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Big Island Grille & Bar

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Bar, American
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2306 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3923
+1 507-373-1621
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06:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 23:00
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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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164 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Second time here since they re-opened. First time was really good. This time I ordered the pork tenderloin sandwich. Two small bites into it & I hit RAW pork.On top of this the fruit flys were thick as flies on a cowpie. Swatting at them the whole time there. I know the staff hard to see us swatting but said... More 

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Thank Jeff B
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Husband and I went out to dinner here and haven't been here in a while and were quite pleased with the changes that were made to both the interior of the place and the menu which offers just the right amount of items to choose from I had the hot beef sandwich and husband had the fish sandwich which we... More 

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Thank metalboi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Good news it was cheap! Every waitress had a different price on drinks. One night my bill was $11 for five drinks and $15 dollars the next night for dinner and my drinks. Bad news there were many times the girls working were hard to find and to busy smoking or messing with their phones. Also we stayed to watch... More 

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Thank JamesandMoe
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Food selection, taste, and value were good...dining room adjoins bar area so late-supper had us listening to some rough language from some Road Construction Contractors who had worked hard all day (but I didn't need to hear it). Not Big Island's fault, they are close to hotels, but has happened more than once. Bartender or server should have recognized the... More 

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Thank Keith K
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Good food and helpful staff. It is located next to hotel, so no car was needed to get to it while waiting out a snow storm.

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Thank AvidLSUFan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Breakfast is super good and hot!! Ive also had lunch and dinner here many times. Fish fry is great on Fridays, and killer salads!!

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Thank MarkJoseph16
Niles, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We ate in here watched several great games on big screen TV's and had a amazing Hot Beef & A big Island Bacon Bloody Mary!!!! Yummy

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Thank Michelle L
Illinois
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I was travelling through the area on a Monday and originally tried the downtown places, but as per most small towns, closed on Mondays. So I picked this place mainly because it wasn't attached to a truck stop, like the majority of options in this town. Had a small menu, but plenty of choices. Seemed like a local hangout. they... More 

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Thank jpatridge
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Needed a light supper but the DJ had his music so load even the wait staff had to shout, and we couldn't have a conversation. Wait staff were very helpful and allowed us to box up our meal and leave.Food average but adequate.

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Thank Margaret B
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

First of all reviewer givemefoood was pretty much on target with what he or she said. The food took long time to come when we were the only ones their at first. The fish sandwich was undercooked. After food came out few others came in and get this they got their food in less time than our fish and burger... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 23:00
Thursday
06:00 - 23:00
Friday
06:00 - 02:00
Saturday
06:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2306 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3923
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Albert Lea
  • Phone Number: +1 507-373-1621

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?