Uptown Diner

★★★☆☆
  • 2548 Hennepin Avenue

    Minneapolis, MN 55405

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  • 612-874-0481

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Mon. - Sun. 24 Hours

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I first went to the Uptown Diner with a friend of mine on New Year's eve. We mistakenly thought the Tea Garden would be open, but the holiday hours had changed, so we needed a different place to eat. Fortunately, we headed across the

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I first went to the Uptown Diner with a friend of mine on New Year's eve. We mistakenly thought the Tea Garden would be open, but the holiday hours had changed, so we needed a different place to eat. Fortunately, we headed across the

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Love this place, only if i had a couple in my, or way more then a couple. Food is not that great, but great service, and old style look to it. so if you like a good hangover place, you got it!

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★★★☆☆

Love this place, only if i had a couple in my, or way more then a couple. Food is not that great, but great service, and old style look to it. so if you like a good hangover place, you got it!

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Great if you are into mediocre food on the best day and some lousy service to boot. While waiting forever as they have no clue how seat people or keep track of a list, I had the unfortunate view of the unkempt host running her dirty hands through the rag mop hair she had and then take food by hand and assist in plating. Def not a repeat for the money- Dennys or Perkins has a more consistent better tasting product

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★☆☆☆☆

Great if you are into mediocre food on the best day and some lousy service to boot. While waiting forever as they have no clue how seat people or keep track of a list, I had the unfortunate view of the unkempt host running her dirty hands through the rag mop hair she had and then take food by hand and assist in plating. Def not a repeat for the money- Dennys or Perkins has a more consistent better tasting product

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The portions here are out of control. They give you so much food that this is the only meal that you will need to purchase for the day. The food is amazing and the staff is great. They get pretty crowded on the weekends, especially at breakfast time, but they are quick and efficient.

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★★★★★

The portions here are out of control. They give you so much food that this is the only meal that you will need to purchase for the day. The food is amazing and the staff is great. They get pretty crowded on the weekends, especially at breakfast time, but they are quick and efficient.

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This place is happening. I read the past reviews and noticed that they got this place confused with the Uptown Bar, which is now closed down. Also I checked with the Healt Department and there was no fd psning cases reported. Their hours are a little weird, they are only open 6am till 3pm Monday-Wednesday and then they're 24 hours Thursday-Sunday. Portions were huge and no upcharging for the seasoned waffle fries. Their menu has a real southern theme to it, blackened catfish, cajun breakfast, biscuts and gravey, a country fried steak, and a po boy sandwich. They have all the normal diner foods like omellets, pancakes, waffels, burgers and sandwiches. Had a great experience and would recomend.

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★★★★★

This place is happening. I read the past reviews and noticed that they got this place confused with the Uptown Bar, which is now closed down. Also I checked with the Healt Department and there was no fd psning cases reported. Their hours are a little weird, they are only open 6am till 3pm Monday-Wednesday and then they're 24 hours Thursday-Sunday. Portions were huge and no upcharging for the seasoned waffle fries. Their menu has a real southern theme to it, blackened catfish, cajun breakfast, biscuts and gravey, a country fried steak, and a po boy sandwich. They have all the normal diner foods like omellets, pancakes, waffels, burgers and sandwiches. Had a great experience and would recomend.

Pros: hours,portions,price

Cons: can get busy

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This restaurant sucked.
They messed up my order twice.
The manager is a scrub.
His beard looks like it was made of pubic hair.
overall bad expierence

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★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant sucked.
They messed up my order twice.
The manager is a scrub.
His beard looks like it was made of pubic hair.
overall bad expierence

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This is hands down the best place to go for food after the bar or club, or for Sunday Brunch. The service is very friendly, they do a great job handling the crowd and you definately get your monies worth when it comes to the portions! They allow large groups to split their tab at the registers!. I really have no complaints, every time I have frequented the diner I have been pleased.

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★★★★★

This is hands down the best place to go for food after the bar or club, or for Sunday Brunch. The service is very friendly, they do a great job handling the crowd and you definately get your monies worth when it comes to the portions! They allow large groups to split their tab at the registers!. I really have no complaints, every time I have frequented the diner I have been pleased.

Pros: More than Genorous portions, excellent service

Cons: may have a short wait

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My boyfriend and I came here for breakfast one day, and it was actually pretty good! The waitress was halarious, and the food came out pretty quickly. They are very on top of things there.

