Reviews of Matt's Bar and Grill (Restaurant)

3500 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, United States

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Cameron Shurtz

I would say this place lived up to the hype. Cool atmosphere and good music. Menu is short and simple. Wait staff knows how to manage the crowd and is on top of things. Place is cash only. Was clean. Get the juicy Lucy, otherwise your wasting your visit. It’s awesome. Fries are good. Baskets are good to share amount 2-3 people. Would go back and would recommend to others.

Frank Williams

The best Juicy Lucy in Minnesota. Fresh patties are used, not frozen ones like 5-8 club which makes a difference in taste. Otherwise, typical bar fare which is also good, and a decent local beer selection. The only downside is that they are often crowded due to their popularity, so come during off hours to be seated quickly (11am, 2-4:30 pm).

Samantha Sanchez

As everyone has probably heard, the juicy Lucy was insanely good. They're very generous with their servings of fries, which is good to know when you feel like sharing. Had a nice and reasonably priced selection of beers. Servers were kind and attentive.

Adam Mayo

Best Burger In Minneapolis... Gotta Try The "Jucy Lucy" take Your time and Drink with a Local Blonde...(Beer that Is)

Brianna Schmitz

This is home of the oribinal juicy lucy so of course my husband and I had to come here when we were visiting from CO. Cash only! And so worth it! It was everything we could have hoped for and more!

Joel Larson

We loved the juicy Lucy's. We got there a quarter to 10 there was already a line. They were great. Fast service . Get there early or you'll be waiting

Adam Gold

Cute old school joint. Juicy Lucy is a double cheeseburger with the cheese in between the patties. Took a while.

Chris McNamer

love love this place. best burgers, beer and wait staff

Sarah Collins

The food was wonderful, and I appreciated that we got a little bit of everything.

Justin Wilson

Didn't dine in as I was just on a travel stop but picked up to-go per a friend's recommendation. She wasn't wrong either as the Juicy Lucy ran circles around Cadillac Ranch's...which was the only one I'm able to compare it to unfortunately. The fries were good...the right amount of grease and a sizable portion for the price. Next time I'm in the TC I'm definitely coming back, and hopefully can spend the evening.

Sophia Lent

Home of the Juicy Lucy, cant go wrong. Great service, cool history and overall worth any trip that is had to be made to get there. A must for anyone!

Kent Pitman

Been here several times now before deciding to submit a review. Entirely average food. Ambiance is dive bar. What isn't making it for me is having to wait for seating, having to wait for average food and the servers always trying to hustle you out so they can turn the table.

Cameron Shurtz

I would say this place lived up to the hype. Cool atmosphere and good music. Menu is short and simple. Wait staff knows how to manage the crowd and is on top of things. Place is cash only. Was clean. Get the juicy Lucy, otherwise your wasting your visit. It’s awesome. Fries are good. Baskets are good to share amount 2-3 people. Would go back and would recommend to others.

Joshua White

Home of the "Jucy Lucy," a well-done burger stuffed with cheese and served with pickles and onion. The burger does have its charm, but the main reason to come here is for the experience. Matt's is an old-fashioned cash only dive bar that struck gold with its claim to fame burger. Be prepared to wait in line.

Janessa Palmer

What to say? It's a classic. For being as busy as it gets, it's all part of the experience, and the servers are INCREDIBLE at being prompt and still making a connection. OG and best Juicy Lucy for sure.

Ex0TiC Dred

Best burger place here over 20 medals and many awards even Barrack O'Bama liked it here

Bhavesh Shasane

This time I tried the juicy lucy at Matt's. Found to be better than its next competitor 5-8. Beef Patty with melted cheese oozing out. Delicious, yummy and truly original.

joe schmoe

Juicy Lucy made with Kraft singles It's good but there are better

Jonathan Wolfe

It was good, but best burger in Minneapolis is pushing it. Simple, no thrills, posted the menu, cash only. Burgers taste like fried onions regardless if you get them on it or not. My service was quick and with a smile. I wouldn't wait in line for these burgers/juicy lucy. Fries were frozen from a bag, burgers were fresh beef.

Emily Johnson

This is one of the few places in Minnesota that everyone should visit. This is the wonderful home of the Juicy Lucy! It is amazing! I had one and it was so good, if I could pick only one thing to eat for the rest of my life, it would be that. Their fries are amazing too! The lines are always long and the tables are always full☺ Kudos to Matt's Bar, who I am proud that Minneapolis has it.

Ross Zimmerman

It was good, but there wasnt any particularly special about it. It was a good greesy burger and fries, but I dont see the hype.

Nicholas Hansen

Great burger, I'd suggest your first bite into a jucy Lucy be a nibble or the cheese will squirt out. My wife took a big bite and squirted cheese all over. We got fries as well, they were tasty but they are a very thin cut fry which I don't care for. Expect a wait, but that's a great time to enjoy a beer.

