Nick's Downtown Diner

4.7
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18 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Nicks Downtown Diner is a local family owned and operated business. We are proud to be part of a community that is rich in history with cafes and diners from the days when things moved a little slower. Our goal is simply to remind our customers that places like that still exist. A cozy, hip hangout reminiscent of the diners and cafes from past where the food was made with pride and the service was brought with a smile.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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KrisM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waitress was very good, but 2 out of 4 breakfast came much later. A little disappointed we could not get a mamossis at 9:00 (not available till 10).

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MarkR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's is a great place! The best breakfast in town

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MarkR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast anywhere; service was great and the food was the best .

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Jima
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time at your restaurant. Our service and food was good.

We thought your web site-open until 3pm conflicted with your actual posted hours-open until 2PM.

We were surprised and disappointed that you refused a customer requesting an omelet to go at 1:55Pm that couple waited about 2 minutes to be noticed and then acknowledged. They were then told “no” they could not make the omelette because the restaurant was closing in 3 minutes.

From our standpoint great customer service would have resulted in the restaurant happily making the to go omelette. Just our opinion as people who have been in related CS positions most of our lives.

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NateR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food, great service only bad thing is we sat outside and the flys were bad. Not the fault of the restaurant

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were happy to make a reservation since Covid makes it trickier to secure distance seating. The atmosphere was friendly and comfortable, coffee was served instantly, servers were both very kind and friendly, and the food was delicious and good size portion. Very pleased!

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible, wonderful service, and a fun ambience.

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SusanD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Only issue we had was they really did not appear to recognize we had a reservation with Open Table. We got in fairly quickly and food and service was great.

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SusanH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the very best COVID response opening of a restaurant I could imagine, from the view of a healthcare worker. Reservation. Then upon arrival: hand sanitizer at door, register name and phone number, date and time, ( for contact tracing if necessary?) Masked server, disinfected properly placed table, disinfected salt and pepper shakers and hand sanitizer for EACH table, refill beverage pitcher covered with wrap exclusively for our table, disposable flatware, paper wrapped straw, OUTSTANDING food. This is how to do it right. If all restaurants did this, they could remain open in the midst of this pandemic. I felt safe and thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience.

Nick's Downtown Diner
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thank you so much for this review, you truly made our day and gave much encouragement to our staff for the hard work they are diligently continuing to do. Some feedback is a bit more negative or less understanding, but we're keeping our heads down and moving forward because we know we're doing the right thing. It is our responsibility now for public health, just as much as food safety is our responsibility. Thank you for your work in healthcare, hang in there. <3

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Sarahd
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish they would have socially distanced our tables more.

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KGardner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I just don't get why they think disposable silverware and cups are a CoVid safety measure. Do they not have a dishwasher? Coffee out of a paper cup at a restaurant is gross as is trying to cut food with cheap plastic cutlery. give us back the silverware and tell your waitresses to have their masks over their mouths and noses and we should be good.

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WrenMark
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate a delicious breakfast outdoor on a summer Sunday morning. The patio is so private and shady and narrow that we had lots of nice, personal space. Our server was attentive, but not pushy. We loved the food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was a charming restaurant with a good foot selection. They did their best to comply with coronavirus. The wait staff was very accommodating but it took about 45 minutes between placing our food order and receiving our food.

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PamC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a fun find. We had breakfast and Bloodys and they were yummy. Cute, sheltered little patio which is essential for MN summers. Large portions, good value and friendly service. Will go back soon!

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CindyB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been there several times and it has always been very good!

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DouglasJ
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had clubhouse. Very good. Son had BLT with avacodo. Very Good.

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TerryG
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great turkey dinner. You have to get the turkey: it's local!!

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SpencerJ
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little hometown cafe with creative home cooked breakfast and lunch, indoor and outdoor seating, within walking distance of a couple of antique stores, a winery, brewery, water fall ( cannon falls park) and an awesome bike trail. Worth the drive!!

FAQs

Nick's Downtown Diner offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (507) 263-0003.

Nick's Downtown Diner is rated 4.7 stars by 18 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.