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Axel's Restaurant

1318 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN 55150-1414
+1 651-686-4840
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“popovers” (43 reviews)
“walleye” (26 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1318 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN 55150-1414
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1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to this restaurant for lunch (2 couples) and since they are regulars to the restaurant and we were from out of town, we were very happy with their selection/recommendation! We noticed there was an interesting trio option at lunch so three of us opted...More

Thank loribledsoe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal! Great service! Our server Trish was excellent! Crab cakes, Prime Rib and Walleye were delicious. Not to mention chocolate cake for dessert! Yum!

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't believe I have ever rated a restaurant "Excellent" in any of my reviews. Axel's, which has been a favorite of ours for 20 years, has never disappointed us and deserves this rating. We like the classic steak house atmosphere and the food is...More

Thank Gaboon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because of the menu on the trip advisor site. There was nothing on the menu that was on the site! We loved sitting outside on the small patio. The walleye fingers were excellent. The popovers were fun. The salmon was huge...More

Thank Gmommyfl
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I travel to MSP often and stay near this restaurant. I keep going back and it never disappoints. Whether it's Happy Hour alone at the bar or dining with a customer, it's been great. Excellent food and service. Lots of regular customers at the bar...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The resturant is in the historic Parker House and is lovely. Our group was at a large table - there were 8 of us - located right in front of the fireplace. The setting is elegant. We were all setved popovers with choice of flavored...More

1  Thank Nancy V
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Visited on a Tuesday evening and the place was packed. For good reason! The service was excellent; the famous Walleye was superb. Others in our party got that king crab and steak and everyone was raving about how excellent their meals were. Dinners ranged from...More

1  Thank tbga53107
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Not only was the ambiance really unique and charming in this historical old building but the food was unbelievably good. If you want fantastic food from a local restaurant with some interesting history this is the place to go. When we first drove up to...More

1  Thank TravelLoverMarch2011
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I had a gift card from the former owner, but they refused to honor it. Food is expensive and not always worth it.

Thank jerrys224
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This place is consistently better than most. Nice atmosphere, the Walleye is not to miss not to mention the popovers! Nice wine list, great wait staff and well prepared meals. Always stop here when in The Cities.

Thank cmykogv
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Michael R
Does this restaurant have a kids menu?
19 July 2016|
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Response from MNWanderers123 | Reviewed this property |
I just have them a call and they said "yep." I would imagine that it isn't very cheap but that is just a guess. The food is good. The atmosphere is sort of like a supper club.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1318 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN 55150-1414 (Formerly Axel's River Grille)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mendota
  • Phone Number: +1 651-686-4840
  • E-mail
Axel's River Grille is a casual fine dining establishment offering grilled steaks, chops, & seafood. As well as pastas, salads, and fresh in house made soups and desserts! Axel's offer THE best Walleye in town. This is the place where people come by choice, not chance. Axel's also offers a large selection of fine wines, including a reserve list. Also offering a scotch and whiskey selection like no other. Come out and indulge in a drink list that features the most unique and flavorful libations around. Axel's feature a made to order brunch every Sunday from 10:00am - 2:00pm featuring $.99 glasses of champagne and mimosas. And every Sunday starting at 4:00 pm treat yourself to 1/2 price bottles of wine (20% off our reserve list!). Join Axel's Monday through Friday from 3:00pm - 6:00pm for Happy Hour ($2.00 off all drinks as well as a fantastic food menu). Axel's River Grille is the place where everybody knows your name!!
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