RJ

Difficult to get to, no parking, long line, long wait, DEFINETLY worth it. Servers were't exactly friendly but this isn't Denny's. It's a dive bar. Bring cash. It's easily one of the best burgers I've ever had. People say they're over-priced. It's $7-something for a 1/2 pound burger. They could easily charge double and still have a line going out the door. That 20 or so minutes of me sitting on a bar stool with my Jucy Lucy and a Grain Belt in front of me was one of the highlights of Minneapolis.

E Behrman

Very good place to have a original Juicy Lucy. Must try this hamburger. The staff is very friendly. Food prices are good. The place is small, get there early.

Zachary Stewart

I come from a 58 family, but I didn’t hate Matt’s. Wanted to. Tried hard. Only getting 4 stars because not 58.

Deborah Bostrom

It was delicious. Still priced just right We had the juicey lucy. Was not disappointed..

Allen Evanko

Absolutely delicious. An institution. Worth the wait.

Terry Cook

This place is very small and consistently busy. They do a great job moving people through.....and they have the best Juicy Lucy's anywhere.

Christoph Durrenmatt

Definitely lives up to the hype. Just a dive bar with the best burger in Minnesota. Menu is pretty minimal but the juicy Lucy is the only thing you should be ordering. Atmosphere adds to the experience of the burger.

James Wahl

Amazing. The perfect Juicy Lucy... Great service.. Amazing staff. Perfect place!!! A must visit.

Travis Chisholm

Amazing as always! Bite with caution, the cheese bites back.

Jeremy Jacobsz

Home of the Juicy Lucy, cant go wrong. Great service, great nostalgic environment, cool history and overall worth any trip that is had to be made to get there. A must for anyone, MN visitor or if you're home grown.

Amanda Tix

Superb Jucy Lucy! Very much worth the wait to be seated. Great original atmosphere. Love that they stay true to the history. I will be back!

Josh Jora

Great food. I luckily lived by nokomis very close to here. And I would take it to go, since the small restaurant is full any popular times of the day. I'm not a huge fan of onions but they are great as a part of this classic

Tabitha Thompson

You must try the Jucy Lucy!! A very good flavorful burger!! The fries are delicious and a very large serving. It’s always busy but the wait is worth it!

Ashley Buffington

Just like I remember as a kid. Home of the Juicy Lucy

p Simms

This place was ok. The food was good and the guy on the grill is a burger ninja. Much credit to him. That said, my waitress was rude and snobby. Acting like she was doing us a favor by us being there. I didn't like or appreciate her attitude. She did get better once she saw my ID and noticed I was from out of state. Too little too late for me. I hope she's not that way with all the locals. The food is a 4 out of 5 stars and waitress is a 1 out of 5. I dont think this place was worth the wait to be seated but food was good. As a traveler I tried 5-8 club and we both agreed they had better burgers(bigger too).

Danielle Nagy

Amazing, delicious juicy Lucy! If you get a fry enough to feed 3 people. My only complaint is not enough wait staff. One waitress running around and she looked stressed.

Jennifer Stanley Krawczyk

We sat in a booth near the front on a summer evening, during a usually busy Sunday supper. There was only one waitress, but she handled EVERYBODY in the most timely manner, with good grace and humor. We were glad we came.

Mary Dollins

Best place for the original Jucy Lucy. It gets very busy during meal hours and on weekends and try to go at off times like 3pm on a Monday or be prepared to wait in line. The bar is cash only but there's an ATM. The Jucy Lucy is obviously amazing and the whole order of fries is huge, more than enough for 2 people.

J Twams

Put it to you this way, I drove from Northern North Dakota because I heard about Matt's. Definitely worth the drive to eat from where the Lucy truly started from! If you find yourself in the area and don't eat at Matt's you're wrong.

Jordan Mielke

Not a terrible place. Burgers are well done and crispy. Beers aren't super expensive, but for the scene and the location, a bit pricey relative to what you'd typically expect from a dive bar. Also, they're cooking burgers and fries behind the bar, so your clothes will smell like fried stuff...especially if you're sitting next to the bar.

Louis Harvey

Very dive bar with a famous american burger called juicy lucy. it was good but didn't live up to the hype for me.

Frank Williams

The best Juicy Lucy in Minnesota. Fresh patties are used, not frozen ones like 5-8 club which makes a difference in taste. Otherwise, typical bar fare which is also good, and a decent local beer selection. The only downside is that they are often crowded due to their popularity, so come during off hours to be seated quickly (11am, 2-4:30 pm).

Greg Bauman

The juicy Lucy always depends on chef. Great service.

Rick Franz

Great atmosphere but even greater good. Really enjoyed the Juicy Lucy and the service was great.

