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The Malt Shop

809 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1203
+1 612-824-1352
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average30%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“burger” (15 reviews)
“black beans” (3 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
809 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1203
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop by and savor one of the many, many flavors of real malts. Add a meal and your day will be complete. Not to be missed for casual dining.

Thank marjeant2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch early afternoon. We were seated right away. We enjoyed the fish taco wrap and cheeseburger as well as delicious and refreshing Coffee malt and Strawberry malt. A perfect way to finish our afternoon walk. Kelly did a great job as our...More

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
RSHENKE, Owner at The Malt Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review complimenting our food and our malts. We look forward to seeing you again on your next walk around our neighborhood. Dick Henke Owner

Reviewed 26 May 2017

We were hungry so we each ordered burgers and a malt and float. Wow - it was all good but way too much to eat.... The atmosphere is not fancy, just warm and inviting.

Thank Genie F
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We were introduced to this place on our second visit to Twin Cities, now we brought the younger one. He defeated a small malt by himself, so betting on sharing and trying the many different flavors didn't work.

Thank Artur A
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My son and I stopped in for a quick dinner on our way to swimming class. We were seated within 10 minutes. I had black bean enchiladas which were pretty good. My son had a grilled cheese but we each had malts and those were...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Always have had great food at malt shop. Past year or so, it oddly went downhill. Weird. Malts still spot on but also see lack of diners? Hope this changes as long time malt shop fans!

Thank suejjj2017
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Ended up at the Malt Shop after our first pick was super busy. It was a comfortable, friendly spot with many different menu choices and a friendly staff. I wouldn't go out of my way to go back, but wasn't disappointed either.

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I would have rated the malt a solid 4, but the food was a 3. It was a fun diner with live piano music. Stay in the open area (feels like a patio) because the piano music can be loud in the main dining area....More

Thank lakwatsera2014
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I was back home visiting and we decided to go to an old favorite, The Malt shop. My table mate was taken aback when I ordered the black bean burger (there may have been a malt as well). It was the best black bean burger...More

Thank Annie M
RSHENKE, Owner at The Malt Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Thanks so much for your 5 star review and your wonderful comments about our black bean burger which we do make from scratch. It has become a very popular choice for our guests and I am very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it....More

Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Malts. Yum. Thick, flavorful and huge. You know when you get the silver container with the malt you got the real deal. Excellent service. Friendly, efficient and just good. Split a Wild Rice Burger since we really came for the malt. Burger served on separate...More

Thank gjv43501
RSHENKE, Owner at The Malt Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

We are so pleased with your wonderful review and that you have been a customer since the 1970's. We look forward to seeing you again. Dick Henke Owner

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17 July 2015|
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Response from RSHENKE | Property representative |
Yes. We only use real ice cream and never add milk. We just add your favorite flavorings and mix it up when you order. Hope to see you soon. Dick Henke Owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1203
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-824-1352
  • E-mail
The Malt Shop provides a friendly, warm dining experience in a quaint, comfy dining room. All of our food is prepared to your order and special request are welcome. We make all of our soups and sauces from quality fresh ingredients. Our burgers are hand pattied daily using only fresh ground beef. We offer a nice selection of local craft beers as well as wines by the glass or carafe.
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