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Utter awesomeness. The end. No, I lied. Not the end. I have two complaints. One: more seating so I can get in to eat faster. Two: once, by accident, I ordered the banana's foster and there was no vanilla ice cream. The best substitute was coconut ice cream. It....was....amazing. Bring it back. That's all, have a great time at your next visit! Because, after all, if you don't go, you're wrong.
I just finished a fantastic food and dining experience at Milton's. If you have the opportunity to be at Milton's when they have a steak dinner special it is certainly worth the price! The steak was done perfectly medium rare topped with blue cheese! The atmosphere is quaint and the staff friendly! If you have never tried Milton's you are missing out on a true gem just outside of Minneapolis!
Ive been there probably 10 times every time someone comes to town, I take them there.. love everything I have ever ordered.... and.... it's all about customer service.... great food, great service, = rocking goood times and referrals and many returns, I'm long over due, luv
I just had a Jerk Chicken sandwich and a cup of tomato basil soup. This was THE BEST CHICKEN SANDWICH I've ever had in my LIFE! I cannot be more serious about how good this was. It had some spice heat but not so much that you couldn't pick out the garlic aioli spread, arugula and super ripe tomatoes. I've also had very good tomato basil soup at French Meadow and Turtle Bread. Miltons is better! So I'm just sayin...go get some Miltons. So so so good. Friendly staff too.
Had the California club. Sandwich was the best I've had. Fresh grilled, fresh veggies, fresh bun. The fries were hot out of the fryer. My new favorite place no one knows about. My only complaint is that the bathroom soap fragrance is too strong. It nearly drowned out the food smell! Get some different soap please 😉
A coworker told me I needed to try this place and treated me to lunch. I don't know how I had worked so close for 4 years and had no idea this fantastic place existed. I tried the jerk chicken sandwich which was very flavorful and cooked to perfection - very moist. The french fries were incredible - I compare their size and shape to McDonald's fries, but every single fry was perfectly golden brown and crispy. I also got a side of Jalapeno Ranch dressing to dip my fries in which was somewhat spicy while maintaining great flavor. In addition to the great food, the waitresses were very nice. One spent time talking to us about how it was a family owned business and everybody that worked there was somehow related.
I agree with another review I saw in that the wait looks like it could be an issue. There was open seating at the bar so it wasn't an issue for me. However, it looked like the majority of the people were there for lunch and long conversation so they weren't turning over tables quickly. I would suggest getting rid of the couch area and replacing it with more tables. I understand the thought behind the couch, but getting seating for 10+ more people would help reduce wait time and increase sales.
I'll definitely be back... OFTEN!
I typically like this quirky little place but we just stopped by with a friend at quarter to 10 and we were stopped before even getting in to be told their closing early due to it being slow. They list today's hours till midnight and there were at least 20 people in there. Real cool guys. Thanks.
Love this place! Comfort food with soul. From their Shrimp 'n Grits to rib nachos to their _amazing_ kale to the perfect selection of local beer, one can't ask for a better neighborhood hangout. Cheers Milton's. Oh and by the way the staff are so wonderful, they're almost like family ;-)
It's been a long time since I was throughly impressed with every aspect of a restaurant. Milton's knocked it clear out of the park on food quality & taste, atmosphere, and service. This will absolutely become a place I frequent.
Not bad food, no lights on outside staff was ok. .nothing to be all worked up about
We ate at Milton's for the first time last night. It was fantastic from start to finish. Our server was great, very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable in helping us decide what to have. We started with the French Onion Soup, dark, rich flavorful broth with silky soft onions and smothered in melted cheese. The starter salad was pretty basic (mixed greens, cucumber, tomato and a dollop of smooth goat cheese) until you topped it with their homemade Green Goddess dressing that was so creamy, garlicky and herbaceous I wanted to lick my plate. We had a Steak and Crab leg special for our entrees. Everything was cooked very simply (salt and pepper, lemon) but perfectly. It tasted like a summer day at a Cape Cod backyard grill out. The crab legs were huge and the meat succulent. The steak had a perfect slightly salty sear on the outside and was juicy and done to my exact request. This plate was such a great example of simple preparation done right. Great job Milton's! We will be back.
