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The Classic Grill at Madden's

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11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN
218-829-2811
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Description: Restaurant at Madden's Resort
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 30
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food & Golf Course View

This is one of the best upscale eating places in the Brainerd Lakes area. Food is excellent as is the view. Great ambiance!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
skygal1015
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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  • Outdoor seating
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of the best upscale eating places in the Brainerd Lakes area. Food is excellent as is the view. Great ambiance!

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Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at The Classic Grill at Madden's and for sharing your kind review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the food, the views of the golf course and the cozy ambiance. Many of our guests comment on the intimate ambiance and is a reason many have made it their favorite in the area. We are getting... More 

Topeka, Kansas
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Nothing special. Nothing bad.This review is supposed to be 100 characters but nothing impressed me to write that much. But the place is not bad

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Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are disappointed that you did not enjoy your experience, as we would have wanted you to have the positive experience that so many other reviewers have shared. I would like to learn more about your experience and how we could have made it better. I invite you to please... More 

minnesota
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Salad, entree, appetizer, and dessert. I can say almost anything on the menu will be perfect.Located on a golf course with a beautiful view looking out. Small intimate restaurant. Staff is consistent. Your meal will be served hot. They make a decent Old Fashioned!

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Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Classic Grill at Madden's and for sharing your experience for others on Trip Advisor! We love hearing about our guests' experiences and appreciate your kind review. We look forward to seeing you at The Classic Grill at Madden's again in the spring! More 

Brainerd, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My experience at the Classic Grill has always been outstanding. I have been there as part of a large group banquet with the Lion's Club Christmas Party and also another private party annual dinner group. These were buffet meals but beautiful seasonal environment and fabulous presentation of food and wonderful deserts. I have also have chosen this restraurent as a... More 

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Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Classic Grill at Madden's and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! The Classic Grill has a cozy, intimate ambiance that makes it perfect for holiday parties and group events. Chef Darrell and the crew do an amazing job of preparing fresh, seasonal dishes and our professional servers pride themselves on giving each of their... More 

Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Great food. Not as busy as the other Madden restaurants. Great service! We went with our 3 kids/teens. They were very welcoming. Expensive, but worth the price. We were staying at Kavanaugh's and made our meals with our kitchenette, so this was a "getaway to a fancy restaurant" night. Well worth it!

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Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at Madden's on Gull Lake, golfing The Classic at Madden's and having lunch at The Classic Grill! You are kind to share your experience on Trip Advisor. Our professional wait staff at The Classic Grill loves taking care of their guests and our chef and crew do an amazing job using fresh and local ingredients... More 

Chanhassen
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

After a round of golf at the Classic during our stay at Madden's resort, we had lunch at the Classic Grill. Great service---fantastic Burgers---nice ambiance. I'd go again.

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Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Classic Grill at Madden's and for reviewing us on Trip Advisor! The ambiance at The Classic is so cozy and intimate, it's become a favorite among our guests and locals. You can't go wrong with the burgers- I would also recommend the coconut shrimp as a starter. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your... More 

Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Service great, the food well prepared. This is the place to eat if you stay at Maddens. Rated one of the top three places for dinner.

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Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Classic Grill and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! The Classic Grill is a very popular restaurant in the area and our guests appreciate the cozy setting and unique menu that offers a little bit of something for everyone. Of course in Minnesota, walleye is always a smart choice! The Classic Grill team... More 

Fargo, North Dakota
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The service was fantastic and the food was really good also! I Loved that they have a indoor and outdoor seating. Gorgeous views

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Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Classic Grill at Madden's and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! The Classic Grill crew love what they do and we're so glad that you enjoyed the experience and the ambiance. The views of The Classic golf course are lovely and easily enjoyed from inside or on the patio; we appreciate you mentioning... More 

magnolia, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

the grill's best food...all of it!! but the coconut shrimp is divine. we order just that and then ordered it again....

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Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review of The Classic Grill at Madden's! The jumbo Coconut Shrimp with Oriental plum sauce is one of our most popular appetizers, a tie with our Bleu Beef Wontons with Hoisin sauce. We're glad you enjoyed it and appreciate you visiting us. More 

Farmington, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was excellent, but it was made even better by enjoying the view. The patio, where we ate has a view of the 9th and 18th greens and fairways. It's a beautiful course and the view is fantastic.

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Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review of The Classic Grill at Madden's! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the food as well as the view and ambiance of the patio. We light a fire each night on the patio, as well, which also adds to the experience. We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to welcoming you to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: 218-829-2811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Restaurant at Madden's Resort

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