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Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille

14401 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345
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Ranked #7 of 75 Restaurants in Minnetonka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $20
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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70% Recommend
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English first
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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
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
74 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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229 reviews 229 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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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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Bloomington, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Went here for the first time today. I was totally surprised by the ambience and the food. Best burger I've ever had. There are happy hour specials. We tried the spinach- artichoke dip. The parmesan- crusted patty melt was excellent. Although covered in snow right now, there is an outside dining area which will be very welcoming in warmer weather.

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