Matt's Bar

★★★★☆
44.9394 -93.2474
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612-722-7072

3500 Cedar Ave S

Minneapolis, MN

55407

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I've heard of these hamburgers...now I'm definitely sold! I will be bringing friends and family back!

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I've heard of these hamburgers...now I'm definitely sold! I will be bringing friends and family back!

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what ealse is there to say? Best burger in the hood!
I used to work a few blocks away so i know the place real good! me and my co-workers used to come here often, and my big belly has a lot to do with Matts, LOL :)

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what ealse is there to say? Best burger in the hood!
I used to work a few blocks away so i know the place real good! me and my co-workers used to come here often, and my big belly has a lot to do with Matts, LOL :)

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I grew up 6 blocks from here and have eaten juicy lucys my hole life. it is the best burger in town hands down!!

5
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I grew up 6 blocks from here and have eaten juicy lucys my hole life. it is the best burger in town hands down!!

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South minneapolis establishment is well known for their award winning burgers, the juicy lucy. Two meat patty's with cheese in between. prices are a little high but well worth your money.highly reccommended

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South minneapolis establishment is well known for their award winning burgers, the juicy lucy. Two meat patty's with cheese in between. prices are a little high but well worth your money.highly reccommended

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This place is great! It's like an up north bar in the heart of Minneapolis. Any of the burgers and fries will satisfy your craving for good greasy food, without a ton of grease. It's nothing fancy, but bring your kids, get a burger and fries and try to make a trip down to the bathroom too. It's in the basement...and you don't want to try to make it there if you've had a few too many! Not your typical bar.

5
★★★★★

This place is great! It's like an up north bar in the heart of Minneapolis. Any of the burgers and fries will satisfy your craving for good greasy food, without a ton of grease. It's nothing fancy, but bring your kids, get a burger and fries and try to make a trip down to the bathroom too. It's in the basement...and you don't want to try to make it there if you've had a few too many! Not your typical bar.

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The AMAZING taste of the Jucy Lucy melts in your mouth. I love to bring my kids here, they know how a burger joint should be run! It is old fashioned but wonderfully-delicious and i would highly recommend it!

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★★★★★

The AMAZING taste of the Jucy Lucy melts in your mouth. I love to bring my kids here, they know how a burger joint should be run! It is old fashioned but wonderfully-delicious and i would highly recommend it!

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Yes, it's spelled correctly. The original Jucy Lucy is available only here. Two burger patties wrapped around ooey gooey cheese. This is my all time favorite burger joint in the world!! My dad used to bring my sister and me here when we were little, we loved it then and we love it now! My kids love it here too!

5
★★★★★

Yes, it's spelled correctly. The original Jucy Lucy is available only here. Two burger patties wrapped around ooey gooey cheese. This is my all time favorite burger joint in the world!! My dad used to bring my sister and me here when we were little, we loved it then and we love it now! My kids love it here too!

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Always wanted to see whose Juicy Lucy was the best. Girlfriend & I decided to try Matt's first, but didn't even get the opportunity. Went during off hours, only to find a line going out the door. The guy at the bar then barked at me,

6
★★★★★

Always wanted to see whose Juicy Lucy was the best. Girlfriend & I decided to try Matt's first, but didn't even get the opportunity. Went during off hours, only to find a line going out the door. The guy at the bar then barked at me,

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what a poor customer service business. we don't even go there anymore because it's not worth the wait. i've heard recently they even take their phone off the hook now. bad.

6
★★★★★

what a poor customer service business. we don't even go there anymore because it's not worth the wait. i've heard recently they even take their phone off the hook now. bad.

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Big juicy burgers and hot fries. Can't do this everyday. But when I can indulge this is where you will find me.

6
★★★★★

Big juicy burgers and hot fries. Can't do this everyday. But when I can indulge this is where you will find me.

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A friend and I flew to Minneapolis a couple weekends back and we had heard that Matt's Bar served an award-winning Jucy Lucy burger. So we took a taxi to this place and it was really crowded. It was a Friday afternoon and the place was

6
★★★★★

A friend and I flew to Minneapolis a couple weekends back and we had heard that Matt's Bar served an award-winning Jucy Lucy burger. So we took a taxi to this place and it was really crowded. It was a Friday afternoon and the place was

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The customer service at Matt's is horrible. This is a small "greasy spoon" place that serves burgers that are over rated. And to top it off, the service is bad! it's not worth the burger!

6
★★★★★

The customer service at Matt's is horrible. This is a small "greasy spoon" place that serves burgers that are over rated. And to top it off, the service is bad! it's not worth the burger!

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An iconic place. One must experience the juicy lucy at least once. Matt's is not much for ambience, in fact none to speak of, but stand in line to enjoy one calorie loaded, decadent hamburger! Add to your bucket list,quite memorable.

6
★★★★★

An iconic place. One must experience the juicy lucy at least once. Matt's is not much for ambience, in fact none to speak of, but stand in line to enjoy one calorie loaded, decadent hamburger! Add to your bucket list,quite memorable.

