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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 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place for a burger and beer. Many TV's if you are into sports but east end is regular cafe seating with no TV.

Thank markmatcom
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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160 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in after looking at cars on a cold, rainy day. Not many folks there's when we got there but the coffee was hot and fresh. We both ordered the French Onion soup and Pastrami sandwich and both were good. Service was good and our server was attentive.

Thank RileyRants
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great service and great food. It was busy on a Saturday night, but not so busy we needed to wait for a table.

Thank Jennaflom
eden prairie
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying the service was great. From the host to the server. The food didn't take forever to come out and it seemed like the appetizers came out in about 5 minutes. The atmosphere is comfortable the lighting is great and an interesting variety of music plays at the perfect volume. The only problem is that none... More 

Thank ceslaton77
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Simply put, for a $15 hamburger this thing better be a big burger with lots of fixings and a pile of well cooked French fries. Lots of locals always come here, however if you venture out of this town you'll find much better. Atmosphere is great, furniture and setting is great. However, a kids meal somewhere else would have a... More 

Thank RealisticMike
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I recall the days past when the original Gold Nugget was this divy little place that had the best burgers and fries around. When progress happened and they closed and tore down the original we all thought that was the end of an era. But to all the neighborhood and visitors delight it resurrected and came back without missing a... More 

Thank rsteyaert

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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
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?