The Nicollet Diner

4.5
39 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Minneapolis restaurant, bar and coffee shop specializing in breakfast anytime, fresh hamburgers, fries, malts, milkshakes, banana splits, hand crafted espresso drinks, smoothies, frappes, Minnesota draft beer, margaritas, daiquiris, hard floats, spiked shakes and craft cocktails in Loring Park

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What 39 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RonC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good, service was good. Will definitely go back

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vipFoodiefred
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went Sunday morning for breakfast. Music was so loud it was difficult communicating with the host. We waited 15 minutes after being seated and no one came to our table, even though the restaurant was not busy. We left and took our business elsewhere

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vipPetey2
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing an amazing job during the pandemic and the food was amazing!

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Naedave
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious and unique. I had the chicken fried chicken and a side of pancakes.

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BelindaD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really awesome and the service i received was the best. I would go back!

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JohnS
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Major disturbance in the diner. Black man was angry for not getting food right away. Not the safest neighborhood. Bloody Mary was horrible! Just an ok meal. No need to return!

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KaylaL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table. Good food. Funny waiter. Coffee refills to the brim all day long if you want.

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ChristopherC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Nicollet diner was ok, nothing stood out as exceptional or great. Food was ok. Part of my food wasn't cook right, had to get recooked. I would recommend to a friend with some caution.

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Chris4nd
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The service at Nicollet Diner is really good, overall. The server was attentive, cordial, and genuinely friendly. She was doing her best, even with the altered way of doing things, because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The food itself does, however, need to improve a little bit more; but was tasty given our new circumstances. The Nicollet Diner has always been a favorite of mine, due to the 1950s vibe I get, whenever I dine there. Thank you again for your service during this difficult time!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Everything was simply okay. Not great, not completely terrible. Seemed pricey for diner food. Our main server was friendly and pretty attentive. However, the barista who delivered my coffee practically slammed it down, sloshing it all over the table. Toast was soggy. Eggs were soggy. Bacon wasn’t crisp. The breakfast quesadilla was a better choice. Very large portion. No compelling reason to go back.

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DerekM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you come here for breakfast, get the french toast. It was the best french toast I have had in years.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience ever. Our waiter Josh was funny and detailed orientated. There were 3 of us for breakfast. We say in the back outdoor part of the restaurant. We had the hash browns with the onion bacon & cheese & they were delicious. We put pics of food up on Facebook and people wanted to know the name of the restaurant. Very good feedback for you, thank you so much Nicollet Diner ..wonderful cooks and waiters and host. Our very best to our special waiter Josh. He was the best.

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Bekko
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cooked to order food. Great service! Good food :)

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm Visiting from Out of State and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was good. Contactless menu was confusing in explanation.

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AshleyG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place has so many options and the food was great! I loved my bloody mary and breakfast. The service was excellent too. I will definitely return and bring more friends!

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Pastel
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, with fantastic food and milkshakes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and i love the mask policy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday and it was amazing!

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danr
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everybody was very friendly, it was pretty quiet due to covid but my friend and I had a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect every time and the malts are amazing

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vipBillE
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food...enjoyed my breakfast quesadilla and bloody mary

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TawannaC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the Nicollet Diner, the food was as excellent I can’t wait to go back.

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vipAndreaH
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

This is a little bit of a hole in the wall but the food is so good it’s like going to a greasy diner. It’s definitely a great place for going for a quick meal or a greasy breakfast or burger. We really liked it here

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Nice diner atmosphere. Great waitress

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MarissaM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good service. Always enjoys the food. So good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Fathers Day brunch. They had limited seating maybe 8-10 tables which is expected due to Covid, but the kitchen was so backed up with take out orders we waiting nearly an hour for food. The waiter was polite and apologetic but you should serve the inside seated guests ahead of the take out orders. Otherwise it was pretty good.

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ChadL
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. The whole experience was fantastic. Definitely be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nathan has got it together!

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Nicole
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the Nicollet Diner. They had two options for outside seating which was nice. A nice posh area in the back and the space out front where are the action was...lol. It was lovely dining out front while people watching. The food was great and the service is always A1. They had these cute clear mugs, great coffee, and wonderful food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tables on the street blocked by the jersey barriers was an inspired win in the face of the pandemic

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DebraK
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fun. It was delicious and clean. We enjoyed our first time out since Covid-19. We got plenty of coffee poured and it was good friendly waiters and cooks thank you

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BelindaD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, my drink was well made and very good and my food was awesome!!

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windigo
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Transition to in-house dining could have gone more smoothly. When OpenTable reservation was made, was informed only two tables left. When we arrived, there was only one other customer in the restaurant. (A ploy to get ujs to make the reservation?) Service was slow. Recorded music very loud, and was told it couldn't be turned down.
After not dining in this restaurant for several months due to the shut-down, a disappointment. Hope things will be better next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My roommate and I saw they had patio seating due to COVID and we wanted to experience it. The good is reliable and good as usually. Our waitress was lovely and accommodating. It was a nice first meal in a restaurant after months. Thank you!

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JesseB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

no issues, was seated in the back patio, was kind of windy and the barrier kept flying away. was our first time 'post covid' at a restaurant, and it was perfect.

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vipKatieL
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was wonderful! For a first time experience it was delicious and great service. We will be back!

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Katie14
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, with social distancing our server was excellent!

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ChrstineS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service as we were the only ones there. Server "Nate" took the extra time to make the experience outstanding.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Nicollet Diner using the Order Online button. The Nicollet Diner also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 399-6258.

The Nicollet Diner is rated 4.5 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

The Nicollet Diner does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.thenicolletdiner.com/gift-cards.html.

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.