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Going to this place was definitely an experience to say the least. We of course went there and had the "oh so famous" jucy lucy, and it was decent. Not amazing, not bad, just decent. If you've never been to this place before, here's what to expect. There is usually a waiting line to be seated and it was out the door and around the corner when we were there. It probably took us close to an hour to get thru the line and I definitley saw a lot of other customers come and then get frustrated at the length of the line and leave. I guess that part of their shtick is to remain this small town bar sort of feel. So the seating is very limited inside and there is only one waitress, cook and cashier serving all of the people. And you can really tell the staff is frazzeled at the number of customers they have to deal with, because they're not terribly friendly. It also didn't help that there were a lot of customers who were just sitting watching tv and not even eating, taking up space while the line of people was out the door. So if you really want a jucy lucy, remember that patience is definitely a virtue at this place.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Going to this place was definitely an experience to say the least. We of course went there and had the "oh so famous" jucy lucy, and it was decent. Not amazing, not bad, just decent. If you've never been to this place before, here's what to expect. There is usually a waiting line to be seated and it was out the door and around the corner when we were there. It probably took us close to an hour to get thru the line and I definitley saw a lot of other customers come and then get frustrated at the length of the line and leave. I guess that part of their shtick is to remain this small town bar sort of feel. So the seating is very limited inside and there is only one waitress, cook and cashier serving all of the people. And you can really tell the staff is frazzeled at the number of customers they have to deal with, because they're not terribly friendly. It also didn't help that there were a lot of customers who were just sitting watching tv and not even eating, taking up space while the line of people was out the door. So if you really want a jucy lucy, remember that patience is definitely a virtue at this place.

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This place is a piece of MN history. Great little neighborhood bar. The menu couldn't be simpler, and everything on it is worth trying.

There is always a little competition between this place and others for the best Jucy Lucy (spelled differently depending on where you go). And Matt's wins, hands down. I know. I made the rounds.

5
★★★★★

This place is a piece of MN history. Great little neighborhood bar. The menu couldn't be simpler, and everything on it is worth trying.

There is always a little competition between this place and others for the best Jucy Lucy (spelled differently depending on where you go). And Matt's wins, hands down. I know. I made the rounds.

Pros: All of it

Cons: Not the world's healthiest food

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This is a no thrills bar with a "Kiss My Gritt's" attitude from the staff The noon lunch hour is a mad house. People standing in line waiting for others to leave which is great for Matts but having to sit there eating looking at Butts and people pushing into you while your trying to enjoy the JL. The burger is great hands down but I prefer thicker fri's. The tap beer I had to choke down because I didn't want to upset the bartender because she was so over worked tasted nasty! Plus, and this upset me. They don't take credit cards but did say they have a cash machine! (That will charge me 4.00 to take out money). As luck would have it I had just enough cash!

Take my advise and go to the 5-8's Club! Great service, great burger with many choices, thicker fri's, ICE COLD BEER, and they take credit cards!!

5
★★★★★

This is a no thrills bar with a "Kiss My Gritt's" attitude from the staff The noon lunch hour is a mad house. People standing in line waiting for others to leave which is great for Matts but having to sit there eating looking at Butts and people pushing into you while your trying to enjoy the JL. The burger is great hands down but I prefer thicker fri's. The tap beer I had to choke down because I didn't want to upset the bartender because she was so over worked tasted nasty! Plus, and this upset me. They don't take credit cards but did say they have a cash machine! (That will charge me 4.00 to take out money). As luck would have it I had just enough cash!

Take my advise and go to the 5-8's Club! Great service, great burger with many choices, thicker fri's, ICE COLD BEER, and they take credit cards!!

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a hot summer night, got to Matts bar with my girl Jordan.
its a neighborhood bar, and we didnt know anybody, people looked at us like we are from the moon (cuz we are so pretty, but thats fine). the bartender was lame, and try to get my number, no thanks!
we had the Jucy lucy burger and fries, not bad.
but, after all, cheap beer, and my best friend, its all i need!!!

2
★★☆☆☆

a hot summer night, got to Matts bar with my girl Jordan.
its a neighborhood bar, and we didnt know anybody, people looked at us like we are from the moon (cuz we are so pretty, but thats fine). the bartender was lame, and try to get my number, no thanks!
we had the Jucy lucy burger and fries, not bad.
but, after all, cheap beer, and my best friend, its all i need!!!

Pros: cool beer:)

Cons: non friendly people

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Go there for the Jucy Lucy's! Two thin patties stuffed with American cheese fried on a never-been-washed flattop grill. Your choice of grilled or raw onions, no other veggies (lettuce tomatoes etc) available. What can be simpler? Wait staff is friendly, but don't forget, you're in a neighborhood bar so don't give 'em any guff and you won't git none. It's hard to get more Minneapolis than this!

5
★★★★★

Go there for the Jucy Lucy's! Two thin patties stuffed with American cheese fried on a never-been-washed flattop grill. Your choice of grilled or raw onions, no other veggies (lettuce tomatoes etc) available. What can be simpler? Wait staff is friendly, but don't forget, you're in a neighborhood bar so don't give 'em any guff and you won't git none. It's hard to get more Minneapolis than this!

Pros: dive bar awesomeness

Cons: gets very busy

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Not a wing joint but a magical delight known as the 'jucy lucy'. You have to experience it. Cheese, meat, cheese - beautiful.

4
★★★★☆

Not a wing joint but a magical delight known as the 'jucy lucy'. You have to experience it. Cheese, meat, cheese - beautiful.

Pros: Jucy lucy & great fries - COLD beer

Cons: no wing equivalent

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My grandfather took my mom and her two sisters to MATT'S back in the 50's he drank LEINENKUGEL'S, they had JUICY LUCY burgers and shakes. I just went for the first time, great staff very nice as well as efficient. The place was packed, because of the great food, after a short wait my mom and I got seats at the bar. I had a LEINENKUGEL'S and a JUICY LUCY the place couldn't have been better.

