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The Loon Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
500 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1601
+1 612-332-8342
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chilli” (42 reviews)
“half sandwich” (2 reviews)
“nachos” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
500 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1601
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

We hit the Loon Cafe for the first time, after driving past it for years, on the recommendation of the concierge at our nearby hotel. He said you go to the Loon for the chili and it was that kind of afternoon. I had the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

I Wasn’t really impressed with the food. I think the biggest problem was our soup and chili was just lukewarm. Who wants to eat I just warmed cup of soup on a cold day? Service was good and good atmosphere but I probably will not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank julielp
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Nice place very close to the light rail line in the warehouse district. A good variety of table types, and not too noisy for a sports bar. We had a variety of meals, but I liked my pastrami sandwich with very nice wild rice soup....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lietuva_9
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Always busy, regardless of time of day. Many things are good, but have a BOWL....NOT a cup....of wild rice. It is the absolute best I’ve ever had. In fact, every time I’m downtown, I eat there.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank csrockclimber
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped in prior to a concert for appetizers and wine. Spinach Artichoke dip as well as the chili were excellent. Their happy hour wines were very good and an excellent value. Would definitely make this a repeat on our next visit. Only negatives are the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GregS693
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Just stumbled in to this place and it was great! Food was excellent, service was also really good! Definitely go back next time we are back in Minneapolis. Casual and fun!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AZTravelerceilola
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Really nice atmosphere extremely popular after Twins game very convenient to the stadium. I was a little surprised by the pricing $8.50 for a cup a chili and $7 taps. Our waitress was very good though.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nwiaguy
Reviewed 25 August 2018

My husband and I took our kids (ages 15, 13, 7) to Minneapolis/Bloomington. We hadn't been back for quite a few years (hubby used to live downtown Minneapolis). The kids wanted to see the downtown when we got there (coming from a small town, they...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Great spot with good drinks cold beer and fun people. This is one of the oldest bars in the area. A must see.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Joe L
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Great place for chili and beers. The chili was a real surprise and I would recommend it. Great spot for food and drinks before a Target center event

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Chris C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1601
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Warehouse District
  • Neighbourhood: Warehouse District
  • Phone Number: +1 612-332-8342
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