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5-8 Club
2.8 stars (8 ratings)

(612) 823-5858

5800 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417

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Dining Specials

Country Kitchen
American, Comfort Food/Home Cooking, Country, Casual/Family
0|Since they removed the cole slaw from the menu, I don't go there anymore.
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American

Restaurant Description

The 5-8 club Tavern and Grill is a casual place where friends and families can gather to share a great meal at a great value. We serve a varitey of appetizers, burgers (our Juicy Lucy is a favorite), and sandwiches.
July 12, 2010 @ 12:23 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Minneapolis, MN
This is the 4th time we have visited the 5-8 club and this will be the last. Here’s the score
SRIKE 1 - My wife and I brought our out of town family to the 5-8 Club because they had heard about the Juicy Lucy's. We ordered three different appetizers to share and our burgers. We asked that we get our appetizers fist. We waited 20 minutes and no appetizers. When we tracked down our server we were told they would be served with the rest of the food.
Strike 2 – Three of the six burgers were cold and undercooked (read raw hamburger)
Strike 3 – All of the appetizers were cold
So 5-8 Club “You’re Out”
July 11, 2010 @ 11:56 PM
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from Farmington, MN
I have to agree with some of the reviews posted. The Juicy Lucy was pretty good, but the service was very poor. The servers were not friendly at all and well try waiting 2.5 hours for a burger and fries with 7 kids. This time frame was not waiting for a table it was sitting at the table waiting for a server, then waiting for our drinks, waiting for our food and then again waiting for the bill. Not my idea of a good time!

Yes the food was pretty good and the cleanliness of the 5-8 was so so. I am not sure if I will be back...I would rather make my own burgers at home then wait that long again for a burger and fries. I also feel they need to review staffing levels...more staff would be helpful!
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Avg Rating: 3  out of 5 stars

Number of Reviews: 8

July 12, 2010 @ 12:23 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Minneapolis, MN
This is the 4th time we have visited the 5-8 club and this will be the last. Here’s the score
SRIKE 1 - My wife and I brought our out of town family to the 5-8 Club because they had heard about the Juicy Lucy's. We ordered three different appetizers to share and our burgers. We asked that we get our appetizers fist. We waited 20 minutes and no appetizers. When we tracked down our server we were told they would be served with the rest of the food.
Strike 2 – Three of the six burgers were cold and undercooked (read raw hamburger)
Strike 3 – All of the appetizers were cold
So 5-8 Club “You’re Out”
July 11, 2010 @ 11:56 PM
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from Farmington, MN
I have to agree with some of the reviews posted. The Juicy Lucy was pretty good, but the service was very poor. The servers were not friendly at all and well try waiting 2.5 hours for a burger and fries with 7 kids. This time frame was not waiting for a table it was sitting at the table waiting for a server, then waiting for our drinks, waiting for our food and then again waiting for the bill. Not my idea of a good time!

Yes the food was pretty good and the cleanliness of the 5-8 was so so. I am not sure if I will be back...I would rather make my own burgers at home then wait that long again for a burger and fries. I also feel they need to review staffing levels...more staff would be helpful!
January 13, 2009 @ 9:57 AM
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from Blaine
While not really thrilled with this place, it was all right. I think most people can read thru the one star reviews for the unreasonable expectations that are there... If you don't see what I mean then you shouldn't go there, and they will appreciate that.
June 23, 2008 @ 11:30 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Minneapolis, MN
I went to the 5-8 club with my girlfriend. We sat down to a table that was dirty, (it is a seat yourself resturant so I guess what can you expect....maybe a host?) Anyways, I asked the female server about the portion of french fries and what she recommended for 2 adults. She said, "I don't know? It all depends on what you can eat!" I said, "I understand...but what do most people get for a side of fries for 2 people?" She stated again, "You know...it really depends on how much you can eat...I've had some people eat 3 baskets and some that eat 1!" Well guess what? I'm not in a food eating contest here on ESPN so how about we just get the 1 basket since it's "confidential" information. My girlfriend ordered a salad along with her Juicy Lucy. We waited 15 mintues for the salad to come! I even asked about it and she said it was still being made. Hmmm last time I checked...even a nice resturant that is serving full entrees, (which would take longer to prepare) still brought out the soup or salad within a reasonable time. We did get our food but then waited another 10 minutes to get the food tab. Once I got the tab I waited another 10 minutes to close out the tab. If you aren't in a hurry and don't have high expectations on service then this is the place to go! The whole situation rubbed me the wrong way...very understaffed for being a local "hot spot". Hire a couple of more people to handle the patron load. Pay a high school kid minimum wage to bus and host tables so they are clean when you sit down.

PS - I also complained to the manager and then manager basically sighed and gave me the "tough luck" look. We visited the Cedar Avenue location.

Guess what 5-8? Welcome to 2008 and the age of the internet! Looks like you have 3 other's who weren't really thrilled with their visit. In a tough economy you should be happy with every customer you get. I don't care how great your Juicy Lucy is....I will take my business over to Matt's Bar and Grill who offer the same thing and better service! I advise you to do the same.
May 12, 2008 @ 8:36 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from minnepolis
I went expecting great 1930 ambiance, what I got was poor service, expansive low quality food, and a bad remodel that made me wonder what the place was like before someone made it look like a bad imitation of a suburban Apple Bees.

Do not go here!!
April 23, 2008 @ 2:57 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Brooklyn Park, Mn
Their was 18 in our group and the waitress would not issue seperate checks. After the so called stuffed burger, and a 50 minute wait, the waitress gave us a single bill which WE had to each figure out cost of each meal, tax, and amout of tip per guest.Then after another 45 minutes and talking to a very rude manager, we left very disapointed.
Don't go to the 5-8 "comedy" club for dinner unless your by yourself!!
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Eden Prairie, MN
This place reminds me of places I went to as a child when we were taken out for our birthday dinner (early '60s).
Big portions, freindly service, family oriented and fun.
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from minneapolis, mn
The 5-8 Club is one of my favorite restaurants in the Minneapolis area. You can't beat their Juicy Lucy burger, onion rings, and beer prices.
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July 12, 2010 @ 12:23 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Minneapolis, MN
This is the 4th time we have visited the 5-8 club and this will be the last. Here’s the score
SRIKE 1 - My wife and I brought our out of town family to the 5-8 Club because they had heard about the Juicy Lucy's. We ordered three different appetizers to share and our burgers. We asked that we get our appetizers fist. We waited 20 minutes and no appetizers. When we tracked down our server we were told they would be served with the rest of the food.
Strike 2 – Three of the six burgers were cold and undercooked (read raw hamburger)
Strike 3 – All of the appetizers were cold
So 5-8 Club “You’re Out”
July 11, 2010 @ 11:56 PM
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from Farmington, MN
I have to agree with some of the reviews posted. The Juicy Lucy was pretty good, but the service was very poor. The servers were not friendly at all and well try waiting 2.5 hours for a burger and fries with 7 kids. This time frame was not waiting for a table it was sitting at the table waiting for a server, then waiting for our drinks, waiting for our food and then again waiting for the bill. Not my idea of a good time!

Yes the food was pretty good and the cleanliness of the 5-8 was so so. I am not sure if I will be back...I would rather make my own burgers at home then wait that long again for a burger and fries. I also feel they need to review staffing levels...more staff would be helpful!