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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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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!).
I took my significant other out for his birthday, I really wanted to wine and dine him and he wanted all you can eat crab legs. I requested a good seat in my reservation and we got a great corner booth, were able to talk and hear each other easily and in addition to really enjoying the overall environment, our server was amazing and we never had to look for her once, the food was well done and at the end our server brought him a piece of complimentary cake for his birthday (which was to die for!). I was very happy with the overall experience and will gladly go back for special occasions as I can trust the service to be where I want it when I take someone out for a treat. I am also excited to try their new monthly chef's tasting menu night with a wine flight and any other excuse I can find to get back to this restaurant.
Axel's has always been a go-to spot for us because of it's consistency and super waitstaff. Also really enjoy the traditional ambiance. Food has always been good, it's hard to beat for steak, and I think it's gotten better, especially the fish. I take my daughter and son-in-law (in their thirties) to Axel's, and they love it too.
Just "ok". I always want to like this place more than I actually do. Brunch was fair - had scrambled eggs and cheesy hash browns which were returned as they were almost completely cold. They came back out too greasy to eat. Yuck. The popover and bloody mary were a highlight. Service was good.
We arrived early to get a drink in the bar but were able to be seated immediately which may have "thrown the staff off". IE Open table asked if we were celebrating anything, and we were but no one ever mentioned it? No staff asked if we were or mentioned it so that was a bit of a let down. Other than that, dinner was fantastic! The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable and courteous. We absolutely love dining here!
I normally love Axel's, but this visit wasn't up to normal standards. Our server was (apparently) also working the bar, so we weren't checked on very often and our food was congealed when it arrived at our table. Looked like it had been sitting for a while. We also had to wait a really long time for our check and ended up having to take it to the bar to submit payment. If this had been a social lunch, it wouldn't have been as big a deal, but it was a business lunch and we were on a timetable.
This traditional "supper club" tyoe restaurant serves consistently good food with excellent service! I enjoy the ambiance, "crabby Tuesdays" (all you can eat) and the wonderful walleye! We patronize this establishment because it's locally-owned and always a good time.
We had a lovely dinner for 7 people to celebrate a special occasion. The food was outstanding! I had the shrimp and scallop risotto, which I thought was to-die-for. Absolutely delicious!! Plus the popovers are fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or for when you just want a good, satisfying meal.
It was a real treat to be able to hear our conversation, something that is rare these days. No shouting or missing out of what was said. The service was exceptional, Alexis was great! My husband had the salmon and can't wait to find a reason to go back. My Grandson had the BBQ and I was sorry I did not order it. It was moist and falling off the bone tender. I had the hamburger with only onion and cheese. I ordered it medium and I should have ordered it medium rare as the meat was lower fat. The most impressive was the onion rings, they were absolutely spectacular.
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