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The Loon Cafe



500 1st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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(612) 332-8342

Hours

  • Sunday: 11:00 am - Midnight
  • Monday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 am

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Bars, Cafes


4.4 of 5.0 from 74 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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The Loon Cafe Reviews

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  • Suzanne DI had the walleye tacos. Delicious. Something for everyone. Large selection.

    55555 by Suzanne D


  • Andrew GBig. Plenty of bar space. Friendly staff, plenty of beer.

    55555 by Andrew G


  • Marty O.Dirty Pork bowl is a good chili, get the corn tortillas & toppings on the side

    33333 by Marty O.


  • Darrin S.The best bar food on Hennepin Ave

    55555 by Darrin S.


  • BradTremendous happy hour. Everything is on sale including Guinness!

    55555 by Brad


  • Kaitlynn JonesAwesome nachos, get the chicken chili as your dip. Also phenomenal pulled pork, literally the best I've ever tasted.

    55555 by Kaitlynn Jones


  • Robert C.Oldie but goodie.

    55555 by Robert C.


  • Tom R.Robbie is the best, most professional bartender in all of Minneapolis!

    55555 by Tom R.


  • Pat M.When I'm in mpls on work, I come here a beer before hopping on the lightrail. Right across the street!

    55555 by Pat M.


  • Ty MGrape apes

    22222 by Ty M


  • Alan ABuffalo Style Chicken Sandwich

    55555 by Alan A


  • Brent W.The Habanero Benedict is amazing!

    55555 by Brent W.


  • Brandon B.Bathrooms smell terrible and are gross

    11111 by Brandon B.


  • Ellen E.Bartender Brice does right by you. Best old fashioned I've had in a while!

    55555 by Ellen E.


  • Elizabeth A.Beef brisket was disgusting! Couldn't even eat it and the smell made me sick. Chicken tacos were great!

    22222 by Elizabeth A.


  • Brooke F.Try The Grape Ape!

    55555 by Brooke F.


  • Chris P.Chicken Chili or Chicken Fajitas for a healthy option.

    55555 by Chris P.


  • Katie G.Something for almost everyone. I recommend the nachos with the Pecos River Red chili.

    55555 by Katie G.


  • TerriGreat bloody Marys. Breakfast is started with a large, warm morning bun with creamy butter scooped in the center to melt. Heavenly!

    55555 by Terri


  • Michon K.Do a grape ape!!!! Awesome!!

    55555 by Michon K.


  • Denrael L.Mmm chili!

    55555 by Denrael L.


  • L Y.My waiter was adorable! She was attentive and took care of all my dining needs which made it so much more memorable! Try the walleye and dragon wings!

    55555 by L Y.


  • Jason K.Great food

    55555 by Jason K.


  • David M.New menu items! Try the buffalo shrimp!

    55555 by David M.


  • Jesse R.Doctor Mint. Order it. Love it.

    55555 by Jesse R.


  • Brad M.$3 grain belts all day every day..... Praise be parise!

    55555 by Brad M.


  • Amy C.The dragon wings are very good; however, the beer selection is turrible.

    55555 by Amy C.


  • Kendra A.The Loon is a good happy hour spot after work with good drinks and some of the best boneless buffalo wings I've ever had!

    55555 by Kendra A.


  • Nathan R.Best soups and chilis downtown.

    55555 by Nathan R.


  • Chelsea B.Excellent chili!

    55555 by Chelsea B.


  • Tim B.They have food, beer, and cocktails here

    55555 by Tim B.


  • Rodney (Eebee) S.Awesome awesome chili. But of course does nit compete with mine! Lol

    55555 by Rodney (Eebee) S.


  • Fiona Q.Pecos River Red is the classic, but they are also home to the Grape Ape shot, try it, you'll like it!

    55555 by Fiona Q.


  • Kate F.Got to have the grape ape!

    33333 by Kate F.


  • Scott H.Totally overrated. The Chili was average and my Texas Toast was burned and the bread was stale.

    11111 by Scott H.


  • Jordan M.Best turkey burger I've ever had...fries are awesome too

    55555 by Jordan M.


  • Emily D.Be sure you are sober enough to make it down those bathroom stairs. If not, bring a friend. :)

    33333 by Emily D.


  • Lori Ruff, The LinkedIn DivaIf you need it, ask for the handicapped entrance and restrooms. Join the fun!

