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Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille

14401 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345-5821
+1 952-935-3600
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fries” (19 reviews)
“burger” (92 reviews)
“wontons” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
14401 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345-5821
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

4 of us went for dinner. We were promptly seated but it took a while for the server to take our order. Then we waited. After a bit our server came over and said “I know you’ve been waiting for about 20 min (it was...More

2  Thank Dd1949
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

I recommend that you NEVER order a Guinness beer at this establishment. I’ve tried several times, over more than 10 years (only because it was close to my children’s school), and they literally dump too-cold Guinness into a glass. But the real concern is the...More

1  Thank Jwp4
Niko F, Manager at Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Jwp4 - I'm so sorry for your experience. This is not the type of service that we offer, and I've already begun to speak with the entire bar staff about attentiveness as a result of your review. I'm glad you brought the Guinness issue to...More

Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Popped in on a Friday evening with another couple for a bite to eat. Wait at 7:15pm was reported as 25 minutes but we were seated sooner. Menu mostly burgers and fries but prices reasonable and service was very good: about 10 minutes order to...More

Thank Kent P
Niko F, Manager at Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Kent - thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad we could make your evening more enjoyable, and I look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Stopped on the way back from taking dogs to the DVM. Was able to connect with several friends and converge at the Gold Nugget. Our server was really attentive and offered excellent selection advice. I’ll be back for another visit.

Thank RileyRants
Niko F, Manager at Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

I appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Lunch at this spacious local restaurant located on Excelsior Blvd, the main street in Glen Lake MN, was par or a little below par. It is one of the, if not the only, longstanding eatery in town therefore it seems to bring in locals from...More

Thank Robert H
Niko F, Manager at Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Robert, I appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. It is important that we receive feedback in order to improve our guest's experience, and we're always looking for ways to improve. We are in the process of updating the menu, as we have...More

Reviewed November 11, 2017

Stopped here for lunch with a friend over the weekend - a local place he recommended, but my first time. Nice to see the restaurant honoring veterans with a free meal. Ordered the burger and fries and it was a great choice. Tasty, cooked perfectly...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Its nice to go to a tavern that has a tavern atmosphere, tavern food and drinks and prompt and friendly service.

Thank Clyde S
Reviewed October 28, 2017

If you order before 6 pm on a weekday, they have really good happy hour specials, including one of their burgers. Great value, good flavor.

Thank clinicmgrMN
Reviewed October 26, 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times, and this visit will be my last. The food has gone downhill and their prices continue to rise. My lunch companion ordered a burger and I was shocked to see that they charged $16.99 for a juicy...More

1  Thank L L
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Ultimate comfort food here and a fine tap list as well. Lunch, happy hour or dinner you won't be disappointed. They stick with what works and they keep people coming back.

Thank snlukes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $19
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 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
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14401 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345-5821
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minnetonka
  • Phone Number: +1 952-935-3600
  • E-mail
We kept the old handcrafted favorites: the signature burgers, sandwiches, hand cut fries. Just wait until you see the 1880's bar and enjoy our happy hour specials Monday - Friday from 3-6 and 2-5 on weekends. Bring the family, the friends, the neighbors. Private room available with seating for 50 or cocktail parties for up to 75. Full service patio and deck.
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