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Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille

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14401 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345
9529353600
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: We kept the old handcrafted favorites: the signature burgers, sandwiches...
We kept the old handcrafted favorites: the signature burgers, sandwiches, ribs, hand cut fries. And added a surprise or two: bbq juicy lucy? Hello. And just wait until you see the 1880's bar and enjoy our happy hour specials every day from 3-6 and $5.00 burgers on Sunday from 11-5. Bring the family, the friends, the neighbors.
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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our Favorite Place For Burgers

Since moving to this side of the cities we've discovered several new places to eat, this may be our favorite. The burgers are always fantastic. Each week there are two specialty burgers pitted against each other to see which one will make the menu - fun way to try something new. Just a warning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Theresa989
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Bloomington, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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228 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I had the original GN burger with lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions and added a fried egg as an extra. It was done "pinkish" as requested and was one of the tastiest burgers I've had in a long time. They advertise the beef as being a combination of ground sirloin, chuck and prime rib and the beef flavor definitely came through.... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Since moving to this side of the cities we've discovered several new places to eat, this may be our favorite. The burgers are always fantastic. Each week there are two specialty burgers pitted against each other to see which one will make the menu - fun way to try something new. Just a warning - if you're planning to go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Food is really good. It seems like it is always busy here. It's a little irritating that they keep raising prices and the last few times we have been there the beer selection has not been great.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It should not even be called the "Gold Nugget". The burgers are fine but not at all like the original and the price is about three times the price. I have not been impressed with the bar mixed drinks and the wines have not been available for my wife or they gave her a substitute without telling.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Extremely popular place. Large menu large parking lot that is often full food is ok. Nothing that stands out

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We ate dinner here on the Sunday night before Memorial Day. Somehow I had never heard of this place until two co-workers mentioned it last week. In fact, I was even't familiar with the Glen Lake neighborhood within Minnetonka. This restaurant was tucked into the end unit of a newer-looking strip mall. There was a pretty good crowd inside. I... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The Gold Nugget is a gem! Always busy with an energetic atmosphere. Food is great, especially the mini appetizer burgers. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A group of friends and I had a group birthday celebration meal here. We sat on the patio and had a great time. The service was prompt and continuous. Our server, Sam, was a lot of fun and very attentive to out needs. The food on the menu is varied and what we sampled was delicious. Choices for all served... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We live 1 mile from this restaurant and are so disappointed in the service we receive. The vibe is always busy and the bartenders seem to dislike you from the moment you sit down. If you are looking for a place to have a quick drink with poor service; this is your bar/restaurant.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great casual dinning, a variety of menu items at reasonable prices. Great for family and neighborhood gatherings. Has continued the old fashion service of the old Gold Nugget Bar.

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Additional Information about Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille

Address: 14401 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345
Phone Number: 9529353600
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minnetonka
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14401 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minnetonka
  • Phone Number: 9529353600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene

Description

We kept the old handcrafted favorites: the signature burgers, sandwiches, ribs, hand cut fries. And added a surprise or two: bbq juicy lucy? Hello. And just wait until you see the 1880's bar and enjoy our happy hour specials every day from 3-6 and $5.00 burgers on Sunday from 11-5. Bring the family, the friends, the neighbors.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?