The Malt Shop

★★★★☆
A magnet for the young--and the young at heart--who savor thick, scrumptious malts and shakes made the old-fashioned way.
  • 809 W 50th St 1

    Minneapolis, MN 55419

    Cross street: Bryant Avenue S

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  • 612-824-1352

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We've been coming to the the Malt Shop for something like 40 years. Have always loved it, especially the buttermilk house salad dressing!

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★★★★★

We've been coming to the the Malt Shop for something like 40 years. Have always loved it, especially the buttermilk house salad dressing!

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I would highly recommend to try The Malt Shop! This restaurant not only has an amazing selection of malts/ice creams, but a very, well-rounded selection of quality food choices. There will be NO disappointments!

5
★★★★★

I would highly recommend to try The Malt Shop! This restaurant not only has an amazing selection of malts/ice creams, but a very, well-rounded selection of quality food choices. There will be NO disappointments!

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We love the servers. They are like family - with so little turn over. Food is good and consistent at a great price. It also fits on our retirement budget :-)

5
★★★★★

We love the servers. They are like family - with so little turn over. Food is good and consistent at a great price. It also fits on our retirement budget :-)

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The last time I ate at the Malt Shop, we had a great waitress who helped us decide on a good meal and a great shake. We were more than satisfied with the entire experience and we are just sorry we don't live closer.

3
★★★★★

The last time I ate at the Malt Shop, we had a great waitress who helped us decide on a good meal and a great shake. We were more than satisfied with the entire experience and we are just sorry we don't live closer.

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Great foods, amazing malt, nice atmosphere and nearby. Everyone should try it, I know they'll come back for the malt for sure!

5
★★★★★

Great foods, amazing malt, nice atmosphere and nearby. Everyone should try it, I know they'll come back for the malt for sure!

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It's a great family restaurant that the kids and parents enjoy. The food is tasty and the malts are outta this world!

3
★★★★★

It's a great family restaurant that the kids and parents enjoy. The food is tasty and the malts are outta this world!

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I haven't been there in a while, but I loved going there the last time. The food was good, and the malts are the best ever. I look forward to going again soon.

5
★★★★★

I haven't been there in a while, but I loved going there the last time. The food was good, and the malts are the best ever. I look forward to going again soon.

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The waitress was very friendly and prompt, the food was delicious and freshly cooked, and the strawberry malt was amazing. I like the Saturday night date night deal we also got.

3
★★★★★

The waitress was very friendly and prompt, the food was delicious and freshly cooked, and the strawberry malt was amazing. I like the Saturday night date night deal we also got.

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Went to the malt shop last weekend and had to wait 15 min to get seated! I forgot how popular the place was. Same great food and I am 99 percent sure its the same staff! Cant wait to go back great experienc. TRY A HOT FUDGE MALT!!!!!!

3
★★★★★

Went to the malt shop last weekend and had to wait 15 min to get seated! I forgot how popular the place was. Same great food and I am 99 percent sure its the same staff! Cant wait to go back great experienc. TRY A HOT FUDGE MALT!!!!!!

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This place gives you exactly what you want on a hot summer day - a large, tasty, shake or malt! Try the chocolate banana - delicious!

4
★★★★☆

This place gives you exactly what you want on a hot summer day - a large, tasty, shake or malt! Try the chocolate banana - delicious!

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My friend and I chose to eat at The Malt Shop on a whim- it was nearby and open, so it ended up being a go. I was pleasantly surprised by its cozy and friendly atmosphere, and the food was very tasty. I'd definitely make my way back again. :-)

4
★★★★☆

My friend and I chose to eat at The Malt Shop on a whim- it was nearby and open, so it ended up being a go. I was pleasantly surprised by its cozy and friendly atmosphere, and the food was very tasty. I'd definitely make my way back again. :-)

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Was hoping that the malts and milkshakes would be great but Convention Grill's are better, thicker and more flavor and candies. They do offer more variety of food and salads but the burgers do not compare.

3
★★★☆☆

Was hoping that the malts and milkshakes would be great but Convention Grill's are better, thicker and more flavor and candies. They do offer more variety of food and salads but the burgers do not compare.

