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Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille

14401 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345
9529353600
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Ranked #7 of 76 Restaurants in Minnetonka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Chanhassen
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Boy, what a road this restaurant has had. Gold Nugget used to be a low-key hole-in-the-wall tavern, and now it has evolved into a modern restaurant with a large bar. What a few years ago seemed like a decent restaurant is now an overpriced experience. The burgers are quite small, and way overpriced at around $15 a burger. Ridiculously expensive... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have been coming to the Gold Nugget since it was a hole-in-the-wall 20 years ago. When it rebuilt, it changed, of course, and in many ways for the better. Their burgers have been pretty consistently good over the years - juicy and delicious. Their fries are almost always hot and crunchy. Their drink selection great. Their service is usually... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The place is known for burgers, for good reason. It is a reasonably-priced family restaurant with a long history. It can get a little loud.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a sports bar, very nice atmosphere. Soccer jerseys hang over the bar. They have several tv's on showing sports. The burgers are very good. They are over priced, but good. I had the build your own burger and it was good. The fries were also good, more of a thin fry, but good. Also, keep in mind the... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Our family went here when visiting from out of town for a youth soccer tournament. I had the Top Shelf Burger. It was so good and the sweet potato fries were excellent. My family all built their own burgers. The pretzel bun was a favorite. The burgers were cooked almost perfectly. The warm brownie dessert was tasty. We might go... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We used to go to the Gold Nugget when it was the old hole in the wall years ago, before the complete rebuild, and it was great then for a quality burger. Now, it's unrecognizable from that original place, but still has great burgers, a diverse menu, and friendly service. There are TVs with sports, but not so much to... More

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Gold Nugget has consistently good food and service. Love the outside area in the summer. Great beer selection too. It's the best place in that area of Minnetonka.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews 100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I heard about the Gold Nugget on the radio earlier this week and a cursory look at the menu made me decide to give it a shot. First off, if you like onions this is the place for you. It seems like every burger, app, entrée, salad had something from the onion family in it- tater tots with green onions... More

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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281 reviews 281 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The Gold Nugget is consistently the best place to eat in the area hands down. The variety of food on the daily special menu is huge. We came here with my parents and we all got a different special and we all loved what we got. My Mom's chicen pot pie looked amazing. I got the pot roast dinner and... More

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Minnetonka
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

All I can say is this place at one time had the best burgers in Minnetonka!!! Wow has that changed!!! I live so close that I want it to be good but 10 strikes your out... NEVER EATING THERE AGIN!!! Don't get me wrong they have great bartenders and wonderful beer selection and I will always enjoy that but I'm... More

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