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Ernies On Gull

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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10424 Squaw Point Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
+1 218-829-3918
11:00 - 01:00
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Fleischmanns, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

What outstanding food and service. The wine was also amazing. Service with a smile. Would go back and recommend friends to go 100%.

Thank earuiz08
Bismarck, North Dakota
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I don't know which to rave about more, the food or the service......Carrie was quite possibly the BEST SERVER EVER!!! She was attentive, answered all my food allergy questions & super friendly. The food......I just don't have words!! The Prime Rib was the special & I don't know that I've had better. We also tried the White Truffle Mushroom Burger,... More 

Thank Amanda C
Plymouth, Minnesota
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I've been going here since 1979 when it was called Ron's Squaw Point but all the lefty handwringers made them change their name, really? Anyway Ernie's is centrally located on the lake with extensive docks for boats and a nice lakeside patio for eating. The service is excellent and friendly. The food never fails to taste fresh and great. They... More 

Thank tdwallst
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Fun restaurant by boat, snowmobile or car! Outdoor eating in summer by Gull Lake is our favorite. Good food, friendly staff.

Thank Citygals
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I have only been here once, a friend recommended this place and after the fact, if you are in the area it is a great place to grab a bite or a few drinks

Thank Zachariah P
Shakopee, Minnesota
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6 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I had the local burger which is made from grass fed beef. You can tell the difference. It was great. My wife had the catfish sandwich which was supposed to be blackened. It wasn't blackened like you would expect but it was still good. The setting for the restaurant was awesome. We sat by the window which looked out on... More 

Thank dmccorm663
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

If you are gluten-free stay away. Beyond not having any choices, the staff is not knowledgeable about what is safe or not to eat. The atmosphere is fun and a great place to boat into but if you're looking for a good food probably not the place. Our wait staff did not know the difference between a broth based or... More 

Thank Molly W
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120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to Ernie's many times and have been happy with service, food, drinks, and the view. It's such a relaxed and fun atmosphere!

Thank AnnaMaris
Duluth, Minnesota
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I go here each year for a yearly work conference. We always bring a big group and are always accommodated. Food is good. Plenty of options for a crowd. Bar and restaurant area separate. Prime rib on Friday is always good!!

Thank Laura Z
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Food is good, portions are generous. Wait staff is friendly. The only bad thing is that the place was full of flies that pestered us throughout our meal. Weird in October..

Thank itraveltheworld2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10424 Squaw Point Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: +1 218-829-3918
Ernie's on Gull is a year around family restaurant located on the shores of beautiful Gull Lake.

Summers our lakeside deck and patio bar and open everyday with the best views of any restaurant in the area. Summer weekends bring nightly entertainment on the patio. Enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun go down to the sounds of local and regional acts.

Executive Chef Jason Hawley and his culinary team have assembled a menu that caters to the tastes and trends of today while also embracing the items that have been staples here for many years. Our diverse menu offers a wide range of options to choose from and is constantly being updated as we move from season to season.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?