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Al's Breakfast

413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005
+1 612-331-9991
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (31 reviews)
“worth the wait” (25 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Al's is the historic and top rated breakfast diner in the Twin Cities. What a fantastic experience! With like 30 stools lined up to the counter, I and my couple friend couldn't sit together, but the waitress scooted everybody over one, so we could dine...More

Thank robert b
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

A delightful little diner that offers up delicious breakfasts. Portions are generous and fresh, to go along with the funky old-school diner atmosphere. Staff is friendly and attentive. At peak hours the wait can be long, but once you're seated you won't be disappointed.

Thank Drew297
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Very cramped yet charming. We stopped in on a weekday morning after 10:00, but there was still a 20 minute wait for this popular breakfast nook. The only seating is at the counter, and the line forms directly in back of the bar stools, which...More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 31 August 2017

There are 14 stools at the counter, that's it! You may be waiting a while but it'll be worth it. Funky and fun and unique in every way. Blueberry walnut pancakes and hash with applesauce outstanding. Happy trails.

Thank Claude F
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Local cuisine
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
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