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Big Island Grille & Bar

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2306 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3923
507-373-1621
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6:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Would never go again!!

So first off we order BOGO apps me and and my boyfriend both get wings and I get pretzel poppers and he gets onion rings. We waited 1 hr and 15 min then the waitress comes over with our wings and tells us it'll be a few more min for the others. I eat 5 of the 6 wings and... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

So first off we order BOGO apps me and and my boyfriend both get wings and I get pretzel poppers and he gets onion rings. We waited 1 hr and 15 min then the waitress comes over with our wings and tells us it'll be a few more min for the others. I eat 5 of the 6 wings and... More 

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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This has been a regular place for lunch for me and my wife. They have a good soup and salad bar that includes a popover. The price has been reasonable. With our last visit the service was lacking and the food was fair. We had to find staff in order to get seated and then went downhill from there. It... More 

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La Crosse, WI
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were advised that our room included a breakfast "buffet". There was no coffee, juice, pastries, bagels, fruit, juices, potatoes. There was cereal, but we had to ask for milk.

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Waterloo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Was looking for a decent bar and grill menu. Even took a suggestion from a local for this place. Was disappointed the courteousness and helpfulness of the staff. This is a motel/hotel restaurant and therefore the menu is a bit limited. I understand streamlining but expected more when looking at the menu online. When we got here they had changed... More 

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Albert Lea, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were excited to try out the new menu. We got there and a party of people sat down and looked at the menu ( I am sure they saw the ridiculous prices) and they got up and walked out. The prices are extremely high but we thought well for that price it is going to be good. The food... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Alas, the Cuban and Mexican places in town were shut the night I was in town. Food is very average, though there is really not much choice at all in town. De-frozen pre-broiled cod, steamed veggies from a bag, and reheated mashed potatoes. The staff are young, sweet, and well-intentioned ... but clueless.

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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went looking for great food. Was very disappointed in the value of the large pricing we got. The portions are par. If the prices are high, I expect to get a good portion for my money. Atomosphere isn't inviting and the staff werent overly friendly either. The people sitting at the bar were more friendly. You have to have great... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The bartender was very helpful including running over to the hotel front desk to see if she could find us any drink coupons since we were staying there.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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137 reviews 137 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We visited on Friday 7/26/13/ The restaurant was suppose to have an all you care to eat fish fry. But NOT TONIGHT it was posted it would not be tonight. Our waited said it was due to a fryer being down, We kind of think it is due to the number of people around the town this evening it is... More 

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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Food is fantastic. MUST HAVE the chicken wild rice soap. Thought my loud groaning of pleasure was going to get me kicked out and banned for life. Don't bring a date here as she'll realize after one meal she doesn't need you for fulfillment.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2306 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3923
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Albert Lea
  • Phone Number: 507-373-1621

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?