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Ernie's On Gull Lake

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American, Bar
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10424 Squaw Point Rd, East Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sit on the patio & enjoy the beautiful views of the lake. Food is wonderful! Great variety-something for everyone. Lots of tap beer options. Very nice staff-attentive waitresses. Love this place!

Thank bradanbobiek
Satellite Beach, Florida
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our party of eight arrived by boat on a beautiful summer afternoon. Without reservations we got straight in and the food was good. Plenty of people there enjoying the live music. Great atmosphere. Everyone was pleased with their meals. Expect to pay about $15 a plate for lunch. Not cheap easts but a nice experience. Service is quick but give... More 

Thank Stephen K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the fish tacos. My husband had the burger of the month which had peppers, onions, and cheese with a hint of spice. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive. It was a relaxing evening meal by the lake.

Thank Stephanie M
Austin, tx
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Headed back to Minneapolis for flights and stopped here for lunch prior to hitting the road. Had an outside table over looking the lake. Great view. Standard pub type food, I had the patty melt and it was very good. Everyone liked their dish and we all had local beers which we loved. They play music in the afternoon, we... More 

Thank Jim S
The Villages, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a group for a business lunch. Sat outside on a beautiful day. Good service. Salads were huge. The mushroom soup was good but not really Hungarian. Had the Walleye sandwich, excellent. Also very good cole slaw. Don't miss the great view.

Thank GaryATraveler
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ernie's was the perfect spot to dock and listen to live music on a beautiful Sunday afternoon boating on Gull Lake.

Thank Stephanie L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ernie's is the perfect quintessential lakeside dining establishment. Whether you come by car or by boat, eat indoors or out, you won't go away disappointed. The restaurant features a large indoor room as well as outdoor seating just outside the dining room or a few steps away at the more casual patio/bar area there is a lot of additional seating.... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is exactly the kind of waterside dining we always look for on vacation. Casual dining, drinks, craft beers, and wine Full meals available on the deck or in the air conditioned dining room.

Thank diney2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love going to Ernie's! Have boated there & driven there both. We especially like their walleye fingers. Good food. Good staff. Really like the dock crew to help with the boat when we boat over. My other favorite is their Long Island Ice Tea. Yum!

Thank Valeri W
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Life music, great view, good food and drinks. Doesn't get much better!!

Thank CAC53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10424 Squaw Point Rd, East Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: 218-829-3918

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