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The Classic Grill at Madden's

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American, Contemporary
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11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN
218-829-2811
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Description: Restaurant at Madden's Resort
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  • 29
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always a Fantastic Meal!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
luciearl
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minnesota
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  • Outdoor seating
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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minnesota
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 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
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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 

Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were staying at Madden's resort and tried all there restaurants and by far this ones the best. It was so good we even can back a second night in a row. I would recommend this place to everyone.

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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 positive review on Trip Advisor. Madden’s has many dining options ranging from pizza to elegant lakeside dining. The Classic Grill is an intimate setting overlooking The Classic golf course that is very popular with our guests and area visitors and residents. We are pleased that you... More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Classic Grill shares the building with the golf shop and is located on Madden's Classic golf course. Nice lounge and white table cloth tables are inside and there is outdoor patio seating. It is not a large restaurant so the noise level is low thus conversation between diners is easy going. They do not take reservations. Three of us... More 

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

Steven C, Thank you for sharing your review of The Classic Grill and Madden's! The intimate setting is very popular with our guests, as is the outdoor seating with fire pit. We appreciate your kind remarks for the dishes you chose and will let the staff know how much you enjoyed it. Since you seem to enjoy seafood, I wanted... 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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