5
★★★★★

My grandfather took my mom and her two sisters to MATT'S back in the 50's he drank LEINENKUGEL'S, they had JUICY LUCY burgers and shakes. I just went for the first time, great staff very nice as well as efficient. The place was packed, because of the great food, after a short wait my mom and I got seats at the bar. I had a LEINENKUGEL'S and a JUICY LUCY the place couldn't have been better.

Pros: the burgers can't be beat

Cons: not one in SEATTLE

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You don't go to Matt's for the kind and sympathetic wait staff who have time to wash their hands every 20 seconds.

You go to Matt's (it's a bar, remember) for beer and inexpensive, but great, burgers. And Matt's delivers! The Jucy Lucy's are amazing; and the fries are hot, the beer cold, the atmosphere is loud, eclectic and local (that's part of the fun), and the prices can't be beat.

If you can't deal with an old-fashioned bar, a staff who work flat-out and have little time to coddle you, stay at home. But if you crave a great burger - head to Matt's!

5
★★★★★

You don't go to Matt's for the kind and sympathetic wait staff who have time to wash their hands every 20 seconds.

You go to Matt's (it's a bar, remember) for beer and inexpensive, but great, burgers. And Matt's delivers! The Jucy Lucy's are amazing; and the fries are hot, the beer cold, the atmosphere is loud, eclectic and local (that's part of the fun), and the prices can't be beat.

If you can't deal with an old-fashioned bar, a staff who work flat-out and have little time to coddle you, stay at home. But if you crave a great burger - head to Matt's!

Pros: Great Burgers - Cheap!

Cons: Depends on your attitude and perspective

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Today was my first experience in Matts. I was excited to have my first Jucy Lucy. My friend and I had went there today and right away things didnt go so well.When we got there, there was no seating except for 2 bar stools at the bar. The waitress asked us what we needed and we told her we would wait until a table became available and sit at the bar stools. Finally after what seemed like forever, a table became available. To my surprise the waitress who we ordered our food through sat the people that just walked in at the table. I asked the waitress why we had not been seated there. She then told me that since we were sitting at the bar, we will have to wait until there is no line to get seated at a table. So we had to eat at the bar.

After being brushed off by the RUDE waitress, there was more yet to come. My friend and I noticed that they do not use gloves at this establishment. I mean i guess that would be okay if the wait staff washed their hands before handling the food with their bare hands, but this is not the case. We witnessed (since we were sitting right at the bar by the grill) the bartender go straight from handling money and running the register to picking up a burger with her bare hands, REPEATEDLY!!! THEN, to our astonishment, two of the burgers must have requested no onions because she then took the buns off two of them and brushed off the onions with her still unwashed filthy fingers and put the burgers back together and send the food to the table. Then after my friend and I finally recieved our Jucy Lucy's, we didnt receive our french fries. We asked the crabby bartender about our fries and she then threw a basket of fries on the bar in front of us and walked away.

I do have to admit, those burgers were good, but is it really worth our health??

Disgusted...

1
★☆☆☆☆

Today was my first experience in Matts. I was excited to have my first Jucy Lucy. My friend and I had went there today and right away things didnt go so well.When we got there, there was no seating except for 2 bar stools at the bar. The waitress asked us what we needed and we told her we would wait until a table became available and sit at the bar stools. Finally after what seemed like forever, a table became available. To my surprise the waitress who we ordered our food through sat the people that just walked in at the table. I asked the waitress why we had not been seated there. She then told me that since we were sitting at the bar, we will have to wait until there is no line to get seated at a table. So we had to eat at the bar.

After being brushed off by the RUDE waitress, there was more yet to come. My friend and I noticed that they do not use gloves at this establishment. I mean i guess that would be okay if the wait staff washed their hands before handling the food with their bare hands, but this is not the case. We witnessed (since we were sitting right at the bar by the grill) the bartender go straight from handling money and running the register to picking up a burger with her bare hands, REPEATEDLY!!! THEN, to our astonishment, two of the burgers must have requested no onions because she then took the buns off two of them and brushed off the onions with her still unwashed filthy fingers and put the burgers back together and send the food to the table. Then after my friend and I finally recieved our Jucy Lucy's, we didnt receive our french fries. We asked the crabby bartender about our fries and she then threw a basket of fries on the bar in front of us and walked away.

I do have to admit, those burgers were good, but is it really worth our health??

Disgusted...

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Crabby wait staff, unsanitary

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HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE service I mean Soooooooooo RUDE we wanted to leave! We sat @ the bar observing: They DO NOT wear gloves the bartender cashiers then wraps up the food, back and forth NOT washing her hands in between. The cook also does not wear gloves or wash his hand after he wipes the sweat from his fore head w/his arm....So these people ordered burgers w/no onions well the cook put onions on them and the bartender took it upon herself to wipe off the onions w/her bare hands and put the burgers on new buns....{right before that she was digging in her purse} SHE DID NOT WASH HER HANDS!!!!!!!! the entire time.......Not to mention their attitudes are are insanely horrible!!!!!!!!! The juicy lucy's are SOooooooooooooooo GOOD! 5 stars for the food! but seriously someone needs to call the health inspector on these people.

1
★☆☆☆☆

HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE service I mean Soooooooooo RUDE we wanted to leave! We sat @ the bar observing: They DO NOT wear gloves the bartender cashiers then wraps up the food, back and forth NOT washing her hands in between. The cook also does not wear gloves or wash his hand after he wipes the sweat from his fore head w/his arm....So these people ordered burgers w/no onions well the cook put onions on them and the bartender took it upon herself to wipe off the onions w/her bare hands and put the burgers on new buns....{right before that she was digging in her purse} SHE DID NOT WASH HER HANDS!!!!!!!! the entire time.......Not to mention their attitudes are are insanely horrible!!!!!!!!! The juicy lucy's are SOooooooooooooooo GOOD! 5 stars for the food! but seriously someone needs to call the health inspector on these people.