Jenny Palacios

The Jucy Lucy is worth the wait. Make it even better by getting two! If you're trying to go low carb, ditch the bun and ask for lettuce.

shaun singer

Awesome place....yall have to try the Juicy Lucy

Samantha Sanchez

As everyone has probably heard, the juicy Lucy was insanely good. They're very generous with their servings of fries, which is good to know when you feel like sharing. Had a nice and reasonably priced selection of beers. Servers were kind and attentive.

Aaron Wiese

I really enjoyed the vibe here. It was busy when we stepped in, but a quick wait staff and efficient seating got us to a table in under ten minutes. The beer was cold, the burgers were hot, and the Juicy Lucy did not disappoint. I was surprised at how liquid the cheese was, but it was definitely a good surprise. Side note, the normal sized fry basket is the biggest portion I've ever come across, dig in!

Anna Miller

It was busy when we got there but were seated in about 15 minutes. We ordered promptly but our food didn't come for about an hour. The JL was delicious buy didn't have many options for customizing. Our server never came back to check on us or fill drinks. Overall, would return again but for to go

Adam Philpott

Old school, lots of history, have to get the juicy Lucy. Cash only but they have an atm. Reasonable prices.

Aaron Wiese

I really enjoyed the vibe here. It was busy when we stepped in, but a quick wait staff and efficient seating got us to a table in under ten minutes. The beer was cold, the burgers were hot, and the Juicy Lucy did not disappoint. I was surprised at how liquid the cheese was, but it was definitely a good surprise. Side note, the normal sized fry basket is the biggest portion I've ever come across, dig in!

Jess Birken

This place is fantastic, small menu, classic atmosphere, great staff. Come here for burgers and beer, that's the deal. I've had a lot of Juicy Lucy burgers around the metro. This is hands down different from everything else. Accept no substitute! This is the original.

Mister Joe Brown

Burger was good and fries were good. This small restaurant was completely packed with a line out the door that lasted about 30 minutes. I'm not a fan of crowded places or lines, but the burger was worth it once for sure.

Lucas Miller

President Obama ate here once, need I say more? This is THE home for Jucy Lucys in the Twin Cities. Other places may lay claim to the burger, but trust me, this is the O.G. Bring cash! They have an ATM but who wants to pay those fees. Make sure to wait your turn in line, it's worth it even if the line is a bit long. Grab a few friends, get a pitcher of beer, a basket of fries and a Jucy Lucy and you're all set!

Nik R

The original Juicy Lucy !!!!! Loooooong wait. Do not be in a hurry. Patience is key. Great cook and waitress. Could be improved by adding wait staff. Worth the journey , but. Order 2 hamburgers if you are really hungry.

Michael Maltese

Great vibe and fantastic juicy Lucy's Hamburgers! Go for the Juicy Lucy's! But bring cash as they don't accept debit or credit cards! Friday and Saturday nights are quite busy and sometimes you have to wait for a table. Parking is on the street only so be prepared to maybe having to walk a ways to the bar. The Juicy Lucy's are well worth the trouble! Michael

Brian Reyes

I'm from Chicago and if you're looking to just try a Jucy Lucy like me, this is a decent one to try. I'm not a fan of it, I'd rather get the Parlour burger (which is the best burger in MN), but it's still a good burger - it's just weird to have molten lava cheese spilling out of your burger after you bite. Fries are okay - can easily share a full order with probably 4 people. It seems to always be packed and cramped, so go here as early as you can. Service is okay - pretty good for 3-4 people running the whole place. I don't get why MN people love Jucy Lucy's so much, but I recommend getting a burger somewhere else, otherwise if you're dying to try a Jucy Lucy, this is a decent place to go. Take out might be a better option. Oh and it's cash only.

Palmer Horst

Excellent jucy lucy; super simple, but really well executed. Definitely get it with onions--doesn't even need condiments. It was very busy on the Saturday when we were there, so be prepared to wait for a table and for your food. Don't worry, it's worth the wait. The wait staff is fast and polite as well. Great experience all around.

Jeff K

Juicy lucy was a great burger. Good beers on tap. Service was very friendly, and pretty quick considering the crowd. One of those places I could go every week.

Christian Rieck

There will probably be wait to sit at a table but it's worth it. When they say the cheese is hot they are NOT joking. Order a full order of fries for 2 people. You will really enjoy devouring the fries while your unwrapped burger is cooling down. Still be careful when you finally bite in to your burger, the cheese is still really hot. Order a #Summit #EPA to go with your meal, it's a great combination. Remember you are here for good food and the experience. There is one person cooking and one person on the floor. It might take a few minutes but your patience will be rewarded. Sorry I didnt take pictures of my food. I dug in and had dirty hands so fast I forgot.

Amanda Tinebra

THE Jucy Lucy. The original, and you can tell. They do only one thing and they do it well. Fries. Burgers. Drinks. Be prepared to wait in line and like it, because you cant beat the original.

