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Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille

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American, Bar, Pub
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14401 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345-5821
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick service, many options, weekly burger wars and rotating beer selections make for a worry-free chance of not appealing to anyone...any season.

Thank 2Guys2014
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is typical bar and grill with restaurant seating around the bar in kind of a long U shape. Pleasant enough. The service is generally very good. There is a pretty nice menu with some salads, soups and a few selections of sliders, wings, etc. The attraction for me is the burgers. Lots of good burger combinations with some... More 

Thank Frank H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere and service are good. Food is average and the menu is not exciting. Suggest they add some new, interesting items to the menu.

Thank MNtraveler8
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always enjoy coming to the Gold Nugget! The food is good, the service is friendly. The casual atmosphere is just what we look for in this neighborhood restaurant. Come early, it fills up most nights, have a beer while waiting for your table.

Thank Barb J
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Delicious food. Great service - with a smile, appreciative and friendly. They go above board to make your meal perfect. Charming, warm atmosphere. Comfortable. I don't drink but I hear from others their bar is exceptional. Eat here every month or so. Never disappointed.

Thank 113marybethf
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 June 29, 2016 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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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

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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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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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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202 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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

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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
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, 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 55345-5821
  • 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?