Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Favorites - Jax Cafe

Cheri and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary this week! We had a lovely evening on the town. We tried to get in on the Walker Art Center mini-golf, but there was a line with a 90-minute wait when we got there in the late afternoon. So, instead of mini-golf, we just used the time to enjoy the Walker sculpture garden.

Next, we made our way to Jax Cafe, one of the venerable and iconic restaurants in good old NE Minneapolis. We lived in NE Mpls for years (our kids pretty much grew up there) so we've driven by Jax thousands of times. Unbelievably, though, this was our first time to ever set foot in the place.  We finally got the chance to go and I must say we were not disappointed! Cheri had the squash ravioli and I had the half-rack of BBQ ribs with horseradish mashed potatoes. Delicious!

Jax has great food, a gorgeous old wood-paneled dining room, one of the prettiest and tasteful walled garden dining areas I've seen in Minneapolis, and the service was wonderful.  We'll be back!




  1. Wow...not what comes to mind for me when I hear the word "cafe"! Far more elegant than expected.

  2. Nice! Happy anniversary!