Ideal Diner in Northeast: Closed

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The current owner has run the diner for 32 years but is now looking for a buyer
Sad news for fans of crispy hash browns: The Ideal Diner, which had originally closed under the guise of vacation, now looks to be taking a permanent vacation under owner Kevin Kelzenberg, who has run the tiny spot for 32 years. In an April 6 Facebook update, the restaurant confirmed it is closed and looking for a buyer.

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Best Breakfast 2002

Although the diner in northeast Minneapolis had just 13 counter seats, it has built a loving following of fans that grew up loving the burgers and affordable breakfast. The diner has been open since 1949 and has been owned by just three people.

Location Info

Ideal Diner

1314 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN

Category: Restaurant

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Laurie Rockman
Laurie Rockman

total bummer. Hate when I see this. Maybe someoe will come along and repoen it.


Aw, crap. I had just discovered this place last year. Really sad to see it close.

Jonathan J Potts
Jonathan J Potts

It was always on my list of places to try, but alas, it is too late now.

Christian Betancourt
Christian Betancourt

Sad! This was my freshman college roommate's family business. A NE staple has fallen :(

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