We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jax Cafe

1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-4397
+1 612-789-7297
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (52 reviews)
“prime rib” (36 reviews)
“trout” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-4397
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (320)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 319 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointed in Sunday brunch. Eggs Benedict and waffles were cold. When I told the waitress, nothing was done. Wide variety of food, but average. "Famous" chicken salad was soaked with mayonnaise. The outdoor garden was lovely. Will not return for brunch.

Thank 731disappointed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delightful lunch on the patio with friends. Chicken salad sandwich on croissant served with fries was almost too big to eat. The cilantro lime chicken salad was just the right size & imaginatively compiled. The patio was very pleasant with a stream running...More

1  Thank SmokyGirl2
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We went to Jax to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and the evening was perfect! Doug was our waiter and was attentive and charming. We split the bone in ribeye and the walleye and both were fabulous! We will definitely be back to Jax Cafe!

Thank Mplslisa
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I have been a patron of this fine restaurant for years. The food is always excellent and the wait staff will work hard to please. Prime rib, a huge filet of beef with mushroom cap, lobster, pasta, and fresh fish daily, all gourmet delights prepared...More

Thank robertpN3502DD
Reviewed 27 June 2018

As usual Jax is destination for great food while the prices a little on the high side and a GREAT patio. The prime rib is outstanding done just as we asked for. The patio has a little stream running through it with live trout which...More

Thank Steve55331
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is the second time I have been to Jax. I felt it was very expensive for what we got to eat. Ordered the special which was bone in Filet - they never said how much it was but we thought special good deal-Not. Ordered...More

Thank willbehonest1226
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

I was never more disappointed. The service was horrible. Appetizers were cold. Late potatoes with dinners. Steak was ok. Shrimp was like I got itciff a vendor on the street. Manager refused to give us a price break. No free app.no apologies. Bathrooms were very...More

1  Thank gmamadaphne
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Enjoyed a pleasant evening with family on the patio at Jax Cafe in Minneapolis. This was my fourth time to visit Jax Cafe and as expected they did not disappoint. We arrived early and enjoyed before six starter, our meals were perfectly prepared, and the...More

Thank INmidwife
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for our first time & were hoping to get a bite to eat & a drink at the bar........apparently that wasn't going to happen on an empty bar with MaryJo.....won't be back!

Thank Michon K
Reviewed 16 May 2018

'Twas an intimate group of about 250 folks following a beautiful ceremony in Nordeast Minneapolis. Jax has an upstairs party room; unfortunately no elevator and lots of stairs, but it is worth the climb. Ample parking in Jax's own lot across the street from this...More

1  Thank Thaddeus W
Nearby HotelsSee all 55 hotels in Minneapolis
TownePlace Suites Minneapolis Downtown/North Loop
200 reviews
2.51 km away
Nicollet Island Inn
202 reviews
2.51 km away
Hewing Hotel
491 reviews
2.72 km away
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
160 reviews
3.12 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Sample Room
98 reviews
.69 km away
Anchor Fish and Chips
184 reviews
.83 km away
Young Joni
132 reviews
.85 km away
Nearby Attractions
Indeed Brewing Company
79 reviews
1.07 km away
Tattersall Distilling
41 reviews
1.19 km away
Northrup King Building
23 reviews
1.12 km away
Fair State Brewing Cooperative
20 reviews
1.35 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
I am Roger McCollough and my wife is Pat; we started our marriage in Minneapolis MN 60 YEARS AGO and now live in San Diego CA. We have eaten at your place many times when we live in Minneapolis and on returning. We again will be eating at your place on TUE, AUG 23 around 6:00PM (Need a reservation) with 3 other people that stood up for us at our wedding! In other words this is a very special occasion! FINALLY A QUESTION: I want one side of a Walleye Pike Fish AND a Small Steak 6 OZ. with masked potatoes and a very small green salad? Perhaps my guests will want the same! I can check with them. QUESTION: How much will that cost per plate? QUESTION: If that is not available what do you suggest be an alternative? We are Wine drinkers and prefer MERLOT Wine what do you have available by the bottle?
25 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from sadieh923 | Reviewed this property |
We just ate at Jax Friday night with friends. ( 56-63 Yr. olds) The food is so amazing! I know they will accommodate any request you have! We asked to sit by the window and did as it was a hot night. I would recommend... More
Sue W
22 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I have not eaten there at lunch.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-4397
    (20th Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-789-7297
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing