it stood out to us. Otherwise, food was great.
I ordered the Friday fish special. There were no substitutes allowed. The shrimp cod and walleye were good bit veryheabily breaded. I think there should be a grilled option. My partner was very very happy with the fillet
Our cocktails were a bit weak and risotto wasn't correct temperature and lacked flavor. Steak was very good but the horseradish tater tot seemed to be missing the horseradish, just a regular tater tot.
Waiter was excellent, attentive and we didn't feel rushed. Love the interior ambience and noice level was excellence.
Disappointed in the food for this visit.
Love the old world feel at Axels, great food and service!!
Axel's is our go to place. This time was not as good as usual. Service was slow but staffing is probably short. The onion rings were not very good still hard. The rest of our food was as usual outstanding. But we had 5 people and our food did not come out all together. Our server was friendly and absolutely doing her best. The menu is still very small since the pandemic. Hopefully the menu will expand soon. This was an unusual experience and hopefully a one time fluke. We will still go back as one mediocre dinner does not replace all the excellent ones we have had at Axel's
I requested a booth, the host had to ask another host if I could have a booth. The restaurant was not very busy. The first server I had was rude and ignored me often. I requested a different server. Second server was much better. The Roseville location had better service and the food was better over there vs the Mendota location. The soup I had was chicken dumpling soup which could have been called celery soup instead. More celery in the soup than any other ingredients, two pieces of small chicken and two dumplings. I wouldn’t order that again. The best food item I had was the popovers! The stroganoff entree was ok.
Horrible service last night. Wait staff was extremely slow.
Good as always solid menu that doesn't change much
Never had a less than stellar experience at Axel’s.
Our meals were excellent! The Old Fashions were perfect and the wine was great. Our server, Cheri, was OUTSTANDING!!!
We had a great experience when dining at Axel’s on Friday night. The drinks were great and the dinner was awesome! Our server Melissa was so helpful in her suggestions. It was a nice night.
Terrible. What has happened to Axels?
All around food, service, value, terrible. Even the hostess/seating process terrible. So disappointing.
We enjoyed our meals tremendously. The wine selections were nice. Our server was knowledgeable and professional.
We found the atmosphere okay, too noisy.
Initial greeting was friendly and prompt but it took an hour to get a chicken sandwich and a burger. Popovers are excellent!
Great food and great service
Our first time to axels Mendota. Everything was great her server was personable and she was training and she was doing a very good job. Food was good everything was hot well season. Only complaint was it was cold and there was a draft the wind blowing on us full-time I had to keep my jacket on.
This used to be a reliable place but maybe have some staff issues. Last two times I have been there has not been good. Food took almost an hour to arrive. Popovers were cold. Veggies and mashed potatoes were cold. We were outside and by the time we got our food it was so dark we couldn’t even see it. Ended up taking it all to go home. Price of meals was high and nothing remarkable. I really used to live this place but sadly don’t think I will be back.
Lovely ambiance and menu. Almost perfect service. The only issue was the ribs, which the server sold hard. Very tough. No way to eat with a fork (which I was told you could) and the lousy butter knife. Wanted a steak knife but the server never stopped back. I managed to get two bites off, then gave up.
Excellent service, Excellent atmosphere & Excellent food. Great place for any celebration.
This was the best cut of meat I have had in some time and that includes some higher end restaurants, also south of the river.
And, a real key to our night was fortunately being seated again in Jordan's area. He had four tables, including one for ten, but kept his great attitude and efficiency.
I was disappointed when the white table cloths went away, but the food is still exceptional.
Our waitress, Karla, was wonderful. The food was great as always. We will definitely go back.
Always fantastic! Old school supper club atmosphere with a menu that does not disappoint! The cioppino with walleye is amazing! Ask for Jackie as your server!
Love their martinis and coconut shrimp with the marmalade!
Mussels need a better sauce not enough butter and wine. You should want to dunk your bread in it. Steak was excellent, risotto and shrimp was excellent. Service was outstanding, Roxy.
Amazing food, beautiful atmosphere, and outstanding customer service!!
Amazing! Everything was well prepared, fresh, and service was top notch.
The waitress was amazing! Next time someone should order more filets and carrot cake.
Seating and service was slow. We had a reservation but had to 10 minutes for a table even though there were many open tables. The bartender was slow and unfriendly.
The servings were generous, the service was friendly and helpful, and the noise level was perfect for a table of four to carry on a conversation.
Unfortunately Axel's has really slipped since I was last here pre-Covid. Service was very poor despite our servers best efforts. 15 mins to get acknowledged or a glass of water after sitting down. 20+ mins to have our bottle of wine to the table once ordered. Dirty salad dishes sitting in front of us for 20+ minutes. It seemed that they had too many tables per server with no one bussing any tables. Also restaurant appeared a bit dirty and the men's room was a mess. Axel's needs to raise their game quickly or they will find themselves on top of the dust bin of once good and unique venues.
While visiting mnpls. We love to eat at Axels in Mendota! It is our number 1 favorite place to eat and enjoy while we visit the twin cities! Best restaurant in mnpls. Area!!
There were three people n our party. Two of us had the sirloin and they were both cooked to perfection. Our other friend had the cioppino and she said it was scrumptious. Roxanne, our server, was outstanding! The Manager and the Assistant Manager stopped by to talk to us and made us feel very welcomed and appreciated. GREAT evening at Axel's!
Was wonderful as always !! Thanks for the great food and service.
Great food and the muscles appetizer is a favorite. All the wait staff are great, but our favorite is Jill!
Great traditional "supper club" menu and they do it right! Great service, Good bar and the back room is relatively quiet...no problem keeping a conversation going here! 1/2 price bottles of wine are a good value.
The steak filet and the walleye were prepared perfectly, highly recommended. Service is very good, friendly and courteous staff members.
We left a note when booking and asked for the best table for 2 and that it was our 30th anniversary and no one acknowledged that at all and we were seated at the very end of the restaurant in a dark dark booth… we asked to be moved and we were able to. Our server was nice but kept forgetting about us… again, no one noting that it was a special day. Food was good.on the way out the girl was sitting on the bench and did say bye.
Great restaurant and service. Popovers special and fun. Very friendly service!!!! All the food excellent!!!
Axel's River Grille - Mendota is rated 4.4 stars by 1670 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.