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Matt's is the best, it is Minneapolis. The jucy lucy at Matt's is the best ever. The oozing motlen cheese core and the onions cooked to perfection make this the best bargain in the city. One order of fries is definitely enough for 2 or 3 people to share. You can leave here splitting a pitcher, an order a fries, and your own burger for aorund 15 with tip. This is a stereotypical dive bar, but mostly a dive bar for food, so you could bring kids here. There is no ice, no plates, and not much on the menu and thats what makes it the best. Street parking is a little unfortunate but not to hard to come by. I have never been to Matt's and been disappointed with my food. Everyone should experience matt's at least once in their life.

5
★★★★★

Matt's is the best, it is Minneapolis. The jucy lucy at Matt's is the best ever. The oozing motlen cheese core and the onions cooked to perfection make this the best bargain in the city. One order of fries is definitely enough for 2 or 3 people to share. You can leave here splitting a pitcher, an order a fries, and your own burger for aorund 15 with tip. This is a stereotypical dive bar, but mostly a dive bar for food, so you could bring kids here. There is no ice, no plates, and not much on the menu and thats what makes it the best. Street parking is a little unfortunate but not to hard to come by. I have never been to Matt's and been disappointed with my food. Everyone should experience matt's at least once in their life.

Pros: a minneapolis staple, great dive bar atmosphere, consistantly great food

Cons: street parking

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I cannot believe the "not so great" reviews of Matt's on here....ya all need to go back for a second run because you were either there on an off night of you just plain expected too much.
Matt's is an institution with their Juicy rated AAA! They don't claim to be anything but a groovy & cool dive bar for customers who "get it". The prices are wonderful, they are a real grill with a real grill keeper and haven't needed to cave in to the expectations of some who think you need a plate or cup of ice....you don't. Just sit back, chill out and fill your belly's.
One more thing....leave your "high horse" at home and get a clue as to what truly makes a bar unique.....or just go to any of the chains where your type sits and complains about unimportant things.

5
★★★★★

I cannot believe the "not so great" reviews of Matt's on here....ya all need to go back for a second run because you were either there on an off night of you just plain expected too much.
Matt's is an institution with their Juicy rated AAA! They don't claim to be anything but a groovy & cool dive bar for customers who "get it". The prices are wonderful, they are a real grill with a real grill keeper and haven't needed to cave in to the expectations of some who think you need a plate or cup of ice....you don't. Just sit back, chill out and fill your belly's.
One more thing....leave your "high horse" at home and get a clue as to what truly makes a bar unique.....or just go to any of the chains where your type sits and complains about unimportant things.

Pros: Super cool place...awesome burgers...cheap beer

Cons: none...

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Far better burgers and fries elsewhere in better locations. I think this place is bunk. Yes, it's tasty but it truly is NOT worth the hype.

3
★★★☆☆

Far better burgers and fries elsewhere in better locations. I think this place is bunk. Yes, it's tasty but it truly is NOT worth the hype.

Cons: location, overly hyped!

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I went to Matts with one of my friends to see who had the best juicy lucy. We got our burgers with wonder bread bun and the burgers where dry. I think the Nook wins hands down for the best burger. I do like that its a dive though.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I went to Matts with one of my friends to see who had the best juicy lucy. We got our burgers with wonder bread bun and the burgers where dry. I think the Nook wins hands down for the best burger. I do like that its a dive though.

Cons: Wonder bread buns parking

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My boyfriend and I ate at Matt's first to try their "JUICY LUCY" and it was GREAT!! Very flavorful and my first one ever. The we went to the 5-8 Club. Nothing like Matt's. Matt's is ABSLOUTELY the BEST by far. 5-8 CLub's was very dry!!!! not MATT's!!!!!

5
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I ate at Matt's first to try their "JUICY LUCY" and it was GREAT!! Very flavorful and my first one ever. The we went to the 5-8 Club. Nothing like Matt's. Matt's is ABSLOUTELY the BEST by far. 5-8 CLub's was very dry!!!! not MATT's!!!!!

Pros: THE BEST JUICY LUCY

Cons: Not a GREAT neighborhood because I live around here!!!! hehehehe

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Okay, this place is a throw back to the fifties, in fact, I would have to say the decor is the same as it was when it opened. The fun of going to this place is that it totally flies in the face of uptight, rude high brow types. Yes it took 45 minutes to get our food, they had a waitress, a grill man and a beer tender. These people know how to work and work they did. It was amazing to watch how efficiently they ran the place. I was very pleased by the prices $1.25 for a tap beer? What year is it again? I must say the staff was friendly and the main feature of courses the Jucy Lucy. If your stuck up and think you're special and are in a hurry you better skip Matt's Bar. I have eaten in many high end restaurants and spent the previous three days eating out while in Minnie for business downtown and paying real money for a meal like $100 a person. Yes I'd much rather have been to Matt's and it was worth the trip out of the way. And if you can't figure out the neighborhood parking and can't figure out why your car got broken into, then there may not be hope for you. One of the comments below complaining about the bathroom really amuses me, if you need an extra clean bathroom and are expecting such in a place like this I have one bit of advice for the ladies, just hold it but most women can do that no problem, right? I for one recommend Matt's. I did not wait to bite into the Jucy and the cheese flew out on to the wax paper, but you can scoop it up with the fries and this burger was a gift, now my life is complete. Thank you Matt's and thank you Jucy Lucy!

