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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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is our go-to spot when we are in the Brainerd lakes area and don't want to cook. The food is great- especially the fish entrees. The walleye sandwich is huge and the homemade tartar sauce makes for an amazing sandwich. Prices are a little high but portions and quality warrant them. The patio is small but if you go... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We sat on the patio on a beautiful summer night, had great views. Service was probably some of the worst I have seen. Thankfully the food made up for it. I suggest the lobster bisque! Prime rib was also wonderful, unfortunately the wait staff was so rude, like they hate their jobs. Pricing was a little high, but the area... More

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12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Quick food and great atmosphere on patio with a view of Gull Lake. Our server wasn't very accommodating or friendly though.

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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Fun place to people watch and good food too. Right on the lake. It was an hour wait when we arrived at 6:30 on a Thursday night. Walleye dinner was good. Be sure to get a table on the deck outside the restaurant.

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Additional Information about Ernie's On Gull Lake

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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