Jen T

Service was good once you are able to get a table. I think they were abnormally busy that day because it took almost an hour to get 3 burgers and a chicken sandwich. Food was average, fries tasted similar to McDonald's fries, I'm not sure what all the hype is about, it was lost on me,

David Fox

Great as expected. I've been telling my kids about Matt's for 25+ years. Finally got there with the whole fam. Listen to the warning - fear the cheese.

SAKSHI GOPAL

The Juicy Lucy.... This is where you have it, or nowhere at all..... Wait to be seated, and don't bite into the Juicy Lucy right away.... Wait for it to cool or else the cheese will burn.... It's hot. Limited beer selection, but n you go here for the Juicy Lucy and not the beer.

Wayne Peterson

Great food, be prepared for long wait, great staff

Bradley Lewis

Absolutely one of the best places to go get an authentic juicy Lucy in the whole city. On the weekends though you will have quite a wait. The line goes all the way outside the door and into the sidewalk. But it is worth it highly recommended place to go.

Oscar Morales

Not worth the 2 hour wait. After many years of going to the 5-8, I finally gave Matt's a try. First thing first, they don't take card but have an atm but it's at the back of the restaurant, in which you have to jump over people and tables to get to it. The line was out the door so I expected the burgers to be good but I was wrong. My burger was small than I expected and the meat was dry and burnt. The restaurant is VERY small and dark but you can't do anything about that since it's an old building. I am definitely sticking to the 5-8 from now on.

Mic

The classic Juicy Lucy. Minne so Yah oh yaah cheese

Jakob Ealy

Dive bar at its finest! Great atmosphere, welcoming and friendly staff. The place is small and fills up quick, so either get there early or plan to wait. Only accept cash. GET AT LEAST ONE JUICY LUCY. If possible, get three. The regular burgers aren't nothing special, but these pals are tasty.

John Lund

Priceless neighborhood gem! Gotta have the Juicy Lucy.

Don Lenhart

Excellent food, service, and overall first time experience at Matt's Bar and Grill. We were there on a Sunday afternoon with about an hour wait for a table. That's fine because It's home of the original "Juicy Lucy" in a dive bar throw back setting. The menu is limited with mostly burgers, fries, soda, beer, and wine. In this case, less is more and delicious!

Mary McGinley

I've been going to Matt's since the early 80's. Matt's never disappoints!

nodreffahs

I did my research, this was the place to go. Got there 10 mins before opening. Got right in and was seated. Good service. But the burger, honestly, did not impress me. I think my expectations were maybe too high? I wanted thick orange cheese volcano-ing and oozing out of my burger. Got some off-white, greasy looking stuff instead. The taste was fine, but overall not what I expected. I didn't have a bad experience, just not what I was looking forward to.

Cisco Kid911

Great Place to Relax with Friends and Coworkers ..Bar Classic

Matt Vatter

Matt's is a local classic. It's a neighborhood bar, not a big restaurant. Beer, burgers and cash only! Be prepared to wait if you visit Thursday - Saturday for sure. But it will be worth it. Many argue they are the best Juicy Lucy's ever. But determine for yourself.

Alvin Mu

Expect a long wait to get your food. Ordered 3 juicy Lucy around 2pm with 25 minute wait. The burger was good and the cheese is very hot. Good atmosphere inside. I do think it is over hyped and overpriced. Their service is slow and more business/work oriented than customer satisfaction.

Tyler Cini

Matt's is known as the original home of the "Jucy Lucy", and I can't imagine a better one for my first experience in Minneapolis. I went thinking it was just a novelty and am glad to say I was wrong. The burger was legitimately delicious, the fries were great, and the people were very sweet and hospitable. Know going in that it's cash only, that there may be a long line/wait if you're not there by the time it opens, and that you better be careful with that first bite!

Joe Allen

Best burger in town; not all cheffy, and at under $8 it blows any of the fancy $18 burgers around town out of the running. Worth the wait.

Robert Davis

The absolute best juicy lucy is here, while the war rages on about who made it first, 5-8 club or Matt's, Matt's wins hands down. The juicy lucy at 5-8 is a little more creative, but the cheese is always exploded out when I go. This has never happened at Matt's. The only problem with this dive of a restaurant is the place is always packed to the gills. Also a good indication why Matt's is so great.

Chris Dillman

Jucy Lucy and 1/2 order of fries were delicious and filling. Great ambiance and super wait staff. Sit at the bar if you get a chance.

Anthony Ross

Overall great service great environment.. a little tight for space but all In all great place

Dallas Picotte

Cash only. Pretty packed. But good Lucy

Moises Cruz

This is a must in the twin cities! The place where rumor days the juicy Lucy was born. There is always a line to get in, but it is well worth it. I'm a vegetarian and the fries and grill cheese are great! This is one of those places where you can see the dedication and specialization.

