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All 76 Minnetonka Restaurants

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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English first
Mason City, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was looking for a good meal, but only had about 45 minutes. The service was fast even though they were very busy. The Golden Nugget reputation for great burgers is true. I even had a choice for sweet potato fries! I was not disappointed with anything.

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Richfield, Minnesota, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you want a burger that tastes homemade and really good, this is the place you nave to try!! The burgers look like they are made by hand, not processed; they are juicy and full of flavor. The fries are really good too and you can get sweet potato fries too. As always, the waitstaff are really friendly and go... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food here is consistently good; decidedly better than typical "beer and burger" joints. There is a wide variety of beers available. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable for the most part but can become crowded and noisy at times. Overall a good value.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Every time that I have eaten at Gold Nugget, the food and service has been consistently good. Some time we have had a little bit of a wait-but always worth it!

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

and no other place delivers when you're hankering for fish and chips! mind you it haddock ( some would agree that cod is best), no matter it hit the spot- delicious Guinness to wash it all down! Robyn , nice nice bartender , makes you feel like your having that t. .v. series CHEERS moment - SHE won't forget you... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It's true that the Gold Nugget is no longer a hole-in-the-wall bar serving just burgers and fries, but things change, and the Gold Nugget has too. The food has been pretty consistently good on every visit. I've had fish and chips, the walleye sandwich, and of course the burgers. The food is what you would expect as far as bar... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My burger was amazing. Combination of being cooked to perfection and tasted like heaven. Good selection of local beers. A bit tricky to get too but well worth a visit

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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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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

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