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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    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
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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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews
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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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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