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Uptown Diner

Uptown Diner

Diner and Breakfast Spot$$$$
East Isles, Minneapolis
  • Has a stamp of approval from City Pages and METRO magazine
    • City Pages
    • METRO magazine
  • 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)
93 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • pancakes
  • brunch food
  • good for a late night
  • daily specials
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  • 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!
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah H.September 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Colin R.
    Classic diner that's arguably best for breakfast/brunch. Minnesotan omelette and all benedicts are delicious. Oh, and portions are enormous!
  • 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!
  • Chesay C.
    Chesay ColsonDecember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite dives to eat and people watch. Try the veggie burger or the blackened catfish sandwich...delicious!
  • Amy S.
    Amy SullivanSeptember 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • 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..
  • Eric H.
    Eric HumphriesFebruary 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Adaobi O.
    Adaobi OkolueNovember 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Jofoto612
    Jofoto612June 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    All the breakfast items are good and so is the cheeseburger fries and malt for 9$ is a great deal
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Hannah J.
    Hannah JoMarch 21, 2012
    Order one of the Eggs Benedict....each flavor is amazing! Large enough portions to last two meals.
  • Sherman B.
    Sherman BauschNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Sam C.
    Sam ChristensenDecember 7, 2015
    Caprese Benedict is the best! Choco. Chip cookie dough pancakes rock, caramel apple cruch waffles are greatt
  • Jim G.
    Jim GawrychMay 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Had the corned beef hash earlier today. It was amazingly good. Having the biscuits and gravy now.
  • 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.
  • marky s.
    marky sparklyNovember 21, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Whenever they serve turkey dinner, get it. Get it with extra gravy.
  • Timothy
    TimothyJanuary 20, 2012
    Awesome huevos rancheros. You can order it even if it's not on the men.
  • David D.
    David DeuelJune 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Hashbrowns and eggs benedict, the hollandaise is amazing.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Gyro omelette is all I need in my life!
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AlbergDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Tommy is by far my favorite server!!! And the chili is amazing!!
  • Justine
    JustineMay 22, 2011
    Great place to people watch that's for sure! I could die for the waffle fries, yum!
  • Clay
    ClayOctober 15, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Tex mex! I've show up here regularly for a couple years. Always dig it.
  • Gary D.
    Gary DavisJuly 27, 2016
    Great breakfast and large portions , great hamburgers and malts
  • 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!
  • Mike N.
    Mike NelsonOctober 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    great food at a great price and open super late on weekends...great after the bars in uptown.
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly McInnisApril 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Their Honey Grain Wheat toast is amazing! Try it!
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    No charge when substituting fruit for hash browns. You receive a substantial portion of good fruits (not just a bunch of melon).
  • Jamie P.
    Jamie PrJanuary 12, 2013
    Delicious, greasy, greatness. Get a ____ Benedict.
  • Cajun B.
    Cajun BreakfastMay 10, 2011
    Check out 'Uptown Diner is the place to eat' on Facebook for daily specials.
  • Rizzo A.
    Rizzo AndersonFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Half Off Your Bill Every 3rd Check-In! DOPE!
  • Robbbie T.
    Robbbie TrustySeptember 29, 2014
    Crab cakes benedict were great!
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LebensApril 17, 2015
    AMAZING apple crisp waffles.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BeattieJuly 16, 2011
    Sriracha, tobasco and Red Hot as condiments! Hope you're not planning on making out later!
  • Bandana G.
    Bandana GargDecember 1, 2012
    Great coffee... Awesome food and big portions...
  • Laurel M.
    Laurel McDonaldOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If they have any caramel apple rolls available, get one!
  • Jason M.
    Jason McLaughlinOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Follow @UptownDiner on Twitter for amazing rotating daily specials.
  • Portia.
    Portia.March 8, 2012
    Waffle. Kamikaze. No pecans. Thank me later.
  • Ramon B.
    Ramon BalteraDecember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A Cuban so good I drooled on myself trying to eat it.
  • Margaret T.
    Margaret TurnerFebruary 11, 2012
    Biscuits and gravy are amazing!!!!!!!!! Spicy sausage gravy :P
  • Cory F.
    Cory FunkMay 6, 2011
    Order the Cajun Breakfast. It is the best!
  • Michael F.
    Michael Flolo WEEKLEYFebruary 1, 2014
    The caramel apple waffle is epic !
  • Jim G.
    Jim GawrychAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cajun breakfast with sausage. Pineapple pancakes
  • Leah &.
