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Axel's River Grille - Mendota

Axel's River Grille is a casual fine dining establishment offering grilled steaks, chops, & seafood. As well as pastas, salads, and fresh in house made soups and desserts! Axel's offers THE best Walleye in town. This is the place where people come by choice, not chance. Axel's also offers a large selection of fine wines, including a reserve list. Also offering a scotch and whiskey selection like no other. Come out and indulge in a drink list that features the most unique and flavorful libations around.

Come and relax in our classy yet casual dining room or our bar area, where you will be met and served by our professional, knowledgeable and fun staff.

Axel's Restaurants "Where traditions and memories are made"
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356 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(356 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 356 reviews
5 stars
(203)
4 stars
(107)
3 stars
(30)
2 stars
(13)
1 star
(3)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.7 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(221)
  • neighborhood gem(167)
  • good for groups(148)
  • romantic(116)
  • fit for foodies(96)
  • great for lunch(85)
Axel's River Grille - Mendota Reviews List
Review 1 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/12/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/12/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/12/2016
 2015
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Review 2 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/10/2016
 2008
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Review 3 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 6 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always Amazing

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Axels is always amazing in every way. We drive over an hour to get there and it is always worth the trip. The food is delicious (must have the bull bites)and the people are awesome. Trish was our waitress on our most recent visit and she was just the right amount of attentive. Manager Louise always checks in to make sure everything is to our liking. Highly recommend!"
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2014
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Review 8 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 9 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 11 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2015
Special Features: special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 12 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2008
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Review 13 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

south of the river date

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We have been to Axel's once before and because it's not too far away from our home, we thought we'd have a Saturday night out. Everything was well prepared. We especially enjoyed the coconut shrimp starter. We both ordered the "featured" dish, a filet that was very tender and cooked to perfection. The ambiance was nice and noise volume was just fine for conversation. Too bad the fireplace was not lit, it would have added a special touch to the ambiance."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 14 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had a party of 4, food was great as always. The only thing rated less than very good was ambiance. Our table was placed
near one of the server's stations that had dessert next to it. It was rather loud and a little awkward.
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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2005
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Review 15 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 16 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food, drink and service staff awesome.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 18 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2006
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Review 20 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2006
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Review 22 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Seafood great, meat not so much!

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"This is my fourth time at this restaurant and the second time that the meat was not cooked as ordered. I ordered the pork chop medium and it was rare. I asked them to take it back and when the manager returned it, it was medium rare at best. Guess she didn't check how it was cooked before bringing it back. They offered another entrée but I took it to go and cook at home.
My husband's filet was ordered medium rare and was rare. He ate what he could and we took the rest home to cook.
The bacon wrapped scallops were excellent!
They were very gracious, apologetic and paid for my entrée, waived our corkage fee and bought a dessert. I would recommend this restaurant only with the caveat to be prepared for meat not cooked as ordered.
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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
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Review 23 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic!!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Our favorite restaurant...been coming here for years!!
The food is out of this world!!
Big portions.
Service is always great. Love to sit at the bar too.
Love everything about this place!!!!
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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We brought our out of town friends and our children for a Christmas Eve lunch and the service was excellent!"
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 25 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 27 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 28 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 29 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Great place to meet friends in the neighborhood...cozy, historic feel, carrrying on many traditions from The Parker House..now with a new twist!"
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 30 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 32 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Very Nice

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Dined on 1/19/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Our waitress, Terry, was suburb and, as with all your wait staff, friendly and professional. I was also please with the way the head hostess (or was the owner?) treated an elderly gentleman who was having trouble hearing. She treated him with respect. I would want that same treatment for my own father and so will always recommend Axel's for all events. Please the food is great.
Thanks, Susie"
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
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Review 34 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food and atmosphere!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We celebrate family birthdays and other special occasions at Axel's in Mendota. We can always count on getting excellent food and service. The Chilean Sea Bass was amazing and the prime rib was also great. The land and lake option was tasty and included good size portions. It was very relaxing and the timing of the courses was perfect. We never felt rushed to finish before the next course arrived. We will continue to go there to celebrate."
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 36 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 37 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 38 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 39 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2010
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Review 40 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
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Review 41 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Axels: Neighborhood Gem With Renowned Reputation

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Axel's has been a steadfast and reliable restaurant for many years in both quality food and excellent service. It is considered the best fine dining restaurant in the Mendota Heights / W. St. Paul area. Well known for their pop overs with honey butter, their steak and seafood is always rewarding. After many years, I have yet to be disappointed!"
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 42 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I've been a customer/diner here for almost five years. When anyone asked me what my favorite restaurant is in the Twin Cities I tell them "Axels in Mendota Heights" This particular night I had the all you can eat crab legs. Great value at 32.95. This is nice large snow crab. My first serving was barely lukewarm and I mentioned it to her and the other orders that followed were piping hot.
My son had the Norwegian salmon which as usual was outstanding, his girlfriend had the fettuccine and she was blown away by how wonderful it was (it was her first time coming here)
They both had the French onion soup and were wanting to order like five more bowls. :)
The popovers were incredible that evening, probably the best I've ever had there
Thank you for a great dinner!!!
Robin
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Dined on 1/12/2016
 2009
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Review 43 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 44 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wife's Birthday

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Everything thing was great as usual !!! I always take my wife there for her birthday. Thanks again."
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 45 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2016
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Review 47 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 48 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Our server Jill was great!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/13/2016
 2007
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Review 50 for Axel's River Grille - Mendota
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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