We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Al's Breakfast

413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005
+1 612-331-9991
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (32 reviews)
“worth the wait” (25 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (254)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 248 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

FYI: they ONLY take cash. Got there around 10 AM had to wait about 25 minutes for a seat, but that gave us a chance to look at what everyone was having. By the time we left the line was out the door! It is...More

Thank Hynes57LeSueur_Mn
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I had "The Jose" with a house-made salsa, poached eggs, on a mountain of Minnesota-style hash browns. My wife had cheddar hash browns with eggs. Al's Breakfast is literally a long counter with stools, and you're right there watching the food get made with a...More

Thank Matthew A
Looking for a great restaurant?Our global travel community is ready to help.
Join TripAdvisor
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a fun and funky small diner with about 20 diner seats lined up along a counter. If seats are filled, you line up behind the diners and wait your turn. It is breakfast fare at its finest with a touch of entertainment from...More

Thank SojournMN
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

“Can you guys move in some more so we don’t look so busy?!” Words from the one person in charge of keeping the flow of AL’s Breakfast moving. This unique breakfast counter is one of a kind. Since 2006 I have attempted multiple time to...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This is one of the most famous and tradicionals spots in Minneapolis. The great food is what we always have! The people is amazing and kind; always doing the best to serve you well. I'm loking foward to have a breakfast agains soon!

Thank Wendell_Pereira
Reviewed 27 November 2017

You are likely going to need to block out about 2 hours of your day and I wouldn't be starving when you get in line as you are only going to get hangrier. I filled the meter for a full 2 hours(the max) and we...More

Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Arrived at Al's Breakfast about 40 minutes before closing and there were about seven people in line before me. This establishment is small (one counter and about a dozen seats) so waits can be very long as the line is often out the door. I...More

Thank Lise C
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Full disclosure it took almost two hours for breakfast but it was totally worth it. This place is about the experience. We met nice people in line and took in the unique ambiance that is Al's. The food was good too. Can't go wrong with...More

Thank carlinda6665
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Legendary establishment. There is no doubt this place has atmosphere. The restaurant is a long counter with 14 stools, which explains the long lines sometimes. For this reason, its not really the kind of place you want go to if you have a party of...More

Thank Hitcher84
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Not the fastest, nor the most impressive place to eat but it feels like old-style mid-America. Be ready to wait and to sit on a stool at the counter, but the food is filling and the atmosphere is unique. Cash only!

Thank travlenman2017
Nearby HotelsSee all 52 hotels in Minneapolis
University Inn
318 reviews
.52 km away
Graduate Minneapolis
1,021 reviews
.87 km away
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
277 reviews
1.25 km away
Days Hotel University Ave SE
1,235 reviews
1.33 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Kafe 421
121 reviews
.03 km away
Loring Bar & Restaurant
266 reviews
.06 km away
Wally's Falafel & Hummus
43 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
University of Minnesota
282 reviews
.94 km away
TCF Bank Stadium
287 reviews
.91 km away
Weisman Art Museum
204 reviews
.87 km away
Williams Arena
42 reviews
.72 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Al's Breakfast staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighbourhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-331-9991
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing