We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sarna's Classic Grill

$$
American, Hamburgers
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
3939 University Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
(763) 788-3939
Website
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 61 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
North East favorite

Good fast causal dining and drinking establishment in Columbia Heights. Both indoor and patio dining. Large and varied menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Mars1964
,
Minnesota
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Blaine, Minnesota
Level Contributor
70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have had lunch and dinner both during the week and on the weekends, alway great food and service. It is consistantly a wonderful experience for both business and pleasure.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Brighton, Minnesota
Level Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

So. Friends told us that Sarna's had a prime rib special on Friday and Saturday nights for $21.99. We decided to try it last Saturday and it was exactly as advertised. We got a salad, bread stick, baked potato (with butter and sour cream) and a remarkably LEAN (for prime rib, at least) chunk of meat served perfectly medium rare,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minnesota
Level Contributor
121 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Good fast causal dining and drinking establishment in Columbia Heights. Both indoor and patio dining. Large and varied menu.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had the all you can eat snow crab. I was pleasantly surprised by the nice atmosphere. I was expecting a more typical NE place that has seen better times. Not the case here. The place is very nice and has great great food and service. Hard to beat.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I've driven past Sarna's many times but never tried it. Took the family there to celebrate a recent accomplishment and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and friendliness of the staff. The pecan crusted walleye was fantastic! Prime rib was done to perfection. Best of all was the friendly waitress! She was engaging and friendly and happy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We have always driven by this restaurant but we never thought to stop and eat there. You get used to eating at the same places you always go to. Well, we finally did it. We decided to try it out. What a find! The food is fabulous. Very consistent cooking too. We've been back a couple of times and it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We throughly enjoyed the Sunday Brunch at Saran's. We have been there for dinner several times also. In the evening do try the Pecan Crusted Walleye Fish. Outstanding !! The Sunday Brunch has many choices so everyone has the opportunity to get what they seriously enjoy or to try something new to them. Service has Always been great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My family had been coming here for several months on Wednesdays for the All you can eat crab legs. Most of the time it was great until Dec 10th 2014 we went for my sisters birthday and received not one but several frozen crab legs and I mean ice on them FROZEN!!!! as well as several overcooked crab legs. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minneapolis
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

This is the best place to eat a burger and fries while drinking a glass of Malbec! In summer you can sit outside on the large patio and enjoy music. Great place!I have never had a better burger than their Juicy Lucy, cheddar and bacon stuffed! The meat is grilled to perfection! The wait staff is wonderful and friendly. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Minnesota
Level Contributor
35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Came here for lunch and had the fish. Not good. The atmospere is very nice and would consider it an upscale lunch destination but I made a bad choice. Probobly give it another shot but avoid the fish!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sarna's Classic Grill also viewed

 
Columbia Heights, MN
 

Been to Sarna's Classic Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sarna's Classic Grill

Address: 3939 University Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Phone Number: (763) 788-3939
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Columbia Heights
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 12
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3939 University Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Columbia Heights
  • Phone Number: (763) 788-3939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sarna's Classic Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?