The staff is friendly, fast service, the price is great as well but the real winner is the amazing food! From top to bottom Milton's is so cozy and has an atmosphere that encourages long conversation amongst friends and family.
Everything I've ordered has been delicious. The service is always top-notch. It is obvious they take great pride in providing a great meal to their customers. Love the tomato basil soup and Tom's grilled cheese.
I'm not a fan of "jerk" chicken, but I spoke with the owner and she claims that this family-run restaurant makes their Jamacian comfort food in the authentic style, not the Americanized version. The Planked Salmon is so good, it's become my go-to. The BBQ nachos are a great app. Outdoor seating. There is almost always a wait. Don't be fooled by the strip-mall veneer, Milton's has a very cool decor. Awesome staff and service. Fantastic brunch.
Everyone of the staff I spoke to was very engaging and attentive. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. As I looked around at other patrons I noticed everyone seemed to be smiling and enjoying themselves. The food was delicious (I had the jerk chicken). Oh and the carrot cake was great as well, the frosting wasn't too rich. Well done!!!!
So thankful I live in walking distance. A place that makes you proud to call "your spot." All you could ask for in a neighborhood restaurant. Awesome food, awesome people and a great atmosphere. Haven't had a meal I wasn't impressed with. There are too many great things to say about this place. I love it!
This place rocks forsure. We went there, got seated in 10 seconds, then we got the excutive treatment after that, got our appetizer in 3 minutes flat! Then as we are enjoying a cold beer and a glass of wine while eating our appetizer, we see our food, just 5 minutes after we got the first stuff! Then he comes over, 2 minutes after he brings food and, brings more napkins and checks on us, BOSS! Then he see us slowing down, and brings us Cake for FREE! This place know what it takes to make a 6 STAR RESTAURANT WORK! ENJOYED EVER MINUTE AT THIS PLACE AND WILL BE GOING ONCE A WEEK FROM NOW ON! TIPPED HIM A COOL 20 TOO THESE GUYS ARE GREAT!
I love this place. The atmosphere, the food, the people working the place are great, I frequent it often, but yesterday I walked in to a slight but pervasive odor of unclean floor mops mimicking body odor. I stayed for lunch and I had some of the best clam chowder in the cities, but the slight odor never went away. I almost said something, but I didn't.
I went to their web site to try to leave a message but couldn't find a way to email them, so here I am.
A couple other things I've notice are that the web site is not up to date on there selections of beers the furniture could use a really good cleaning.
Sorry for the negativity, I only want to help them because I truly like this place. High quality maintenance is crucial for longevity.
Milton's is one of my favorite restaurants, for dinner. Breakfast is a whole different story. While their food is fabulous, the staff is HIGHLY DISORGANIZED. No host(ess), no bartender (so the servers are making their own drinks), no official check in list for seating, just pure confusion. God forbid someone should have the same first name, because that will throw them right over the edge. I still love their food, their atmosphere, and the dinner staff (which is different than the morning servers) is attentive, quick, and friendly. I just hope they are able to get their morning situation and process under control. I'd hate to have to chose to go elsewhere because of their inability to handle service.
Great food, cozy atmosphere. Wonderful staff. Hard to find a plate we don't like. Love the Cobb salad, the jerk chicken, Kale, grits and beans and rice.
Great neighborhood restaurant. Rib skillet is really good. Get the rum cake when it's available.
GREAT food. Good alcohol selection. Wonderful people. Awesome atmosphere. Just a great local neighborhood restaurant. We love it.
Great neighborhood spot. Trendy with gurgle pots on each table. Large portions. Very good. Small space fills up fast.
High quality tap beers. Food ranges from good to amazing. Burgers and French dip are amazing.
My wife (Raberta) and I just finished having a mid afternoon dinner.We arw first timers and the food is beyond excellent. Dishes are made from scratch. The jerk chicken, shrimp and grits, along with Milton's style wings were all the bomb. This will be our second place to go for our date night. Service was fantastic!
