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Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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14401 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you arrive in this strip mall your kinda underwhelmed by the lack of street presence ... And the lack of parking.. And then you realise why... This place is drawing them in !! 😃 A burger heavy menu but all the stables are covered ... Pop on in !!

Thank Craig H
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're hungry for some basic good burgers and other bar food, this is the place for you. The food is perfectly prepared. Have a beer or other libation with your meal.

Thank Kay B
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

For a Friday night we were seated right away and served immediately. We have not had anything bad at the Golden nugget, our favorites are the burgers, but have had a variety of other things. We like the family atmosphere and a nice patio to eat on in a quiet area. Great bar to meat up with anyone.

Thank Lisa Y
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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190 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

If you're in the mood for a basic burger and beer, then I highly recommend this place. It would be hard to not enjoy the food and drink. The service was a bit slothy and the atmosphere came across as bland. But I would still recommend based on the quality of the meal.

Thank bt_mpls_traveler
Wautoma, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We stopped for lunch and enjoyed lunch on the patio. Service was great, hand cut fries and burgers outstanding. Then pulled pork was good, but the juice from the sandwich made the bun really soggy. Next time we'll all have burgers. We will be back.

Thank fredbon
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

The speaks for itself.... I love the multi faceted tastes with this burger. Very juicy, pickles, onions and more. The cheese was perfectly melted! A 5 star!

Thank Matthew D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We heard about this Pub/Tavern on the radio. It sounded like a great place to visit. 3 couples went and we all really enjoyed the food. We could talk and enjoy our food in a nice and warm atmosphere. Big screen TVs every where! We all agreed that we would be back!!!

Thank Gail H
Hopkins, Minnesota
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Myself, my husband and two kids age 3 and 5 met the in laws here last night. We are always impressed how consistently great this place is. We started with cheese curds-which are real by the way, and with cheeseburger wontons. Two of us had the backyard BBQ burger and two had the bacon burger special, both excellent and cooked... More 

Thank christineh78
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Casual and comfortable. The Burgers are great and are complimented with a good variety of toppings or types. Another nice feature is that the sides are a bit different than just the standard fries. Sweet potato fries, tater tots and real big and good onion rings. The bar has a nice selection of beers to compliment your choice.

Thank Randy H
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Gold Nugget is a great place for burgers and beers. I think it has the best malts in the western suburbs. Good selection of beers.

Thank Eaglespro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14401 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minnetonka
  • Phone Number: 9529353600
We kept the old handcrafted favorites: the signature burgers, sandwiches, ribs, hand cut fries. And added a surprise or two: bbq juicy lucy? Hello. And just wait until you see the 1880's bar and enjoy our happy hour specials every day from 3-6 and $5.00 burgers on Sunday from 11-5. Bring the family, the friends, the neighbors.

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