5
★★★★★

Okay, this place is a throw back to the fifties, in fact, I would have to say the decor is the same as it was when it opened. The fun of going to this place is that it totally flies in the face of uptight, rude high brow types. Yes it took 45 minutes to get our food, they had a waitress, a grill man and a beer tender. These people know how to work and work they did. It was amazing to watch how efficiently they ran the place. I was very pleased by the prices $1.25 for a tap beer? What year is it again? I must say the staff was friendly and the main feature of courses the Jucy Lucy. If your stuck up and think you're special and are in a hurry you better skip Matt's Bar. I have eaten in many high end restaurants and spent the previous three days eating out while in Minnie for business downtown and paying real money for a meal like $100 a person. Yes I'd much rather have been to Matt's and it was worth the trip out of the way. And if you can't figure out the neighborhood parking and can't figure out why your car got broken into, then there may not be hope for you. One of the comments below complaining about the bathroom really amuses me, if you need an extra clean bathroom and are expecting such in a place like this I have one bit of advice for the ladies, just hold it but most women can do that no problem, right? I for one recommend Matt's. I did not wait to bite into the Jucy and the cheese flew out on to the wax paper, but you can scoop it up with the fries and this burger was a gift, now my life is complete. Thank you Matt's and thank you Jucy Lucy!

Pros: Awesome burger, disgustingly greasy yet delightfuly tasty!

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If you haven't been to Matt's for a Juicy Lucy, then you haven't experienced the BEST BURGER in the country.. Ignore the wimps who can't handle the parking... geez get over it...

5
★★★★★

If you haven't been to Matt's for a Juicy Lucy, then you haven't experienced the BEST BURGER in the country.. Ignore the wimps who can't handle the parking... geez get over it...

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Simply put, I LOVE the burgers and fries at Matt's!!! The service is adequate and the food is outta this world. The prices can meet most budgets and in all reality this place meets most needs. I think the biggest complaint is Matt's doesn't meet most foodie needs... ATM, uber friendly waitstaff, split checks, and
overdone ambiance. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you get what you pay for. This spot is ol skool. Will you get good food? YES!!! will you get service with a smile? YES!! will you get chit chat and personable service with the waitstaff?? maybe not. Get over it. The food is amazing and speaks for itself. The parking situation isn't fabulous but how many times have you parked blocks away to go to a lame restaurant? You will survive, its not that far...plus with the bizillion calories your eating we could all use the walk!

5
★★★★★

Simply put, I LOVE the burgers and fries at Matt's!!! The service is adequate and the food is outta this world. The prices can meet most budgets and in all reality this place meets most needs. I think the biggest complaint is Matt's doesn't meet most foodie needs... ATM, uber friendly waitstaff, split checks, and
overdone ambiance. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you get what you pay for. This spot is ol skool. Will you get good food? YES!!! will you get service with a smile? YES!! will you get chit chat and personable service with the waitstaff?? maybe not. Get over it. The food is amazing and speaks for itself. The parking situation isn't fabulous but how many times have you parked blocks away to go to a lame restaurant? You will survive, its not that far...plus with the bizillion calories your eating we could all use the walk!

Pros: The best Juicy's

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Compared to other South Minneapolis bars, the service at Matt's is great. I've waited 45 minutes at a few other establishments around this area just to get the waitress to get up from in front of the TV and take our order. Matt's has a few waitresses that are good at handling lots of people in an efficient, if brisk, way. Food at Matt's is simple and consistently good bar food with tasty hamburgers and generously portioned fries.
In response to the last guy, I think a hamburger is $3.45 or so, while the more expensive (and bigger) Juicy Lucy and other specialty burgers are around $5. Regarding ice: there are signs plastered around the whole joint which read something to the effect of: No ice, no plates--We blew the budget on napkins. It's just that kind of place. Like it or free up a booth, cause this place has limited seating.

5
★★★★★

Compared to other South Minneapolis bars, the service at Matt's is great. I've waited 45 minutes at a few other establishments around this area just to get the waitress to get up from in front of the TV and take our order. Matt's has a few waitresses that are good at handling lots of people in an efficient, if brisk, way. Food at Matt's is simple and consistently good bar food with tasty hamburgers and generously portioned fries.
In response to the last guy, I think a hamburger is $3.45 or so, while the more expensive (and bigger) Juicy Lucy and other specialty burgers are around $5. Regarding ice: there are signs plastered around the whole joint which read something to the effect of: No ice, no plates--We blew the budget on napkins. It's just that kind of place. Like it or free up a booth, cause this place has limited seating.

Pros: Cheap, good food, casual

Cons: Brisk service, can get too loud

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Alright.. so.. after so much hype on matt's bar, I desided to go w/ my girlfriend and check it out!

the results..

