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Ideal Diner

1314 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1515
+1 612-789-7630
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“goulash” (4 reviews)
“burgers” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner
1314 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1515
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This iconic throw back to the 1950’s is everything you think it should be. Eating at the counter. Experiencing the Neighborhood of artists, blue collar, white collar and retirees. All craving home cooked meals, corn beef hash, goulash, fresh burgers, soups and large breakfast menu...More

Thank robertrmpls1
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Since 1949, this institution on Central Avenue and Broadway in NE Minneapolis has been serving up traditional comfort food in a clean no frills diner. Only stools to sit on at the counter and no restroom on premises, this cash only joint serves meals piping...More

Thank robertrmpls1
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

It's a great throw back, simple, and inexpensive diner. It's one of my favorite places to eat in the cities.

Thank Gophers92
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, super friendly wait staff and amazing food, pancakes and hash browns are awesome. Looking forward to returning.

Thank lhauser57
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The owners are down the street from us and are super nice people. That being said, even if I didn't know them the food is very much done from scratch and right in front of you. It's not super fast and the space is pretty...More

Thank Loren K
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I work about 3 blocks from Ideal and try to get there once a week. I'm known as the omelette guy since I usually repeat my first order of sausage and colby cheese omelette with some type of potatoes. The goulash, soup and burgers are...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Stopped in for lunch seats about 15 and stands another 6 good selection with excellent prices you are right in the kitchen watching everything being cooked.

Thank surestop
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Our daughter said best pancakes ever, so 3 of us went at 1045 am on a Saturday morning. First off, very small place maybe seats 16 people. So we had to wait, standing room only. they asked us if we wanted coffee so we did....More

1  Thank ntqnut
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I love a great breakfast and so few places have a great breakfast for a great price anymore! I am in town for a quick weekend and my bestie brought me here, because she knows how much I love an atmosphere such as this. Food...More

Thank enestvmel
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Not enough good things I can write about this little greasy spoon. There is a ton of care and attention to each and every order. Belly up to the bar and enjoy a fantastic breakfast.

1  Thank philjonesminneapolis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1314 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1515
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-789-7630
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