I was recently visiting my brother and he took me to this place and it was really good I would not hesitate to go back to it should I go visit him again
Great food, server was friendly and knowledgable. Lots of fun games to play inside!
Awesome Breakfast Spot in the Wastelands of Suburbia - Funky spot for breakfast. Good coffee, excellent omelets, tasty bacon. The waitress was fantastic - Charlene introduced me to Apple Notes as an app to use when I take pictures. That is a full service breakfast spot. Looks good for lunch and dinner as well. Definitely check it out.
A delightful neighborhood restaurant and bar, with but a single TV behind the bar, has delicious food, service staff with smiles, a family place, that can be just as great for date night as for a place to rendezvous with a friend or a group. I must say, by all accounts it's the place to go for Matzoh ball soup, but with limited availability (usually gone by 3pm) and for a gurgling fish pitcher.
Friendly service food was great.Restrooms were clean. This is not a place for small children with finiky appetites. This is for the 13 and up that's willing to try new things.
Delicious food and staff is above average. There is sometimes a wait at peak times, but it's worth the wait!
Great place overall. Creative , fresh & tasty food. Friendly , attentive service. Warm & inviting atmosphere .
Great food nice neighborhood bar and grill. Friendly and attentive wait staff
Overview: Great atmosphere, super cool interior design, and friendly service! Worth coming at least once to experience that alone.
Food: all the burgers were amazing, wings (Milton style with jalopeno ranch) were fantastic, chicken sandwich had a really good sauce (personally wasn't a huge fan of it but I think it was still really well made).
Prices: I would say their moderately priced. Burgers & sandwiches are usually $10-12.
Wait time estimate: We went at a point where Google labeled it with "as busy as it gets" and it was about a 20 min wait inside but there were outside seats available. I'm assuming when it's lower, there wouldn't be a wait for inside either.
Photos: Chicken sandwich, fiesta burger, and Chad's burger.
Spectacular food, excellent service, and cool ambiance. We chatted with the owner for a while, who was gracious and witty. I'm more than glad to spend my money on a place like this!
Very good mac&cheese! It's not baked with breadcrumbs, but the sauce is homemade and really good. Also, the chicken sandwich is amazing.
Best place in the neighborhood, but I feel like it's gone downhill a bit lately. It has smelled bad in there the last couple times, and there's only one toilet available (I think there used to be 2). At least a year ago, workers told us they were expanding, but that hasn't happened yet.
But, go there anyway. Early, or you'll have to wait a while. Get the shrimp & grits or Ana's Eggs. Fried pickles are great to start with. Leave room for an imperial pint or the best cosmopolitan I've had.
Great food & kind people. Wonderful collaboration of food. I am working my way through the menu. I 💙 Jerk Ckn Sandwich, Fiesta Burger & Mac n Cheese + the Bloody Mary's are pretty awesome! The place gets busy so we go at odd hours (2pm - 5pm). OH and don't forget the Banana Cream PIE!!! Best I have ever treated.
Love love LOVE this place. Atmosphere is fun. Food is fantastic. Staff is wonderful. My favorite place to have dinner.
Great food, friendly staff and the atmosphere fits any occasion. But my personal favorite is the couch area where my kids can play while we wait for our seat or for our food to come. They have a few games and coloring books in this area.
Milton's is a fantastic neighborhood restaurant. If you're there for breakfast, I recommend the "Eye Opener" which consists of cheesy grits and eggs. Otherwise, you can't go wrong with an order of their Milton Wings - dry rubbed style whole chicken wings. They're delicious. I'm unashamed to admit that I've ordered a whole pound of them for myself. It was a great night that night.
We went here on a whim one night for a dinner meeting. Because it was a Monday during the State Fair, they were (and the owner was forthcoming with this info) short on staff and were slammed with customers.
Regardless, they shifted into high gear, called in some backup, and did a great job.
Among the best shrimp and cheese grits I have ever had ( and that includes Nouvelle Orleans).
Nice vibe, hard working, family-run restaurant. Please support them...great back-story on the restaurant/owners.
Service probably gets a little overrun from time to time, just use a little Bayou patience and have another libation, or play one of the many games that are available.
Great atmosphere, great place to meet with friends or workmates.
