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Iven's on the Bay

19090 Hwy 371 North, Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 829-9872
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Ranked #3 of 59 Restaurants in Brainerd
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in without a reservation and the reaction verbally was that it was OK. Nonverbally, they were annoyed. They found us a table and for a Saturday night the dining room was not all that busy but it took about 20 minutes to get drinks once ordered. We ordered apps and didn't see our waitress until the food came.... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We usually have our anniversary dinner at Iven's during our timeshare week, but the reviews from last year were not very encouraging so we went elsewhere. We watched reviews from a number of sources over the summer and were happy to see so many positive responses. We had dinner at Iven's on Saturday and could not have been more pleased.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Went on a Thursday evening. Was not busy, but a lot of people eating burgers since it was the daily special. Waitress stopped by an said she'd be right with us. Ended up waiting another 5 minutes. Ordered a cocktail and that took 5 minutes to get. Again it wasn't very busy. After we ordered our food, we barely saw... More 

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Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I wrote this review a while back "The best walleye dinner in northern Minnesota has changed and not in a good way. We had dinner there a few weeks ago and we ordered our favorite Almond Crusted Walleye dinner. We have it all the time and used to love it. We would tell our friends how great the walleye is,... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Tenderloin was Wonderful! The view was beautiful and our waitress was very attentive! So glad we were able to make reservations!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stopped this afternoon after a day of shopping and sightseeing. Loved the Blue Crab Hot Dip with toasted pita bread. An Iven's margarita completes this afternoon stop.

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Crosslake
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73 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had an opportunity to dine here twice within the past month and both were great. The Halibut Tostada was to die for on the appetizer menu. My second trip included the Cerviche, outstanding and the Sea Bass, it was very good, but not great, the bass was a little soft. Everything else including the Chocolate dessert was excellent! Our... More 

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Hugo, Minnesota, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Excellent food, but the service leaves a bad taste in your mouth. We have been to Ivens a few times and the it seems like the waitresses are always new. They do not know the menu and just seem confused. Not sure if we will return.

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Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We go to Iven's every year with friends. Skimpy salad of bitter greens, fancy names for foods on the menu to disguise real foods, and high prices do not a high rating make, in my opinion. Food is usually pretty good, but highly overrated.

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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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