IKEA Restaurant Review

My baby sister is heading into her senior year of college and moved into an apartment this year. So what does that mean? I trip to Ikea of course!

After shopping - we got hungry and I'd always wanted to try the restaurant. Plus I had three girls to feed - might as well try and get a bargain for their dinner.

I was planning on eating again later - so I went to the kids menu. From the 99 cent menu, I chose macaroni & cheese and the swedish meatballs (their specialty). I forgot to take the pic - so my m&c was about half gone... They were both tasty. I'd like to try the meatballs with the pasta. The mac & cheese was very cheesy but as is often the case - the noodles were a little mushy.

My sister got the chicken caesar salad - it was pre-made. She was pretty happy with it. I honestly have no idea what the soup was or how it tasted so I can't weigh in on that.

Now I must address the chocolate overload cake - this is $2.99 of heaven. Look at that cake - click on the link and look at it. Looks heavy doesn't it? It's not! It's light and delicious. This was seriously the best piece of chocolate cake I have had in a long long time. So if you're at Ikea - get this cake! It does have mousse...that's why it's light. Highlight of the night for sure.

One of the girls got chicken & pasta alfredo, mac & cheese and a salad. She's a pasta fan - can you tell? She was pleased with all of her choices.

The salad bar is pretty decent too - there are quite a few vegetables - I was pleasantly surprised!

(Sorry that the pictures are vertical - it's uploading funky.)

Lastly - another chicken caesar salad and some sort of chocolate dessert. I have no recollection of what it was - but it was damn good!

All in all the total for the four of us was $31. I think that's a good deal for four people - well 3.5 since I only got a little bit.

If you're at Ikea and you're hungry - stop upstairs for some munchies. There's quite a bit of variety and something for anyone. It's definitely not the school cafeteria!

There's also a bistro on your way out - and let me tell you - they have a tray of 6 Cinnamon Rolls for $4. Don't leave the store without grabbing a tray! When you're in the checkout - send someone over to grab a tray. They are the best!

Happy Shopping!

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  1. We like the desserts and coffee there for sure. And it's very reasonably priced. They have a 99 cent breakfast in the mornings. I haven't tried it yet, but will at some point.

  2. That cheesecake looks too good. Hey, quit eating the food before you take the picture! Ok, if you do that, you should have a 'it looked so good and or I was so fricking hungry, I had to dig in catagory'. That's funny that you did that... (You might want to clean the dish more so before taking the pic though.) LOL. Good review as I like the folksy attitude as it conotes your comfort level and love of having fun.

  3. Try the little princess cakes for desert, absolutely fabulous! I actually bought some for dessert for a dinner party! And try the gravlax, excellent for cafeteria food.