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Big Island Grille & Bar

American, Bar
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2306 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3923
507-373-1621
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6:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 am
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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Food selection, taste, and value were good...dining room adjoins bar area so late-supper had us listening to some rough language from some Road Construction Contractors who had worked hard all day (but I didn't need to hear it). Not Big Island's fault, they are close to hotels, but has happened more than once. Bartender or server should have recognized the... More 

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Thank Keith K
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Good food and helpful staff. It is located next to hotel, so no car was needed to get to it while waiting out a snow storm.

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Thank AvidLSUFan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Breakfast is super good and hot!! Ive also had lunch and dinner here many times. Fish fry is great on Fridays, and killer salads!!

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Thank MarkJoseph16
Niles, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We ate in here watched several great games on big screen TV's and had a amazing Hot Beef & A big Island Bacon Bloody Mary!!!! Yummy

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Thank Michelle L
Illinois
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I was travelling through the area on a Monday and originally tried the downtown places, but as per most small towns, closed on Mondays. So I picked this place mainly because it wasn't attached to a truck stop, like the majority of options in this town. Had a small menu, but plenty of choices. Seemed like a local hangout. they... More 

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Thank jpatridge
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Needed a light supper but the DJ had his music so load even the wait staff had to shout, and we couldn't have a conversation. Wait staff were very helpful and allowed us to box up our meal and leave.Food average but adequate.

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Thank Margaret B
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

First of all reviewer givemefoood was pretty much on target with what he or she said. The food took long time to come when we were the only ones their at first. The fish sandwich was undercooked. After food came out few others came in and get this they got their food in less time than our fish and burger... More 

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Thank Albertlea
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

So first off we order BOGO apps me and and my boyfriend both get wings and I get pretzel poppers and he gets onion rings. We waited 1 hr and 15 min then the waitress comes over with our wings and tells us it'll be a few more min for the others. I eat 5 of the 6 wings and... More 

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Thank Givemefooood
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This has been a regular place for lunch for me and my wife. They have a good soup and salad bar that includes a popover. The price has been reasonable. With our last visit the service was lacking and the food was fair. We had to find staff in order to get seated and then went downhill from there. It... More 

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Thank David R
La Crosse, WI
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were advised that our room included a breakfast "buffet". There was no coffee, juice, pastries, bagels, fruit, juices, potatoes. There was cereal, but we had to ask for milk.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2306 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3923
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Albert Lea
  • Phone Number: 507-373-1621

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?