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Keys Cafe & Bakery

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1960 W Broadway Ave, Forest Lake, MN 55025-1381
+1 651-982-2929
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 20:00
Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Eagan, Minnesota
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This can be a great place to eat depending on the day. Food is normally excellent and portions are very good however, it can also be disappointing. Our last experience included a burned hamburger which was 1/3 lb vs. 1/2 lb and a Monte Cristo that was cold and below average. The service was good and they probably would have... More 

Thank MikeInEagan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is obviously popular...filling with customers on a weekday morning. The service was very good and there were no complaints from the gals who had standard breakfasts. But two of us had omelets, and they were lacking. My Loon Omelet ("Two eggs with Minnesota wild rice, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, provolone cheese, and a mushroom cream sauce") offered canned mushrooms... More 

Thank Anniversary_minded
Boyceville, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The hotel we stayed at was very close to the Keys Café, we decided to eat there verses the hotel breakfast. The food was very good the portions are huge the staff was very friendly.

Thank Tom H
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went for breakfast and were not disappointed at all in the service or the food. All the servers were friendly, and the food came out super fast. We had way to much to eat in one sitting so took half of each entree home. The muffins were out of this world good! They have a good thing at this... More 

Thank TravelDebIowa
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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358 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I eat here at least twice a month. Usually for breakfast. The corned beef hash is awesome and so are the omelets. For lunch, you can't go wrong with the Club Sandwich. It's made with real roasted turkey. Not deli meat. If you want a slice of the best chocolate cake around, stop by the bakery counter.

Thank CanadianAmericanGirl
Neenah, WI
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were a party of 14 people for breakfast. I had called ahead and we were seated promptly as soon as everyone arrived. The waitress was fantastic - friendly and efficient. The food was excellent. The pancakes were enormous and wonderful. I highly recommend.

Thank hopecod
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great home cooked food. It is a little over priced. You get what you pay for. Quiet atmosphere. YUMMY desserts!!!

Thank MamaKritti6
Forest Lake, MN
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111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We used to visit the Keys in White Bear Lake a few times a year. We weren't too sure if Keys would make it in Forest Lake, but we're sure glad that it did. The breakfast menu is to die for, especially on Saturday or Sunday mornings. There is normally a wait out the door. Trust me, it's worth it.... More 

Thank MerlynDalamar
Brainerd, Miinnesota, United States
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and our server was great! She was very on top of things and the food was really good. Menu selection was great as well.

Thank Jessi W
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Keys is a family owned traditional cafe and bakery serving 5 star food and service. Plan your trip so you hit Forest Lake hungry for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They serve you quick,hot and delicious home cooked flavor at very fair prices. I love their pancakes with all the trimmings for an early start or make my supper their hot... More 

Thank Jerry P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1960 W Broadway Ave, Forest Lake, MN 55025-1381
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Forest Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 651-982-2929

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?