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★★★★☆

My boyfriend and I came here for breakfast one day, and it was actually pretty good! The waitress was halarious, and the food came out pretty quickly. They are very on top of things there.

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The food tastes great but my girlfriend got a really terrible case of fd psning (I guess you cant use that word in this review) from the garden omelet meal. She has the rns and violent vmting.

Not the most sanitary place in the city. You can tell when you enter and sit down.

If you do decide to eat here, make sure they cook your food thoroughly. Food taste good but Im not sure if its worth the risk.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food tastes great but my girlfriend got a really terrible case of fd psning (I guess you cant use that word in this review) from the garden omelet meal. She has the rns and violent vmting.

Not the most sanitary place in the city. You can tell when you enter and sit down.

If you do decide to eat here, make sure they cook your food thoroughly. Food taste good but Im not sure if its worth the risk.

Pros: Tasty

Cons: Stomach Virus

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My girlfriend and I go to the Uptown Diner for Saturday or Sunday brunch a couple times a month. There is always a line of people in the entry but it always moves fast. We usually get seated within two minutes of walking in the door. They really turn the tables over quickly. The key is that they bring the food minutes after you order it--seriously, it's impressive.
My girlfriend and I always order the same thing. Maybe that makes us boring, but we really love what they serve. She gets the french toast and I get eggs and toast. Our bill is always under $20-perfect for our budget. We get great service, we love the music. We usually end up having such a good time that we sit there for while after we're done and the servers don't seem to mind.
Another reviewer said that he felt the meal was too expensive, mediocre, and that he was pushed out of his table early. I hope what I have said clearly addresses each point. They turn the tables fast by seating folks quickly, serving them quickly, and cleaning off the tables quickly after they leave. In short, it's a well run business. They have to be on their toes to keep up with the high demand. Theank god they move fast or they'd never be able to serve us all.

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★★★★★

My girlfriend and I go to the Uptown Diner for Saturday or Sunday brunch a couple times a month. There is always a line of people in the entry but it always moves fast. We usually get seated within two minutes of walking in the door. They really turn the tables over quickly. The key is that they bring the food minutes after you order it--seriously, it's impressive.
My girlfriend and I always order the same thing. Maybe that makes us boring, but we really love what they serve. She gets the french toast and I get eggs and toast. Our bill is always under $20-perfect for our budget. We get great service, we love the music. We usually end up having such a good time that we sit there for while after we're done and the servers don't seem to mind.
Another reviewer said that he felt the meal was too expensive, mediocre, and that he was pushed out of his table early. I hope what I have said clearly addresses each point. They turn the tables fast by seating folks quickly, serving them quickly, and cleaning off the tables quickly after they leave. In short, it's a well run business. They have to be on their toes to keep up with the high demand. Theank god they move fast or they'd never be able to serve us all.

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If you need somewhere to go after the bar for a giant (seriously!) breakfast, a good burger, or just a milkshake, this is definately the place. I love the crab cake beni, the veggie tex mex, and the cajun breakfast. The carmel rolls are to DIE for, but don't expect to be able to eat one without the help of a hungry friend. While others commented on the high price of the food, I have to disagree... (have you been to Perkins lately!?) you could easily get three meals out of a breakfast, or split it (I think it's $2.00 but it seems you get even more food that way) and each have lunch the next day.

The people watching is great, everyone from punks to your parents ( and everything in between). The service is great, considering there's usually a line out the door after bar close. There are a few servers in particular that we really look forward to seeing. They always seem to be chipper, my coffee is always full, and the food is always astonishingly quick.

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★★★★★

If you need somewhere to go after the bar for a giant (seriously!) breakfast, a good burger, or just a milkshake, this is definately the place. I love the crab cake beni, the veggie tex mex, and the cajun breakfast. The carmel rolls are to DIE for, but don't expect to be able to eat one without the help of a hungry friend. While others commented on the high price of the food, I have to disagree... (have you been to Perkins lately!?) you could easily get three meals out of a breakfast, or split it (I think it's $2.00 but it seems you get even more food that way) and each have lunch the next day.

The people watching is great, everyone from punks to your parents ( and everything in between). The service is great, considering there's usually a line out the door after bar close. There are a few servers in particular that we really look forward to seeing. They always seem to be chipper, my coffee is always full, and the food is always astonishingly quick.

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Pros: Huge portions, great service, fun atmosphere.

Cons: People who had *too* much to drink...

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GREAT FOOD, LARGE PORTIONS, GETTING MY MONIES WORTH MADE ME COME BACK! POOR SERVICE FROM THE BLONDE is what my children will remember. I was born in the sixties and I felt like I was right in the middle of it all. My first experience here was great!!!! It beckoned me to bring my family, so I did we ended up sitting in two different booths and were treated in a very discriminatory manner. I'll always remember the four bouncers at the table of six and the family of six in two booths, talk about accommodating! What happened here should not happen anywhere! Thanks for the large portions of food but when my son was told to "eat at McDonald?s boy"; I realized Racism is definitely served here! God Bless you all.

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★☆☆☆☆

GREAT FOOD, LARGE PORTIONS, GETTING MY MONIES WORTH MADE ME COME BACK! POOR SERVICE FROM THE BLONDE is what my children will remember. I was born in the sixties and I felt like I was right in the middle of it all. My first experience here was great!!!! It beckoned me to bring my family, so I did we ended up sitting in two different booths and were treated in a very discriminatory manner. I'll always remember the four bouncers at the table of six and the family of six in two booths, talk about accommodating! What happened here should not happen anywhere! Thanks for the large portions of food but when my son was told to "eat at McDonald?s boy"; I realized Racism is definitely served here! God Bless you all.

Cons: POOR SERVICE, NOT ACCOMODATING

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I've always gotten great service at Uptown Diner, and holy mackerel, the portions are huge. When I'm out and about, and feel like eating an enormous omelet and a huge pile of hash browns, Uptown Diner is the only place I even consider. The servers are friendly, very cool, and attentive to things like making sure my iced tea is refilled, etc. And oh, that chocolate cake... sometimes it really hits the spot.

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★★★★☆

I've always gotten great service at Uptown Diner, and holy mackerel, the portions are huge. When I'm out and about, and feel like eating an enormous omelet and a huge pile of hash browns, Uptown Diner is the only place I even consider. The servers are friendly, very cool, and attentive to things like making sure my iced tea is refilled, etc. And oh, that chocolate cake... sometimes it really hits the spot.

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Uptown Diner has my favorite eggs benedict... it may not be anything out of this world but it's open 24 hours on the weekends and I'd take it over Perkins or Denny's ANY day. The Cajun breakfast is anything but bland for those making that complaint. The service may not be great when it's busy, but for the hours and location and portion size, the prices are extremely reasonable.

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★★★★☆

Uptown Diner has my favorite eggs benedict... it may not be anything out of this world but it's open 24 hours on the weekends and I'd take it over Perkins or Denny's ANY day. The Cajun breakfast is anything but bland for those making that complaint. The service may not be great when it's busy, but for the hours and location and portion size, the prices are extremely reasonable.

Pros: Open 24 hours, great Eggs Benedict

Cons: Parking

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This place serves big portions; however, the food is bland and nothing exceptional. I do like the fact that they offer breakfast all day. The tables and chairs feel old, dirty, and unstable. Some of the servers I've had were slow and inattentive. However, this is a great place to people watch because of the different groups of people who come to eat here. I went here once on a Friday and there was a band, so that was fun. I say try this place once, but once is also enough.

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★★☆☆☆

This place serves big portions; however, the food is bland and nothing exceptional. I do like the fact that they offer breakfast all day. The tables and chairs feel old, dirty, and unstable. Some of the servers I've had were slow and inattentive. However, this is a great place to people watch because of the different groups of people who come to eat here. I went here once on a Friday and there was a band, so that was fun. I say try this place once, but once is also enough.

Pros: good portions, good on a Fri & Sat night when there's a band

Cons: no parking, slow service, dirty booths and tables

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Much like Figlios, I think the updown diner has become one of those places that no one really raves about, and yet everyone will find themselves in at some point. It's clunky, has horrible decore, mediocre food (although with huge portions) outrageous prices, and yet... it's open all night on weekends, and when your really need that late night (or late afternoon) eggs benedict, well, there you are. Thankfully, you can split an order of just about anything (with a two dollar service charge, mind you) and still end up with two very full people. Even so, it can add up to a pricey breakfast. However, despite all that you will find yourself sitting at one of it's tables some day, some time, and really, really dang enjoying that disgusting hollandaise sauce. You can also comfort yourself by looking at your fellow diners and whispering to you companions "do you SEE that guy over there? WHAT is she wearing? Can you BELIEVE those shoes? That HAIR?" This will help quell the pangs of guilt after having spent 30 bucks on a single plate breakfast that you know contains your fat intake for the month.

