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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, Late Night, 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
  • 31
    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
Popular Burger Place

Two of us went to meet a group of folks. Server was okay and prepared separate checks as we requested. Each of us had a burger, fries and a beer. Tab was $40 (we also left a tip).

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Peg C
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Two of us went to meet a group of folks. Server was okay and prepared separate checks as we requested. Each of us had a burger, fries and a beer. Tab was $40 (we also left a tip).

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minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

If you need a neighborhood restaurant with great service, good burgers and lots of other food options, and this is it. The patio outside is a nice bonus

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15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

One of the best black bean burgers anywhere. Great burgers, kids menu & they make the best ranch dressing. We have to get a container to take home!!

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Midwest
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
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 123 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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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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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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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: Bar scene, Large groups

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?