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Mallards - Bloomington, Bloomington, MN
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Mallards - Bloomington

4.5
4.5
254 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Award winning seafood, American and Cajun fare! Come enjoy our famous lobster roll, jambalaya, eclectic tacos, steaks & much more at Mallards! Check out our great Happy Hour everyday!
#mallardsrestaurant #awardwinningseafood #southernhospitality

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (952) 405-8499

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Bloomington

  • Parking details

    Lots of room to park in the parking lot down stairs

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 254 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. C

    Caymus07

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome service, good food (slightly too much garlic), overall nice evening! !
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Server was excellent. Noise not terrible and we could talk without trouble hearing. Towards the end of the night, there were little kids running all over the restaurant and bar. I have kids so I don’t mind them, but it seemed like they had free reign and may have been related to someone who works there? It was distracting and a little annoying.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Wings was raw. Food mediocre
  4. AA

    AlAB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here for special occasions (Anniversary, BDs, etc.) and frequently just a night out with friends. The food is outstanding, with Southern dishes I recall from my youth as well as excellent seafood. Service is likewise outstanding and the view from a window booth allows us to watch the busy traffic scene while we dine and converse.
  5. C

    Celebration

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not too busy. Attentive wait staff. Drinks were good. New bartender did ok. Food good..had salads.
  6. l

    luv2dine

    Minneapolis

    416 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    416 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Service was slow but they were unexpectedly busy and short staffed. Our server, who was very friendly, apologized several times and that made up for the inconvenience. Breakfast was good and we'll definitely be back to try it out again!
  7. s

    stephenk

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great staff and good food. They were very attentive to our needs. I believe the owner or manager stopped by a few times to make sure everything was going well too which was nice!
  8. K

    Karen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We all enjoyed our meals at Mallards. I had the jambalaya and it’s fantastic!
  9. J

    Jray

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, very good service, food, and quiet atmosphere. And reasonable prices.
  10. EB

    ElaineB

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We asked for and received a “quiet booth away from the bar”. It was New Year’s Eve so the restaurant was pretty full and noisy, but we got a booth in the quietest place possible. The food and service were excellent! I had Salmon New Orleans and my husband had Jambalaya with Caesar Salads. We will go back!
  11. g

    georgew

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Excellent meal and service! Good for couples and mature families !
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Service was wonderful. Great server, good management. We had a Groupon that didn’t include some important details when purchasing, but had them after purchasing. Manager was polite in showing us. Overall experience was good. But the food was so bad, we didn’t eat it.
  13. f

    findingfineeats

    Naples

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service equal great value.
  14. AA

    AlAB

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've visited Mallards Bloomington numerous times since their opening and always been very pleased. Will return in the near future.
  15. T

    Timothy

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We were a party of 2 for brunch at 10:30 AM. We made the reservation and selected "birthday" as the occasion. When we arrived, there were a few people at the bar, and the dining area was empty. There was a sign at the entrance with an arrow pointing to the left saying "proceed to be seated". We stopped at an unoccupied host and waited about 2 minutes until someone came to seat us. He said to follow him, and we were seated at the second table in, directly by the kitchen. It would have been nice to be given an option to sit somewhere else in an empty dining room, rather than a table that was most convenient for the server. We mentioned that we had a reservation, and he said that it's not important. We had the bacon and eggs, and the sausage and eggs. Both were good - nothing to write home about. It looks like they have Jambalaya on the lunch/dinner menu, one of my favorites. I'll try that if we decide to come back.
  16. TM

    TimothyM

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We stopped for breakfast. The service was really good. The food was good also, though the corn flake crusted French toast wasn't exactly my favorite. None-the-less, I would recommend Mallards. Really good prices and overall a nice experience.
  17. F

    Fstlmn

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve price fixe seafood dinner was excellent!
  18. VM

    VinceM

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Christmas Eve reservations. Full menu wasn't available. What we had was good and prepared properly. On arrival, the hostess seemed stressed. The server (Jen) was great. But service fell apart with the staff that delivered food to the table. Felt like they were just throwing it on the table. The ambiance was the biggest disappointment. For a restaurant focusing on seafood and meals in the $25-$40 range that it would have a bit more intimacy. The condiments on the table appeared cheap, when accompanied by an advertisement for a shrimp boil (which wasn't available - so they should have been removed from the tables). Meal presentation was okay, but nothing special. Seeing your meal is the first impression. May go back, but it wouldn't be a for a special occasion.
  19. F