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Definitely hands town the best malts around. They are old fashioned and I have to love a place that offers peanut butter and hot fudge mixed together.

The food is also quite good. I've never had a bad burger there. It's just standard old timey burgers/fries/shakes. Love it!

4
★★★★☆

Definitely hands town the best malts around. They are old fashioned and I have to love a place that offers peanut butter and hot fudge mixed together.

The food is also quite good. I've never had a bad burger there. It's just standard old timey burgers/fries/shakes. Love it!

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Great ice cream, not the best food. Great atmosphere. The staff seems to be pretty friendly. Lots of ice cream choices

1
★★★☆☆

Great ice cream, not the best food. Great atmosphere. The staff seems to be pretty friendly. Lots of ice cream choices

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We visited this restaurant because we had a coupon for a free malt. It was a Sunday at lunchtime. The hostess was courteous and we were seated right away. But, our waitress was awful. She had no personality and didn't even say hello. Just stood there with a pad and pen to write our order. We ordered a cheeseburger and fries, a hamburger and fries, and one hamburger kids meal. Plus, our free chocolate malt. The malt was delivered almost immediately and was almost completely melted (perhaps a reject from another table?). While we waited for our other food, my husband plunked a dollar in the juke box and selected some music. Unfortunately, you couldn't hear it at all!

When the food arrived, very quickly to our delight, we dove into the fries. They were fine, but nothing special. The burgers on the other hand were horrible. I truly can say that McDonald's has better burgers. We got up to find the waitress and said we had a problem with the food. She said she would get a manager. A full five minutes later, our waitress wandered over. We were so irritated by this time that my husband just told her we would not be paying for the burgers. They were chewy and dry and full of fillers. We paid for the fries only and left quickly. I do NOT recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a good burger.

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★☆☆☆☆

We visited this restaurant because we had a coupon for a free malt. It was a Sunday at lunchtime. The hostess was courteous and we were seated right away. But, our waitress was awful. She had no personality and didn't even say hello. Just stood there with a pad and pen to write our order. We ordered a cheeseburger and fries, a hamburger and fries, and one hamburger kids meal. Plus, our free chocolate malt. The malt was delivered almost immediately and was almost completely melted (perhaps a reject from another table?). While we waited for our other food, my husband plunked a dollar in the juke box and selected some music. Unfortunately, you couldn't hear it at all!

When the food arrived, very quickly to our delight, we dove into the fries. They were fine, but nothing special. The burgers on the other hand were horrible. I truly can say that McDonald's has better burgers. We got up to find the waitress and said we had a problem with the food. She said she would get a manager. A full five minutes later, our waitress wandered over. We were so irritated by this time that my husband just told her we would not be paying for the burgers. They were chewy and dry and full of fillers. We paid for the fries only and left quickly. I do NOT recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a good burger.

Pros: Hostess was amiable, seating was plentiful, food was fast

Cons: Waitress was a dud, the burgers tasted awful!

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Large variaty of great tasting shakes and malts. Need to come back a couple of times just to try them all.

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★★★★★

Large variaty of great tasting shakes and malts. Need to come back a couple of times just to try them all.

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I love this place. I don't know how we came across it, but we stop by whenever we are in the area for burgers and malts. Delicious! Great family-owned feel, service is great and the food has always been excellent. Highly recommended!

2
★★★★★

I love this place. I don't know how we came across it, but we stop by whenever we are in the area for burgers and malts. Delicious! Great family-owned feel, service is great and the food has always been excellent. Highly recommended!

Pros: great malts, positive ambiance, good food

Cons: parking can be tough

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This is a great place for burgers and malts. They have a huge selection of malts. They come in those large silver containers and really are big enough to split but I usually drink a whole one. There are several good choices for vegetarians. This Malt Shop has live music a couple of nights a week--you'd have to call to get the details. The Malt Shop is family friendly and very popular.

4
★★★★☆

This is a great place for burgers and malts. They have a huge selection of malts. They come in those large silver containers and really are big enough to split but I usually drink a whole one. There are several good choices for vegetarians. This Malt Shop has live music a couple of nights a week--you'd have to call to get the details. The Malt Shop is family friendly and very popular.

