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The Hi-Lo Diner Opens Monday

The adult milkshakes and fried-to-order hi-tops are almost ready.

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It's nearly possible to believe that this was once the home of the Taco Bell. Ever since news broke that a vintage diner would be making its way from the East Coast to Minnesota, Longfellow residents have been eagerly awaiting opening day. Now, we have confirmed that Monday at 6:30 am, this gleaming example of old-meets-new will open to the public.

As we first reported, in addition to diner favorites, like a flat-top griddles burger and buttermilk pancakes, there will also be an impressive selection of cocktails which includes the triumphant return of boozy milkshakes to East Lake Street. Ice cream spiked with root beer, Fernet and cold press coffee will be just one of the intriguing selections.

The food menu includes fried-to-order "hi-tops." These are sort of a sweet or savory hole-less doughnut. There are also sandwiches, pot pie, chili, salads and something called a silo sandwich.

The diner will be open seven days a week from 6:30 am; likely close at 2 am on the weekends and midnight or so week nights, depending on the neighborhood's needs.

Hi-Lo Diner

4020 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406 (612) 353-6568