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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We're regulars and that's because it's consistently good. Great burger selection and fantastic fries too!

Thank Jack H
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Nugget is a neighborhood restaurant with a nice bar and dining room, ample beer selection and a menu with something for everyone...unless you're an adult and want to order an item from the kid's menu. All I wanted was a smaller portion, I mean who isn't counting calories these days? But the server said there's no way she could... More 

Thank THartman17
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to our favorite neighborhood hangout. Now that Michael is not the manager, it isn't the same. The vibe isn't as friendly and the food isn't as good as it was. The chicken wings we had there last week had been obviously been frozen. They used to be good. We used to go to GNTAG at least once a... More 

Thank EPCatLady
Deephaven, Minnesota
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bad service but good food, I had to wait for my food for around an hour. Pretzel burger is good though.

Thank jakejakejake38
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 14 February 2017

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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305 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 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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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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201 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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?