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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best view of Gull Lake, plus good food/drink

Ernie's is "the" place if you want to dine right on the water - and, it's a big view from just a step away from the water. Inside is a rustic interior with big windows that provide a superior view even if the weather's not optimal. We've had tasty food at Ernie's and the service has been comparable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Ernie's is "the" place if you want to dine right on the water - and, it's a big view from just a step away from the water. Inside is a rustic interior with big windows that provide a superior view even if the weather's not optimal. We've had tasty food at Ernie's and the service has been comparable with other... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to go, by land or by water. The food is good; the view of Gull Lake is spectacular. You can eat indoors or outdoors. There is a boat dock for any size boat.

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Minneapolis, MN
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Expensive price offsets the quality of the food which is fine but not exceptional. Few customers except at the bar. Service saw good

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Garrison, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We celebrated Valentine's Day here and had a wonderful visit. The service was great. We ordered the Asparagus Bites for an appetizer and loved the chipotle dipping sauce. All of the staff we encountered were very friendly.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 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

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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57 reviews 57 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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