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Iven's on the Bay

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19090 Hwy 371 North, Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 829-9872
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Iven's Remains a Favorite

What would a trip to MN's Lakes region be without a dinner at Iven's. On a weekend night things can get very busy so inconsistencies can sometimes exist, but overall you can always count on some delicious items coming from the kitchen. I wish they would bring back the raspberry chocolate strudel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Naples, Florida, USA
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We've been dining at Ivens for 30 years. Never had a bad experience. Always great food , service and views. Unfortunately a waitress named Jodi who seemingly wished she was elsewhere and also that there were no customers, stained this impeccable record for us. She was listless , slow to recheck our table and only became somewhat animated as the... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

An excellent dinner. Great clam chowder and salad. Outstanding cocktail, wine and beer list. Nice view of the lake, great service.

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Naples, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What would a trip to MN's Lakes region be without a dinner at Iven's. On a weekend night things can get very busy so inconsistencies can sometimes exist, but overall you can always count on some delicious items coming from the kitchen. I wish they would bring back the raspberry chocolate strudel, but there are still some tasting creations with... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great Place,Great Service, but lacking in consistency of operating days & hours. We organized a group of 6 for lunch and found they were not open. This was disappointing to our group and we have not been back since.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

From start to finish we had a wonderful experience. We enjoyed a drink in the bar before dinner - very good wine. Our table was ready and waiting, and the waitress was so helpful with all our questions. Before our dinner we shared soup (asparagus), salad, and bread - delicious, and this was just the starters. The main course arrived... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Where to start? OK, how did they get a Wine Spectator rating when at least half the wines by the glass we requested were unavailable, no wines were served anywhere near the correct temperature and the wine glasses had little to do with the wines being served? The walleye I had was overbreaded, overcooked and, yes, overpriced. But what really... More 

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East Gull Lake, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous food and excellent service in a classy comfortable ambience overlooking the lake. I ordered sirloin tips medium rare with lobster hash and green beans. So delicious that I ate everything on my plate. I recommend this place to anyone that likes fine food.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I love Ivens food, always have- however, it is getting increasing more difficult to check them out from afar. I want to know what is new on the menu... But when they do not update their website, it is a huge downer on the evening, as the servers are put off when I ask about items that are not on... More 

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Brainerd
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful setting off of 371. Excellent service and food is out of this world, love it! Can hardly wait to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Ivens is not just great food its amazing service. The employees at Ivens have always been top notch especially the bartenders they know their stuff and no matter how busy they are they make you feel like their top priority. Their ever changing menu is fabulous, especially the happy hour menu. Great value for such an awesome place. Would recommend... More 

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Additional Information about Iven's on the Bay

Address: 19090 Hwy 371 North, Brainerd, MN 56401
Phone Number: (218) 829-9872
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19090 Hwy 371 North, Brainerd, MN 56401
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: (218) 829-9872
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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