Mustard Yellow

It took an hour in total to be seated, with food, and I’d do it again! For me, the hype is deserved and the wait was worth it (I was expecting a welcoming dive bar with awesome burgers and that’s what I got). Wonderful service. The Juicy Lucy was everything I wanted it to be, and has also ruined In&Out Burger for me( Tastes like the original/better form of Animal Style) 1 burger(and one to go!) and a half basket of fries recommended for solo eaters

Gordon Overing

This place is great. Amazing burgers. Old school bar with a grill. Prices are like going back in time. There will always be a line for a table and it's all cash only. Well worth the wait. Built in the fifties and still has the same old school working class look smell and feel.

Zachary Andrus

I just moved here a few weeks ago and one of the biggest things I judge a place I live is the kind of food options there are. I’ve got to say I love a good burger and I went here with my wife twice already and we love it. If you come to Minneapolis you gotta try this place and make sure to order the the Juicy Lucy! Best burger I’ve had in my life!

Amanda Sorrier

Great experience for local bar! The reviews lived up to the hype for sure! Staff was kind, but don’t go in expecting too much. Should have taken the photo before I was almost done. It was too good to stop and think!

Mustard Yellow

It took an hour in total to be seated, with food, and I’d do it again! For me, the hype is deserved and the wait was worth it (I was expecting a welcoming dive bar with awesome burgers and that’s what I got). Wonderful service. The Juicy Lucy was everything I wanted it to be, and has also ruined In&Out Burger for me( Tastes like the original/better form of Animal Style) 1 burger(and one to go!) and a half basket of fries recommended for solo eaters

marissa heinz

Went on a monday afternoon around 2:30. We had to wait about 15 minutes. Juicy Lucy's were awesome. (wish they were bigger) My 4 year old had cheesebuger which was awesome. All 4 of us able to split one order of fries. Glad we went! .

Kayla K

I live a few blocks away but haven’t been here in like 20 years... but I came in while my truck was being fixed nearby the other day. I’m a vegetarian and the grilled cheese and fries were good & my brother enjoyed his JL... but the service here is nothing to rave about- you feel rushed to order & rushed to leave (getting the check before you can have another drink). However it’s a classic establishment & always busy, so it’s understandable. Decent but I prefer the Cardinal or Bullshorn for service, food & a better dive experience in south Minneapolis.

Adam Jorgenson

Long waits....Juicy Luicy's aren't all they're cracked up to be. Mediocre quality beef with a scalding hot cheese filled center. Just go get a cheeseburger somewhere and skip the 1/4 block long line to get in.

Davis Myers

Love this place. Be prepared to wait if you come during dinner or on the weekend.

Lexasaurus Rex

I grew up in MN, and yet I had never been to the famous birth place of the juicy Lucy. I am so glad I took the trip while visiting family. I was missing out. These burgers have such a classic burger taste, it's everything you'd want in a good old reliable burger. The fries are everything I'd ask for. They're crispy, but soft inside, warm, and perfectly salted. This place has such a homey feel-good vibe. Make sure you try this place, you won't regret it.

Gordon Young

The juicy lucy is to die for love the food and the atmosphere is pleasant.

Andrew Mosenden

For being a local bar diner for burger and beer very good casual flair. Its MN, not some 5 star burger joint. The fact it's the birthplace of the juicy makes it appeal

Jayson Smart

This is one of those rare places that providing overall mediocrity in food and generally poor customer service seems to play in their favor and create lore of a “must have experience.” In reality, the operators are just shrewd in business practice and strive to extract the highest profits from their customers. The burger is good, but there are much better at several places in town. This is my own hang up, but any business today that doesn’t take a credit card is simply providing poor customer service. Matt’s can increase their prices by 5% to cover credit card fees and actually increase their profit, and provide a better customer experience. That’s a bettet option as a customer rather than the ATM fee I had to pay for the privilege of eating there. I will look forward to coming back when they join the 21st century by taking credit cards, and maybe upgrade the napkins so I can enjoy the Juicy Lucy without needing a shower afterward.

Samuel Eckel

Great place and home of the jucy Lucy

Melissa

I always have an AMAZING time here. And of course AMAZING jucie Lucy in my eyes it beats 508 's

George Yorgakaros

Home of the original juicy Lucy and worth stopping in. Waited in line for about 25 minutes before being seated. Service thereafter was fast - we got 4 Juicy Lucys for 3 people and it was just right, portion-wise. Beer selection was solid as well.

Heather Bendel

Amazing burgers! Love that the decor is original along with the menu.

Fred Brown

Atmosphere is great prices good waitresses was good. Busy all the time but they are quick.

Michael McCarthy

The juicy Lucy was great we'll worth the wait.

Jillian Davis

There has been a line everytime I've been here because it's just that good!