Decent selection of wines and beers.
Really enjoyed it.
Their breakfast is one of the best in the area- and unique too! 4 stars because it's a little pricey for a college student... but worth every penny!
Grab a friend and chill out on a rainy morning at this fantastic place.
Great food. Great service. A little loud for my taste. Other than that great experience.
I like Milton's. The food is too fussy for my taste... too many ingredients, over spiced. Also very rich / oily. But, it is fun. I love the atmosphere. Staff is spot on and nice. Place is spotless and intimate. Cozy and loud. Great bar, great beer. This is the perfect place to take an out of town guest. Price points are perfect for what you get, which is high quality food with a lot of thought and care put into it. I do love this place and it is generally very busy. I just wish they would simplify the food a tad... As in, take it down one notch..just one!
I brought my boyfriend and adult son into Milton’s on Tuesday, 9/26/17 for dinner. I had been telling them about the great food and atmosphere. When we arrived, there was one party of three ahead of us. They were seated in the waiting area while a server/hostess cleared a table for them. Our party was standing at the head of the “line,” directly in front of the hostess/server. We waited for 7+ minutes, and then left and went down the street to Doolittles. In all the time we were standing there, no one (hostess/server/bartender) acknowledged us. No one said, “Welcome, we’ll be with you in a minute…” We tried several times to catch the hostess’ attention, but she just looked right past us. The hostess/server did talk AROUND us to the seated party, but, again, never once acknowledged us. It got to the point where we all started to feel incredibly uncomfortable. It was only as we were walking out the door that someone attempted to call us back. Sadly, neither my boyfriend or son have any desire to return. I hope Milton’s can learn from this. Fine dining is a very competitive business, and there are many, many competitors who understand how important it is to treat customers with respect.
This place is pretty sweet. They have a children's area, a bar, and some amazing food. I really like the Italian sodas with cream. Thumbs up from me.
Excellent, original, and creative menu. Food is amazing! Love it here. Always nice to see local restaurants striving for so much more than just satisfaction, and the area responding appropriately, with their return business. Word of mouth has always and will always be the best advertisement, and Milton's has it down. Way to go!
Nice Hidden Place. Great food and Drinks.
My Waitress Amber is the Bomb.
Ask for her Drink.. Only she knows how to make it.
Char the Owner is the Best ,she's Friendly and up Beat knows how to be a Host.
The food is all awesome, you can't make a bad choice. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and it is all equally delicious. The staff are hard working, so nice, and very funny. This place is a hidden gem. Everyone I take here immediately wants to come back. Oh, and if you are lucky and they have banana pie avalible: order it!
Excellent food. Very good for breakfast and lunch but the night we went for dinner it turned into a 3.2 bar. WAY too loud radio very noisy. If I wanted a party bar atmosphere I would have gone to Buffalo Bills. Food 5 stars ambience 1 star
I love Milton's and go there frequently. The food is great, cute and comfortable atmosphere, and friendly servers. Sometimes the wait is a little long (the restaurant is pretty small), but it's worth it. Some of my favorites are the Bloody Mary, the BBQ pulled pork, vegetable cobb salad, and nachos. I've never gotten something I didn't like.
Small Cobb Salad was an excellent choice on my first visit to Milton's Bar and Cafe' in Crystal, Minnesota. What a pleasure! Stephanie was our delightful and upbeat server who got our order right! There was even an area where our little one could enjoy toys and games to play while we were waiting for our lunch to arrive!
We love Milton’s! We are so lucky it exists for tasty food & close to home (Robbinsdale). Very kid friendly also - important as we have 2 young kids. We love Milton’s for lunch & breakfast (okay dinner too!). Down home good food. My mom identifies as southern & she loves the grits & other southern options. I love the jerk chicken dinner option & the jerk chicken lunch salad. Black & blue salad also great. Fries great. I don’t think I’ve ever had anything bad here really!
So good! Grits to die for. Best food. Made from scratch with love. Franny and Char super welcoming. Great atmosphere.
Really warm atmosphere in this somewhat funky casual southwestern decor restaurant.
