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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 #3 of 60 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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South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husbands family vacates in Nisswa every year and I've been coming for 11 years and this is the very first we have stumbled upon Ernie's on Gull Lake. I love the outdoor seating the food the drinks and the adirondack chairs overlooking the lake and the ongoing games of beach volleyball!!! I have found a new spot on Gull... More

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Blue Grass, Iowa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very disappointed. Everything on the menu is overpriced and food prep is far from special. Pints of Beer run $1 to $1.50 higher than same craft beers available in decent gastro pubs in twin cities. Service is barely OK…many young servers who only work there in summer. I ordered fish and chips… got three small panco breaded coated fish pieces... More

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Ames, Iowa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stop at Ernie's several times a year while on vacation, so obviously it's a decent stop with a great view right on Gull Lake. People-watching is good, too. The food itself is good to average, depending on what you get. This isn't an overly expensive place, but the food is pricey for what it is. You're paying for that... More

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Roseville, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

New menu this year with amazing options. We had the fish tacos and thai chicken, both awesome. Beautiful view of the lake and live music makes for a great time.

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Morris, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went here twice on our vacation. The first time I had fish tacos that were great and my husband had a burger which was just ok. The second time we had pork belly tacos that were average ... the meat was super dry and more like jerky. We sat on the patio where you have to wait for a... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great patio right on the water. Good food, great wait staff a fun place to go on gull lake. We had the lobster bisque for lunch and it was wonderful.

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indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Took the boat over to Ernies on Gull Lake. We sat outside and watched to kids play in the water and play cornhole in front of the patio. Food was good and they had a large selection of local beers. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Ernie's seriously had the best food I've had here! Great specials on beer and the best two man band ever! What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Happened apron Ernie's by chance, stopped with a few others for a late lunch snack, decided to try the walleye fingers, I will admit probably the best I have ever had, cooked to perfection with a light crispy batter, now the down side we decided to try some chips and salsa, the chips were stale and the salsa was tasteless,... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Went on a whim. Had the walleye pan fried and it was the best we ever had. The view was to die for. Would recommend going and sitting outside. Ali was our waitress and she was great. Unfortunately they ran out of the lobster bisque. You will not leave hungry

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