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★★★☆☆

Much like Figlios, I think the updown diner has become one of those places that no one really raves about, and yet everyone will find themselves in at some point. It's clunky, has horrible decore, mediocre food (although with huge portions) outrageous prices, and yet... it's open all night on weekends, and when your really need that late night (or late afternoon) eggs benedict, well, there you are. Thankfully, you can split an order of just about anything (with a two dollar service charge, mind you) and still end up with two very full people. Even so, it can add up to a pricey breakfast. However, despite all that you will find yourself sitting at one of it's tables some day, some time, and really, really dang enjoying that disgusting hollandaise sauce. You can also comfort yourself by looking at your fellow diners and whispering to you companions "do you SEE that guy over there? WHAT is she wearing? Can you BELIEVE those shoes? That HAIR?" This will help quell the pangs of guilt after having spent 30 bucks on a single plate breakfast that you know contains your fat intake for the month.

Pros: open all night, great for people watching

Cons: the cost, it can get too busy, mediocre food

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Every weekend after the bars, we head down to the Uptown Diner. It is great place to get huge portions when you have had too much fun on the town. It helps the cause. The servers are fun, and the food is great. The weekends seem to be at a fast pace. During the weekdays it is much slower and it is a great place to grab a cup of coffee and read a paper. The thing I like the most is that it has parking. It seems hard to find a place to park in Uptown these days.

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★★★★★

Every weekend after the bars, we head down to the Uptown Diner. It is great place to get huge portions when you have had too much fun on the town. It helps the cause. The servers are fun, and the food is great. The weekends seem to be at a fast pace. During the weekdays it is much slower and it is a great place to grab a cup of coffee and read a paper. The thing I like the most is that it has parking. It seems hard to find a place to park in Uptown these days.

Pros: Parking, Huge Portions, Friendly Servers

Cons: Busy on weekends, Huge Portions

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Flavorless meal and poor service make this joint a "zero" in the restaurant world. Uptown Diner is not the place to go if you wish to have conversation over a meal. After being seated and served a below-average meal, our server told us her manager pressures her to turn tables and asked us to leave. We weren't even there an hour! Shocked by this request, I asked the manager if this was his business practice...to my surprise, he admitted this is the direction he gives servers. This is not only bad business, but also disrespectful to paying customers. Cross this place off your list!

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★☆☆☆☆

Flavorless meal and poor service make this joint a "zero" in the restaurant world. Uptown Diner is not the place to go if you wish to have conversation over a meal. After being seated and served a below-average meal, our server told us her manager pressures her to turn tables and asked us to leave. We weren't even there an hour! Shocked by this request, I asked the manager if this was his business practice...to my surprise, he admitted this is the direction he gives servers. This is not only bad business, but also disrespectful to paying customers. Cross this place off your list!

Pros: None!

Cons: dispectful services, flavorless meal, rude!!

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We've been going regularly over the many changes in location, and find them to be just as good as always. The food is great, the portions are huge, and the service is as laconic as always. It's a nice remake of the space to be more compatible with the uptown environment also. And it's nice to have convenient parking. Too bad the lines are still out the door.

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★★★★★

We've been going regularly over the many changes in location, and find them to be just as good as always. The food is great, the portions are huge, and the service is as laconic as always. It's a nice remake of the space to be more compatible with the uptown environment also. And it's nice to have convenient parking. Too bad the lines are still out the door.

Pros: best breakfast

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Just to get parking spots they sacrificed their good name.
The prices went up, the portions went down, the service went away.

We kept hoping we were going in on a bad day, and kept trying again. After 4-5 times, we finally gave up and have written it off. Too bad, we used to love going there when they were in the little building on Hennepen, and even when they moved to the bigger place (now an Indian restaurant), but we just can't see any reason to return since they moved into the old Burger King.

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★☆☆☆☆

Just to get parking spots they sacrificed their good name.
The prices went up, the portions went down, the service went away.

We kept hoping we were going in on a bad day, and kept trying again. After 4-5 times, we finally gave up and have written it off. Too bad, we used to love going there when they were in the little building on Hennepen, and even when they moved to the bigger place (now an Indian restaurant), but we just can't see any reason to return since they moved into the old Burger King.

Pros: none

Cons: Horrible service

 

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