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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 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 02:00
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Pleasant Prairie
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

We had a very good meal and the service was fine. Hamburgers were only $5 and came with fries. We sat at the bar and ate.

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Thank Terry A
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

I've been on the road for a week. This was by far the worst meal I've had. The soup and salad bar was the only seemingly healthy option but the soups were made with cheese, the 'greens' were ice berg lettuce turning brown at the edges, and no oil and vinegar for dressing.

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Thank Tlsmt
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

Food is nothing to brag about, staff is non-attentive. Atmosphere is old and dirty. Better off going somewhere else.

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Thank xxANGIEx
Kansas
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

The restaurant was very busy, however, we were still seated immediately. We each ordered the house wine - red for me, white for my husband. That was the only complaint we had, not very good house wine, the bill said it was Sutter, the menu did not have a name listed, other than "house wine" - we would order something... More 

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Thank KANR
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

I had a delicious hot beef sandwich, but I've had many things on their menu that are good. Great variety! Great place to eat!

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1 Thank KelliN74
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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150 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Went for lunch today,great value for the price,service great as always !!!Waitress is one of their best,I had the soup & salad bar.....very good,wife had a chicken wrap,good as always !!!

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1 Thank Jeff B
Wilton, California
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1,175 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 705 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

We ate our first meal here because it came free with our room. We ate here again because it had really good food. We also utilized the buy one get one free drink from the attached motel, my "Island Breeze" was excellent. Vern had a beer. The views of the food should be better than my descriptions. They were working... More 

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1 Thank ruthandvern
Shakopee, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

Do not hesitate to stay here. Great food, comfy rooms and awesome people working there! This is our 3rd time staying and with the new courtyard the stay was even better!

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Thank Matt D
Verona, WI
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

We happened to be in Albert Lea on a Wednesday when the special was any burger (some quite fancy) for $5.00. We both thought the burgers were good and a great value. The salad bar with soup was also attractive. Locals must appreciate the restaurant as well because it was surprisingly crowded for an establishment attached to a hotel. The... More 

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Thank DepVar
Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

I love the food here, I never have a problem with the taste, quality, or size. On the other hand I have been there when it's busy and the service was slow, inconsistent, and just horrible. I have been there when it was slow and had great service but at some times service is pretty bad. When I say service... More 

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Thank Shawnee S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?