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Uptown Diner

Uptown Diner

Diner and Breakfast Spot$$$$
East Isles, Minneapolis
  • Ariel M.
    "Cajun breakfast is the best hangover meal."(5 Tips)
    David D.
    "Hashbrowns and eggs benedict, the hollandaise is amazing."(5 Tips)
    Stephen K.
    "crab cake benny and choco chip cookie dough pancakes"(2 Tips)
    Jason M.
    "Follow @UptownDiner on Twitter for amazing rotating daily specials."(3 Tips)
91 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • pancakes
  • brunch food
  • good for a late night
  • daily specials
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  • Eric H.
    Eric HumphriesFebruary 16, 2014
    If you come after bar rush two people are not allowed to occupy a 4 person booth, but are allowed to occupy a four person table because "you can fit more in a booth." That "logic" makes my brain hurt.
  • METRO magazine
    METRO magazineMay 24, 2012
    Every Thursday through Sunday the diner is open 24 hours, offering up fried-to-perfection hash browns, fluffy flapjacks and a whole portion of the menu dedicated to Hollandaise. Read more
  • Michael G.
    Michael GardnerApril 11, 2013
    Country Fried Steak and Eggs, Add 1 Egg scrambled, English muffin, hash browns extra crispy. If extra hungry add andouille sausage patty, maybe the Carmel Pecan roll...ahhh
  • Collier W.
    Collier W.June 19, 2014
    For $10.50, you might expect a hearty, textured corned beed hash with flakes of slow-cooked meat ... But the pancakes are delicious!
  • Adaobi O.
    Adaobi OkolueNovember 14, 2013
    The new manager, Juan, is awesome! He used to be a cook in the back for 7yrs, and was recently promoted to manager. Be nice to him because he's a cool guy.
  • Amy S.
    Amy SullivanSeptember 20, 2015
    Get any kind of sauce on the side otherwise your food will be drowning in it. Tasty stuff! Although, the hash browns are always disappointing.
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah H.September 20, 2014
    Amazing coffee, some healthy choices available as well as classic diner foods, quick and friendly service. Follow them on twitter to get discounts or freebies.
  • Carla B.
    Carla BeiroAugust 19, 2015
    There huge waffles are the best! I love the cookie dough waffle, but unfortunately the service isn't all that great so I rarely come here..
  • Chesay C.
    Chesay ColsonDecember 9, 2014
    One of my favorite dives to eat and people watch. Try the veggie burger or the blackened catfish sandwich...delicious!
  • Sherman B.
    Sherman BauschNovember 5, 2011
    The food is good and service is awesome but that's a B.S. special. They will NOT honor their three check-in special. Liars.
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BSeptember 18, 2011
    No charge when substituting fruit for hash browns. You receive a substantial portion of good fruits (not just a bunch of melon).
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 21, 2014
    The Uptown Diner is a popular neighborhood spot, serving from early in the morning to late at night. Read more
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LebensJuly 4, 2015
    Seriously one of the best breakfast joints in the area. Service is super fast and food is beyond delicious.
  • Jofoto612
    Jofoto6121 week ago
    All the breakfast items are good and so is the cheeseburger fries and malt for 9$ is a great deal
  • Sam C.
    Sam ChristensenDecember 7, 2015
    Caprese Benedict is the best! Choco. Chip cookie dough pancakes rock, caramel apple cruch waffles are greatt
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzDecember 22, 2014
    Not looking to eat healthy? Then the crab cake benny and choco chip cookie dough pancakes is what you're looking for.
  • Kristen R.
    Kristen ReinkeOctober 25, 2013
    Thank you Will and Linus and friends!! Had a wonderful very early morning spent at the diner!! Can't wait to come back again!
  • Hannah J.
    Hannah JoMarch 21, 2012
    Order one of the Eggs Benedict....each flavor is amazing! Large enough portions to last two meals.
  • Jim G.
    Jim GawrychMay 11, 2013
    Had the corned beef hash earlier today. It was amazingly good. Having the biscuits and gravy now.