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This place has a great variety of malts and they are some of the best malts in town. I think they are comparable if not better than Annie's Parlour in Dinkytown (which also has great malts). I usually order the hamburger and ceasar salad there and it hits the spot if you in the mood for just a good burger that doesn't cost $10. It's feels like a diner style restaurant, good for families. Not good for first dates or a romantic setting. The beef au jus is very tasty there also. The waffle french fries are always a plus too. Overall, a decent place with good service and a meal to please the stomach. Not gourmet, but a very relaxing restaurant atmosphere. Two people could go there and walk out with a bill well under $20. Factor in the quality of the food it is a great value.

2
★★★★☆

This place has a great variety of malts and they are some of the best malts in town. I think they are comparable if not better than Annie's Parlour in Dinkytown (which also has great malts). I usually order the hamburger and ceasar salad there and it hits the spot if you in the mood for just a good burger that doesn't cost $10. It's feels like a diner style restaurant, good for families. Not good for first dates or a romantic setting. The beef au jus is very tasty there also. The waffle french fries are always a plus too. Overall, a decent place with good service and a meal to please the stomach. Not gourmet, but a very relaxing restaurant atmosphere. Two people could go there and walk out with a bill well under $20. Factor in the quality of the food it is a great value.

Pros: Value, service, malts, overall food quality, live piano music (occasionally)

Cons: not the largest, juciest hamburger in town, outdoor sign not big enough (easy to miss)

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this place would be good...except it always feels dirty. you know, like they don't really clean it.

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★★★☆☆

this place would be good...except it always feels dirty. you know, like they don't really clean it.

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When my in-laws come in from LA, this is the first stop after the Grandson. Good food, good malts, good veggie options, not expensive.

2
★★★★★

When my in-laws come in from LA, this is the first stop after the Grandson. Good food, good malts, good veggie options, not expensive.

Pros: Malts, Vegtarian options

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After 30 years, a friend and I decided that it was time to renew our accquaintance with the place. Boy, were we in for a surprise. Burgers were not cooked to order, were terribly dry and the buns are too big. I ended up taking half home to the dog, who's not particular about how his burgers are done. Pineapple shake had no taste nor evidence of pineapple in it.

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★☆☆☆☆

After 30 years, a friend and I decided that it was time to renew our accquaintance with the place. Boy, were we in for a surprise. Burgers were not cooked to order, were terribly dry and the buns are too big. I ended up taking half home to the dog, who's not particular about how his burgers are done. Pineapple shake had no taste nor evidence of pineapple in it.

Pros: Ambience, Wait staff

Cons: Burgers, Shakes

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Burgers, malts and a few surpises. The ratatouille, for example. And the salads. Best of all thought, are the malts. Casual dining, and a great place for kids.

2
★★★★★

Burgers, malts and a few surpises. The ratatouille, for example. And the salads. Best of all thought, are the malts. Casual dining, and a great place for kids.

Pros: great malts, good, casual dining, great fries

Cons: parking can be tough

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The grilled cheese and hot fudge shake are unbelievable. Just hope you get a booth because the rest of the restaurant is kind of dark.

2
★★★★☆

The grilled cheese and hot fudge shake are unbelievable. Just hope you get a booth because the rest of the restaurant is kind of dark.

Pros: inexpensive, cozy, fun

Cons: , horrible parking, chilly

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This is the best place in the cities to get a malt. I brought my out of towner parents there, and they considered moving here. The remembered going there when "but kids." Best pumpkin malt in town!

2
★★★★★

This is the best place in the cities to get a malt. I brought my out of towner parents there, and they considered moving here. The remembered going there when "but kids." Best pumpkin malt in town!

Pros: Small town feel, Great food!

Cons: Bad parking

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I love this place because it is cheap and good and has a variety of vegetarian options for veg heads like myself.

2
★★★★★

I love this place because it is cheap and good and has a variety of vegetarian options for veg heads like myself.

Pros: menu, inexpensive

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This is a cozy, charming throwback to a bygone era, featuring stained-glass windows and dark-wood decor with high wooden booths and Formica-topped tables. Young couples and kids come in for standard diner fare, but iceā€¦

 

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