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Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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14401 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345-5821
+1 952-935-3600
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gold Nugget has been a family favorite for years. Their burgers are delicious and they have mastered sweet potato fries. On a recent visit, granddaughter #1 loved her chicken tenders and #2's macaroni and cheese. Meanwhile #2 was very content with her ketchup and fries. The cheeseburger wontons are something we come back for. I've been here with family many... More 

Thank SWSal
Plymouth, Minnesota
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181 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A midweek lunch date with my husband. I used to frequent this restaurant when it was a dive bar with great burgers. Now no longer the dive bar but still great burgers. I ordered the mini sliders from the starter menu. Topped with caramelized onions and gruyere cheese and a small side salad with the champagne vinaigrette dressing. Yum. Husband... More 

Thank Dickson0202
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are known for their burgers and they do a good job. If you have special requests it can be annoying to the staff. I am gluten free and they do have gluten free buns available. I wanted a party melt and asked that they shave the top of the bun off and treat it like bread so they could... More 

Thank Debra F
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered cheese curds first. An order of cheese curds can best be described as a generous portion of cheese heaven. They were by no means a diet food but they are an indulgence you will want to repeat. I ordered a hamburger and onion rings. The mamburger was cooked as requested and with their sauce a well enjoyed sandwich.... More 

Thank Tracy E
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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226 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great selection of local beers on tap. Fun atmosphere, good service, fabulous burgers- the pork and bacon burger is over the top. Great meatloaf. Good place to meet friends for a fun time.

Thank Marguerite B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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201 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

If you are thinking of the little Glen Lake corner bar, that place is long gone. Same name, 100% better place. No longer a dive bar for grumpy old men, this bright, cheerful restaurant and bar has a wonderful full menu with soups (always French Onion, plus 1-2 soups of the day) salads, burgers, bison burger, sandwiches, kids menu, delicious... More 

Thank Ellen R
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I have been to Gold Nugget many times and have never had a bad meal, with that being said, I usually only have a burger, they are so consistently delicious that it is hard not to order one. The fries, by far, are the best I have had anywhere, crisp and golden brown.

Thank Halvorsen22
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We love everything about GNTAG - food, service, atmosphere. Their burgers are THE BEST anywhere! The only place we've been that comes close to their burgers is Dave's All American in Tampa and that's a bit of a hike.

Thank EPCatLady
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

A new menu came today and the tater tots were gone. I had the breakfast burger as part of the burger challenge and this was very good. My family had munchies which also looked very good. The beer selection was good to very good. A great lunch.

Thank Gary C
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I am a local, so I may be biased. But every time I go there it is always a pleasant experience. The servers are very prompt and nice, the bartenders are nice and conversational allowing you to sample a beer before you buy. They have a great beer selection with stuff you don't see around town or even sometimes in... More 

Thank Jamie A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14401 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345-5821
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minnetonka
  • Phone Number: +1 952-935-3600
We kept the old handcrafted favorites: the signature burgers, sandwiches, ribs, hand cut fries. And added a surprise or two: bbq juicy lucy? Hello. And just wait until you see the 1880's bar and enjoy our happy hour specials every day from 3-6 and $5.00 burgers on Sunday from 11-5. Bring the family, the friends, the neighbors.

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