Steakhouse
1928 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 1928 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Open All Hours
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93% of 2224 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cafe, Steak, American, Seafood, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Mon-Thu
    11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    Fri-Sat
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Cafe, Steak, American, Seafood, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Kids Menu
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
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872 Tips
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Report | 23 days ago
Cool atmosphere and excellent food!
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Report | 3 months ago
Jax's is one of the best restaurants in town It is a great place to celebrate anniversaries We held our wedding reception there 6 years ago!
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Report | 3 months ago
Make a reservation as it is busy on the weekends
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Report | 3 months ago
The seasonal Squash dish is worth the trip by itself The Rib-eye steak was prepared perfectly One of the best steaks I've had in quite awhile
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Report | 3 months ago
Crab stuffed shrimp - yum!
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Report | 3 months ago
The food is amazing and the atmosphere is something else as well
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Report | 3 months ago
Don't dine later in evening if you are interested in the featured specials
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Report | 3 months ago
Jax has been outstanding for 75+ years I highly recommend it
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Report | 3 months ago
It was good
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Report | 3 months ago
Jax is a very top of the line, old-school, steak house!! The service is excellent and professional It is very friendly and you always feel so welcome We go there for anniversaries and other special family occasions The food is outstanding whether it is the crab cakes, lobster (fresh), filet, or rib eye! The house salad is NOT to be missed If you want a leisurely meal and have a lot of time just tell your server and you will not be rushed We had a three-hour dinner and enjoyed every second Be prepared, it is high end but worth it Outside patio with trout stream in the summer I'd rate it about 10 stars!
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From Our Editors

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 Certified 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 roasted chicken breast with risotto, kids' meals, and craft beers served fresh from the tap, or bottle.

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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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