Al's Breakfast (Minneapolis) wait times
From what I've read, Al's Breakfast in Minneapolis is quite the hotspot for breakfast. I want to go there sometime but I'm wondering if there are long waits all the time or just on weekends? I went last Saturday and the wait was longer than I wanted so I decided I'd come back another time. If I went at, say, 8:30-9:00 on a Friday morning, should I expect to wait very long? Or is it just as busy on weekdays and weekends?
al's is busier on weekends. i usually tell people not to try going to al's on the weekend, or in groups larger than 3, because it can get dicey with wait times, though it sounds like Kate had good luck. if you are a morning person and can get there before 8 am, that's what i'd do. between 6-7:30 a lot of al's regulars tend to arrive, including some u of m profs, and their banter with the pontificating-on-all-subjects short order breakfast chef entertains me. if you go by yourself or with 1 other person at 8:30 on a friday you'll probably be okay though. bear in mind that if you can time your visit for school breaks, it will be less busy.