Gordon Overing

This place is great. Amazing burgers. Old school bar with a grill. Prices are like going back in time. There will always be a line for a table and it's all cash only. Well worth the wait. Built in the fifties and still has the same old school working class look smell and feel.

Zachary Andrus

I just moved here a few weeks ago and one of the biggest things I judge a place I live is the kind of food options there are. I’ve got to say I love a good burger and I went here with my wife twice already and we love it. If you come to Minneapolis you gotta try this place and make sure to order the the Juicy Lucy! Best burger I’ve had in my life!

Jennifer Hill

This place is perfectly simple. Delicious, hot, juicy lucy cheese filled burger and some fries. No bells or whistles. In a bar that's been around for ages! I'd eat here every weekend if it wouldn't eventually give me a heart attack!

Cole Spickler

Amazing food! Totally worth the wait! So good! Friendly staff!

Amanda Sorrier

Great experience for local bar! The reviews lived up to the hype for sure! Staff was kind, but don’t go in expecting too much. Should have taken the photo before I was almost done. It was too good to stop and think!

David Comon

The best Jucy Lucy I’ve ever had

Andrew Brown

Always incredible and fun to bring someone there for the first time!

matthew Childs

Classic place. Great juicy Lucy and fries. Got to go at least once. Just be patient.

Jonathan Jones

It was definitely worth the 30 min wait. Amazing food and amazing service. Would definitely recommend!!

Steve Landis

Plain and simple. Very busy for Fathers Day yet a single waitress managed the place nicely. Tasty burger, good fries, nice beer selection.

Travis Ward

Matt's has been a family favorite since the 1950's. Over the past 65 years Matt's has been the place where the family congregates after a wedding, funeral, reunion, or the like. over 15 - 20 years that some of us were not in the state, we schedule our flights around the grill close time. Matt's is my absolute favorite place to eat, and you will never find a proper Jucy Lucy anywhere else. The original is always the best! :-)

Bennett White

I’ve been going to Matt’s for over 40 years I don’t get there as much as before we live out in Buffalo so it not an everyday thing like it use to be when I lived in town. So my best friend is working down by there so I think I’m springing for Juciy Lucy’s and a bag of fries yummy and tons of fried onion the blacker the better... . Hamburger fan for life .....

Matt P.

My favorite juicy Lucy burger. Small restaurant and best name for a bar ever

Thuy Kim

Not over hyped at all. Great well-seasoned burger, abundant classic fries, and busy bar atmosphere with way fewer seats than needed to meet the demand. FYI, the burgers come without condiments (don't need any) but with onions and pickles. It's perfection.

Terah Ramaekers

The best jucy Lucy you'll find. Hands down. And those fries are so good too. Prepare to wait if it's peak time, but it moves fast and it's worth the wait.

Gail Cannon Doyle

I waited too long for my first visit to Matt's. Yummiest burger with a mellow secret sauce combo of melted cheese and tiny diced onions. Great collection of music playing, Twins on the screen. Everyone was happy!

M M

I was surprised how I liked the juicy lucy burger here. I would recommend any burger lover to go to this place and have the juicy lucy.

Heidi Graham

Bring cash! Get there when they open at 11 am! Bathrooms are downstairs and this pic is from ladies room. Lol.. Pop is in cans for $1.75.

David Soliz

Bit of a wait to get in but their juicy Lucy is the best thing I've ever eaten.

MaelstromGod

Sometimes in life.. There are moments you can only describe as indescribably life altering. The experience from one hamburger called "Juicy Lucy" made me feel as if all my best efforts to experience hamburgers were for nothing. After that moment and my fist bite, I had to realize that I've never had a hamburger before. This has forever changed that I have eaten meat but have NEVER had a hamburger until that moment.

Aaron Lloyd

Matt's is a Minneapolis institution for a good reason. They serve a fantastic no-frills Lucy (unless fried or raw onions counts as a frill) wrapped in paper and oversize helpings of fries in a paper lined basket. No plates, no utensils, no pretense. Wash it down with a beer (a small, but well-chosen selection of craft beers and standard big-brewery lagers are available). You would call the aesthetic "dive bar" if it wasn't for the steady stream of customers of all ages and walks of life ... It's more of community space in that regard. A customer who returns after a 20 year absence would be hard pressed to detect any changes, except the picture on the wall of a smiling Obama posing with Matt's staff. Bring cash (ATM is on site, if needed). Mind the warnings about molten cheese. Scratch your itch for a perfectly simple Jucy Lucy... Ok, THE Jucy Lucy.

DANIEL HACKER

Waited an hour for an average burger (I ordered the juicy Lucy)

Shane F.

Iconic, as a Floridian its always important to visit Matts everytime I visit. Jucy Lucys made right infront of you, atmosphere is my favorite part. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a twist on a classic burger, definitely worth going out of the way for it.

