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Where do you head for a weekend breakfast when faced with long wait times (+45 minutes) at both Keys Café and Bakery and Hell’s Kitchen? How about Fire Lake Grill House? Did not see much about the place on CH:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/714310

There’s more on Yelp:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/fire-lake-gri...

The Minnesota Morning (Wild Rice Pancakes, Back Bacon, Two Organic Eggs and Chokecherry Syrup) and Midwestern Omelet (with Onions, Peppers, White Cheddar; Back Bacon and Toast) filled the bill.

Will save the Walleye Slider and Walleye Burger for a future visit perhaps. Their dinner menu boasts an Heirloom Corn Crusted Walleye from Red Lake Nation at $23.

Fire Lake Grill House
31 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Tel: 612-216-3473

Mon. to Friday from 6 am to 11 pm.
Weekends from 7 am to 11 pm.

 
 
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  1. Ike's would be another decent choice.

    A little more high-end -- but reallllly good for weekend bfst -- is Porter and Frye inside the Hotel Ivy.

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    Porter and Frye
    1115 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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    1. re: Michael Florey

      Thanks. Knew they were a dinner spot.

    2. Fire Lake has a website where you can view their menus, at www.firelakerestaurant.com

      They have one of the more unusual breakfast menus, not just your same old eggs and pancakes. Thanks for posting!

      1. there are a couple of threads on firelake in the general midwest archive (pre msp board split). many area hounds were initially skeptical of the chain/radisson hotel affiliation and firelake's claims to committed local sourcing, but the food does seem to be well executed and chef paul lynch does seem to do good sourcing and have control of the restaurant's product. still a hotel lobby restaurant, not a stand-alone, which may be the main detraction-- for some, with firelake. i think it is a decent downtown option, though i would most likely not rec it over any of the great independent restaurants in the area. sounds like breakfast is good though, which i hadn't had on my radar at all. thanks for that tip!

        here's one of the old firelake threads: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/411139

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        1. re: soupkitten

          Interesting breakfast menu. One tiny thing stood out, though...they list their oatmeal with almonds, berries, and honey as vegan.

          1. re: soupkitten

            Ooops, I meant the breakfast risotto.