Parking: 6/10
if you go at night.. then DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING OF VALUE INSIDE. is very easy for someone to still since the parking is behind the location and is not private nor servilance. quite small too... good think i went at 1pm.

service:2/10

pretty much.. NON EXCISTENT!! I meen horrable.. we went in and no one told us what to do.. nor greeted us at all.. i had to go and for a waiter.. when this lady came.. she took our order and left and we didnt see her again for like 15 minutes.. after that i saw a glimps of her and quickly asked if i could have some ice.. and she just said (without even stoping to look at me) WE DONT HAVE ANY ICE HUNN! <--- that is just messed up!!

wait time:4/10
it was just to much time waiting.. bout.. 35 minuts i believe.. and my CAN of pop.. thats right.. not a glass and dont even think about refills.. IT GOD WORM. ergo me asking for the ice!!

price:8/10
truth is that is all a bit too over priced.
$495 for a burger by it self (wich considering is MN's top burger is some what ok) , $395 for a big set of fries.. (not that bad) and .. AAANNNDD... $1.45 FOR A FRIKING CAN OF POP!!! THATS RIGHT!

burger: 10/10
Truth of the matter is that is a very VERY delitious burger!!! cant say anything even remotely bad about it!

OVER ALL.. hopefully knowing this will give you an idea on what to expect. Go for the burger and bring your own 2 little pop! =p

4
★★★★☆

Alright.. so.. after so much hype on matt's bar, I desided to go w/ my girlfriend and check it out!

the results..

Parking: 6/10
if you go at night.. then DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING OF VALUE INSIDE. is very easy for someone to still since the parking is behind the location and is not private nor servilance. quite small too... good think i went at 1pm.

service:2/10

pretty much.. NON EXCISTENT!! I meen horrable.. we went in and no one told us what to do.. nor greeted us at all.. i had to go and for a waiter.. when this lady came.. she took our order and left and we didnt see her again for like 15 minutes.. after that i saw a glimps of her and quickly asked if i could have some ice.. and she just said (without even stoping to look at me) WE DONT HAVE ANY ICE HUNN! <--- that is just messed up!!

wait time:4/10
it was just to much time waiting.. bout.. 35 minuts i believe.. and my CAN of pop.. thats right.. not a glass and dont even think about refills.. IT GOD WORM. ergo me asking for the ice!!

price:8/10
truth is that is all a bit too over priced.
$495 for a burger by it self (wich considering is MN's top burger is some what ok) , $395 for a big set of fries.. (not that bad) and .. AAANNNDD... $1.45 FOR A FRIKING CAN OF POP!!! THATS RIGHT!

burger: 10/10
Truth of the matter is that is a very VERY delitious burger!!! cant say anything even remotely bad about it!

OVER ALL.. hopefully knowing this will give you an idea on what to expect. Go for the burger and bring your own 2 little pop! =p

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Went to Matts today to celebrate Mothers Day. It was the first Mothers Day since my Moms death in Jan.. I've always loved Matts for the friendly service and great burgers but was so dissapointed today. Our waitress was rude and condescending, as was the bartender. The food was good but went to use the restroom and found it unkept and a little disgusting. I realize the ambience of Matts is it's simple menu and relaxed atmosphere but this was too much. Won't be going back for a long time if ever. The last time we were there was so fun, we had a great waitress and had so much fun but today...NOT. Took my Dad there to try and cheer him up a bit but didn't happen. Come on Matts...take a little time to clean it up.

3
★★★☆☆

Went to Matts today to celebrate Mothers Day. It was the first Mothers Day since my Moms death in Jan.. I've always loved Matts for the friendly service and great burgers but was so dissapointed today. Our waitress was rude and condescending, as was the bartender. The food was good but went to use the restroom and found it unkept and a little disgusting. I realize the ambience of Matts is it's simple menu and relaxed atmosphere but this was too much. Won't be going back for a long time if ever. The last time we were there was so fun, we had a great waitress and had so much fun but today...NOT. Took my Dad there to try and cheer him up a bit but didn't happen. Come on Matts...take a little time to clean it up.

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I was at Matt's last night for the first time in several years. The place is full of nostalgia for me - I've gone there many times after rehearsals or shows. In the past, the staff was always friendly and welcoming - - after all, we're a group that brings in a lot of business. Last night, however, I couldn't believe how rude and confrontational the waitress was! Someone with us simply commented that their "one ticket per group" policy (no matter the size of the group or how many tables) was out of the ordinary. The server seemed to take it as a personal insult. She wouldn't let it go and basically chewed out the customer for it. I think it's just as well the person ended up not ordering anything - I fear what she would have found in it! If anyone from Matt's ever reads this, please make sure all your staff remembers that repeat customers keep them in business, and many won't put up with such rude, uncalled for treatment. Please go back to the friendly service you used to offer.

2
★★☆☆☆

I was at Matt's last night for the first time in several years. The place is full of nostalgia for me - I've gone there many times after rehearsals or shows. In the past, the staff was always friendly and welcoming - - after all, we're a group that brings in a lot of business. Last night, however, I couldn't believe how rude and confrontational the waitress was! Someone with us simply commented that their "one ticket per group" policy (no matter the size of the group or how many tables) was out of the ordinary. The server seemed to take it as a personal insult. She wouldn't let it go and basically chewed out the customer for it. I think it's just as well the person ended up not ordering anything - I fear what she would have found in it! If anyone from Matt's ever reads this, please make sure all your staff remembers that repeat customers keep them in business, and many won't put up with such rude, uncalled for treatment. Please go back to the friendly service you used to offer.

Pros: Good food, cheap

Cons: Very rude, confrontational waitress

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They have the best juicy lucy's I've ever had. The cheese inside is very tasty. The fries are very good and they give you a lot for your money. Great dive bar that has an old school feel to it. Limited seating so get there early.

5
★★★★★

They have the best juicy lucy's I've ever had. The cheese inside is very tasty. The fries are very good and they give you a lot for your money. Great dive bar that has an old school feel to it. Limited seating so get there early.

Pros: Good Street Parking

Cons: Too small.

