Ike's Food and Cocktails - Bloomington

4.1
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490 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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Casual
Award Winning Food & Drinks
Timeless Atmosphere
Friendly, Professional service


Specials

Ike's Happy Hour

Enjoy $5 Tap Beer, House Wines, and Rail Cocktails.
Select Small Plate Appetizers $8 and under!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 11, 2019

Ends: June 12, 2118

Availability: Mon-Tue 3:00PM-6:00PM
Thu-Sat 3:00PM-6:00PM

Extended Happier Hour

Our weekly happy hour is even happier on Wednesdays! Happy Hour specials are extended from 3:00pm-Close!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 11, 2019

Ends: June 12, 2118

Availability: Wed 3:00PM-10:00PM

What 490 People Are Saying
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3.9
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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was excellent, but our service was a little quiet. Either way, thank you Sean. Great food and quick service.

Ike's Food and Cocktails - Bloomington
Responded a day ago

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We're working closely with all out staff to make sure we give our guests the best service and experience possible - with this said, I'll make sure we let Sean know to be a bit more interactive with this tables next time :)

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Valentines Day dinner

F
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the atmosphere for a normal dining out or special occasion.

Ike's Food and Cocktails - Bloomington
Responded 20 hours ago

Hello Foodie! I appreciate you taking the time to write such a kind review! I'm glad you had a great visit this Valentines Day! We'll be launching a new menu soon and I hope you get the chance to come in again and try it :) Have a wonderful evening! Lauren

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TH
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

They had a Valentines special for two at a per each price but would not do it for one person only. My wife ordered a steak salad and the meat was inedible. I hade an over priced prime rib which was cold when served with the sides also cold and not memorable. Even having a slice of bread was an up charge. Additional condiments or drinks had to be requested two or three times before finally getting them.
Overall a bad experience for a special occasion.
Will not be going back!

JH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was excellent, We'll go again.

Ike's Food and Cocktails - Bloomington
Responded 20 hours ago

Hi John! We're so happy to see you had a wonderful experience with us this Valentines Day! I hope you stop in again soon to try the new menu we'll be launching in the next couple weeks - I'm sure you'll love it! Thanks again, Lauren

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WB
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The servers at Ike's are always very helpful and want to make everyone comfortable during your time dinning at Ike's. Great food and Great service makes eating at Ike's always a pleasure.

Ike's Food and Cocktails - Bloomington
Responded 20 hours ago

Thank you so much for the kind review! We're launching a whole new menu soon and are also switching our brunch to a buffet style in the next few weeks. We're really excited about the changes and are hope you come in to try them!

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T
Minneapolis
66 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had lunch with 2 elderly, one having his 95th birthday. The food was yummy: tuna melt, shrimp salad and chicken sandwich all beautiful, tasty, too big! Server perfect, attentive but not hovering. Brought a super tasty dessert, bread pudding out of pastry for our birthday guest. Kind of a supper club vibe, wood everywhere. Thank everyone, couldn’t have been better!

Ike's Food and Cocktails - Bloomington
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope you stop in again soon to try out our new menu!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Server non attentive no refills on coffee or water

Completely different from the old Ike’s at the airport

TL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the brunch and everyone loved the food all are choices of eggs were cooked prefect. The service was excellent and the owner was not to proud to help bus table, plus we had a nice conversation him. We can't wait to go back even though it a long commute for us.

Ike's Food and Cocktails - Bloomington
Responded on February 9, 2020

Good afternoon Terrie! Thank you so much for the kind review! I'm so happy to hear you had a great experience with us! I hope you all stop in again soon to try our new menu :)

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C
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and rarely need a reservation even on a Saturday night.

GD
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here to catch up with some friends. Food was fantastic but the selection of "big plates" (dinner entrees) is pretty small. Mostly it's burgers and sandwiches. Our server was very nice but seemed new. She forgot a number of things and wasn't quite what I'd expect from Ike's. Going to give her the benefit of the doubt. Atmosphere was perfect for us as we wanted to chat and catch up - wouldn't be a great place for a romantic dinner though with the bright lights and close seating.

BM
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was fine but service was extremly slow and they were not that busy for a Saturday night. It was over an hour before we recieved our entrees. We did not even order an appetizer.

D
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Poor to zero service. Seemed like server was overwhelmed and under trained.

WB
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Coming here for a quick lunch is always a pleasure The service staff is always pleasant to speak with and fun.

PK
Minneapolis
47 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and server

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Been there often. Normally great service. Got served by a gentlemen with a British accent - very slow and inattentive. Other staff helped out. I will go back. But will ask not to sit at his table.

MB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

We had made reservations over a week ahead of time for our party of 10. There were very few people in the restaurant so it was not busy at all. It took almost 30 minutes to get our drink order and then after receiving that we ordered our meals. It took over 1 hour and 15 minutes to receive our food after we ordered. My meal was luke warm and the steak was dry.

