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Milwaukee Road

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75 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Milwaukee Road at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot is a favorite among guests as well as Twin Cities residents, featuring distinct menus with specialized and local flare. You can always count on Milwaukee Road for a hearty breakfast buffet to start the day, followed by unique regional lunch and dinner entrées.

Our chef combines the best of regional culinary specialties with memorable dishes and tempting desserts – any of which pairs beautifully with a selection from our wine list or one of our many regional craft ales. Enjoy your meal in the gorgeous restaurant dining room or our outdoor seasonal patio; you'll find either setting to be warm, welcoming and distinctly Minnesota.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 75 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RieT
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent! There needs to be more vegetarian food options, though.

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JoanA
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best patio in the Twin Cities... great staff. Socially distanced... everyone masked. Very safe place to enjoy dinner/drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Menu lists “gourmet” items. The hot dog we were provided was nothing more than a $3 street hot dog, but cost $10. Nice idea, great patio, the food missed the mark

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vipPaul
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the Covid situation of eating in a pavilion and out of a takeout container, we thought this was one of our best meals recently. We had the baby back ribs which were excellent and the chicken shwarma salad which is very good. He setting is nice with recorded music and service attentive. Will definitely go back.

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BeBooJay
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A very pleasant covered outdoor space. No nonsense simple bbq food. The service is excellent, very attentive. This has become our favorite happy hour place.

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JoanA
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service... is great. Great server (Amy). Really appreciate your attention to Covid19.
Best patio in the metro... by far.

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Abbie
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Milwaukee Road has always been a favorite of mine, but since they moved the restaurant to the big patio, this has been one of my go-to's during COVID. Tables are nice and spaced out, the staff is great and it's so nice being able to be outside but covered. Highly recommend the vegan burger here too! Will definitely be back!

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CJ10
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food considering all things were adjusted for Covid... I know that they are super limited because of the pandemic but some sort of apps on the menu would have been amazing. The portions weren’t huge and we would have loved some sides (even some chips and salsa would have made the biggest difference). Very pleased though and think they’re doing a great job despite the challenges!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful option with outdoor seating that is safely organized!! Highly recommend.

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BruceA
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the perfect place for outdoor dining and the food is great! Complete bar choices. It is a Go To place for us. We know that when we bring friends, everyone will find something they will enjoy!

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JoanA
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amy is an exceptional associate. She's efficient, personable, accommodating and values every customer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday gathering. Perfect venue. Staff was amazing. Food was amazing!

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JoanA
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Covid19 patio. High ceiling... tables spread far apart. Limited but good menu. Great staff.

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DustyS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, slightly pricey. The soda had an off taste but service was good

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MaureenH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Not what we expected. Overpriced picnic food. Wouldn't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining area. Nice outdoor area without being next to a sidewalk or street. Staff was attentive and courteous. We’ll be back for sure!

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SaraA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The best aspect is that they do keep social distancing.

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Patty
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

What a wonderful use of a large covered space. The smell of BBQing outside was pleasant; validated parking is helpful; the space is very relaxing and quiet. Great choice!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Unfortunately, there was insufficient staff.

The summer salad was very good, but the cheeseburgers were both undercooked.

Will try again; perhaps on a weeknight.

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CherylR
Charleston
43 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect and everyone followed social distancing and masks rules perfectly. The dinner was wonderful. I had the salad with grilled chicken and my husband had the wrap- we were very happy and the out dining was great.

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Rcb6
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a new patio set up for outside dining and happy hour. Very comfortable and nice to be outside. They did a great job with the new social distancing requirements and the drink list was great. I had the satays and they were fabulous!

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always excellent and the service very attentive. An excellent choice for lunch or dinner.

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SandraZ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us, one had a burger, two had wraps and one had soup of the day and salad. Each of us said with enthusiasm, I would order this again for sure :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back. Manager and bartender were both excellent. Wings very good!

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JeffK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so accommodating to us satisfy the fire place and it was very romantic

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was a restaurant in a chain hotel

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ShaolinNY
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I order the the salmon and it was insipid, it came with potatoes as a side and some of them were raw. Service was slow and they were not even busy.

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chocomets
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, fun atmosphere and convenient location right in the lobby! Menu with some unique selections as well as the good old standards.

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KristenH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My husband had the filet and veggies and he said it was one of the better ones he's had. I opted for a bacon cheeseburger which was recommended by our waitress. It came with seasoned fries and both were good. The restaurant wasn't very busy and there was a gala (a medical cause) that evening in the hotel so there was a lot of traffic in the lobby which is where the restaurant is located. If you want a quiet romantic dinner this is not the place but if you want to people watch, its a great place to be.

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vipsallyC
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The tacos and salad were great the turkey burger and soup were so-so

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ConnieL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. Everyone was so friendly. They were busy, but everything ran smoothly!

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vipSuzy
Charleston
96 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Not the greatest. Walleye was smothered in seasoning so couldn’t taste the fish.

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vipCharlieS
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

2 visits 9/11 and 13.The first 1030 pm.The second early coincides with a large party.Food good both times and late service good.The second visit was marked by extremely slow service particularly serving wine I had nearly finished my main course before my wine appeared.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had to rate the food to get to the comments, even though we did not eat here. We had reservations for 5:30. Our meeting ending early so we proceeded to the restaurant to see if we could get in early. No one was at the host station, but we tracked someone down finally and asked if we could be seated earlier to enjoy appetizers and drinks before our meal. (the place was empty).

The man that we spoke to was abrupt and rude and basically left us hanging without an answer. After hovering around for 10 minutes, we proceeded to the bar area across the way to have a drink and wait for our reservation time. We no more than sat down and the rude man Confronted us, snapping at us as we didn’t wait around for an answer and were we going to sit in the bar or at our table.
As I was buying dinner for 5 people ($400+) I certainly was not going to enjoy a dinner where we were so rudely treated. We left, Bar La Grassa squeezed us in and had a phenomenal meal, with amazing customer service! I recommend people to go to Bar La Grassa and avoid Milwaukee Road

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Located directly in the lobby of a hotel. Definitely not a fine dining experience. Would avoid unless need a quick bite to eat while staying at the hotel and even then there are better options nearby.

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MartyN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Ambience and service was very good. Beautiful restoration of eating area and lounge. Server was very attentive and cheerful. The food just was not anything to make you want to come back for. Price was ok but food really lack any kind of character or favor.

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vipmaria
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason was awesome!

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Bslad
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Restaurant was empty but still very slow service. Extremely overpriced for the portion sizes you get. Pictures online look nothing like actual restaurant. It’s right in the middle of the hotel lobby which is busy and loud. Sparkling water/soda is FIVE dollars. Wouldn’t ever go again. Bummed I wasted a night on it.

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Monica
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was very good. Walking distance from the Guthrie.

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KathleenD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sevice, food, and vibe of Milwaukee Road were all fantastic. Feels like a hidden gem - we'll be back!

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Milwaukee Road is rated 4.5 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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