Karen Gillespie

This is a Family tradition! We have been going there for 59 years! Even as toddlers, a parent would take us for a treat! In fact I met up with my Son at the airport, headed straight to the hotel to check in then off to Matt's!!! He flew in from Oregon, I flew in from California. You can't go wrong with a Burger or Juicy Lucy !!! Even though they changed the burger recipe when Matt Bristol retired which we loved but we got used to the new recipe!!! Their still awesome! ❤

Nate Wefel

This place is always good. When you have extra spare time. Always worth the wait though.

Jesse Bannasch

Went on a Saturday night. It was practically empty which was a near impossibility. Burgers are insanely delicious and worth everything. Fantastic fries. Cash only though

Steven Shaw

Matt's is always a pleasure to visit! We waited almost half an hour for a table on an early Saturday afternoon but that's ok because the Juicy Lucy was outstanding!

Nicole Blackwood

Cozy, friendly, famous cheeseburgers. I love the staff, too. Holiday extra: Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale on tap. Family friendly, urban hipsters also welcome. My favorite seat is the second stool by the griddle. They sell burgers as fast as they can make them!

Erin Nakielski

Always a great Juicy Lucy at Matt's bar, bring cash as it is cash only. If you have to wait it is worth it and usually goes fast.

Justin Kole

You go for the Juicy Lucy. Be prepared to wait. It was a good burger, could have used more cheese though....

CeeCee D

What can I say... if it's spelled wrong, then it's Right!!! The one and only place to go!

Tim W

The best Jucy Lucy's and fries at least as good as McDonald's. I wish the tap beer selection included a good Pilsner, but I keep coming back. Love the pictures on the walls!

Melissa Manley

I feel it's over priced for the amount of food you get a burger with cheese inside of it is $7.75 and it was small I expected it to be much bigger for a Juicy Lucy and you only get pickles and onions with it. For the price i paid for a burger and 1/2 order of fries I could have gone to Denny's or Perkins and gotten more burger and toppings for less. So disappointed

M

Good price. Excellent burger. Only issue is the line up. Only thing is cash only. And if u really want to be smart, unless you have to sit there, order it to go. It will take 20 some minutes still but it beats lining up and still have to wait an additional 20 mins or 30 mins for your food. Just be very careful if you're going to eat in the car. I tell them to give me an extra bag and I usually bite it off the top and suck a bit of the cheese like a Xiao Long Bao or Chinese soup dumpling.

Brian Bopp

Our quest for the iconic Jucy Lucy has been fulfilled! Once the veil of sandwich paper is drawn back, the shimmering golden bun is revealed and the fragrance of caramelized onions enwraps your nose like a warm scarf on a MN winter day. The sacred recipe beckons but you must wait or endure the searing pain of cheese burn on your lips and tongue -- You have been warned. Beef+cheese+pickles+onions+char = Jucy Lucy. There is no other. Our pilgrimage to Matt's will be long remembered. Comfy like an old slipper, but much better smelling, the charm of history and food will send you home happy, full, and planning your return.

Corrie Mick

It's very crowded, but understandably so because their cheese-oozing burger is delicious. Apparently it's so good that Obama stopped in during his presidency. Warning, they only take cash so be prepared. They do have an ATM if need be, though. Definitely delicious, so it was worth the wait in my opinion. We'll likely be back our next time we're in the area. :)

Zack Lumitap

No frills but all the thrills when you take your first and last bite of this juicy lucy! Make sure to get their amazing fries! Matt's Bar is where it's at for my juicy lucy cravings!

Shawn Augustin

It has enough reviews, what more can I say? Simple and awesome! Love this place!

Steven Trahms

Great atmosphere. Loved the Juce Lucy burger!

Carrie Boyer

Juicy Lucy and summit and that's all I have to say about that famous place.

Travis Fahrenkamp

Great burgers and fries for a great price. Go during the week, this place gets pretty busy and for good reason

Mike Cook

There's a reason the line is always out the door and the walls are covered with awards. Matt's lives up to the hype for sure. Get a Juicy Lucy, with onions if you like, and share an order of fries with the whole table. Cheap and delicious every time!

Adam Rondeau

This is it! This is the home of the Juicy Lucy! And, even if it isn't, I feel confident saying they make the best one. Try stabbing the patty with your fries when the burger arrives so it can cool down faster and subsequently get eaten sooner. Also, the fries are good.

Kianna Enberg

Finally made it there after numerous people I know raved about it. It looks sketchy from the outside not much for parking, the inside isn't too pretty. Simple short menu, straight to the point. Don't let the look of this place fool you, the food is amazing! Of coarse we had to get The Jucy Lucy and 1/2 order of fries and the portion was perfect.

sara pearson

This is the home of the original Juicy Lucy. Always a line but worth the wait.

