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Ernie's On Gull Lake

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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10424 Squaw Point Rd, East Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
+1 218-829-3918
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Shakopee, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I had the local burger which is made from grass fed beef. You can tell the difference. It was great. My wife had the catfish sandwich which was supposed to be blackened. It wasn't blackened like you would expect but it was still good. The setting for the restaurant was awesome. We sat by the window which looked out on... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

If you are gluten-free stay away. Beyond not having any choices, the staff is not knowledgeable about what is safe or not to eat. The atmosphere is fun and a great place to boat into but if you're looking for a good food probably not the place. Our wait staff did not know the difference between a broth based or... More 

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Thank Molly W
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to Ernie's many times and have been happy with service, food, drinks, and the view. It's such a relaxed and fun atmosphere!

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Thank AnnaMaris
Duluth, Minnesota
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I go here each year for a yearly work conference. We always bring a big group and are always accommodated. Food is good. Plenty of options for a crowd. Bar and restaurant area separate. Prime rib on Friday is always good!!

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Thank Laura Z
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Food is good, portions are generous. Wait staff is friendly. The only bad thing is that the place was full of flies that pestered us throughout our meal. Weird in October..

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Minneapolis, MN
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner looked appealing but both meals were too salty, especially the fish and chips and the lobster bisque. Service was very good and the lake view was great. Too bad about the food.

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Thank MaryleeP
Mesa, Arizona
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great spot to eat and drink. You can arrive be car or by boat. The place is large and can seat a large family or a couple. The bar is separate but families will have to pass through the bar to eat inside or use the facilities. The menu has many choices and the food is great.... More 

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Thank Stephen S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

My siblings and spouses pulled in for a sunset dinner on the lake. Nice deck and great wait staff. A wide variety of beers options. Great salad possibilities, with a walleye sandwich or burger. Super nice setting and comfortable to dine and visit.

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Thank Tomwaite
Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Very attentive wait staff and beautiful view of Gull Lake from the patio. There is a playground for kids and lots of patio seating. We only stopped in for some lunch at the bar so we didn't have a chance to see the entire menu. I had the Dipper sandwich and the prime rib was very flavorful and delicious! We... More 

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Royalton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Sit on the patio & enjoy the beautiful views of the lake. Food is wonderful! Great variety-something for everyone. Lots of tap beer options. Very nice staff-attentive waitresses. Love this place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10424 Squaw Point Rd, East Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: +1 218-829-3918

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