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the food is low price, good classic american burgers and fries but nothing special. i went on a Sunday around 5 and it was packed! there was only one server and one bar tender/server/food preparer. so the service was lacking. probably wouldn't go back unless i was hungry and in the neighborhood.

3
★★★☆☆

the food is low price, good classic american burgers and fries but nothing special. i went on a Sunday around 5 and it was packed! there was only one server and one bar tender/server/food preparer. so the service was lacking. probably wouldn't go back unless i was hungry and in the neighborhood.

Pros: price

Cons: seating, service, parking

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We recently visited Matt's for the first time in a couple of years and had a great time. Come for the juicy lucy, and stay for the cheap beer. The staff and patrons, many of who were obviously regulars, were friendly, I could have stayed all day!

5
★★★★★

We recently visited Matt's for the first time in a couple of years and had a great time. Come for the juicy lucy, and stay for the cheap beer. The staff and patrons, many of who were obviously regulars, were friendly, I could have stayed all day!

Pros: The Original Jucy Lucy, Friendly staff, Timeless dive bar atmosphere

Cons: Not the greatest neighborhood, Lock your car

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There are many that claim their "Lucy" as the original - but we didn't really go looking for the original - just a great burger and this is one of the best! A great corner joint that gets you in and out without worrying about the frills! (This means that you shouldn't expect plates, just baskets and wax wrap) You don't have to worry about how to eat the specialty, they always make sure you know the rules so you don't get hurt.

5
★★★★★

There are many that claim their "Lucy" as the original - but we didn't really go looking for the original - just a great burger and this is one of the best! A great corner joint that gets you in and out without worrying about the frills! (This means that you shouldn't expect plates, just baskets and wax wrap) You don't have to worry about how to eat the specialty, they always make sure you know the rules so you don't get hurt.

Pros: Food

Cons: Parking

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If you are looking for a fancy burger or the typical california blt burger look elsewhere. If you want ambience, forget it, unless of course you are like me and love to drink grain belt in a dive bar. This is a bar burger, and it is a darn good one at that. Yes, it is greasy, heart-clogging food, but when you crave the molten cheese with the onions, you have to have it. I used to live over on Longefellow by Matt's, but even now that I live in Saint Paul, I try to get over there when the craving hits.

5
★★★★★

If you are looking for a fancy burger or the typical california blt burger look elsewhere. If you want ambience, forget it, unless of course you are like me and love to drink grain belt in a dive bar. This is a bar burger, and it is a darn good one at that. Yes, it is greasy, heart-clogging food, but when you crave the molten cheese with the onions, you have to have it. I used to live over on Longefellow by Matt's, but even now that I live in Saint Paul, I try to get over there when the craving hits.

Pros: Grain belt, molten cheese and onions

Cons: None

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Matt's Bar has the best burgers and fries in the Twin Cities! I rarely eat a lot of meat, much less hamburgers. I would order pasta over a burger any day, however, I find myself craving Jucy Lucy's! The fries are great- always hot and fresh, just-right crispy, plus you get a huge basket of them. The hamburgers and grilled cheese are good but nothing compares to the Jucy Lucy. It has a liquid cheese center that I find myself craving every couple of months. The atmosphere is great, it is a classic dive-bar, you can show up in your sweatpants and fit right in. Matt's doesn't need fancy decor because their food is enough to have people coming back over and over again. I always take visiting friends there and everyone has loved Matt's. It has actually become a traditional must-eat-stop for some of my out-of-state friends when they come to visit. It is worth at least one visit!

5
★★★★★

Matt's Bar has the best burgers and fries in the Twin Cities! I rarely eat a lot of meat, much less hamburgers. I would order pasta over a burger any day, however, I find myself craving Jucy Lucy's! The fries are great- always hot and fresh, just-right crispy, plus you get a huge basket of them. The hamburgers and grilled cheese are good but nothing compares to the Jucy Lucy. It has a liquid cheese center that I find myself craving every couple of months. The atmosphere is great, it is a classic dive-bar, you can show up in your sweatpants and fit right in. Matt's doesn't need fancy decor because their food is enough to have people coming back over and over again. I always take visiting friends there and everyone has loved Matt's. It has actually become a traditional must-eat-stop for some of my out-of-state friends when they come to visit. It is worth at least one visit!

Pros: Jucy Lucy, Fries, Casual

Cons: Need cash (atm on site, but no credit cards accepted)

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In talking to people, this place elicits mixed reviews like no-other. People either love it or think it is medicore. I am in the latter category. The bun is nothing special, just a regular bun. The Burger- a "Juicy Lucy" is fine. But both times I have ordered them they can have come back to burnt for my liking. The fries are average. I was excited when I heard about this place- But not even close to the best in the Twin Cities.

3
★★★☆☆

In talking to people, this place elicits mixed reviews like no-other. People either love it or think it is medicore. I am in the latter category. The bun is nothing special, just a regular bun. The Burger- a "Juicy Lucy" is fine. But both times I have ordered them they can have come back to burnt for my liking. The fries are average. I was excited when I heard about this place- But not even close to the best in the Twin Cities.

Pros: Always packed

Cons: Burnt Meat

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Only the greatest burger and atmosphere in Minneapolis! Great staff and great service! The fries are perfect and you have to eat the entire basket before your Jucy Lucy is edible anyway. Be sure to try the fried and raw onion combo on your burger. The grill is seasoned to perfection!

5
★★★★★

Only the greatest burger and atmosphere in Minneapolis! Great staff and great service! The fries are perfect and you have to eat the entire basket before your Jucy Lucy is edible anyway. Be sure to try the fried and raw onion combo on your burger. The grill is seasoned to perfection!