Edwardo Ander

A MN staple! Best juicy lucys in the entire world. Always busy because of this factor so prepare to wait a little. Well worth it always!

Lulu Star

Very RUDE greeting as we were trying to eat at this establishment! It was starting to pour down rain and one of the help guys came to the door and told us to keep it closed! Mind you we were standing in the extremely small doorway with about 10 other people and pushing out on to the sidewalk! We took our business to the 5-8 Club where they were friendly, there was enough room AND the ORIGINAL Jucy Lucy was better!

James Crumley

Minneapolis' premier dive burger joint! Long live Juicy Lucy!

Kristin Houlette

As a tourist I wasn't sure what all the fuss was about. I mean it's just a cheeseburger, right? Wrong! The Jucy Lucy is a decadent combination of flavors that I've never experienced anywhere else! I hope to one day have the opportunity to come back to this little gem in the heart of the city.

Theresa Diliberti

Great place to grab a burger! A full order of fries is huge, can feed a family of 4. Juicy Lucy is delish! They keep things simple here, no plates, no ice. If you order soda, you get a can. Helps keep the prices down.

Nicholas Enderle

Great spot for flat top burgers if you don’t mind the wait. Yes, there is usually a wait. First come first serve no reservations. Must have full party to be seated. CASH ONLY. Home of the famous juicy lucy. A bar/restaurant that knows what they are good at and keep it simple. A full order of fries is perfect for 4 people to share with. Grilled onion are a must on the burgers. A classic spot in Minneapolis.

Martin sefranek II

Busy constantly.....you will wait! Fries are really crispy and delicious (shoestring). Burgers are good! Cash only. ATM on premises. Bathrooms are NOT handicap accessible.

Robert Bauer

Mui bien ! Not that there is any thing Spanish about it. We had the jucy lucy, and OMG, you have got to try one at least. Delicious ! But take a small bite at first, it's hot !

Chelsey Klinge

My husband and I came here based on google reviews. We live out of state. It was said to be the dive bar you have to visit. SO TRUE! Service was amazing. The coveted Juicy Lucy burger was ALL it was cracked up to be. It was so good! If we find ourselves in the area again...we will definitely be back!

Emily Mytnik

Classic Twin Cities eats!! I came here for the first time last weekend and Matt's really lived up to its hype! There was a bit of a line to be seated, but it was a Saturday night. The place is small, so don't plan on bringing a huge crowd here. You can fit four people per table/booth. The service was a little slow, but like I said--it was Saturday night and poppin'! The food was fantastic!! The cheese inside the Jucy Lucy is of a much higher quality than any other Jucy Lucy out there and the fries were delectable. They give you a LOT of fries, so plan on being hungry! The restaurant only accepts cash payments, just so you're aware. Overall a great experience!!

Deborah Lingenfelter

Very good food. A must go! We arrived right at opening and it filled up quick and there was a long waiting line just to sit down within 20 minutes of opening. The Juicy Lucy is a must get and very very hot.

Brian Elling

In the debate of the Juicy Lucy in the Twin Cities there is no more clear winner then Matt's, the home of the Juicy Lucy! They have another place that claims they're better with a couple of numbers for a name well if you ask me that other place is a big zero. Matt's Bar and Grill for the win!

Marina Duchesneau

Burgers so good they put you into coma! Literally ate one and fell asleep for hours after. Do split the fries with someone though, they give you a bunch. The Juicy Lucy is no joke, it’s delicious and what they are known for. So if you’re visiting the area do make it a priority to check this place out if you love burgers.

Jason Young

I finally got to enjoy this legendary place... was not disappointed. Matt's does it right.

George Stewart

Juicy lucy is a must have better than the copy cats the original

Rich Flynn

Of course the Juicy Lucy is always one of the best burgers and my personal favorites

Kiki kiki

BEST JUICY LUCY IN MINNESOTA! They're the best cuz they're the greasiest and the cheese goes ALL THE WAY to the edges of the patty, not just one big hunk in the middle. You'll likely be waiting awhile before you get seated but the food comes pretty quick after you order. The atmosphere is cozy and old school. I'm a local and this is a special treat to me, if you're from out of town this is a M U S T I promise you.

Jake Duea

Best Juicy Lucy in the Twin Cities period. Bring cash, no cards!

scott mcparland

Awesome as promised! Not only was the Jucy Lucy delicious but the fries brought back memories of amazing McDonald's fries when they were real 40 years ago. Matt's is definitely going to be a regular stop on the way to MSP airport.

Business Hours of Matt's Bar and Grill in Minnesota

SUNDAY
11AM–12AM
MONDAY
11AM–12AM
TUESDAY
11AM–12AM
WEDNESDAY
11AM–12AM
THURSDAY
11AM–12AM
FRIDAY
11AM–1AM
SATURDAY
11AM–1AM

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