1810 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5545444.973366 -93.246714
Lousy food & Lousy service ! – In retrospect I should of left the restaurant immeadiatley when my question to the waitress asking about available childrens beverages was answered with a surly shrug as if she did not have the time to answer such questions...The appetizers arrived and the chicken wings were barely cooked and the flavor was close to wretched. My entree arrived and it was not what I ordered, I mentioned it to the waitress and asked how long it would take to receive what I ordered and she said "I don't know" no offer to take care of the mistake. I was expecting to hear something customer friendly like " I will take care of that immeadiately" Nope. nada. It was like I was putting her out to even ask about the mistake, Grrrrrrrr! In fairness, the clam chowder was good, everything else was mediocre to near wretched. While we have been regulars over the years for the ambiance (which is great) the very dissipointing food and service has now negated that.
College types have studied the beer and each other at this West Bank favorite for a quarter century. – In Short
There are towering displays of beer, wine and liquor bottles. Signs, posters and paraphernalia occupy the windows, walls and bathroom stalls. It's got a hopping bar and a menu that's as heterogeneous as the decor. Some people never get beyond the deep-fried appitizers, but this restaurant actually lots of goodies. A dozen sandwich choices include a triple-decker Monte Cristo. The messy, double-patty bicycle burger is topped with grilled onions, mushrooms and three cheeses.
Malts are fancy – The fries are on the bland side of things, so use the table salt. The strawberry malt I got came with all the trimmings of whipped cream, waffle cookie, and the rest of the malt in the metal cup. It was all a bit on the pricey side, though.
Fantastic Time – Grandma's is a difficult place to review. At different times, it is a drastically different place. After a gopher hockey game, the downstairs bar can be a meat market. The upstairs bar is always subdued and the restaurant has a different ambiance still. This review is of the restaurant level.
Unlike my experience at Sgt. Prestons, this establishment did not dissappoint. I was seated immediately. My drinks arrived promptly. The food arrived quickly and was sizzeling hot. The staff was friendly and helpful.
I felt the menu was varied and offered something for everyone. Portions were ample.
My only critique would the the Neon assault. Grandmas has become synonymous with the family restaurant neon brick-a-brack cluttering the surroundings.
Touchdown – My family and I were first time patrons this past weekend. We were promptly seated, and the service efficient. The atmosphere and food was an awesome ending after the football game. The stuffed wild rice mushrooms are the BEST.
still waiting to enjoy it – I've been several times and so far I haven't tried anything there that I would bother to pay $9 to try again. The food is standard for burgers, everything else is bland and boring. The downstairs level has the worst lite beer on tap I have EVER tasted! Service to get drinks is very slow. The music's okay if you like pop, but I think I've seen some of the worst dancers in my life dancing to it. The foosball table is dirty and there aren't enough darts for more than one group to play. I'm still waiting to see some hot guys there.
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