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Big Island Grille & Bar

2306 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3923
+1 507-373-1621
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“fries” (4 reviews)
“burger night” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
2306 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3923
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a local. This place has tried to "reboot" several times over the last few years, with marginal results at best. The last time I was here (January 2018), beer was served in disposable plastic cups—the kind you get at a keg party. They...More

Thank Dustin P
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Nearing 7 PM on a weekday night, looking for a burger and went here based on a local's recommendation. What a disappointment. The only good experience was the friendly bartender. Before I describe the food I have to mention I have never seen a less...More

Thank overdaroad
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Pretty decent food for what you pay. Good drinks. Seems like a very laid back establishment. Also serves breakfast for the hotel, which was decent.

Thank animalsofthenorth
Reviewed January 17, 2018

We have started to eat at the restaurant again. I you haven't tried it you should! We have been there three different times since Christmas and have had very good food!! The menu is limited but its OK because what they had is GREAT! The...More

Thank Jane N Steve H
Reviewed September 15, 2017

We went here after waiting 45 minutes at Green Mill only to be told we would have to wait at least another 1/2 hour to order any food. Big Island was open and pretty empty. The menu is bar food, and it didn't look particularly...More

Thank dnawaa
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Very slow, server had no idea what she was doing, dirty table, low quality bar food. Go somewhere else if you have a choice.

Thank Robin H
Reviewed May 30, 2017

I had some chicken and it was delicious. I liked the variety that they had and the servers were attentive and very kind. I'd highly recommend eating here for a nice evening out.

Thank Marcos G
Reviewed April 15, 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...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed November 1, 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...More

Thank metalboi
Reviewed October 8, 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...More

Thank JamesandMoe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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