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“A Cultural Experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brookside Bar and Grill

Brookside Bar and Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Woodbury, Minnesota
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Cultural Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

OK, so this is not a gourmet NYC restaurant but rather a bar and grill on the river. Typical customers arrive on a sunny Sunday afternoon by pairs on their Harley. And when a bunch of them arrive, you might not have to wait for a table but you will wait awhile for your food. But the food is very good bar food, and the beer selection should satisfy the thirst of all but total beer snobs. We don't ride a motorcycle and combined our visit with one to the nearby garden center. But we loved the experience, people watching and food. Our waitress warned us about the wait for food (45 minutes estimated, 35 minutes actual) so we consider the service excellent even with the wait. And again, the food was very good and as expected, not that good for you. So know what it is and then go.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Peoria, Illinois
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284 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Good Food, Nice Outdoor Ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stopped here about 11:30 on a Friday. We found a nice table out back and were waited on shortly after seating ourselves. There were about a dozen or so other patrons already seated as the weather was perfect. I had a very nice reuben with what must have been homemade corned beef. My wife had a small pizza which she also enjoyed, although the sausage had a bit too much fennel, which I verified. The only real letdown was the soda. Brookside serves an off brand soda, I believe the waitress said "Shamrock". While my wife's cola was mediocre, my lemon-lime was awful as it tasted like smarties candies, artificial and overly sweet. I would dine again, but next time I'll have a beer or water and skip the soda.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“If You Like to Dine Outdoors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

I love this restaurant because of the friendly atmosphere, the fact that if the weather is good, you can dine outside beside a creek. The food is consistent, and for some of the entrees they use pottery to serve it on, by a local potter. Best of all, the outside is dog friendly.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 72222
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Minneapolis, Mn
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Minnesota Oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

A view of the creek, the sound of rushing water, a good selection of quality beer, cheesey and crusty pizza, reuben sandwhiches made with in house made corned beef. The surrounding scenery across the street from the grill could be the background for The Hobbit. A Very Nice midweek lunch and nicer than near by busy Stillwater.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank pipian
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Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cold Beer Good Drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

The beer is always cold and the drinks are good. The pizza is as good as any pizza parlor. The burgers are excellent and a lot of choices. The staff is friendly and attentive. The only bad thing is on a nice summer day it is very busy.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JR S
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