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Curran's Family Restaurant

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4201 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409-2014
+1 612-822-5327
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06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Tue 06:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 06:00 - 11:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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Minneapolis
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149 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is not a gourmand's delight. But it is good comfort food. Curran's has been on this corner by the park for well over 50 years. It's a neighborhood institution. A wide menu of breakfasts, sandwiches, salads, burgers, entrees and sweet pies and other delicious pastries. Parking in their adjacent lot and on the street. Just fine for children's food... More 

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166 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We happened upon this place and decided to try it. It is an old time drive-in from 1948 with an interesting story. We wanted fried chicken, so we tried theirs and it was wonderful. The service was quick. They offer daily specials which beg us to return and are inexpensive. We took home a piece of Banana Cream Pie and... More 

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Thank lugojrdn
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Old fashioned cafe Large menu Caters to families a nd older adults.Food is good. STAFF IS FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL.Also very reasonably priced.

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Thank Joyce H
Edina, Minnesota
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329 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Standard family restaurant comfort food, served with enough grease and salt to satisfy the masses. A long way from fine dining, but nonetheless a local institution that has a passionate clientele and offers a good value.

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Thank jakester88
Kansas City, Missouri
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Came here twice for breakfast while in town for a convention. The $2.49 breakfast can't be beat: 2 eggs, 2 pancakes and potatoes. (before 0830) More than enough food for most people. I recommend the fried potatoes rather than the hash browns . The biscuits and gravy is made with Italian sausage and is delicious. The pancakes are thick and... More 

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Thank ChuckandDave
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101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Peerless diner food and atmosphere. 1000 times better than the chains. Come here a couple times and the wait staff will know your order!

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Thank Brian M
Minneapolis
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a Minneapolis institution, ostensibly since 1948, so my wife and I thought we'd try breakfast there. Not sure why it has such a reputation. The service was unremarkable - slow even - and my omelette was smallish and runny (not something I requested). The hashbrowns so lacked flavor that I left them entirely alone after my first two... More 

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Thank Jack B
Bloomington, Indiana
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This was my first time to dine at this restaurant. Spotted it while driving past and delighted to have done so. My wife and I enjoyed freshly prepared and tasty items from. It was a bit of a challenge to choose from the menu since there are many interesting selections. Hope to return on a future visit to the city.... More 

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Thank TomHustad
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We've been to Curran's dozens of times and have always found it to be welcoming, comfortable, affordable and good. The breakfasts especially are very good. It is a neighborhood institution, a place where friends meet to have a slice of pie and coffee, or play cards or cribbage, or enjoy a reasonably-priced wholesome meal. Nothing fancy, just good.

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Thank Roysgirl2014
Navarre, Florida
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422 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Cheap and decent but rather like the school or hospital cafeteria. Menu is massive which is a clue that all the food isprobably NOT homemade as they claim. Service was slow, place was crowded and a little grubby around the edges. They do have a senior menu (over 55) with very reasonable prices. Nothing special.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 11:00
Thursday
06:00 - 11:00
Friday
06:00 - 00:00
Saturday
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4201 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409-2014
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-822-5327

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?