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8299 University Ave. NE Send to Phone
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Folks have been filling up on home-cooked comfort food at this family-owned operation since 1973.
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Keys Restaurant Review

: Keys is quite an institution in the initiation of young ones. It's where Minnesotans take their kids when they're old enough to learn about roast beef hash. Everything at Keys is big: the chunks of tender roast beef in the mountainous hash, the glossy caramel rolls studded with crushed pecans and the thick slices of bread supporting mounds of turkey and mashed potatoes in the hot turkey sandwich---a dish that always brings back memories of a gentler, kinder and non-cholesterol-counting era. Even so (and as much as we love the meatloaf), mostly we come here for a traditional Keys breakfast, which is served all day. Expect tender, plate-size pancakes, waffles, fat omelets stuffed with ham, bacon, Italian sausage, cheese and more. Prepare for a wait on the weekends, especially at the original Keys on Raymond Avenue.

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Wouldn't. Just wouldn't.
by jwminnesota on Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:25 pm
Not a good experience. Not recommended. Let me get this out of the way first – the food was ok. Not great, but ok. Needless to say, I was offended on a number of fronts: that having a happy customer was clearly not a priority, that challenging & arguing with a customer is considered good business, that her fingernail in my food seemed ok with her, that waiting for my food while others at the table were eating lest their food get cold was acceptable, and that a waitress would argue about what was supposed to be in the omelet to the extent I had to pick up a menu and show her. But these people have attitudes and behaviors that place them solidly in the rude range – and they do not deserve return business.
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