    Foodii

    Minneapolis

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We decided to give Mallards another try after our last experience (see past review). I was excited to try their Feast of the Seven Fishes, a Southern Italian tradition I enjoyed in my youth prepared by my Italian grandma. The first course was calamari and clams, beautifully coated with a light tempura batter, fried to perfection, and served with tartar sauce. I was hoping that the clams were whole, but they were clam strips with no differentiation in texture or flavor from the calamari. The second course was a shrimp & rice salad with julienned greens and a smoked salmon dressing. This was very delicious and probably my most enjoyable dish of the evening. The lobster bisque was subpar at best. The predominant flavor was uncooked roux lacking any butter or lobster flavor. There were some tiny floating bits of lobster but I cannot recommend this bisque. The third course was sea bass served over a crab rice dish. The portion of sea bass was a small 3" x 3" x 1/2" piece that was cooked well and tasty, but under-portioned to enjoy fully. The rice dish had hardly any crab, although the flavor was okay. Finally, the fourth course was a chocolate mouse that I swear was made from cocoa-flavored Cool Whip. I was underwhelmed by this meal and would have preferred to pay an extra $10 - $20 more for a chef-quality meal instead of what seemed like a fast-food presentation of a 4-course fish dinner, so I left disappointed instead. However, our server was excellent, friendly, and prompt.
  20. C

    Crystal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the Christmas Eve Seven Fishes dinner. Very thoughtful selection and well executed!
  21. m

    mark

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Had 4 course "Seven Fishes Dinner with family. Will make it a tradition.
  22. MB

    MindyB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time & watched the cowboys beat the Eagles perfect!
  23. NK

    NancyeeK

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was good. Except the Lobster Bisque Soup. Poor Quality and overpriced. Wyatt our server was excellent.
  24. LL

    LoriL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don't recall her name (and I didn't have to pay the bill!), but our server was very, very good. She checked with us often enough, but not obtrusive. The little room we were sat in was perfect, as my 2 yo grandson was able to run around without bothering others! Food as usual was delicious. Lovely food, ambience, and experience!
  25. DK

    DawnK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great options for food and drinks. Plenty of GF options as well.
  26. SJ

    SaraJ

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food at a good price. We loved the shrimp and grits and the fish tacos. This was our first time at Mallards and we will definitely be back!
  27. JG

    JamesG

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We thought the food was very good, for the price point. We thought our server Nat, was GREAT! I think this is a great addition for the area! I would change a couple things, the lighting above the booths facing the northern side is very bright and harsh, dimming may change that but I think new bulbs are the answer. You could do small animal surgery on our table. The second thing is I love that you have a wait assist/buss person to help the waitstaff, however I would refrain from having him/her from carrying around a bus tub. This is something a Perkins, a diner or like restaurant would do. Maybe a central bus station, if there isn't one, to assist servers/wait assist? Anyway we liked your place.
  28. s

    scott

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a casual restaurant with full service. I have been there several times. Their fish - especially walleye - is excellent. The wait staff has always been knowledgeable about the menu and able to substitute if requested - sometimes for a small charge.
  29. J

    Joel

    Minneapolis

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Server was very helpful in adjusting menu items to fit diet
  30. S

    Sanja

    Minneapolis

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This venue is bright, airy and has a wide range of meal selections which were delicious! The wait staff is very attentive. Highly recommend.
  31. KB

    KentB

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed are dinner. My wife said the grits were a little undercooked, but the shrimp was perfect. I tried the steak Alfredo, and it was excellent. We Alonso enjoyed some crab cakes and lobster bisque. We were seated right away, even though we were a little early for our reservation.
  32. t

    timmy

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Unbelievable value and service. We signed up for the wine dinner. Special thanks to the hostess Kyla, Server Angela and MGR Karly. This is a hidden jewel. Great value and good food.
  33. S

    Shel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service were very good. I would go back.
  34. JW

    JenniferW

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The jambalaya and perfectly cooked risotto was amazing, thank you!
  35. SL

    SueL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great gluten free items on the menu.
  36. D

    Davi

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    1st time disappointed. The Southern Fried Chicken was a couple of SMALL tenders on a huge pile of mashed potatoes... NOT big, meaty pieces. Not even a breast or drumstick like one would expect. Seafood cannelloni undercooked and not meaty. Bummer. This WAS a go-to place!
  37. J

    Jimmy

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Very friendly, and helpful. Food was great—crab cakes were perfectly seasoned. Surf and Turf also very good. Will be back!
  38. SM

    SandyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place to eat! Everything tasted good! The full wall of rounded windows make it bright
  39. l

    luv2dine

    Minneapolis

    417 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    417 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly server, she checked on us often and refilled our soft drinks timely. Fish sandwich was delicious as were the fries. Definitely great place to visit!
  40. S

    Sdess

    Minneapolis

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Mallards - lunch with wife and daughter. We started with the cheese plate and Brussels sprouts - both were very good - definitely would come back for both. Our entrees were good and portions were big. Our server Brittany was very helpful and efficient. Definitely recommend trying this place for upscale casual dining.

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You can order delivery directly from Mallards - Bloomington using the Order Online button. Mallards - Bloomington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 405-8499.

Mallards - Bloomington is rated 4.5 stars by 254 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for Mallards - Bloomington

2300 W 80th 1/2 St, Bloomington, MN 55431

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bloomington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Lots of room to park in the parking lot down stairs

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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