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The Classic Grill at Madden's

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American, Contemporary
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11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN
12188292811
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DC
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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146 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

A country club feel. We really liked it. The Caesar salad my wife had was very good as was the club sandwich I had. We will be back.

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

Thank you for dining at The Classic Grill and for sharing your review. We are very happy that you and your wife enjoyed your dishes and the country club feel to the restaurant and club house. Your return visit is the highest compliment- thank you, we will look forward to it. More 

Clearwater Mn
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great view. Revisited one of our favorites today. You don't find white linen like here with a chef in the kitchen in many places in the Brainerd area. We shared a house salad, penne pasta with shrimp in cheese sauce, rhubarb cake dessert, a bottle of house wine, and coffee. All outstandingly presented by... More 

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

Thank you for dining at The Classic Grill and for sharing your experience- you are kind to do so. We are so happy that you enjoyed your dinner, the service, atmosphere and view of The Classic golf course. We will be sure to let Stacy know that you appreciated her service. One note for future diners: while we do not... More 

Nisswa, Minnesota
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Madden's does such a great job, from food presentation to great food. We love eating there and outside too. They have original recipes and it does have a Minnesota feel.

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

Thank you for dining at The Classic Grill and for sharing your experience! We're so glad that you enjoy the food and presentation and dining on our patio that overlooks The Classic golf course. Our culinary team values fresh, local ingredients and enjoys using them in the dishes served at The Classic Grill. Thank you, we look forward to seeing... More 

Brainerd, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I have eaten at the Classic Grill several times and have never had a bad experience. Food and service was great!

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

Kelly G, thank you for being a repeat guest at The Classic Grill. We're so happy that you have enjoyed the food and service and appreciate the review! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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149 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

I found the atmosphere reserved and a bit stuffy. The view was nice, the golf course or the fireplace. There was not many diners in the restaurant and you were able to hear the conversations coming from the other tables. The food was good but not spectacular. The prices were a bit higher than other restaurants in the area.

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Thank 24QueenBee
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at The Classic Grill and for sharing your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed the view. The Classic Grill is known for providing a welcoming atmosphere and we would have wanted that to be your experience, as well. We would love to hear more about your experience and how we could have better met... More 

Nisswa, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Although we only make it to this restaurant a few times in the Summer, we always ask ourselves why don't go back more often after finishing our meal. The food, service and setting are flawless. This restaurant is a definite favorite for my wife and I.

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

Thank you for dining at The Classic Grill! You are generous to share your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the food, service and setting. Your patronage is important to us and we hope you and your wife will visit us more often this season! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Wonderful service. Nice scenery overlooking golf course. You won't be disappointed.

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

Thank you for visiting us at The Classic Grill; you are so thoughtful to share your experience for other diners! Of course, we couldn't be happier that you thought the food and atmosphere is great and that you enjoyed the service and scenery of the golf course. I hope you are also aware that we will be re-opening The Classic... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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