McKinney Roe

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$30 and under
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Irish

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Located on the ground level of the Wells Fargo towers in the heart of Minneapolis’s burgeoning East Town neighborhood, McKinney Roe is the place to be, no matter what your plans are. From the elegant, eclectic décor in our two-story dining room to our expansive patio overlooking U.S. Bank plaza, there’s no bad seat in our 7,000-square-foot house. Pull up a barstool before a Vikings game, grab a booth for lunch or enjoy happy hour al fresco—with so many seating options, it’s a new experience every time you visit. The McKinney Roe Irish Pub menu features even more options than our floor plan. With versions of all your traditional Irish and contemporary American favorites, including house specials like our fish and chips and great steaks, you can grab a quick bite or wine-and-dine important clients. We’ve got a happy hour menu with quick and tasty snacks and game-day specials for stadium-goers and takeout options.
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j
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our drinks and meal prior to the Vikings game At McKinney Roe. Our server, Alyssa, was amazing! We were a table of eight and she handled the various comings and goings at our busy table with wit and humor. Many of the breakfast options were delicious (corn beef hash, breakfast sandwich) but my salad (Brussels, cauliflower) was just ok. Loved the live music and the group Skol chant :)

n
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

They were understaffed, took forever to see our waitress, then I had to flag her down to put in our food order, then had to flag her down again for more drinks... I had to go to the bar myself when my drink was made incorrectly.

There was an event at the Armory, I would have thought they’d be better prepared for the crowd.

Food was ok. Nothing great about it, but nothing to complain about either.

SN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Incredible food - loved the shrimp risotto and wine selection. That said, the service was horrible. We had to ask for water 3x before it was delivered, ask for a second glass of wine, ask for silverware and we sat for over 20 minutes before our waiter came over.

DM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend the shrimp risotto! Great, attentive service!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super busy because of Vikings game but staff was awesome and food was terrific.

LJ
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Our first time visiting here. Went before a Vikings game, super busy, glad we had reservations! The live music was fun! My husband’s steak sandwich was the best he’s ever had (and he’s had plenty! 🤣). Service was a bit slow, but I’m sure it’s due to a game night.

LA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere is great before an event and just a casual night for dinner. Love the bar area. It's very energetic on game days, but just the right amount of lively on other nights. Service has been GREAT!!! Even when they are super busy!

MC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, the service was outstanding, the manager (Niles) has a good team and everything appears well run.

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had a party of four and was a little disappointed to be seated on the balcony level, because the main floor seemed full of energy and beautiful. I was delighted to see so many gluten free options on the menu, though, and the food was really good. Will definitely be back!

F
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Great location for concert at Armory, service level was sub-par, food is tasty.

MS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Reservations for 6:15, seated at 6:40. We were on time for our reservations. What's the point of a reservation if you have to wait 25 minutes? Once we were seated it was 20 minutes until our server acknowledged us.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I had the salmon and it was well prepared with a wonderful chutney!

F
Minneapolis
116 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised at both the service and the food quality. We plan to return again.

LA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre Vikings game get together. The food was great. Friendly service and they had music. Very festive!!

RH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really fun spot to hang out and get brunch before the Vikings game!

DS
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Been here multiple times. Nice location and always good food. Wednesday evening and they were short handed for sure on the staff. Could see only a couple wait staff had way too many tables so took long for drinks etc. Food is always quality and drinks are well made and average price considering location. Their potato salad is underrated. It is super good. Skip the fries and get the potato salad. Some of the finest in the city.

MC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress, excellent tasting food. Very accommodating staff and management. Good live music.

B
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to sit outside

JI
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Vikings football game

E
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very nice menu---terrific service---good fish and chips---wonderful cocktails===pleasant surprise

RT
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to McKinney Roe for several years. It has improved between each visit even thought it was one of the best the first time we dined there.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great stop on a summer night. Even though we sat at the bar we still felt like we are part of the outdoors. Service was excellent drink selection and menu was good. Although we ate off the regular menu I would go back for happy hour food at a later date.

DK
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre- theatre dinner party. 5 ladies 4 different entrees all very good! The wait staff are very good

B
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great waiter who steered us to the best food on the menu

KR
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience! We came work a work lunch and were seated on the patio - great ambiance and fantastic service! I ordered the Turkey & Brie sandwich and it was delicious!!

SS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Good food. For not many people in there it was really loud. Service was ok but our server was just going through the motions. How do you not have steak sauce to offer if you have steak on the menu? Just a thought.

CS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great salads

MB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As long as they invite me with them, then I would happily recommend McKinney Roe.

BM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience4

The ambiance of the restaurant, especially upstairs where we were sitting, screams classy restaurant. The menu, however, reads more like a pub. Our service was adequate, but given how quiet the place was that night, it should have been stellar. We were a casual group, and not in a hurry, so the frequent delays weren't really an issue we fussed about, but it was noticed and commented upon at the table. In the hopes these issues are just 'young restaurant' things, I do intend to go back again in a couple of months in the hopes they've been worked out.

F
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the filet mignon medium rare and it came out medium-rare. It was perfect. I ate it so fast my picture only shows what I left behind which was the tasty parsnips and fries.

OT
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed having a good neighborhood restaurant. Loved the fish n chips and chicken. The starter meat wings were awesome. Nice portions and not overpriced. Fun cozy atmosphere!

MA
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner there prior to going to the Guthrie on a Tuesday night. The staff was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. The noise level allowed us to enjoy the music but still talk to each other. I had the shepherd's pie and he had the fish and chips both were excellent. We will definitely consider this as an option next time we are downtown for the evening.

PE
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I chose McKinney Roe based off the menu on Open Table. When we got there the items we wanted to order were not on menu. Several 2nd choice items were not available. So we ended up with 3rd or the choices so that lessened the value of our visit

ST
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Can’t wait to return! Killer French onion soup followed by delicious scallops.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Neat atmosphere, but prices are high for what you get.

MF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had burgers and fries and they were awesome. The waiter was on top of everything and very polite

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was very pleasant. Staff were extremely courteous, especially given our late arrival time. Our seating wasn’t the best but an upgraded bottle of wine and amazing meal made it all the good. Fantastic time for our second visit, there will definitely be a third

TN
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Only thing that was dissappointing was that my reservation was for six, and they were only prepared with a table for five. I double checked everything and all of my confirmations had six people. The food was awesome - they even made the croquettes after we had told them we went there specifically for those!

I
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience in a very attractive restaurant. The food and service were both great, and the menu selections all sounded delicious. I recommend McKinney Roe for a date night, or for a small group.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Brought my wife for a wonderful valentine's day dinner. Our first time there and loved all of it. Food was amazing.