I've only have had breakfasts here which were excellent and of generous proportions. Today had an egg scrambler and grits. Great taste. Hard to choose as all the breakfast menu items were tempting and just a bit different than the traditional breakfast fare. Glanced at the lunch and dinner menu and it looked interesting as well. Our waitress, Maria, was friendly and helpful. Small but well stocked bar area .
Love this local spot. Great food great people! The staff here are Luke family char and family have made this place welcoming and inviting for all walks of life. Blue and christiani are amazing! The grits and the fried pickles with homemade BBQ sauce to die for. That you for having such a wonderful spot for great times and great food
This place never disappoints. We've had a different server the last three times we've been in and I swear all three have been the best servers I've ever had. The food is to die for (fresh seafood options too!). Breakfast and dinner both good! Love their old fashions and variety of local beer options. The salads after huge and filling (and the new combinations of flavors are different and interesting). The wings are so so so SO good -- I get them for my meal. Writing this review makes me want to go back right now!
I love this place! Cozy place with signature fish-shaped carafes of water, a great drink list, and delicious food.
We had fried pickles with jalapeño ranch for our appetizer and had 1 pound of Milton's Style wings with ranch on the side for dinner. THE WINGS WERE AMAZING. They'll make them extra crispy if you ask for it, and it is 100% worth the extra wait. I will definitely be coming back here very, very soon.
This place was great! Very cozy small restaurant with great friendly staff. The clam chowder soup was absolutely amazing! I personally wasn't a big fan of their wings, they are the full wing style with the drummie and wing part together. They tasted great I'm just not a fan of that style. Otherwise everything else was amazing, will definitely be back in the future.
Milton’s has delicious Louisiana style cuisine. My favorites include the half a smoked chicken and the cheesy grits. The cheesy grits are seriously special! They also have the best hamburger in town-juicy delicious and stacked with fresh veggies and cheese. It is a small place and the tables sit a bit close together so leave your secrets outside. In the summer there’s outdoor seating. Parking is plentiful!
Heading past the front of Milton’s Vino, Vittles, Beer, we weren't sure if it was open or not, but we pulled into the lot and wandered in to find it open and a brief wait for a table. The restaurant is tucked into a strip mall near the corner of 36th and Douglas and is a welcome change from the chain restaurants in the community. I'll prep you that portion control and healthy eating habits will fall by the wayside once you're inside this Southern-inspired scratch kitchen - you'll get generous platefuls of tasty food served up by friendly staff in a cozy space.
The restaurant is rustic and antique-filled space that includes a sofa, board games and coloring books in case you need something to do if there is a wait for your table. The area isn't big, but the layout makes the most of the dining room. You'll be able to enjoy your meal and if you may meet some new folks at a neighboring table. The upside of the layout seeing the food options on your fellow diner's tables.
Milton’s southern soul-food inspiration is evident in the jerk chicken, ribs, and grits. We had a starter of fried pickles, and the crispy coating was terrific over the encapsulated slices. The main course included Jerk Chicken with red beans and rice and the Pastrami on marbled rye. Portions were huge, and we both took leftover boxes home with us.
Another area gem. We visited on the very first very nice spring Friday evening of the season. We were warned when we were seated that they were a little short-staffed but honestly the service was so good you wouldn't have known it. Our food was spectacular and everyone around us seem to have ordered something different so we got to see a good variety of the menu and it looked wonderful we will definitely be back again and again and again
Such a great place to vibe and chill. I came to have a quick bite with my fiance and was not disappointed. Nice place to bring a friend or family out of town to spoil them with authentic cuisine. Service was really friendly, Jenny took care of us. PS. The mojitos and jerk chicken are where its at!
Went here for brunch and the food was great (and reasonably priced). Loved the "Anna's Eggs", the coffee was decent and the service was excellent. Nice casual place. Has outside seating. Need to go there for dinner next!
Friendly but extremely slow service. The servers could use training on resource management. You can bring food to one table and grab the check off another. (Full hands in full hands out) For the prices I expected better food. The apps we had we're definitely the highlight. After reading other reviews I was pretty disappointed.
Love Milton's. Really a cool place with food that is both delicious and creative. Awesome staff too! I will will be a frequent flyer at Milton's!
