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Steak, Seafood, and Wine for Dinner at Jax Cafe (Up to 30% Off). Two Options Available.

Northeast Minneapolis

93% of 1,775 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Supper-club-style restaurant with eight decades of tradition and a lush patio with a stream from which diners can net their own trout

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Expires Oct 17th, 2014. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit, per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Valid for dinner only. Not valid on federal holidays. Not valid towards Sunday brunch, happy hour specials, or combined with any other discounts. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $70 for $100 worth of dinner and drinks, redeemable Sunday–Thursday
  • $75 for $100 worth of dinner and drinks, redeemable any day
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Jax Cafe

Along with the end of Prohibition, 1933 brought sweeping changes across the country. It definitely changed the building at 1928 University Avenue NE in Minneapolis, which had been functioning as a hardware and furniture store for nearly a quarter-century. Proprietor Stanley Kozlak immediately went out and obtained a liquor license, transforming his retail shop into a bar and restaurant.

It would prove to be a smart decision—more than 80 years and two generations of Kozlaks later, Jax Cafe stands as a Minneapolis institution whose reputation has spread throughout the Midwest. This is thanks in part to singular touches such as reserved tables set with personalized matchbooks for expected guests and a stream on the lush covered patio from which diners can net their own rainbow trout for dinner. It’s no wonder Travel Channel foodie Andrew Zimmern has gushed that this restaurant is “dripping with character.”

Part of that character comes from a certain adherence to traditions. Jax is furnished with patterned carpet, white linens, a grand piano, and a phone booth—yes, a phone booth—and the menu has the classic supper-club meals to match. Fresh Maine lobsters are kept in a saltwater tank said to be the first of its kind in the state, and the selection of award-winning Angus beef includes an 8-ounce filet the restaurant calls “the steak that made Jax famous.” That’s not to say Jax is stuffy or old-fashioned—the menu also includes beer-can chicken, kids' meals, and craft beers served fresh from the tap, bottle, or keg-sized water balloon.


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93% of 1,775 customers recommend

  • “delicious and great service”

  • “This is the place to go for good old-fashioned classy service and great food. They know the meaning of hospitality.”

  • “Make reservations, food is great!”

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    Northeast Minneapolis

    1928 University Ave. NE

    Minneapolis, MN 55418

    +16127897297

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80% of the people were positive about the Brunch, most described it as Wonderful.
83% of the people were positive about the Patio, most described it as Beautiful.
83% of the people were positive about the Outdoor.
88% of the people were positive about the Steak, most described it as Excellent.
Many people described the Meal as Great. Others thought:
+ 87%

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  • Bad
95% of the people were positive about the Atmosphere, most described it as Great.
83% of the people were positive about the Restaurant, most described it as Great.
Many people described the Food as Great. Others thought:
+ 97%

  • Great
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  • Excellent
  • Wonderful
  • Happy
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  • Expensive
90% of the people were positive about the Staff, most described it as Great.
98% of the people were positive about the Service, most described it as Great.
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