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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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Ames, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I can't say enough about the lobster bisque, other than you shouldn't pass it up. Others in our group tried the fish tacos - batter-fried fish, but still good and with a little kick; and the quinoa salad - gigantic portion, but only average in taste.

Thank Wrigley62
Breezy Point
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We celebrated our anniversary here having prime rib and walleye. We ate inside and had a great view of the lake and its activity from our seats. In addition to great food, we had even better service. It has been our experience at Ernies the food is always good and is moderately priced but service is always good. We try... More 

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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed dinner with the family on a Sunday evening. Fantastic food, great service. Everyone seemed to help each other out. Nice lakeside atmosphere. Will definitely be back if in the area!

Thank SWMNMomofboys
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A local favorite, Ernie's has been around for years. The menu is "Up North Favorites" heavy on burgers, fried, and sandwiches. Dinner adds in the Prime Rib and Steak options. A good option for dining on the water, as there is ample dock space and a fuel pump for a day on the boat!

Thank jih1269
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very nice time at Ernie's. Went for dinner on Saturday night and liked it so much we went back for lunch on Sunday. Good food, excellent tuna tartare, great fries and drinks, excellent service fun atmosphere, great view of the lake. Highly recommend for families or couples. !!!

Thank Neil J
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So I was on this Madden's pontoon boat as part of a team-building event, and the team suddenly pulled in to dock at this little shack-with-a-patio called Ernie's, where I met tourists, locals, local tourists, a lady wearing 27 lbs. of jewelry and "summer lake people." The cheese curds were delicious, the service was brisk and the beer was HEY!... More 

Thank JuanCalavera
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We went early Sat evening to enjoy the beautiful weather. My daughter and I had yummy salads and my husband's beef/french dip was the best he's ever had!

Thank Brenda0914
St.Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Up and down highway 371 there are restaurants that have closed & are for sale. Meanwhile, Ernie's is celebrating 99 years in business. There are several reasons. #1 The food is great. We had one of the best blt, and one of the best french dip (Roast beef) sandwiches either of us have had ANYWHERE. Food is really good. Also,... More 

Thank Seniordad
Plymouth, Minnesota
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Ernie's on a beautiful May night. They have a great waterfront with a nice deck. The sun sets right in front of you (see pic). It was pretty packed on the weekend before Memorial Day. I can't imagine the wait once next weekend hits for the rest of the summer. We had a good dinner. We... More 

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Arden Hills, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The food here is delicious and the view of Gull lake is great. you can boat up to the dock if you are on the lake. This is becoming a tradition for us to visit when vacationing on Gull lake.

1 Thank Larry V

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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
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
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?