*** All Majors Sports Cafe locations are now closed***
Restaurant Features: Bar, Sports Bar, On-Site Parking
Locations: Albertville, Apple Valley, Bloomington, Blaine, Golden Valley, Inver Grover Heights,
Albertville 5651 Le Centre Avenue NE Albertville, MN 55301 P: 763.497.7629
Apple Valley 14889 Florence Trail Apple Valley, MN 55124 P: 952.432.4787
Blaine 10950 Club West Parkway Suite 101 Blaine, MN 55449 P: 763.746.2774
Bloomington 8301 Normandale Boulevard Bloomington, MN 55438 P: 952.835.8308
Golden Valley 6440 Wayzata Boulevard Golden Valley, MN 55426P: 763.746.2280
Inver Grove Heights 5639 Bishop Avenue Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076P: 651.451.3838
review was originally written for the Vadnais Heights location, which
was closed 1/08 and will be re-opening as Mad Jack’s Cafe Spring 2008.
The Roseville location has also changed ownership and is now Grumpy’s
Atmosphere: Two decent sized dining rooms, with a large bar in the center. Also a large double-sided fireplace in the entry way. Very bright during daylight hours!
Menu: Appetizers include pepper jack spinach dip, walleye fingers, barbeque sliders, Wimpy sliders, boneless wings, nachos, quesadillas, cheese curds, Thai beef tidbits, and baked sausage pizza dip.
Besides a variety of salads and soups, Majors also has a large selection of sandwiches including BBQ chicken wrap, roast beef wrap, honey mustard chicken wrap, walleye, The Cuban, The Hell Raiser, hot beef, tuna melt, tuna salad, grilled salmon BLT, prime dip, Philly cheese steak, clubhouse, Reuben, Buffalo Chicken and a variety of grilled chicken breast sandwiches. Majors also has a selection of specialty pizzas and burgers, or custom order your favorite toppings!
Entrees include meatloaf, stuffed salmon, top sirloin, pork enchiladas, chicken enchiladas, St Louis style ribs, chicken parmesan, stuffed walleye and prime rib.
Majors also offers pasta and rice dishes including jambalaya, manicotti, chicken penne carbonara, chicken pesto fettuccine, and southwest chicken penne.
Price guide: Appetizers $5-10 Sandwiches $6-9 Entrees $10-20
What I ordered: Although this was my first-ever visit to a Majors restaurant, I ordered the Reuben. This is my standard sandwich at most bar & grill restaurants, but you would be surprised at how much this sandwich can vary! The Reuben at Majors was quite disappointing :( The corned beef was so tough I could hardly bite into the sandwich, and the grilled bread had become very soggy on the bottom before it ever arrived at my table. I definitely recommend trying a different sandwich next time.
My companions ordered the Cajun Chicken Alfredo. This was a big hit! A nice sized portion of pasta covered with tender and flavorful chicken breast.
Walleye sandwich. Nothing special about this walleye. The breading was not very crispy and the roll it was served on dominated the experience.
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich. One look at this thing and you can tell it is going to be very MESSY to eat. Break out the silverware for this sandwich or ask for an over-sized bib! Waffle fries and seasoned sour cream are an upgrade for $2 more.
Thai Beef tidbits (Marinated tenderloin cubes are pan seared and served with cream cheese dipping sauce.) This was actually very good! The beef was tender and had a sweet flavor to it. The portion size was not very big, but it is offered as an appetizer rather than a meal. Also served with fried wonton chips.
Service: The service was decent. There were not many customers dining at lunch on the Saturday we visited, but restaurant seemed appropriately staffed. Host staff and servers were all very friendly.
Overall Impression: The atmosphere was very nice, but the food seemed just average. I would be willing to try it again but will try food options other than the ones we tried on this particular visit. One favorable thing I have heard about
Majors is their late-night Happy Hour specials are really good.
Several of the Majors locations also offer trivia competitions and they
give out free gift cards to be redeemed at any Majors location.