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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Always good!

Never had a bad burger here! Lots of other good options too - great salads and I love their Rueben/Rachel. Good happy hour and a nice patio! Also been to parties in the private room and they've done a great job.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
lisampls
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
365 helpful votes 365 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Never had a bad burger here! Lots of other good options too - great salads and I love their Rueben/Rachel. Good happy hour and a nice patio! Also been to parties in the private room and they've done a great job.

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Deephaven
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Gold Nugget works for family dinners, lunches, after games, beers with the boys, date night, you name it! Great, I mean GREAT burgers, great beer selection! Warm and friendly atmosphere! Their other food is also very tasty! But their specialty is most definitely their burgers!!!

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Gold Nugget has great burgers as well as other items. The service has always been quick and food is always hot.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good beer selection, the service is always decent, but the menu is seriously lacking. The nachos aren't good, the burgers (which they are known for) are just OK, and the salad options are sad. Nothing healthy :( If I eat there I eat the appetizer fish tacos - which are pretty good - but small amount of food and expensive... More 

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minnetonka. minnesota
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159 reviews 159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you're looking for a hole-in-the-wall bar with inexpensive (mediocre) food, look elsewhere. Or if you're looking for overpriced food and a pretentious, swanky crowd - drive a bit further west to Ike's on Hwy. 7. (Or virtually any spot on Lake St. in Wayzata.) But if you want terrific food, a wide selection of craft beers and top shelf... More 

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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?