Al's Breakfast

413 14th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-331-9991
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Al's Breakfast

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  • Sun 9am-1pm, Mon-Sat 6am-1pm
  • $
  • Kid Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
There might be a million joints that flip flapjacks in this town, but you're not truly a Minneapolitan until you've eaten the ones at Al's Breakfast in Dinkytown. Crammed into a former alleyway, the 10-foot wide, 14-stool diner has become a local institution in the past 50-plus years. Regulars know the drill: Queue up behind the seated diners as you wait for an empty stool, and be prepared to shift seats to group freed seats together for new parties. For all the hassle, diners are rewarded with cheap, tasty eats, including eggs-any-way, hash browns, and delightfully fluffy buttermilk pancakes that nearly fill the plate.

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  • 100 Favorite Dishes: No. 49, Al's Breakfast's bacon waffle
    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 7 a.m. by Katy Meeks

    Put simply, Al's Breakfast is one of the coolest diners to grab one of the best breakfasts in town. Why else would people cram into the 10-foot wide space, with little to no breathing room, to wait for one of the 14 bar stools to op...

  • Esquire names Al's Breakfast pancakes the best in America [RECIPE]
    Monday, August 1, 2011 at 10 a.m. by Rachel Hutton

    Our hometown favorite flapjack, those plate-size, buttermilk beauts from Al's Breakfast--one of our 100 Favorite Dishes and last year's Best Pancakes winner--just got some big props from Esquire, with a piece called "How to Make the...

  • Ragamala cooks Indian food at Al's Breakfast
    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 9 a.m. by Rachel Hutton

    What if the tiny Dinkytown diner, Al's Breakfast, stopped flipping flapjacks and, instead, served south Indian food? You can experience just such an alternate reality on Thursday, July 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., when the Twin Citie...

  • Where Obama should eat in the Twin Cities
    Friday, October 22, 2010 at 12 p.m. by Rachel Hutton

    Dear Mr. President, Welcome to the Twin Cities. We're very much looking forward to your Northrup Mall visit. (The opening band is going to be awesome, by the way!) But surely with all that baby kissing and public speaking, you're go...

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