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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service. It's quality in a country club type setting. Gouda chicken is my wife's favorite. Highly recommend.

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Clearwater Mn
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47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Made the trip to the Classic Grill for lunch. Grounds and outdoor seating were beautiful, but while warm and sunny a bit too breezy for outdoor dining. DW and I shared the walleye fingers with dill dip, a Reuben sandwich, a Mulligan sandwich, and a bottle of the house wine. Could have shared one sandwich as we brought two halves... More 

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

We're so glad you stopped by The Classic Grill for lunch- thank you! We're very pleased that you enjoyed the grounds and that your lunch was a good value. We wish we were closer to home, too, and look forward to your next visit. Thanks, again! More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love eating here and do so several times a year. Their martinis with hand-stuffed blue-cheese olives are always perfect--their bartenders are among the best in the area. We usually start with their unusual take on a Caesar Salad with its tangy lemony dressing. On this visit, the (2 large) pork chops were perfectly grilled with an apple chutney that... More 

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Thank jrenee4151
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Classic Grill and for sharing your experience with others on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your martinis, pork and lamb chops and dessert. Our team loves what they do and we are fortunate to have them; you are very kind to mention them and we will be sure to pass your... More 

Tempe, Arizona
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited this establishment and I truly enjoyed myself. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. I loved the atmosphere and my dinner was delicious. If you're in the area you must stop by and try the walleye!

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

Thank you so much for dining at The Classic Grill and for sharing your experience! You are kind to share your positive review and recommendation for others. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed the atmosphere, your dinner and the service of our team. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Overland Park, KS
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveled to Brainerd for a golf trip and Madden's grill was the location of the arrival lunch prior to the first round of golf for the week. Excellent menu choices. The sandwich that I had was plenty filling and very good. I ordered the Classic Caesar Wrap. Very good choice prior to a round of golf. Service was great, dining... More 

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Thank OPtravel4fun
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

We're so glad you came to Brainerd for a golf trip and that The Classic Grill was the location for your lunch! We are very appreciative that you chose to share your experience with others and so pleased that you enjoyed your lunch and the service of our team. We hope you will stop by again, perhaps for dinner next... More 

Minnesota, USA
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Classic is the the best dining experience in the lakes area, without question in my opinion. Dave is the best waiter in the lakes area and ranks with one of the best I have ever seen. The golf course view, beautiful dining area, top flight service all make this a high end, yet surprisingly low keyed dining experience. I... More 

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Thank TomK84
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 on Trip Advisor! We are honored that you consider us the best in the area. You are kind to share your generous praise for Dave and we will be sure to share your remarks with him. The pork chops are one of the most popular items on... More 

Hudson, Wisconsin
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Classic has a variety of food items at various price points, and all of it is good. You can enjoy more expensive items like the pork chops or filet, or cheaper items like a hamburger. The chop salad is great, if you'd like something lighter. The presentation is great as well (see photos). Definitely get the cheesecake, but if... More 

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

Thank you, you have done a wonderful job of explaining the variety of options on our menu at The Classic Grill! Our fish and risotto specials are also very popular among our guests. Chef Darrell's homemade cheesecake is a long-standing favorite. As you've guessed, we're working on that roof. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit. More 

Owatonna, Minnesota
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217 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here generally once a year and they always do a great job, the service is excellent and their food is always outstanding. I opted for a Reuben sandwich over the lunch hour and it was excellent as was the crispy french fries. They have a beautiful view of the golf course with terrific outside dining. Very special... More 

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

Thank you for visiting The Classic Grill for lunch and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your lunch, the service of our staff and the outside dining with the view of the golf course. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Food was fresh, average club sandwich. It was a beautiful day to sit on the patio overlooking the golf course. The sauce on the turkey club was not flavorful as described. They also gave me a dirty menu. Service was a bit slow.

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

Thank you for stopping by to enjoy lunch on the patio! We custom print our menus and should not have given you a dirty one. I apologize and appreciate that you mentioned it. We hope you will stop by and see us again. More 

Pillager, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, 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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