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The Classic Grill at Madden's

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American, Contemporary
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11266 Pine Beach Peninsula Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-2080
+1 218-829-2811
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Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get food and cozy place to have celebration. Nice views and great location. I would recommend for a great dining experience.

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Thank ToddL1105
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Classic Grill! We are honored you chose us for a birthday celebration and appreciate your recommendation. We hope you will visit us again this fall/winter! More 

Apple Valley, Minnesota
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

From beginning to end this was an excellent experience. The building is beautiful with great ambience. The staff is knowledgeable about all of their food and beverages. There's excellent understanding of gluten-free as most of our table was gluten-free and the menu had several gf options. The seasonal specials were especially amazing.

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Thank Molly W
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Classic Grill at Madden's! Our professional servers and culinary team love taking care of our guests and you are kind for sharing that you had an excellent experience. We hope you will keep an eye on our upcoming dining events this fall and winter at The Classic Grill, including Sushi Wednesdays, New Year's Eve, Valentine's... More 

Livingston, Montana
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great ambience. Comfortable lodge style setting with fantastic food and beverage offerings. From Todd at the bar to Simone in the dining room everyone made our evening a most enjoyable experience. Food and wine selections were top notch. Food preparation was perfect. Service was professional and very attentitive. The resort is fantastic but if I was to experience the Classic... More 

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Thank Tom V
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review of The Classic at Madden's! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the intimate setting, food and beverage selections and the service of our team. We will be sure to share your kind remarks with the team, as they will certainly enjoy knowing that you appreciated their service. We will look forward to serving you... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The Classic menu is great!! Had shrimp and scallops last night. Others had the fish special and pork chops. Love the wedge salad. Service and atmosphere is over the top! We'll return soon!

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Thank ggx4
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Classic Grill and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. You certainly chose well with the shrimp & scallops (personal fave), as well as the fish special and pork chops (popular guest favorites). We appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you again! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

It was our first time at the Classic Grill and it was for a special birthday for a family member. I loved the smaller, more intimate setting with a wide view of the gorgeous golf course. Two of us swooned over the walleye and the other over the chef's risotto of the day creation. A sublime evening! ❤️

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Thank Martha M
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

We're honored that you chose to celebrate a special birthday at The Classic Grill! The intimate setting is perfect for a special family celebration. I loved reading your reviews of the walleye and risotto, thank you for sharing. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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159 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. It's quality in a country club type setting. Gouda chicken is my wife's favorite. Highly recommend.

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Thank Minnybill
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Classic Grill for lunch! We are so pleased you enjoyed it and appreciate your recommendation. We will look forward to seeing you again! More 

Clearwater Mn
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Made the trip to the Classic Grill for lunch. Grounds and outdoor seating were beautiful, but while warm and sunny a bit too breezy for outdoor dining. DW and I shared the walleye fingers with dill dip, a Reuben sandwich, a Mulligan sandwich, and a bottle of the house wine. Could have shared one sandwich as we brought two halves... More 

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Thank armone
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

We're so glad you stopped by The Classic Grill for lunch- thank you! We're very pleased that you enjoyed the grounds and that your lunch was a good value. We wish we were closer to home, too, and look forward to your next visit. Thanks, again! More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We love eating here and do so several times a year. Their martinis with hand-stuffed blue-cheese olives are always perfect--their bartenders are among the best in the area. We usually start with their unusual take on a Caesar Salad with its tangy lemony dressing. On this visit, the (2 large) pork chops were perfectly grilled with an apple chutney that... More 

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Thank jrenee4151
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Classic Grill and for sharing your experience with others on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your martinis, pork and lamb chops and dessert. Our team loves what they do and we are fortunate to have them; you are very kind to mention them and we will be sure to pass your... More 

Tempe, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Recently visited this establishment and I truly enjoyed myself. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. I loved the atmosphere and my dinner was delicious. If you're in the area you must stop by and try the walleye!

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Thank Sarah D
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining at The Classic Grill and for sharing your experience! You are kind to share your positive review and recommendation for others. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed the atmosphere, your dinner and the service of our team. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Overland Park, KS
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Traveled to Brainerd for a golf trip and Madden's grill was the location of the arrival lunch prior to the first round of golf for the week. Excellent menu choices. The sandwich that I had was plenty filling and very good. I ordered the Classic Caesar Wrap. Very good choice prior to a round of golf. Service was great, dining... More 

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Thank OPtravel4fun
Cara L, Manager at The Classic Grill at Madden's, responded to this review

We're so glad you came to Brainerd for a golf trip and that The Classic Grill was the location for your lunch! We are very appreciative that you chose to share your experience with others and so pleased that you enjoyed your lunch and the service of our team. We hope you will stop by again, perhaps for dinner next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-2080
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: +1 218-829-2811
Description
Restaurant at Madden's Resort

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