Minnie's Restaurant

Bar & Restaurant
107 McHenry Ave
Modesto, California, United States
Ph: (209) 524-4621
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Mon-Fri Lunch 11:30am-2pm Dinner 5pm-10pm
Sat 4pm-10pm
Sun 4pm-9:30pm
Bar 12pm-1am
Opened in 1954
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Tiki Cocktail Lounge, Modesto 0.7 mi
1.1 km
Tropics Motel, Modesto 0.7 mi
1.2 km
Bali Hai-Outrigger Apartments, Stockton 29.5 mi
47.5 km
Hukilau, San Jose 53.5 mi
86.0 km
Top Notch Kustoms, San Jose 54.7 mi
88.0 km
Tiki and sign for Minnies in Modesto
July 2004, photo by Humuhumu
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Humuhumu’s description:
Minnie's is a Polynesian restaurant with immense charm, and is deservedly beloved by many. The Chinese food is typically dressed-up (for instance, the appetizers are labelled "tidbits of delight"), but the shocker here is that the food is actually fairly good. The restaurant features carvings and artwork throughout, most notably a large number of beautiful oil and black velvet paintings by the Leeteg-esque artist Tyree.

There are two bars at Minnies: a vast outdoor patio bar, and a dimly lit indoor bar encrusted with dollar bills and business cards all over the walls and ceiling, left by patrons over the years. The tropical cocktails at Minnies leave something to be desired, but it's about as good as you're likely to find in Modesto anyhow.

Parking is free in the lot at the rear of the restaurant. After dinner service closes, the front door to Minnie's is locked, and you must enter the bar using the rear parking lot entrance (there is no sign at the front to let you know this, unfortunately).

Minnie's is just down the road from the Tropics Motel and Tiki Lounge.

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June 2, 2009, 4:09 PM
Back in Modesto visting family I brought my son to Minnies. Let the record show, this is the first Tiki Bar he visited.
Zombieki has visited Minnie's Restaurant.

December 8, 2009, 9:44 PM
Minnies actually has three bars, the third is a private, all original vintage bar upstairs. More info on TC.
abstractiki is a semi-regular at Minnie's Restaurant.

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