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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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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
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164 reviews 164 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
57 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 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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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I bought a groupon for this restaurant before I read a number of reviews that were not that complimentary. Had I seen the reviews I wouldn't have bought the groupon. I am glad we went to Sarna's. It isn't especially fancy but it is a nice place. We both ordered porterhouse steaks that were made exactly as we ordered and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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84 reviews 84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We went today for Saturday bingo. It is similar to a Champp's; burgers, sandwiches, etc. I think the food is better both in taste and quality. We shared the fish and chips. Nice batter, the JoJo fries are always a must! For 6 beers and our food, it was only $38! Pretty good deal. The waitress we always have is... More

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