Steakhouse
1928 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 1928 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Closed All Hours
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93% of 1875 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    "Cafe", "Steak", "Seafood", "American", "Traditional"
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Mon-Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    "Cafe", "Steak", "Seafood", "American", "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
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Report | 3 days ago
The bread basket, the steaks, and the desserts were all amazing! And the atmosphere on the patio is just lovely!
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Report | 7 days ago
Ask for a table on the patio!
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Report | 8 days ago
Fantastic place to eat.
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Report | 9 days ago
Delicious!!!
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Report | 10 days ago
Very lovely old restaurant. Good choices and good food. Can be expensive if you're not careful. The wines were excellent. We were too full to order dessert! We had fun.
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Report | 15 days ago
The food is delicious and the atmosphere great, but be prepared to have a leisurely 2 hour dinner. It's all an experience.
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Report | 16 days ago
Love it!!
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Report | 17 days ago
Great staff, great food. Eat on the patio in summer weather, wonderful atmosphere'
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Report | 18 days ago
best garden and bread
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Report | 21 days ago
Such a well-kept secret in Northeast Minneapolis. There is not a better patio anywhere! Or better steak!
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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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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Many people described the Patio as Beautiful.
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Many people described the Steak as Excellent.
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Many people described the Wine as Excellent.
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