    33333 by Lori Ruff, The LinkedIn Diva


  • Aimee L.If you're craving shots, order a Grape Ape.

    55555 by Aimee L.


  • Nathan R.The chili is so good. Have to come about 5 times to try them all but worth it.

    55555 by Nathan R.


  • Mike S.Good place to stop waiting for the train!

    55555 by Mike S.


  • Ben L.The chicken chili is killer! Try a grape ape or 2!

    55555 by Ben L.


  • David M.Grape Apes are the best!

    55555 by David M.


  • Chad T.Pecos chili is awesome!!!!! No beans and has a fantastic flavor!!

    55555 by Chad T.


  • Victoria S.Ordering a grape ape while you're drunk is like letting an actual ape punch you in the face, but in a GOOD way.

    33333 by Victoria S.


  • Jenny J.Grilled cheese rocks here!

    55555 by Jenny J.


  • Carleyrae w.chicken tacos and grape ape shots :)

    55555 by Carleyrae w.


  • Sarah E.Summer months order the greek salad. Winter months always the chili.

    55555 by Sarah E.


  • Dan W.The chicken ceasar wrap was quite good.

    33333 by Dan W.


  • Avantiđź’‹ K.Always good for before/after games

    55555 by Avantiđź’‹ K.


  • Lindsey D.Get kathy as a waitress! She's the best!

    55555 by Lindsey D.


  • Natalie O.Kathryn's chicken salad is delicious! Also, the pinto's diablo chilli is great on a cold winter day.

    55555 by Natalie O.


  • Nick M.The buffalo chicken sandwich is great.

    55555 by Nick M.


  • City Pages Street TeamVoted by City Pages as having the Best Chili in the 2010 Best of the Twin Cities issue. The Loon serves five types of chili, each unique and delicious in its own way.

    55555 by City Pages Street Team


  • Doug W.The chicken chili ala-ski-dad is rge only chili to get.

    55555 by Doug W.


  • Jacob A.Make sure to get the Diablo Chili, and when you do, make sure you save some toast to wipe up the last of the chili.

    33333 by Jacob A.


  • Steve T.Busy place on game day! Salty waitress.

    55555 by Steve T.


  • Chris P.Grape apes are a must here

    55555 by Chris P.


  • ±radical32the Loon is our favorite lunch spot. We also lost count how many Happy Hours we had here...

    55555 by ±radical32


  • Mike Z.Dragon wings, diablo chili and summit beer!

    55555 by Mike Z.


  • Chris T.The Chili is expensive, but delicious.

    55555 by Chris T.


  • Patrick M.On Fridays The Brisket Bar B Q Sandwich is not on the menu, but it should be on your plate.

    55555 by Patrick M.


  • HollyI really enjoyed the food, but our waitress Carly gave herself a tip instead of giving me my change. I thought it was rude! I ♥ the chicken ceaser wrap with french/fries.

    22222 by Holly


  • Mike N.Go to the Loon for the southwest eggrolls and a grape ape

    55555 by Mike N.


  • Lindsey AClosed the place down last Sunday. Fun place..Try the Fajitas!

    33333 by Lindsey A


  • Ben S.When you're itchin' for chili, go Pecos River Red, medium, with an extra order of the Texas Toast on the side.

    33333 by Ben S.


  • Dan H.great lunches and excellent sports bar.

    55555 by Dan H.


  • Fiona Q.You can't beat the Loon Cafe Pecos River Red chili on a cold winter night! Take a cup to go and watch the Holidazzle Parade!

    55555 by Fiona Q.


  • MarrinaTheir Pinto's Diablo chili is spectacular.

    55555 by Marrina


  • David S.Drink 4 grape apes!

    22222 by David S.


  • David S.Go to the loon and have 3 grape apes.

    33333 by David S.


  • RackaelThe Loon CafĂ© is one of my favorite happy hours in Downtown Minneapolis. $2.50 Margaritas and Dragon Wings! The Spin’ Dip is also amazing.

    55555 by Rackael


  • Whitney S.The bathrooms are downstairs.

    22222 by Whitney S.


  • Pete B.order the Loon Burger. It's not the normal shape that you're used to. I don't know if the shape is the cause of the great flavor but that is a tasty burger.

    33333 by Pete B.


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