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Ernie's On Gull Lake

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10424 Squaw Point Rd, East Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
218-829-3918
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sit Outside On the Deck or Walk Away

Great view from the patio and deck areas. Inside the atmosphere is much less appealing. Select dishes are very good, while others are just OK. We still come here every year, but have learned to always sit outside, and know what to order on the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Ames, Iowa
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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great view from the patio and deck areas. Inside the atmosphere is much less appealing. Select dishes are very good, while others are just OK. We still come here every year, but have learned to always sit outside, and know what to order on the menu.

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Ham Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

great place to take your boat for a lunch or dinner. Friendly staff and helpful dock hands. Love the atomosphere of this place.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

They were able to accommodate our group of 20 at the last minute. Not that they weren't busy, they just have alot of space. Waitresses were terrific and had a smile in their voice. SOOO much food, order something to split with a firend.

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Brainerd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

From the moment you walk in you will know that you are somewhere special. The view of the lake is out of this world. The staff is friendly and tends to you as if you were the only customer. The menu has something for everyone.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went here with my husbands aunt and uncle for early-ish dinner. The menu is pretty small and not much for variety - also pretty pricey for the ho-hum interior. It may have been nicer out on the deck, but it was raining and inside is cold - temperature and decor. And coming in the door opens to the bar -... More 

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homosassa,fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Had a great outdoor meal! Walleye fingers and sanwiches were very good! Generous servings and great wait staff. Fun lake location with live music.

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Went there on a Monday evening with my wife and kids and enjoyed it. The atmosphere is great, right on Gull Lake. If it hadn't been so windy we would have sat outside on the patio but instead we stayed indoors. The food was good, the prices were moderate, and the beer was cold. That's all we can ask for... More 

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Nisswa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Location on Gull Lake is great, outdoor seating & music is the best. However, the food is not. Ordered chicken wing appetizers & they would have been good if they were hot, ours were just above room temperature. Sent them back & they were slightly hot--not a good way to serve poultry! Food is overpriced, much better food & prices... More 

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Vermillion, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We went to Ernie's after a cruise from Destiny Cruises across the road. I had heard about Ernie's a lot, so was very excited to visit. It is a nice restaurant, with a beautiful view, but wasn't as great as I expected. We sat inside, because it was a hot, humid day. There was plenty of open tables inside at... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

anytime we are in the area, you know we'll be there....had Prime rib and baked potato, 20 Oz prime rib and a 1Lb potato!! Service was excellent, food was great. Love the patio, view and people. See ya Saturday the 18th!

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  • Address: 10424 Squaw Point Rd, East Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: 218-829-3918

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  • Cuisine: American

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