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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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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Restaurant at Madden's Resort

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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
Wonderful views with even better service and food!

The Classic Grill at Madden's truly offered the most world-class service I have ever received "up north," and the food was just as good. The Grill is located in the gorgeous clubhouse of the golf course, and offers a lovely patio overlooking the meticulously landscaped course. We enjoyed lunch on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Classic Grill at Madden's truly offered the most world-class service I have ever received "up north," and the food was just as good. The Grill is located in the gorgeous clubhouse of the golf course, and offers a lovely patio overlooking the meticulously landscaped course. We enjoyed lunch on the patio, and everything we ordered, from soup to appetizers... More 

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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! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience; you are so kind to recommend it to others. We will be sure to let The Classic Grill staff know how much you enjoyed the food and their service. Thank you, we look forward to serving you again! More 

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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I am a big fan of the Madden's resort and have made a seperate review on that. This only relates to the dining experience at the Classic Grill. It started nicely. If you are a guest at Madden's resort, they offer free shuttle from the hotel compound to the golf club house appr 1,5miles away. Upon arrival, I was surprised... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to share your reviews of your experience. We are disappointed that you did not enjoy your experience. We would like to better understand your critique and how we could have given you a better experience. We value your feedback and would like to know more. Please call me at 218-855-5946... More 

Little Falls, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went with family and friends over Christmas to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food was delicious! The waiter, David, remembered us from a year ago!!! The chef came out to say "Happy Birthday" to my husband and offered a complimentary dessert. Absolutely perfect night out.

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

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your husband's birthday at The Classic Grill at Madden's! We are thrilled that it was a memorable event and that you enjoyed the food and the service of our staff. We hope you stop in a visit us again soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Not being a golfer, I could care less about the course. But sitting in a beautiful setting overlooking a serene golfer’s paradise, I have to say the ambiance was pretty great. This is a small restaurant with excellent food and service. Be sure to check out the week’s special -- we enjoyed an outstanding dish at a great price. Very... More 

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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 review on Trip Advisor. The Classic Grill is a very intimate dining experience and very popular among our guests and area residents. Our weekly fish specials have been very well received and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you, we look forward to welcoming... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Its a fantastic and beautiful golf course. The best in the area. You play it and just know you could come back tomorrow and do better. Challenging but achievable.

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

Thank you for golfing The Classic at Madden's, Minnesota's only 5-Star, Top 100 golf course, and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! Your sentiments are exactly what we were aiming for, that you would leave the course feeling challenged, yet accomplished. Thank you, we look forward to seeing you on the course again! More 

Brainerd, Minnesota
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
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237 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Additional Information about The Classic Grill at Madden's

Address: 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN
Phone Number: 218-829-2811
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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  • 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

Description

Restaurant at Madden's Resort

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