    Uptown burger and Oreo shake...spectacular!
  • Lily
    LilyAugust 8, 2014
    The cinnamon rolls are fantastic!
  • 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!
  • Kitrick M.
    Kitrick MyersMay 3, 2011
    They only cook their burgers medium well. Y'all need better beef then!
  • Stuart
    StuartAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great late night diner spot.
  • Gail F.
    Gail FridFebruary 24, 2012
    The specialty pancakes are great!
  • Sara O.
    Sara O'SheaOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The cubana was mediocre. Pork was a little dry, needed more mustard. But I'll always love uptown diner
  • Chris H.
    Chris HustonJuly 26, 2010
    Be prepared to eat a lot! Large portion sizes of deliciousness.
  • SarahMay
    SarahMayJuly 15, 2011
    it was great last place after to many shots
  • Erik G.
    Erik GellerstedtDecember 28, 2015
    Cajun Breakfast!
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MuthJuly 7, 2011
    JD is the best! She talked hockey with this out of town girl
  • Nick R.
    Nick RaapDecember 21, 2013
    Really good Carmel Rolls!
  • stefan P.
    stefan PittingerJune 22, 2015
    Cajun breakfast was great.
  • Ian S.
    Ian SchwartzApril 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is awesome here
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMarch 10, 2011
    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine readers’ pick for best late-night menus, greasy spoon.
  • Ariel M.
    Ariel MariannaSeptember 23, 2012
    Cajun breakfast is the best hangover meal.
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle ElMarch 11, 2012
    The cashew chicken sandwich is bomb!!!!
  • Al C.
    Al ColemanMay 13, 2012
    Can't go wrong with the #2.
  • Eric J.
    Eric JamesOctober 31, 2009
    Florentine Omelet - fluffy eggs wrapped in spinach, tomatoes and mozarella - perfecto!
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan ErdmierJune 23, 2012
    Crab Cake Benedict... every time.
  • 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.
  • Danielle S.
    Danielle SchmidtJanuary 9, 2014
    Corned Beef Hash. Yummy!
  • Elisa P.
    Elisa PoquetteApril 13, 2013
    Crab cake eggs Benedict!!
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WhiteJanuary 31, 2015
    Good vegetarian options!
  • Laura P.
    Laura PistotnikAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Been a long time since I've been here!
  • John E. T.
    John E. ThompsonSeptember 9, 2011
    Cajun eggs Benedict. That is all.
  • Brandon J.
    Brandon JacksonMay 30, 2015
    Pancakes are great
  • John Ashton E.
    John Ashton EdgarMay 31, 2011
    Free pancake with FourSquare check-in #FTW Read more
  • Michael G.
    Michael GardnerMay 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Country Fried Steak and Eggs
  • Carrie'Bada B.
    Carrie'Bada Bing'ShereSeptember 28, 2013
    Breakfast anytime!!!
  • John😎 W.
    John😎 WallaceJanuary 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    2 words. Everything. Omelette.
  • Irene T.
    Irene ThunderFebruary 15, 2013
    Best breakfast ever :)
  • John S.
    John SchromJanuary 8, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Half order of the Veggie Tex Mex. Absolutely amazing.
  • Cecilia
    CeciliaJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is greasy. Not in a good way. Don't waste your money.
  • Brandon W.
    Brandon WonderMay 26, 2012
    One waiter is quite rude but none the less AWESOME FOOD.
  • Andy M.
    Andy MeyerOctober 25, 2010
    The club sandwich is deeeelish!
  • Paulino B.
    Paulino BrenerJanuary 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best place to have a bite late on Saturday night!!
  • Blake P.
    Blake PekkalaSeptember 18, 2011
    Waffle. Kamikaze style.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HumphriesAugust 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Farmers breakfast is fantastic.
  • marky s.
    marky sparklyDecember 26, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    The chicken fried steak sandwich is awesome!
  • Rachel N.
    Rachel NauenApril 22, 2012
  • Brooks A.
    Brooks AlbrechtSeptember 4, 2010
    Tex-Mex = Unbelievable good
  • Jason K.
    Jason KollesDecember 23, 2012
    Service leaves much to be desired
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MeehanMarch 25, 2012
    Horrible service. They need to hire on people who care about their job. Def. no tip.
  • 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.
  • Daniel J.
    Daniel JenstadSeptember 6, 2009
    open after bar close. perfect.
  • Daniel J.
    Daniel JenstadSeptember 6, 2009
    eat everything
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