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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: Reservations

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  • 7
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  • 4
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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 on the deck

If you are in the Brainerd area in the summer, you really should hit Iven's deck during Happy Hour. Their excellent selection of 1/2 price apps make it the perfect pre-dinner stop. I think they have 1/2 price drinks too and if it is too hot you can head inside. for a fancy-casual experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2012
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Nisswa, Minnesota
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We always stop in at Iven's when it's time for happy hour! Great drinks, (lots of different martinis to choose from) and wonderful apps! It's hard to choose just one, and you don't have to, because they're half price! The Smoked Chicken Nachos are large enough for a group, the Thai BBQ Spring Rolls are to die for, and the... More 

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Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Iven's on the Bay hits a home run on every level of fine dining. Service, ambiance, extensive wine and beer selections and best of all an outstanding menu that never disappoints in quality and creativity. We enjoy dining out with friends in the "lake country" and Iven's is our favorite spot. Try the walleye, ask for a window table and... More 

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Nisswa, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

If you are in the Brainerd area in the summer, you really should hit Iven's deck during Happy Hour. Their excellent selection of 1/2 price apps make it the perfect pre-dinner stop. I think they have 1/2 price drinks too and if it is too hot you can head inside. for a fancy-casual experience.

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Nisswa, Minnesota, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We just had dinner there last night, This was our second time visiting this restaurant. The service is fabulous (except for the matre 'd, rude!) The staff nearly out numbered the diners. The food is at best mediocre and fantasticaly over priced for the Brainerd Lakes area. I ordered a Ceasars salad and a bowl of clam chowder soup. The... More 

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Minneapolis
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Although our visit was two years ago, after reading a couple of these reviews about the rude matre'd/owner I had to chime in. We had reservations but were so put off by his rudeness and haughtiness that we turned tail and left. Does he have the idea that his attitude translates to exclusiveness? We've dined at the finest restaurants in... More 

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Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Almond crusted walleye is the best selection on the menu and reasonable at $22 per person for the full meal.

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Belgrade MN
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

We were greated by a RUDE host!!!! We had reservations, but were sitted by the door into the kitchen. We asked if we could have a round table and were once again RUDDY told that you need reservations 6 months in advance!!!! The food was fair, just fair, for the price it was POOR!!!! We had to ask for everything!!... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Good food, consistently well prepared in lovely atmosphere with a lake view!

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

The food was out of this world, prepared as ordered, and the soup was delicious and served piping hot. By the way please try their spinich salad and crab cakes, have not have either as good since I left Chicago. The servers pay extra attention to taking your order and make you feel special. I will be going back soon!

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Macon, Georgia
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267 reviews 267 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Only open Wednesday through Saturday during the winter so plan your stay to make sure you get here while in the area. Wednesday night is hamburger special for $5. I did not try it and went for the almost crusted walleye which was great. Clam chowder was good as well. Wednesday was busy even at 6 PM but seated after... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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