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Ernies On Gull

10424 Squaw Point Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
+1 218-829-3918
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lobster bisque” (19 reviews)
“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
“prime rib” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10424 Squaw Point Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great, fun spot on Gull Lake during summer time. A bit pricey for casual dining. Appetizers very overpriced!

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were in the Brainerd area for the day on Saturday and stumbled upon this place. Awesome!! Friendly service, great atmosphere and the BEST brisket nachos this side of Guy Fieri's in Vegas. We added extra pico and corn salsa to make...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ernie's is one of our favorite places to go when we want to go somewhere different. We love sitting outside on their patio, which is right next to the lake. Their food is always delicious and their drinks are good too. The staff are always...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can boat up, drive up or walk. Always hopping. Great outside dining and sports and outside bar area. Action packed. Good food as well, and great service at the dock and waiters.

Thank deb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been there a few times. The service is good and they have amazing burgers! It was a bit too rare for me (a little bloody) and I had to send it back, but when it did come back it was so good! I...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a cocktail and appetizers with friends. Bartender was great and food was delicious. Surprising apps like Cajun Crawfish Guacamole and Sunfish sliders, even Mussels in white wine and cream sauce. Plus they change their menu and beers on tap twice a year so...More

Thank Colleen O
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Mediocre menu & service. Wings amazing the first time & pretty disappointing the last time. The same experience with a variety of other menu items. Inconsistent with food. Beer is always good though!

1  Thank CaribbeanDreams22
Chris F, Manager at Ernies On Gull, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

We are very sorry about your last experience with us. Please inquire alex@erniesongull.com. We would love to make sure your next experience was like your first time!

Reviewed January 27, 2018

Although the food is often "hit or miss", you can't beat the view of Gull Lake. Dine inside or out. It is often packed on the weekends in the summer. Lobster bisque and fish tacos are a favorite. I've also had good prime rib.

Thank luciearl
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

It was great food and fun. I highly recommend it. Excellent service, wonderful view, and the food was delightful.

1  Thank mtzstang
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Recently on a trip to Minnesota, our family stopped at Ernie’s on Gull Lake. I was just in time for a casual lunch directly beside Gull Lake; with snow falling over Gull Lake. I was able to sample my first “walleye fish fries”. The walleye...More

Thank littlemiss5274
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Scottie W
July 18, 2016|
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Response from joycetimm | Reviewed this property |
They could accommodate that many people, but you definitely need to make sure they know when you are coming and the exact time. They get very busy, and as for cake, just call and talk with them. They are great at service.
Mia Y
August 6, 2015|
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Response from Renee S | Reviewed this property |
Only service dogs are allowed in Minnesota eating establishments, this includes patio eating areas.
July 8, 2015|
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Response from MVL82837 | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't even think they take reservations - try going a bit on the early side so you can have lunch outside on their patio!! Enjoy your stop at Ernie's - probably one of the choice stops in Brainerd.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10424 Squaw Point Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: +1 218-829-3918
  • E-mail
Ernie's on Gull is a year around family restaurant located on the shores of beautiful Gull Lake. Summers our lakeside deck and patio bar and open everyday with the best views of any restaurant in the area. Summer weekends bring nightly entertainment on the patio. Enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun go down to the sounds of local and regional acts. Executive Chef Jason Hawley and his culinary team have assembled a menu that caters to the tastes and trends of today while also embracing the items that have been staples here for many years. Our diverse menu offers a wide range of options to choose from and is constantly being updated as we move from season to season.
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