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SarahInMinneapolis Mar 16, 2011 02:16 PM

How does this place stay in business? I had a tuna melt there for lunch today and it was horrible. Reminded me of decades ago when my brother used to switch labels on cat food and tuna fish to gross me out when I made a sandwich.

Plus, the place was a messy disaster. I should have walked. Who owns / runs this place?

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Uptown Diner
2548 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

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    kevin47 Mar 17, 2011 04:10 PM

    They stay in business because people who know better order tuna melts there :)

    I think the Soho place across the parking lot should stay open later. Nothing worth a trip, but much better hangover food.

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      SmartCookie Mar 17, 2011 06:31 PM

      I've been there several times (4-5) for breakfast and the eggs are always vastly underdone, the hashbrowns are still crunchy in the middle, and the toast/english muffins are barely toasted. I'm done with the place.

    2. bob s Mar 16, 2011 03:28 PM

      I'm going to show a little love for the place. Every once in a while I get a hankerin' for a ginormous breakfast and the Veggie Tex Mex or the Cajun Breakfast are what I usually give in to. These days, I go for the half order but there was a time when I was younger where a full order was what I needed.

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        sandylc Mar 16, 2011 08:21 PM

        The Keys falls into the HUH??? category as well. That place is gross.

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          RGT Mar 16, 2011 08:37 PM

          Which Key's? The original on Raymond? They do vary quite a bit.

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            The Dairy Queen Mar 30, 2011 12:19 PM

            The Keys are all owned and operated by different people. All members of the same extended family, apparently, but different people nonetheless. I won't go to the Key's on Raymond. It's pretty bad. But the Key's in Minneapolis (in the W) and the Key's in St. Paul (Robert St. though I haven't been in awhile) are respectable if you just want a basic breakfast. No special sourcing or anything like that.

            ~TDQ

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          KTFoley Mar 16, 2011 02:43 PM

          One thing keeps the Diner afloat over the decades:
          . Thursday-Sunday: Open 24 Hours

          The late night crowd will always need a place to keep the hangovers at bay with constantly-refilled coffee and Tabasco sauce for their hashbrowns. That's what this place is, no more no less.

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