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The Barn

711 Washington St, Brainerd, MN 56401-3422
+1 218-829-9297
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (25 reviews)
“sloppy joe” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner
711 Washington St, Brainerd, MN 56401-3422
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to the Barn for breakfast but it is currently closed due to a fire and the waitress at another place said the owner had passed away and they didn't know if they would open again.

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Barn has been popping up on my restaurant list for years. Today my husband and I arrived just in tim for the lunch rush. I ordered the loose meat sandwich with pickles, mustard, onions and a cheese slice on top. This is their specialty....More

Thank mhans4
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Food was hot and tasty. The pie is worth a visit on its own. The servers are friendly and fun. We will definitely go back when we're in town.

Thank MarkWestFargo
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This tiny 10 table dinner is well worth the wait. The food was hot and flavorful, the service fantastic and the pie to die for! Be warned; order the pie first (even if you have to take it to go" ) or your choice may...More

Thank Caterer4u
Reviewed 3 June 2017

An old school diner that is not a modern remake trying to capture the past. It is the real deal. It's pretty small with a dedicated regular crowd. Owner operated. Homemade pie and typical diner food. Great value and a experience that is worthwhile.

Thank Chris_D_MN
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This is the second time we stopped. The first was just the wife and I, this time we brought the kids. The waitress was awesome and the breakfast was delicious. If you like a classic cafe, this place is for you. I'll stop every time...More

1  Thank Carl S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I grew up on Maid Rite sandwiches so for me to find "The Barn" was a great find. I have always had great service and the ladies that work there are fun. From what I can tell everyone loves there breakfasts and fresh pie. I...More

1  Thank willbehonest1226
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This place is amazing and there simply isn't anything like it anywhere I've found in Minnesota! They have amazing breakfast with great pie and of course MAIDRITE SANDWICHES!!! If you haven't had these I can't even explain them to you! Just go get some! I...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Get your maid rite here. Have a fresh baked piece of pie. Relax bring the family one busy little barn in the middle of Washington st.in Brainerd MN. Yummy

Thank Flo L
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

A great place to visit if you like to find the out of the way places where the locals eat!! Truly an old time diner with old time counter service and booths--fun atmosphere. Now to the food. I'll start with the pie because as it's...More

1  Thank Pam R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
05:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Washington St, Brainerd, MN 56401-3422
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: +1 218-829-9297
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