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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We had Friday night dinner at Ernie's. We had to wait about 45 minutes, but the food was worth the wait. HUGE portions, so if you're not hungry, split an entrée. We enjoyed the wraps and Ahi Tuna salad. My only complaint is that the pan fried walleye was not crispy (but still good).

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Nisswa
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had Friday night dinner at Ernie's. We had to wait about 45 minutes, but the food was worth the wait. HUGE portions, so if you're not hungry, split an entrée. We enjoyed the wraps and Ahi Tuna salad. My only complaint is that the pan fried walleye was not crispy (but still good).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Ernies! Talk about service with a smile – our waitress Nicole was fabulous! The wine and beer list was good, and they have a broad menu for food, all that was very good. It was wonderful to sit outside and enjoy the wonderful lake views. Perfect spot for a vacation dinner.

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Independence, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ernie's has really good hamburgers and the fries are huge, cut diagonally on potato. Great ambiance on the lake. Can boat there, get gas for boat. Does a huge business. Playground for kids. A FUN place to hang out.

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Baxter, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Can't go wrong with a trip to Ernie's! Great food, great atmosphere! Love the new tables - they're beautiful!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We like to have group of friends together at Ernie's - we always get good food and good service. For our age though, their servings are a bit too large and price matches that! The view and location are desirable and we would recommend going by boat in the summer!

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Estherville, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We stopped at Ernie's for lunch . Our group was immediately seated on the outside patio. They have a nice variety of items on their menu. Our server was attentive and the service was great. We had walleye fingers ( delicious) kids chicken and fish baskets ( good) bbq pork sandwich ( good) coconut shrimp salad ( very good ).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Anyone who goes to Ernies... winter, spring, summer or fall will enjoy the atmosphere, environment and menu. They have a great menu that includes wild rice risotto to die for and Kraft macaroni and cheese for those picky little eaters! They have an awesome dining area and an even more spectacular dining deck and outdoor tiki bar that includes lined... More 

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

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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