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About Axel's River Grille - Mendota
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"
Mendota, MN 55150
Steak, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Easter Brunch 9:00am - 3:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
AXELS Mendota has two private dining spaces. The Sun Room can accommodate up to 50 guests and the Mendota Room can accommodate up to 75 guests.
Please call 651-237-9439 or email email@example.com to get more information.
Axel's - Mendota offers parking in our private lot and street side parking as well.
Private Party Facilities:
It is our passion and way of life to provide exceptional service to our guests. In order to provide the superior service we expect for our guests, we begin by creating a warm, and respectful environment in which our team members can thrive. Service is not a one-time effort. It is a way of life.
Private Party Contact:
Melissa Frenzel: (888) 331-5842
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
All You Can Eat Snow Crab Legs every Tuesday night.
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Axel's River Grille - Mendota Ratings and Reviews
We go to Axel's frequently and were delighted that they had added a few new things to their menu. We both had the "new" pork chop and it was absolutely out f this world! SCRUMPTIOUS!!! Our service was also truly outstanding! It was the perfect "holiday date night!"
Axel's in Mendota never disappoints. Worth it just for the popovers, the menu has a lot of different options and the food is always great. Two of us had the Cobb salad with lump crab meat and we're happy with the quality of the salad, the size of the serving and the attractive presentation. Our colleague ordered the walleye sandwich, which turned out to be two sandwiches, each with its own filet. Conveniently located just across the Mendota Bridge from the airport, Axel's has become my favorite lunch spot when meeting friends or clients in the South Metro.
Came in for a business lunch. Hostess was very accomidating in finding us a table that we would be away from most of the rest of the patrons. Server was very polite, knowledgeable about the food selection and took very good care of us. Food was very good as usual for an Axels. I have been to several others but first time at this location. Was an overall good experience for all in my party.
I've been here a number of times over the years for anniversaries, dinner with friends, or business meals. Every time here meets and exceeds my expectations. From great appetizers to well prepared entrees with a number of meat and seafood options to choose from. My favorite continues to be the Signature Walleye.
We are a diffficult group to feed with 4 of the 6 of us with significant life threatening food allergies. I gave Axels advance notice of the specifics when I made reservations. Our server was aware and worked really hard to check with the kitchen on all our questions and keep us safe. In short- great food, caring people. Well done!
We were here for the Thanksgiving meal and it was fantastic. The staff was friendly and our entire group felt welcome. The service was perfect and the food was delicious and plentiful! This was our first time celebrating Thanksgiving at a restaurant and I would like to thank Axel's River Grille for making it a wonderful experience.
We have been going to Axel's for family occasions for years. I love this place and this year we went out for Thanksgiving. Only complaint would be that we could have used more cranberry sauce. Overall the food is always good, standard fare. It has never been earth shaking, but I like the coziness of the dining room with the fireplace. All the folks that work there are all very nice and service is usually good, but a little slow. I'm sure I will go again.
We went for thanksgiving dinner. Food was very good, service was pretty good too, considering how busy the place was. Axels is a little on the pricey side, (80.00 for two, no alcohol, including tip) but still a great place for dinner, has the old style supper club atmosphere that you don’t see much anymore.
We have dined at axcels for many years mostly for sunday brunch which we found to be great.
we went for sunday dinner with two others and must say one meal was lacking (the prime rib)
some what tuff. the soup two French onion and one chicken dumpling was much to salty, we
couldn't finish it. The wallie and lobster was wonderful .
This is our favorite go to place for our anniversary. In the past we have gotten a nice complimentary dessert but that didn’t happen this time. It still deserves a 5 star review because the food is fabulous! My favorite is the wedge salad which is a meal in itself. My husband had the filet, which was done exactly as he ordered it, and he was able to cut it with his fork. Would highly recommend Axel’s. I know we will definitely be going back!
We went to dinner with family to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We always enjoy our meals at Axel's, and this was no exception. Our food was delicious, as usual.
I have to say that our server, Jen, was one of the very best we have ever had at Axel's . She made our evening special. Thanks Jen!
Food was great, service attentive but not intrusive, popovers were terrific too. Had walleye tasted great and sides done perfect. Just watch for fish bones as filets had some. Not restaurants fault, purveyor or processor maybe? Most of Walleyes (whole table had) was edible and delicious. Our neighborhood favorite still....
My wife and I both got a little sick from undercooked poached eggs. That sounds terrible, but it's not uncommon. Not many places know how to poach an egg correctly. Ours were way under done but everything else was great. Service was wonderful very friendly. The rest of our food was really really good
Haven’t been there for a long time as it’s quite a ride for us but we will try to go more often as food, service and ambiance are great. Went there as a kid with my parents when it was the Parker House. It’s been updated, of course, but general atmosphere remains the same — great!
The food was amazing as was our wait staff. Everything from the appetizers to dessert was cooked to perfection and seasoned just right. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about all the dishes and very helpful in helping us pick out a different type of beverage.
Made a last minute reservation and was delighted to receive a table, and a choice of table at that. Very nice. Always super to be greeted by Danny who is very welcoming. Service was good. A couple of us were disappointed by the walleye, especially since it's a 'signature' entrée. Too many sliced almonds dumped on top. Also, disappointed that not everyone at our table received a popover with their order. The popovers are such a fun item that they should be for everyone no matter what they order; it would then be most definitely be remembered and talked about (would be super on-going marketing...and cheap!).
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