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Ernies On Gull

10424 Squaw Point Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
+1 218-829-3918
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster bisque” (17 reviews)
“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
“prime rib” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10424 Squaw Point Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently on a trip to Minnesota, our family stopped at Ernie’s on Gull Lake. I was just in time for a casual lunch directly beside Gull Lake; with snow falling over Gull Lake. I was able to sample my first “walleye fish fries”. The walleye...More

Thank littlemiss5274
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was ready and we had buffet style - food was great - Price was what we expected - Everybody was friendly and had great service. We booked a Sunday and worked out very nice.

Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ernie's is right on the lake. It looks like a log cabin and has large windows looking out on the lake. There also is a pier to pull up your boat if you're out on the lake. The service is friendly and attentive. I had...More

Thank hikertoo
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Ernies was a fun place with beautiful view of Gull Lake and interesting gourmet menu. I had prime rib that was tender & juicy. My sister loved her fish & chips. My son had a rib eye steak that looked like an ad for the...More

Thank C H
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The lobster bisque and French fries that others raved about were not good at all. Bisque was not warm and was not rich and creamy. French fries were thick and tasteless. Burger was ok. Service was great. Loved being on the water.

Thank mmeehh
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We started with the cheese curds and beef sliders and found both to be good and tasty too. I had the lobster bisque and it is delicious- a cup is a cup but if you get a bowl it is huge !! My partner had...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We went here for a late dinner after a day of golf. I would have liked to have gone on the weekend and been outside when they had entertainment but it didn't work out. Waitress didn't see us come in so it took awhile. My...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We stayed at Madden's for one night last weekend and wanted to have a nice dinner on the water. For some reason the lodge and the other restaurant up the hill at Madden's did not look appealing. so we googled and ended up at Ernie's....More

Thank Travolo
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Over the years we have had very poor service (at nearby restaurants) on Labor Day because a lot of the employees have gone back to school. NOT SO AT ERNIES! We had a very large group and the service was EXCELLENT, very attentive! The food...More

Thank Troy C
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We have eaten at Ernie's several times this summer. Each time, the food was excellent with good menu variety. Our family had a large group celebrating a birthday & the staff couldn't have been more accommodating or efficient! As a result, we have recommended Ernies...More

Thank Pattyminnes0ta
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Scottie W
19 July 2016|
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Response from joycetimm | Reviewed this property |
They could accommodate that many people, but you definitely need to make sure they know when you are coming and the exact time. They get very busy, and as for cake, just call and talk with them. They are great at service.
Mia Y
7 August 2015|
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Response from Renee S | Reviewed this property |
Only service dogs are allowed in Minnesota eating establishments, this includes patio eating areas.
9 July 2015|
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Response from MVL82837 | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't even think they take reservations - try going a bit on the early side so you can have lunch outside on their patio!! Enjoy your stop at Ernie's - probably one of the choice stops in Brainerd.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10424 Squaw Point Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: +1 218-829-3918
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Ernie's on Gull is a year around family restaurant located on the shores of beautiful Gull Lake. Summers our lakeside deck and patio bar and open everyday with the best views of any restaurant in the area. Summer weekends bring nightly entertainment on the patio. Enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun go down to the sounds of local and regional acts. Executive Chef Jason Hawley and his culinary team have assembled a menu that caters to the tastes and trends of today while also embracing the items that have been staples here for many years. Our diverse menu offers a wide range of options to choose from and is constantly being updated as we move from season to season.
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