Love the cozy distinctive atmosphere. I find it always difficult to choose a dish, everything I've tried is good. For starters I suggest the jerk chicken meal is a must try and do not pass on dessert if they have the rum cake. Believe me it's worth every calorie.
Really delicious food, great atmosphere, and friendly staff! It was packed when we were there, and they seemed to be out of a lot of the things on their menu, though. That being said, our meals were really delicious and we had a good time. We’ll definitely be coming back!
The food was VERY tasty and enough to be satisfied eating there with enough to take home and share. Note....i didn't share! Its that good 😀💯
Fantastic restaurant! Very warm, inviting and eclectic. It’s like you walk into a different little world that is relaxing and fun. The service is great and food fantastic! I had the Rib scrambler which was so good! Coffee is pretty decent and price comparable to a Perkins.
It’s definitely off the beaten path but so worth a stop!
Great food, and the staff are very attentive. Everything I have had to eat so far has been top notch. If you like comfort food and a relaxing atmosphere, this is the place for you.
Food and service are great here. Get a different entree every time and have never been disappointed. The restaurant itself has a lot of character.
It's a great place to eat. I love the wings. I had a clam chowder soup and it was the best. A true story, the first time I ate there someone paid forward for my dinner with my family, how generous! Of course, the next time we came we decided to do the same. As I said, it's a very nice place.
Milton's is charming. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. Husband had the Terry Rye, it was a man size sandwich.😉 My burger was great. Rum cake with banana foster yummy. Would definitely recommend !
2nd time eating here. Great service & fantastic food. Unique & flavorful offerings. Will definitely return. Cozy space. The noise carries a bit so expect to speak up a little to hear your neighbor.
This is our favorite local restaurant! We come here all the time. Everything on the menu is delicious and pretty healthy choices. Love the black and bleu salad. It is so cute and cozy inside and the staff is amazing:)
They have a wonderful menu! The drinks are a plenty as well. Tap beer selection, wine selection and a full bar. The menu is great with some chef specialties. They also have a patio area. Also when I went there was a slight wait for a spot at the bar (4pm) the staff is friendly and attentive. Good spot for smaller groups
A co-worker who lives in the neighborhood introduced me to Milton's about a year ago and it's become our new favorite work lunch destination! I've been back almost a dozen times. Scratch kitchen, cozy atmosphere, varied options to meet most cravings.
Great food and always amazing specials. Their food and cocktail menus are both fantastic. I had the walleye special on a Friday and it was so light and crispy, pan fried, but not greasy. Will definitely be back on a Friday again! The staff were very nice, but it took a fairly long time to get a chance to order a second cocktail.
Chicken wings were great. I also had the Russian sandwich which was super tasty. It was a big portion with a ton of fries. Nice cozy atmosphere. Or server was friendly and service was on point. They were out of the jerk chicken, but I'll try it next time.
This place has been busy everytime I've been in. The staff are friendly!! The take-out specials are great and at great prices!! For $40, you can get 2 lbs of wings and order half a slab of ribs and easily feed 2 people on Mondays. Tuesdays has their delicious matzo ball soup!!
Great little spot tucked away in Crystal area. Just stopped in for a drink but they were made well and the bartender was on point the entire time. We stayed until close and didn't get rushed out ever though we were just talking at that point. I'm DEFINITELY going to stop in on a Friday to try the Walleye special. Give it a go, you'll like the place.
The food is great but the customer service can be much better. During the day when I pop in for lunch the service and food is great but in the evening it’s always a problem. It saddens me that a regular customer would be treated this way. Hardly greeted when coming into restaurant. Some staff are blunt, short and not welcoming at all. I live in the neighborhood and enjoy supporting and recommending local business to family and friends but would not want them to have the same experience as I have had on serval different occasions at this restaurant in the evening time.
Delicious shrimp and grits. Jerk chicken tasted like being back in Jamaica! Awesome value. Great service! This is my new fave.
Food was excellent. Service seemed a little slow but there appeared to be 3 servers waiting on every table so I can't fault them for that. Would definitely go again.
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