Ike's Food and Cocktails - Bloomington
Responded on January 23, 2020

Hi Marie! Thank you for your feedback and brining this to our attention. I'm so sorry to hear your experience was a poor one! Our bar was very full that night and the bartender was having trouble keeping up - though this is no excuse, this is why your drinks took so long. We will be adding additional staff so issues like this do not happen again. We hope we can do better next time!

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SB
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful!

VR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Great food! And great service!

WB
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was wonderful. The food is always very good.

PK
Minneapolis
47 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from waitress and hostess

KF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Service was terrible...took 45 to get 1 appetizer...onion rings. Once our food finally came, it was very good. Forgot my dads onion strings for his burger....when we told the server she still forgot to bring them. We had a party of 10....we were their for 2 1/2 hours. Very disappointing....will not be back

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We were disappointed to find out the menu was not the same as the other locations. Other than that food and service great!

O
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The server did her best but she was brand new and they had NYE specials that hadn't been clearly communicated with the kitchen. So entree food came out at different times. Again, I'm not blaming the server. I thought the manager could have comp'd the up charge from the entree price to the 3-course price since I didn't get my salad or vegetable until I was almost done with the filet.

TR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service. Knowledgeable waiter. Nice lunch experience.

EL
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was just ok. Forgot a side of fries. Menu indicated salad with no tomatoes. It came with tomatoes. Drinks were just ok. No real ambience or personality to the location.

R
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have a great menu, awesome service, and a nice atmosphere (I have only sat in the bar area and love it, I can't speak for the dining room). If you have never has it you MUST order the Patty Melt!!! I was blown away by it. It's a MUST if you eat meat!

BV
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The wait person must have been having a very bad day. I have never been treated so rudely by people in the service industry. I would try it again to see if our experience was an anomaly or the norm. We have had good luck at other locations, but this one disappointed us.

BT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Took over an hour to get our food. When it did arrive the chicken was raw. They did bring a new one within minutes and deducted the chicken from our bill.

b
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Hello. We have been to your restaurant many times. We have noticed a decline in the quality of service. This most recent visit was to celebrate my father's 77th birthday. We typically enjoy the brunch service. Our brunch took two hours from being seated. Our server took a considerable amount of time just to bring beverages. Once the beverages arrived, it took another half hour to get any sort of service. There were no drink refills or check-ins. When the food finally arrived, it was good. We asked for a second platter of brunch items to serve the 9 people at our table. Another half-hour went by with no check-ins. The server finally checked back to clear plates and we asked about the platter we had ordered more than a half-hour before. She had forgotten to put in the order and went back to "check on it." There were no pancakes served either. The never-ending brunch service ended up taking 2 hours and did not provide us with quality service. There were 2 other tables being served in the dining room. There were at least 3 servers. We were surprised to receive a mandatory 20% tip for the terrible service. I used to recommend your restaurant to others, but now I am reluctant. Our favorite brunch go-to has definitely left us with a bad taste in our mouth. So sad.

Ike's Food and Cocktails - Bloomington
Responded on December 27, 2019

Hello! Thank you for letting us know about your visit on the 15th. I'm sorry to hear your service wasn't great. I have checked to see who your server was and will make sure we speak with them about how we can improve their service. As for the 20% gratuity, we automatically add this to parties of 8 or more guests. We are making some big improvements in the beginning of the new year and hope you and your family will join us to check them out!

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JB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waitress was not friendly and cold. Waited 35 minutes to be served, food was cold. Several people received French fries they did not order and were charged for them. 20% was added to all checks, none of us would have given her that amount. It was a co-worked going away celebration and we VERY disappointed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and great time had by all. Wait staff was very attentive.

WB
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always fun and good food

EP
Minneapolis
97 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The burgers are delicious! Our server was good, We were in a corner booth. The two guys in the next booth were really loud. Other than that all was good!

AY
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Food was excellent, however the wait and lake of attentiveness from serving staff was unacceptable! Loved the personality of our server thought! It was also pricy!

RN
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for any occassion.

TA
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Visited for brunch with a group of 9. Arrived close to opening and was greeted by...no one. Stood around for close to 10 minutes until another group came in behind us. As I headed to bar to talk to someone on the waitstaff to be seated, an employee who was less than 10 feet away the whole time, asked if we’d been helped and finally the hostess arrived. We were seated and orders placed. One drink was missed then two orders of pancakes for kids were forgotten as well. The bartender helped serve the food to our group and had a scowl and seemed bothered by the whole situation. Our actual waitress was pleasant enough but overall the employees just seemed like they all cared very little and would rather be anywhere else. The food was ok but definitely overpriced for the family style brunch. Better food and better service can be found at a number if other places nearby.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was an exceptional experience. The waiter did get my order wrong, but it was not worth fussing about

M
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

it is a quiet hole in the wall, their fry's are incredable the steak was OK

BI
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We continue to try new menu items upon each visit and have yet to be dissipated. The flavors leave you wanting more. Great food!!