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Sarna's Classic Grill

3939 University Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
(763) 788-3939
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Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The food was okay, the service was good, the waitress was outstanding, but when we left the hostess didn't seem to care, there must have been something interesting happening behind the stand because she didn't even look up when we said goodnight to her.

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Seattle, Washington
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157 reviews 157 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Reservations for 5 at 5---this is a Bar & Grill Saturday evening busy and chatty time with a large menu... Building appears almost new inside and out---Seated almost immediately---drinks ordered--- Of items all ordered, the stand-out items were the Pecan Walleye( hefty fillet) accompanied with Garlic Redskin mashed potatoes and sautéed summer squashes....Nicely plated and excellent quality for Walleye...Babyback Ribs... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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199 reviews 199 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A group of former (retired and otherwise no longer there) and current employees of the company form which I retired met for dinner at Sarna's Classic Grill. It is a large grill and bar type establishment with lots of space for large groups. We were able to be off by ourselves s o we could reminisce about the good and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food, for the most part, is good. There are, however, some bartenders and servers that are far from courteous and friendly. I live near there and have been many times since they opened, now only because it is convenient.

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St. Francis
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went to Sarna's because I had bought a Groupon and we will definitely go back. It is similar to a Champ's, but a little more upscale - roomier inside with a lovely patio with pond and waterfall. Since the Groupon had to be used all at once, our waitress recommended that we go for the highest price items which... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The staff was able to seat out large party of 12 on the outdoor patio in a very reasonable amount of time. Although I did not order food, the people who did at our table were very satisfied. My only complaint was that although it was "craft beer night", my favorite local craft beer (which I ordered, was not included... More

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Atlanta
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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I had Sunday brunch last week at Sarna's. It was not worth the $17! There's one pre-made Caesar salad with (for my taste) too much dressing, and some jello concoction (I didn't try it) that reminded me of the junk people brought to church basement lunches in the 60's. The 2 shining stars on the table were the bacon &... More

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Cork, Ireland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We recently went there on a Sunday around noon at which time brunch was still going on. I ordered pasta from the limited lunch menu and it was a very large portion for a great value. It tasted wonderfully and I wouldn't have anything to complain about. My boyfriend went for the brunch for $17 which is worth the money... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Meh, I’ve had better. Was there on a Sunday for their brunch which I have heard people rave about. Well, was I there on a bad Sunday? It was not as spectacular as it was hyped up to be. First let’s start with attitude. The two older waitresses did not come across as friendly at all. The one with dark... More

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Mpls, Mn
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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had a groupon and hungry and close by . . . SO GLAD we stopped! Onion rings were GREAT. So was the filet mignon! Husband had the open face turkey sandwich and it rocked as well! Nice atmosphere. We will be going back!

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