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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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
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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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
NIce for a Burger and a Beer

Nicely decor and ambiance, upscale burger joint..... A bit spendy but very good quality meat and great fries. Nice place...a bit yuppie, but, 20 years ago they thought I was a Yuppie... so, I must just be getting old!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter P
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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The burgers are absolutely awesome. The onion rings are outstanding as well. There are many other choices for those who do not like burgers. A full service bar with many tap beer choices. A nice place to take the family.

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Thank Dan R
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely decor and ambiance, upscale burger joint..... A bit spendy but very good quality meat and great fries. Nice place...a bit yuppie, but, 20 years ago they thought I was a Yuppie... so, I must just be getting old!

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Thank Peter P
Edina, Minnesota
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It does not pretend to be Haute Dish or Tiilia but it is a good casual sports bar with above average food. Soups can be exceptional like cream of mushroom and burgers and fries are always good and right out of the kitchen. Drinks are fairly priced for Minneapolis. Watch out for the "add on salad" for $2.95---they like to... More 

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Thank Stephen D
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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284 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is a great local restaurant and one of the few that has survived in Glen Lake. We were here on a Saturday afternoon about 2:30 for a late lunch and expected it to be fairly empty at that time of day, but it was packed. We had to be seated in the bar area or wait for a table... More 

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Thank 7ContinentsExplored
Minnesota
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72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a great place to go for a good burger, fries, and beer. It's a very popular place with locals, so you know it must be good. It's always busy. They have some interesting specials, but I usually do a burger.

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Thank NellieBess
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We stopped past the restaurant after a photo shoot in the area, and were not disappointed. This restaurant has been continually improving, and I am glad we gave it another shot. I would recommend the elk burger with the balsamic reduction, it was excellent. We will go back again.

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Thank RileyRants
Minnesota
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Nice place that is not a chain with great food and something for everyone. Good soups and chili. In shopping mall and easy to drive by but worth it.

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1 Thank nancy0901
Minnetonka, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Food is great, the beer is cold, what more could one ask for? The serve local craft beers with some of the best burgers in town. My children love going here, and the patio is great when the weather permits.

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Thank Hockey_Puck125
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere good burgers but more expensive than we like to spend on a burger. Neighbors are very apt to suggest this and sometimes we agree.

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Thank Betty L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

I loved this fun, original restaurant out in the burbs. They offered a lot of variety in both food and drinks. My El Cubano sandwich was delicious and the other choices looked good, too. We went at 4pm on Sat. It was quiet enough for old friends to visit....and we stayed about 3.5 hours! Service was quick and friendly.

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Thank Jennifer L

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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, Families with children, 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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