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The Bad Waitress

Map & Directions 2 E. 26th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • American, Breakfast
  • Sun 8am-11pm, Mon-Fri 7am-12am, Sat 8am-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


City Pages' Description

Pancakes have certain curative powers: to quell hunger, to soothe a broken heart over a gossipy brunch, and to help soak up the toxins from a legendary evening. They hold within their tenderly crusted surfaces a warm, buttery center of comfort that recalls one's childhood security blanket. For your money, the most reliably tasty pancakes are found at the hipster diner the Bad Waitress. One can certainly find fancier pancakes around town-more creative, more organic, more traditional-but none are more consistent and substantial than those at the Bad. These breakfast miracles are a weekly staple for many patrons, and their seasonal pancake recipes are especially noteworthy. A rotating cast of characters has included pumpkin cakes reminiscent of a subtle pound cake and a cherry chocolate-chip combo that went down like a happy, melty, sweet-tart accident. When in doubt, stick with the blueberry; stacked high to overflowing, they are nearly divine.

Member Reviews

  • spinoza1791 wrote a review for The Bad Waitress
    on 02/15/13

    Food is ok, just can't go here out of principle. Tipping someone ahead of time who only buses your food out is basically saying you don't care about the good service you recieve elsewhere (not that its bad here). And as far as its quirky uptown vibe, believe me, I get it...what uptowners don't get is that servers aren't entitled. They are supposed to "earn" your tips. Also, its... More >>

  • xcellentchef17 wrote a review for The Bad Waitress
    on 09/10/12

    One of the best place to eat in Minneapolis. Great concept for a restaurant and a great uptown location. If you have a chance to eat at this fun Diner I would 100% recommend it.

  • Kita3 wrote a review for The Bad Waitress
    on 02/05/11

    My friends and I decided to get a late coffee here, and I've been in love ever since! The atmosphere of Hero's and Monsters is charming and very enjoyable. The ordering system is simplistic and hassle free. And their coffee creations are scrumptious, and I could easily drink three or four in a sitting.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Heavy Table on 05/20/09

    Apple cinnamon French toast at the Bad Waitress is wicked good - love the carbon-y / caramelized / cooked down nature of it.

  • Kevin N. on 07/31/09

    good waitresses, huge pancakes (order one, you'll never eat 2)

  • Katie S. on 10/23/10

    The pancakes are good but massive. You've been warned.

  • Chris H. on 10/10/10

    The service is worse than the name implies.

  • Andrea S. on 03/06/10

    Lots of vegetarian options, try their homemade vegan sausage.

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