Key Keys
500 N. Robert St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
Cuisine: Coffee Shop / Breakfast
Folks have been filling up on home-cooked comfort food at this family-owned operation since 1973
Openings: Breakfast & Lunch daily


Keys Restaurant Review:

Keys is where Minnesotans take their children 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 the 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 weekend's, especially at the original Keys on Raymond Avenue. Some of the locations feel generic, but this spot bristles with warmth and nostalgia.