Champps Sports Bar - Minnetonka

3.8
73 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Local restaurant serving up fresh food with a huge craft beer and craft cocktail selection. Lots of big screen TV's to watch every sporting event. From hand-made craft burgers, ribs, seasonal salads and desserts, Champps has the best American comfort food to satisfy your cravings! Large groups welcome!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
3.8
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This placed CLOSED and didn’t bother to call anyone! Put a stupid sign on the door.

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LindaA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made the reservation at open table...it was accepted and confirmed... The restaurant has CLOSED PERMA MENTLY!!! WHAT??!! Drove to the location for NO reason.., Eden Prairie location not seats of the Minnetonka closure?? I spoke with them to ask why I couldn’t reach them by phone/ they suggested open table and said the Mika phone had not worked for about a month!

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EPDave
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great place for a beer and sandwich. Lots of different sports on the monitors

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vipChere
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice meal overall. It was a brisk night so we sat in their “porch” area with supplemental heating. Took the chill out of the air. Service was laid-back but attentive; food was bar food. Felt safe.

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BobF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always a winner going to Champps. The food is solid, the game was on so that was even better. The best part, I was with my son who's home from college and loves the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Overall the experience was average. Service was average. Some advertised beers were not available. Champps is a sports bar not showing local sports. All in all....average.

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vipLauraR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The food seemed very mediocre.

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Stella10
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I understand the current issues of today and limitations for the restaurant.
We arrived and were seated. We waited almost 15 mins to get water. We then put in our order and it took close to 30 mins to get our meals and soda. The taste of food was ok. It was like they warmed it up in the microwave.
We had to ask for our ticket to pay. We have been here before before Covid and service and food, etc was so much better.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was slow and challenged, took 20 minutes for someone to take our order, another 20 min to get our food and it came out barely room temperature. The place was maybe at 20% capacity with plenty of servers. I haven’t experienced anything this poor in a very long time.

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vipSuzanneK
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I have not been to Champps in several years, I remembered the food being much better. We received great service and were able to use a $10 coupon for joining their loyalty club, however, I am not sure that we will be back anytime soon. My husband and I visited on Valentines Day and did their date night special. The margarita flatbread was very tasty but our entrees (sirloin steak and bbq ribs) were less than desirable. My husbands steak was small and overcooked, the ribs were very tough and difficult to eat. The dessert was delicious, strawberry cheesecake, we took it to go.

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vipHowardF
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The chicken on the BBQ chicken salad was undercooked and it took another 15 min to get another meal.

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KristinG
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fun trivia and good food. We loved the mile high icecream pie!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were never seated! Our reservation was never fulfilled. We were told it was a 45 minute wait.

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Tessie
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music a bit too loud - meeting with friends we have not seen in a long time.

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vipCoolhawaii
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Just a family night out. Food is always good. Service was a little slow on a night that wasn’t busy.

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ChuckL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I like Champps but this is the second time I’ve made a reservation through Open Table at Champps-and they said they did not have my reservation. Not sure where the disconnect is, but I doubt I will use Open Table at Champps again.

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JoeS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very good service from the waitress. The food was good also. The only issue we had was related to the hostess. We had a reservation for 6:15pm using OpenTable. We were on time for our reservation and our table was not ready. We waited and then I noticed a lot of open tables. I mentioned the open tables to the hostess and she said they were reserved. I reminder her we also had a reservation. She got really mad and sat us at one of the tables almost immediately. She throw the menus down on the table and walked away. It is unfortunately, especially since the food was good and the waitress was great.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Too crowded due to black Friday. Took 35 minutes for the food to arrive. Wife didn’t like the tacos. Menu is pricy.

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vipTashmmm
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We were both violently sick that evening and next day.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, everything tasty and on time. We were headed to a concert and were on a time deadline. Champps fit in perfectly and we had a relaxing meal!

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GregoryG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for viewing and conversation. The Chop salad was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was my first time there! The service was good, fast, and nice. The food was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Our visit was an early Friday afternoon prior to a typical busy Happy Hour, so the establishment wasn't crowded nor loud. The Host staff gave off an odd vibe upon arrival. Found this unusual.

As an occasional regular, the past few visits have not maintained the expectations previously established. The menu has change recently, and so have the portions.

The Deviled Egg app serves 4 pieces now vs 6 in the past. Even at the Happy Hour pricing of $5 the value is of question. I wouldn’t order again…

The Asian Chicken salad was served with dry overcooked chicken, which couldn’t be eaten, hence not so much an Asian Chicken salad anymore, also wouldn’t order again….

Service was friendly and polite, but timeliness would have help address the food quality issues. The bill was reduced to compensate, but I would have expected a manager to talk with us. Whether the server report our concerns to a manager or not, it appears current operations management has opportunities for improvement.

Operationally, this location seems completely different from our experiences previously in the year, and not in a good way…

Oh, and on the way out of the, of the three employees at the Host stand, not a single
‘Thank you” or “Good bye”. Not only is a first impression important, but so is the last!

Although we would consider returning again, the current management style for this location could use improvement to enhance a better dining experience – from quality, portion sizing to pricing and overall hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Even after making my reservation with open table. I also called the manager to discuss the reservation and see if we could get a quieter corner for our party. The manager took down all my information and asked if we wanted to be on the patio. I said no, we will want to be inside as I know my parents get cold easily.
Upon arrival I’m informed by the hostess that they have no room for us. I explain I made a reservation online AND I followed up with a call to the manager Lauren. No one offered to get a manager for me to talk to and we were told the only place they could put us was...you guessed it , the patio. My family did ok. My parents were cold food was ok. Tables were sticky. They should have gotten a manager to come. Apologize or something. Won’t be back.

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vipMinnetonkaDiner
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Exactly as expected in service and food. I will be back.

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SteveI
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall food was very good, however two people ordered the dilemma, and said it tasted okay. Three had fish and chips which were very good. The dilemma, chicken was cooked too long, dry.

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vipwizardsworld
Minneapolis
76 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The fish was fresh, waffle fries were tasty, and the coleslaw was flavorful.
Our server was very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food but server was less than visible

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is the 1st restaurant I’ve eaten at where salad dressing is not included in the price of a side salad or barbecue sauce for the kids meal chicken fingers. Seems kind of strange

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KeithR
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had very good food with excellent service all around.

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Mary
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food! Something for everyone with sports TV

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vipNancy
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Many years ago, Champps used to be one of our go to places we always enjoyed. There weren't many people in the restaurant and the service was terrible, our burgers and fries/waffle fries were cold and it's just too bad we won't be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reliable menu. Great burgers and highly recommend the Avocado Tuna Salad. Servers do a great job!

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viptruthmessanger
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Burger was overdone for what I ordered. Asked for medium rare got medium well.

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vipNotImpressed
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We went during a very busy time. Made a reservation and had to wait 15 minutes extra for table..I think they are new to reservations and how they work..but they were extremely busy so we didn't mind. Wasnt as long of a wait as it seemed it should have been.

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JameyH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience4

We made reservations online for 7:15pm. When we got there we were not on the list and had to wait almost 40 minutes to get seated. Other then that it was good food.

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Jesse
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! Asked for extra pickles and got a little cup worth when I was expected to see just like 3 more.

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dougH
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Service was very good. Our server was very helpful with recommendations. The food was prepared well and delicious

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vipSeafoodlover
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Food was not great, jambalaya was very greasy, kale salad had a weird taste, server was slow in delivering some beverages, had to ask for refills

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was terrible. Food has gone down hill

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Champps Sports Bar - Minnetonka is rated 3.8 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.