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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
12188292811
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Dining options: Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Restaurant at Madden's Resort

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Expect a classy dining experience at 'The Classic Grill' at Madden's

Sometimes the food at a golf restaurant takes a back seat to the course. Not so at the Classic Grill. Make no mistake, this is not burger and brat fare. As a local who has eaten at most of our native restaurants, the Classic is hard to beat. The menu will satisfy those who want fine dining and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
theresa48761
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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Brainerd, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Sometimes the food at a golf restaurant takes a back seat to the course. Not so at the Classic Grill. Make no mistake, this is not burger and brat fare. As a local who has eaten at most of our native restaurants, the Classic is hard to beat. The menu will satisfy those who want fine dining and those who... More 

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1 Thank theresa48761
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at The Classic Grill! We couldn't be happier that you enjoy the food and appreciate the variety of the menu. Our staff love what they do and it was very thoughtful of you to mention the service, as well. We are appreciative that you took the time to share this review and hope there will... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Good food and atmosphere. Not a lot of quality dining in the area, but this place is definitely one of the better options.

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

Thank you for visiting The Classic Grill and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! We love hearing from our guests and we are especially happy that you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. You are kind for sharing this. Thank you, we look forward to seeing you again! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It's always nice to be able to go to a place you can count on to be great, and The Classic Grill is one of them. The food is always good, consistently so, and the atmosphere is so very pleasant, sophisticated without being pretentious. The service, likewise, is consistently good. When dining with friends, we have our favorite spot --... More 

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

Thank you for visiting The Classic Grill and for sharing your nice review on Trip Advisor! We love hearing about our guests' experiences and couldn't be happier that you enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the service of our staff. You have picked a great spot to make the most of the ambiance inside and the lovely views outside. You... More 

Pillager
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My husband and I always sit at the bar and enjoy talking with people and the great bartenders. We have the Chef create something for us and have never been disappointed. Great place to relax/

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

Debora, thank you for visiting us at The Classic Grill and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! We love that you and your husband enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, our staff and the food. We look forward to seeing you again! We'll be open this fall Wed- Sat 5-9 pm through November 28th. More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Had perhaps the best burger I've ever had after our round of golf at The Classic. Cold beer, friendly service as well. I loved the course....but I might return just for the burger!

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

Thank you for visiting Madden's, playing The Classic golf course and having a post-round burger at The Classic Grill. We love hearing about your experience and that you loved the golf course, the service of our staff and, most of all, the burger. We appreciate the review and look forward to welcoming you back anytime! More 

Thunder Bay, Ontario
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

My son and I enjoyed a relaxing dinner on the patio which was nice and quiet until a group with noisy toddlers showed up just before we were done. Not exactly a place to bring small children and have them play in the sand trap and on the green.... The food was very good and I had the rack of... 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. We are pleased that you enjoyed your dinner and some relaxing time on the patio with your son. The Classic Grill is a small, intimate dining experience and disturbances like you experienced are rare, as most families choose to dine at The Restaurant at Madden Inn. We apologize if your night was... More 

Minnesota
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101 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Stopped after golfing the Classic for a late lunch on the patio. Nice selection on the menu, the food and service are far above average. Wonderful views of one of the best golf courses in Minnesota. We had planned to return for dinner, unfortunately that did not work out.

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

Thank you for playing The Classic, dining in The Classic Grill and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your lunch on the patio, the service of our staff and the beautiful views of the golf course. You are so kind to share and we look forward to your next visit to The... More 

Crosslake
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160 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Service was great, the wine was great, we sat outside and had a great view of the golf course. I had the pan fried Walleye with asparagus and Buerre Blanc sauce and it was outstanding. Indulged in a little Creme Brulee for dessert and it was equally impressive. The only negative was all the biting flies while sitting outside.

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

Thank you for visiting The Classic Grill and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! We love hearing from our guests and couldn't be happier that you enjoyed the walleye, creme brulee, the service of our staff and the views of The Classic golf course. We regret the nuisance of the flies. Thank you, again, and we look forward to... More 

Nisswa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Staff/servers are wonderful and food is even better! Weekly specials are excellent as is everything on the menu. As locals, this is our "go to" place for great food.

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

Renee, thank you for visiting us at The Classic Grill and for sharing your positive review. We are so happy to be your local go to for great food! We look forward to seeing you again and hope you'll try our August fish specials. Thanks, again Renee! More 

Midwest
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a small restaurant next to a golf course. They don't take reservations......but it should be on your must list for the lakes area. White tablecloths, fine service, and an amazing menu. I had the seafood risotto with a buerre blanc sauce. It was exquisite! Another guest had char with a horseradish curant sauce. She loved the combination. The... More 

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Thank Knitterforallseasons
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 other diners. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the seafood risotto, char and walleye dishes- thank you for letting us know. We will be sure to let our staff know that you appreciated their service, as well. Thank you, we look forward to serving... 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: 12188292811

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Restaurant at Madden's Resort

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