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The Classic Grill at Madden's

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11266 Pine Beach Peninsula Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-2080
12188292811
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Pillager, Minnesota
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Classic Grill at Madden's. Great atmosphere and Awesome staff. Our server that evening was Alex. He was attentive and friendly. He took the time to answer any questions we might of had. Two in our party ordered the porkchop dinner. Their comments were a little dry but tasty. The other had the shrimp and scallops. She said... More 

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1 Thank Anndaily
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, we're so happy you enjoyed your evening out. We will be sure to share your kind words with Alex. The pork chops are one of the most popular items on the menu and I regret that yours were dry. That is an unusual occurrence and I appreciate you letting us know. We're glad you enjoyed... More 

Glendale, Arizona
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108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to eat here after looking at lake cabins all day. We sat outside and enjoyed a drink while watching the last of the golfers go by. Our server was wonderful and didn't hurry us. I had the Salmon with curry sauce and my husband had a steak w/baked potato. Everything was really, really delicious......Can't wait to come back!

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Thank konakai2008
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

We're so glad you decided to stop by for dinner at The Classic Grill! Dining on the patio is a favorite experience for many. And on cool nights, it's lovely to sit around the fire pit. We appreciate that you shared your experience and we can't wait for you to come back! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for an exceptional meal while in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota then I highly recommend you go to the Classic Grill. This small restaurant (perhaps 12 -15 tables) is located in the beautiful log building that also serves as the Pro Shop for Madden's championship Classic golf course. Meals here are a true treat. This... More 

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1 Thank gordy g
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your glowing recommendation of The Classic Grill. You chose well with the Pork Rib Chops and Chicken Lobster Oscar, two of our most popular menu items. It's because of fine folks like you that The Classic Grill has become a favorite in the Brainerd area and we couldn't be more appreciative. We await your next visit... More 

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

Great food and cocktails, beer, wine in gorgeous setting at the edge of the Classic golf course. Excellent dinner menu. Patio dining by the 18th green with the firepit going on a nice summer eveining.

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Thank diney2013
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at The Classic Grill and sharing your review. Your words paint the picture of a perfect summer evening. We hope you will get to have a few more of these evenings this summer and look forward to seeing you again. More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent meal choices, professional and friendly staff, and really, really great food. Looking forward to coming back.

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Thank Andrew S
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Andrew, thank you for dining at The Classic Grill and for sharing your generous review. We look forward to serving you again! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch over looking the golf course great view and very efficient staff. Meal had such a great presentation. We'll be back.

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Thank surestop
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by The Classic Grill for lunch! We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed the view of The Classic golf course and the presentation of your meal. We hope to see you again! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting family in the area and had the pleasure of dining at the Classic. The setting is beautiful in an upscale golf course pro shop/restaurant. Not what we expected to find. The staff is friendly, polite and exceptionally skilled. We had a brief wait, (they do not take reservations), and we were made to feel welcome as we waited for... More 

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Thank wiz473
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you, you are very generous to share your positive experience of The Classic Grill at Madden's for others traveling to the Brainerd area. We couldn't be happier that you and your party enjoyed our professional staff, your dishes (the pork chops are one of the most popular items on the menu) and the relaxed atmosphere. We will be certain... More 

DC
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Had a great dinner on the patio overlooking the golf course on a beautiful evening. Started with an old fashioned, recommended by our server (he was excellent, by the way. Can't remember his name, but very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu). Perfectly delicious. Appetizers were the Thai Curry Wings. Wow! What a great starter...perfect seasoning, heat, flavor. Loved... More 

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1 Thank NativeDC
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for dinner on the patio at The Classic Grill. Your descriptive review is fun to read. We are thrilled that you had a fantastic night and that you enjoyed all of your dishes and the service of our staff. We are honored by your recommendation and look forward to serving you again. More 

Edina, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The Classic Grill is a great restaurant, not only for golfers, but for families as well. They have a children's menu. They always have couple of specials and lots of other great choices on the menu. Indoor or outdoor dining. Servers and management aim to please. Food is excellent.

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Thank Jan N
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Jan, we are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed dining at The Classic Grill at Madden's! Our outdoor dining area overlooks The Classic golf course and features a bonfire each night, a popular place to gather for an after dinner drink. Our risotto and fish specials are also big hits! Our team loves taking care of our guests... More 

Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a family lunch. Sat on the beautiful patio. Burger and salad were wonderful! The scenery was amazing! Amazing view of the gold course! Great staff! Will be back!

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Thank TejasTX
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by The Classic Grill for lunch and for sharing your experience. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the burger and salad, the service of our staff and the scenery of The Classic golf course. We look forward to welcoming you back! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-2080
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: 12188292811
Description
Restaurant at Madden's Resort

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