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Ike's Food and Cocktails

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50 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1540 (Nicolette Mall)
+1 612-746-4537
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07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Chicago
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285 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is seating on the main level and also upstairs above the mall-like section of the airport. We sat upstairs and ordered beers, soda, soups, burgers and chicken sandwiches. All were very good and the friendly & attentive server was great too. Thanks for dinner Ike's!

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Thank KenL60089
Davenport, Iowa
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in and it felt like a blast from the past. To the surly (funny though!), waiter that sat us to the décor it felt like we were in a time warp. We ordered quite a few of their appetizers since we only stopped in for a snack and a drink. Good representation of local craft beers and most... More 

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Thank Jeff B
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would never visit an Ike's restaurant anywhere after my experience at the MSP airport. The club sandwich that I had included sliced roast beef that was as tough as boot leather and tasted even worse. A fast food restaurant would have been much better than Ike's. This is an excellent place to avoid.

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Thank Suomi-J
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many and varied choices for burgers. Friday night was packed at 5:30. Service could have been more attentive, but the three of us each enjoyed a different burger.

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Thank Ray M
Glendale, Arizona
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147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always come here to eat before flights. This may be the last time. My turkey meal tasted weird and kind of old. My husband said his French fries were not hot....lukewarm at best. The food sucked but we always have the most wonderful service here. Our waitress was sweet, friendly and very personable.....just a doll.

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Thank konakai2008
Alamosa, Colorado
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Visiting Minneapolis for the Frozen Faceoff. Weekend Brunch at Ike's is a must! Eggs, pancakes, sausage and bacon are served family style - all you can eat. Giant caramel rolls to get things started. The atmosphere is old time classic American fine dining.

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Thank Daniel P
Hudson, WI, United States
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

There aren't a lot of unique things you can do in an airport. Go in here and get the giant bloody mary with friends and order a side of fries with it. Makes for a great stop.

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Thank Andy A
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had some time between flights so decided to spend some down time at Ikes. We've been here before and liked it before also. Each time my husband had their blood mary and enjoyed it both times. We all had burgers this time and were all happy with them...the service was also excellent. We like the atmosphere here and would... More 

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Thank Roxie O
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Of course the bloody marys and ginormous cinnamon rolls are great during brunch, but I highly recommend Ike's for drinks and dinner when spending an evening downtown. (Then head into their neighbor, Lyon's Pub, for an equally awesome time.) Ike's has great appetizers, wine, and main courses. Close to everything, rarely too full to get a table right away.

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Thank Andrea B
Minnesota
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229 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The place has "cocktails" in its name yet they served a traditional gin martini in a lowball glass. We purposely drove quite a ways for the atmosphere and belief we'd get a great traditional cocktail here for a woman who's from the rat pack generation. Disappointing. I still can't get past that we really like the atmosphere and decor yet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1540
    (Nicolette Mall)
  • Public Transportation: Ike's is bracketed by two stations; Warehouse Dist/Henn Avenue Station (3 Blocks away) & the Nic Mall Station (1 Block away). Take Nic mall station, go south(away from the river if that helps) one block to 6th, take a right and we are down the block on the right side. Transit web site: http://metrotransit.org/rail/index.asp
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-746-4537
Description
You’d swear this place has been around since the '40s. A bar commands the narrow room flanked by booths and tables. Servers in coats, bartenders in jackets yet with a casual air that screams welcome. American classics; juicy hand-formed burgers. Lunchtime, a carver chef slices fresh roast beef and roast turkey for sandwiches. Small plates span America’s history; supper club shrimp cocktail up-to-the-minute items as tuna tataki, fresh guacamole prepared table side, fresh spring rolls stuffed with rice noodles, shrimp and holy basil. “Big Plates”; Fillet Oscar, homemade meat loaf, pork prime rib, house smoked ribs, all can include soup, salad, bread and a basket of plastic-wrapped crackers, just like in the old days. Ike's has a serious bar, strong drinks, vintage cocktails and ice cream drinks a good selection of beers and wines by the glass. Ike's is one of downtown's favorite; retro booths, antique wood bar, with a supper-club feel.

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