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“Cool spot, but limited lunch menu”

Ike's Food and Cocktails
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Ranked #109 of 1,800 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Nicolette Mall
Transit: Ike's is bracketed by two stations; Warehouse Dist/Henn Avenue Station (3 Blocks away) & the Nic Mall Station (1 Block away). Take Nic mall station, go south(away from the river if that helps) one block to 6th, take a right and we are down the block on the right side. Transit web site: http://metrotransit.org/rail/index.asp
Description: You’d swear this place has been around since the '40s. A bar commands the narrow room flanked by booths and tables. Servers in coats, bartenders in jackets yet with a casual air that screams welcome. American classics; juicy hand-formed burgers. Lunchtime, a carver chef slices fresh roast beef and roast turkey for sandwiches. Small plates span America’s history; supper club shrimp cocktail up-to-the-minute items as tuna tataki, fresh guacamole prepared table side, fresh spring rolls stuffed with rice noodles, shrimp and holy basil. “Big Plates”; Fillet Oscar, homemade meat loaf, pork prime rib, house smoked ribs, all can include soup, salad, bread and a basket of plastic-wrapped crackers, just like in the old days. Ike's has a serious bar, strong drinks, vintage cocktails and ice cream drinks a good selection of beers and wines by the glass. Ike's is one of downtown's favorite; retro booths, antique wood bar, with a supper-club feel.
Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Cool spot, but limited lunch menu”
Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

Wandered in on a Saturday and would return. The brunch wasn't going to hit the spot, so I tried a burger and shake. The burger was good, but a mild disappointment. The shake was excellent, though. A few more menu options at lunch would be nice.

Visited October 2013
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“We Like Ike's- Good Brunch”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We decided to try Ike's brunch after walking by and seeing one of thier Bloody Mary's. The front desk at the Graves Hotel also recommended Ike's. We were not disappointed. The Bloodies were almost a meal in themselves with all the skewers and also good and spicy. The carmel roll was delicious. The eggs were tasty and the all you can eat sides were good as well. Definately want to come back and try dinner. Good friendly service as well in a retro kind of setting. Would recommend reservations for brunch as it was getting busy by 10:30am.

  • Visited October 2013
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Redding, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good food and great Bloody Mary's”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Stoops in here because it was a short walk from my hotel. I went for dinner. Was very pleasantly surprised. Great menu, very good service, very good food and the Bloody Mary hit the spot. Would not hesitate to recommend it.

  • Visited October 2013
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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

I went for dinner then lunch. Fish tacos, chicken Caesar. Both were well worth it! Tasty, good service. It was hard not to go back for dinner the next day. Very reliable food. I recommend it.

  • Visited October 2013
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Ames, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“I, too, like Ike's!”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

My co-workers took me there after our meetings in the concrete canyons of the big city, and it was a classic way to wind down. The kind of place that the "Mad Men" would recognise and the present day execs enjoy. Fancy cocktails, raw spirits and micro-brews for every taste, and food with flair. But I hope you're on an expensive account; it's easy to get carried away with the fun.

  • Visited November 2012
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