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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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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this place last week with a group of colleagues, grill had a busy friendly atmosphere and service was great. Large beer and burger menu to choose from which did not disappoint. Very popular and deservedly so, recommend a visit here but probably best to book ahead

Thank Tracey B
New Hope, Minnesota
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226 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the elk burger with blackberry sauce. It had a fancier name but I don't remember it exactly. I had never had elk before but it was a delicious meal. The waitress asked me how I wanted it cooked and I said I didn't know. She (accurately I would learn) recommended I order it a little under-cooked as elk... More 

Thank Knutey1111
Minnetonka, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a good place to go eat, reliable and good American food. Good selection of beer and wine. And overall a good sports bar.

Thank Jack A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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287 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prime quality and unique burgers...may be on the high side price wise but well worth it. Atmosphere is pleasant. Parking can be challenging at times.

Thank ACT63
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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187 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 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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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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 28 December 2016

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 24 December 2016

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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203 reviews
105 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

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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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
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?