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Embers Restaurant

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5400 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55421-1211
+1 763-571-8637
06:00 - 23:00
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Fargo, North Dakota
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good food and friendly service. the new england clam chowder is awesome. the deli sandwiches are huge and delish.

Thank Cynthia C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

You look outside and see the lot full of cars and think "Embers, meh." But they are amazingly quick even at capacity and the quality never suffers. We've been going there long enough to see the kids grow up and they have always had a super nice staff with great food. The owner seems to be on a first name... More 

Thank Loren K
St. Paul, MN
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We went for breakfast on Saturday and it was SO good! I had the meat lovers skillet and my friend had the breakfast sandwich special. We loved the food and the portions were very generous. We will be back!

Thank liketrips
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I love this place. Very old fashion. Food is great portions are big. Price is right. Service is prompt. Family friendly

Thank sbond001
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This place has been in business over 60 years, although recently reopened (I don't know why it was closed, perhaps for remodeling or maybe sold to new owners.) Anyway I always smell the luscious firegrill aroma on my way to our nearby Target, and today I was starving so finally decided to stop. Ordered the Emberger royal. Came perfectly medium... More 

Thank ann marie j
Austin, Texas
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We wanted diner style food (one of us a typical lunch, the other breakfast for lunch) - the kind of thing you'd consider Denny's or IHOP for, but we wanted something better and more individual. This is the place. Ate there twice. The pancakes are exceptional. If you don't like tons of butter though, ask for them to put it... More 

Thank Carl K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Love the food and staff, owner is very nice, I found this is a very good tasting breakfast in the area!

Thank Winnie N
1 review
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Do not dine at this establishment unless you would like food poisoning. I had a cheeseburger and fries. I should have just gone somewhere else. I had two ER visits, unless you would like to see the nearest ER, avoid this place.

Thank Jason W
1 review
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I love this place great food really fast and great staff the owner is really great we always go here when we are in the area what is not enough

Thank Dawn S
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Have never been disappointed at Rickey's Embers. Good portions, excellent quality, and a wait staff that is especially friendly and speedy. Been coming here for over 50 years and feel very comfortable.

Thank Ruth J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5400 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55421-1211
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 763-571-8637

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