  • Sara O.
    Sara O'SheaOctober 20, 2011
    The cubana was mediocre. Pork was a little dry, needed more mustard. But I'll always love uptown diner
  • Marky M.
    Marky McFlyMarch 26, 2011
    Add their Facebook page and get their daily specials updated. Today for example they have buy any Benedict and get another free. So awesome!
  • Eric J.
    Eric JamesOctober 31, 2009
    Florentine Omelet - fluffy eggs wrapped in spinach, tomatoes and mozarella - perfecto!
  • Mike N.
    Mike NelsonOctober 16, 2010
    great food at a great price and open super late on weekends...great after the bars in uptown.
  • Kristin K.
    Kristin KJanuary 31, 2010
    Hit up the Uptown Diner right after a night out for great breakfast...but be wary of a long wait!
  • Timothy
    TimothyJanuary 20, 2012
    Awesome huevos rancheros. You can order it even if it's not on the men.
  • Cajun B.
    Cajun BreakfastMay 10, 2011
    Check out 'Uptown Diner is the place to eat' on Facebook for daily specials.
  • marky s.
    marky sparklyNovember 21, 2013
    Whenever they serve turkey dinner, get it. Get it with extra gravy.
  • Jon D.
    Jon DeanMarch 6, 2011
    At least at dinner, don't bother with this place - the service is terrible and the food is bland and forgettable.
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AlbergDecember 9, 2011
    Tommy is by far my favorite server!!! And the chili is amazing!!
  • Kitrick M.
    Kitrick MyersMay 3, 2011
    They only cook their burgers medium well. Y'all need better beef then!
  • David D.
    Hashbrowns and eggs benedict, the hollandaise is amazing.
  • Justine
    JustineMay 22, 2011
    Great place to people watch that's for sure! I could die for the waffle fries, yum!
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MeehanMarch 25, 2012
    Horrible service. They need to hire on people who care about their job. Def. no tip.
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly McInnisApril 18, 2012
    Their Honey Grain Wheat toast is amazing! Try it!
  • Nick B.
    Nick BeattieJuly 16, 2011
    Sriracha, tobasco and Red Hot as condiments! Hope you're not planning on making out later!
  • Cecilia
    CeciliaJanuary 26, 2014
    Everything is greasy. Not in a good way. Don't waste your money.
  • Clay
    ClayOctober 15, 2014
    Tex mex! I've show up here regularly for a couple years. Always dig it.
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMarch 10, 2011
    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine March 2011 editors’ pick for best late-night menus, greasy spoon.
  • Rizzo A.
    Rizzo AndersonFebruary 17, 2013
    Half Off Your Bill Every 3rd Check-In! DOPE!
  • Jamie P.
    Jamie PrJanuary 12, 2013
    Delicious, greasy, greatness. Get a ____ Benedict.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HustonJuly 26, 2010
    Be prepared to eat a lot! Large portion sizes of deliciousness.
  • Portia.
    Portia.March 8, 2012
    Waffle. Kamikaze. No pecans. Thank me later.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 7, 2014
    Gyro omelette is all I need in my life!
  • John S.
    John SchromJanuary 8, 2010
    Half order of the Veggie Tex Mex. Absolutely amazing.
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMarch 10, 2011
    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine readers’ pick for best late-night menus, greasy spoon.
  • Cory F.
    Cory FunkMay 6, 2011
    Order the Cajun Breakfast. It is the best!
  • Bandana G.
    Bandana GargDecember 1, 2012
    Great coffee... Awesome food and big portions...
  • Brandon W.
    Brandon WonderMay 26, 2012
    One waiter is quite rude but none the less AWESOME FOOD.
  • Laurel M.
    Laurel McDonaldOctober 14, 2012
    If they have any caramel apple rolls available, get one!
  • Jason M.
    Jason McLaughlinOctober 14, 2011
    Follow @UptownDiner on Twitter for amazing rotating daily specials.
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