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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 #4 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I was told to try another place in the area but saw Ernie's while sitting on the sandbar. It seemed busy even at 4pm. So my wife and I decided to stop here instead. Was totally worth it. Get there early though, cause we got there before 6pm and still waited 30 minutes for an outdoor seat. Just grab a... More

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South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
27 helpful votes 27 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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