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The Busted Nut

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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118 2nd St E, Hastings, MN 55033-1202
+1 651-438-6887
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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hastings mn.
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

stop in more than once First time we went at 5:10 pm they advertise prime rib 5 till gone.ordered same was told they are all out,....I saw nobody eating prime rib how can you run out in ten minutes if no one is eating it? ...Left disapointed.went there a couple months later my wife and I ordered pasta dishes,each one... More 

Thank jjoemama
Backus, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Had a wonderful meal here due to finding this place on Tripadvisor! I had the lunch special of the 1/2 salad and Big Kids Mac-n-Cheese. Loved the pasta! Salad was really good too, definitely fresh and delicious. Definitely a great place to eat and atmosphere was nice too!

Thank Kim R
Owatonna, Minnesota
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We came here during our visit for a volleyball tournament for a quick bite. The cheese curds are amazing! We also had wings they were good but for my taste I didn't care for sauce being poured over the top. Had I known that I would had gotten it on the side. Although it was good. Just too saucy for... More 

Thank Tracy '
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My brother and I ran in here on a Friday night for a beer and a quick bite to eat. Neither one of us had been here before, but given the catchy name we just had to see what it was about. To our surprise we found a hoppin' little joint with a good beer selection and some great food.... More 

Thank jp0430
Hastings, Minnesota
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The place is quaint & historic. Food is pretty good. The ambiance is good but the acoustics are not. With the type of floor and high ceiling, the noise is quite bad. If it's not crowded, it's fine.

Thank eberspacher
Hastings, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 11 November 2016

very good experience, good service, and friendly, we have been there several times in our travels and good meals every time.

Thank nupremier
Woodbury, New York
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I've been a patron over the years and have never had a bad experience. I think their food is OUTSTANDING, their service is great, the Saturday night crowd and entertainment is quaint and very fun -- but warning: if you're into weird eclectic food and snobby five star restaurant with diners in $2000 outfits, this isn't for you. But if... More 

Thank dmhanse
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Staff are always friendly and attentive. Bar food is very good. Fun, small town bar. All the peanuts you can eat.

Thank Mpls_Traveler612
Hastings, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Food is average, nothing bad, nothing over the top. EXCEPT the cheese curds. If for nothing else stop and have an order with a beer. Enjoy the down town patio on the sidewalk or stay inside. Eat all the free peanuts and throw shells on the floor. How can it get any better!?!

1 Thank CheriD5379
Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very fun place to grab a quick sandwich and a cold brew. Very attentive staff and the sandwiches are excellent. Shirts and bar glasses are available for purchase and who doesn't want a shirt that says "The Busted Nut".

Thank clwehrwein

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 2nd St E, Hastings, MN 55033-1202
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +1 651-438-6887

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