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Ernie's On Gull Lake

10424 Squaw Point Rd, East Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
218-829-3918
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Ranked #5 of 59 Restaurants in Brainerd
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Brainerd, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited this saturday. Had steak, ahi tuna and fish and chips. All items were fresh, very tasty and the service was exemplary. What more could you ask for. If you come during daytime you will also be treated to a great view of Gull lake.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You can't go wrong at Ernie's. The view is outstanding any time of year. If you're luck enough to sit on the patio during a summer day you'll have a great memory to take you through the long winter. Food is always good and the servers are friendly and efficient.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Worst Prime Rib Ever!!! I've had a LOT of prime rib and steaks in my 52 years on this planet. I've had prime rib at the best restaurants and at hole in wall restaurants, and this by far was the worst prime rib I have ever had!!! The prime rib had as much fat on it as it did meat!!!... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stopped in for appetizers and drinks mid-afternoon... the menu looked tasty so we had an early dinner. The food was excellent and the service was great. Our server was friendly and very attentive. Lobster bisque and fish tacos were great. The daily special was a prime rib sandwich and the prime rib was tender and seasoned wonderfully. This was... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed our meals at Ernie's. I started with an absolutely fabulous lobster bisque and my wife had the salad. Our entrees were both delicious and the service was great. We will go back the next time we're on Gull Lake.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We've been to Ernie's many times over the 22 years we've lived in Brainerd. Ernie's is a local favorite for the summer resort crowd and for the locals as well. Expect a full house on those beautiful summer days. You can dock your boat at Ernie's for a casual lunch in the summertime. They frequently have live entertainment outdoors during... More 

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Chanhassen
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We had been to Ernie's once before. On our 4 day stay at Madden's, we wanted to include having lunch at Ernie's. We had our boat so we cruised the lake and then pulled into there marina dock and had our deck lunch. Food and service were excellent---couldn't have been better.My wife loved the Sunfish special.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our large group decided to visit Ernie's for dinner on a Saturday night over Labor Day weekend. We had been there before and liked it enough to bring 11 people there this time to celebrate my daughter and son-in-laws 1st Anniversary. Bummer that we were running a little late, but our server tried to rush us in placing our order.... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Ernie's is the best lake view place to eat in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We are a resident and love to eat lunch and dinner here. It is the first place we bring our out of town guests! All the food is terrific but the fish and chips are great. We always pay the upcharge and get the fries. They... More 

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Hugo, Minnesota, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Average food.... Nothing special.... Small portions.... Great bloddy Mary's. A decent place to get a drink if you are on the boat on Gull. Otherwise just average.

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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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