Pros: everything you want in a bar

Cons: everybody else likes it too

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I was pumped up for a great burger and fries after reading the reviews. I Called my order in and picked it up. I love Hot Fresh fries so I didn't want to wait. Grabbed a fry right away and it was SOGGY!

The man I spoke to on the phone was very plesant and helpful. Burger though not the best thing to eat healthwise, was very good. The fries though were not anything that I would have expected.

Not a bad place if you are in the neighborhood, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there.

3
★★★☆☆

I was pumped up for a great burger and fries after reading the reviews. I Called my order in and picked it up. I love Hot Fresh fries so I didn't want to wait. Grabbed a fry right away and it was SOGGY!

The man I spoke to on the phone was very plesant and helpful. Burger though not the best thing to eat healthwise, was very good. The fries though were not anything that I would have expected.

Not a bad place if you are in the neighborhood, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there.

Pros: Friendly staff, good burger

Cons: Soggy Fries

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I've been sporadically going to Matt's since I was a young lad. Now I'm 22 and have travelled to enough bars and enjoyed enough burgers to know that Matt's doesn't even come close to the supreme deliciousness of an Adrian's burger (I'm partial to the Lurtsie: bacon cheeseburger or when I feel like filling my stomach, the monstrous Juicy Lucy.) I gave Matt's a 6, however, because of its atmosphere and value...and almost gave it a 7 because of the HD TV's. But the fact remains - Matt's is receiving undeserved praise for their well-done over-cooked JL...maybe the chef's a vegetarian??? Respect the beef.

P.S. Adrian's is on 47th and Chicago Ave. near Turtle Bread and Pepitos. Go now.

3
★★★☆☆

I've been sporadically going to Matt's since I was a young lad. Now I'm 22 and have travelled to enough bars and enjoyed enough burgers to know that Matt's doesn't even come close to the supreme deliciousness of an Adrian's burger (I'm partial to the Lurtsie: bacon cheeseburger or when I feel like filling my stomach, the monstrous Juicy Lucy.) I gave Matt's a 6, however, because of its atmosphere and value...and almost gave it a 7 because of the HD TV's. But the fact remains - Matt's is receiving undeserved praise for their well-done over-cooked JL...maybe the chef's a vegetarian??? Respect the beef.

P.S. Adrian's is on 47th and Chicago Ave. near Turtle Bread and Pepitos. Go now.

Pros: Cheap. Good service.

Cons: Just average food.

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No one comes close, Matt's has the best burgers hands down. No frills here, just a basket with the best burger and you can order a basket of fries. Best meal for under $5 in town.

5
★★★★★

No one comes close, Matt's has the best burgers hands down. No frills here, just a basket with the best burger and you can order a basket of fries. Best meal for under $5 in town.

Pros: burgers

Cons: service

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This by far the best burger in the city. If you can't get In-n-out you must go here. The jucy Lucy's are excellent, and they have great fries.

5
★★★★★

This by far the best burger in the city. If you can't get In-n-out you must go here. The jucy Lucy's are excellent, and they have great fries.

Pros: Great food, cheap

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Jucy Lucy was great. Probably not good for you, but delicious! Place seemed a little weird being there the first time. Like we didn't know what you are supposed to do and we felt a little hurried by the staff and even other customers waiting for a table. It was super busy when we were there, but the Jucy Lucy is worth it.

5
★★★★★

Jucy Lucy was great. Probably not good for you, but delicious! Place seemed a little weird being there the first time. Like we didn't know what you are supposed to do and we felt a little hurried by the staff and even other customers waiting for a table. It was super busy when we were there, but the Jucy Lucy is worth it.

Pros: Jucy Lucy

Cons: Busy

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many evenings there is a wait. sometimes the service can be better. but once you get the original jucy to eat, you wouldn't want to be anywhere else. football on the HD tvs. Freebird on the brand new itune juke box and Blue Moon on tap. what else is there.....

4
★★★★☆

many evenings there is a wait. sometimes the service can be better. but once you get the original jucy to eat, you wouldn't want to be anywhere else. football on the HD tvs. Freebird on the brand new itune juke box and Blue Moon on tap. what else is there.....

Pros: good food and fiendly

Cons: smoky from the grill, not tobacco. limited seating can be a wait, can be noisy

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After reading the reviews we finally drove to Matt's, quite a distance from us I might add, it was a disappointment, both our burgers were over done...crispy meat, very dry and the frys were over done...in fact the table next to us had three baskets of fries made before they would eat them. The setting was just what we had expected...a dive and a good place to go after work, cheap not expensive, certainly not a place to go for a nice dinner out. We read reviews and had to try this place but would not return, Culvers has much better burgers.

2
★★☆☆☆

After reading the reviews we finally drove to Matt's, quite a distance from us I might add, it was a disappointment, both our burgers were over done...crispy meat, very dry and the frys were over done...in fact the table next to us had three baskets of fries made before they would eat them. The setting was just what we had expected...a dive and a good place to go after work, cheap not expensive, certainly not a place to go for a nice dinner out. We read reviews and had to try this place but would not return, Culvers has much better burgers.

Pros: neighborhood dive

Cons: Smoky, food was over cooked, dry

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The inside of this South Minneapolis staple looks like your grandma’s basement, that is if your grandma was a fan of dark paneled walls, bar stools so old the vinyl is splitting, and Grain Belt Beer that comes in a can. This nothing-fancy…

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