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Ernies On Gull

10424 Squaw Point Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
+1 218-829-3918
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster bisque” (20 reviews)
“fish tacos” (12 reviews)
“prime rib” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10424 Squaw Point Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When we want a nice meal, and relaxing atmosphere we head over to Ernie's especially on a nice summers day. Excellent restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank goklatt
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We've been going to the Gull Lake region for years, but for whatever reason, we kept our dining to the usual spots around the lake. However, we started asking locals where THEY enjoyed eating-out, and "Ernie's" keep being mentioned, so we tried it -- TWICE!...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bill W
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Amazing food and views. The lake is 20 feet away from the building. In the summer you can dine outside even closer to the water.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rjnjway
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I great place to enjoy lunch and a beer. Loved the Lobster Bisque and dry rub wings. Local craft beer on tap. What's not to like . Next time I will visit via boat.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DCE60
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We've visited Ernies on several occasions over the past few years and always enjoy sitting on the patio enjoying excellent pan-fried walleye and a cold beer (with a decent selection including a couple local craft breweries). There are also Adirondack chairs and bags while you...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 24Td
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We had lunch here and enjoyed a beautiful view of Gull Lake. There were about 10 tables next to windows lakeside and views of the lake from almost everywhere in the resturaunt. We shared the hummus appetizer and it was very good. Three different varieties...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank curioustravelor2010
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

While driving to Minneapolis airport after a wonderful weekend with friends at their lakehouse, my husband and I looked on Tripadvisor for lunch suggestions in the Brainerd area. Ernie’s seemed like a good option and would give us more time lakeside. We can imagine how...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank A J
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We went here for a family meal while on vacation. They did a great job with a big group. The food was excellent and the kids enjoyed playing on the swing set after dinner. Thank you for making this a family friendly place to go.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mplsgossipgirl
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Boated here for lunch. Great to have dock hands to help with the boat parking but these kids aren’t quite as snappy as they should be. Seating was plentiful. Food was fine. Thai chicken sandwich was dry and lacked flavor. French fries were “fishy”. Service...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Ernie’s is a predictablly good place to eat in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The menu offers a wide range of items from starters to sandwiches and salads to full entrees. During the summer season the lakeside bar and patio offer great views of the water...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Debby R
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Scottie W
July 18, 2016|
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Response from joycetimm | Reviewed this property |
They could accommodate that many people, but you definitely need to make sure they know when you are coming and the exact time. They get very busy, and as for cake, just call and talk with them. They are great at service.
Mia Y
August 6, 2015|
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Response from ReneeS668 | Reviewed this property |
Only service dogs are allowed in Minnesota eating establishments, this includes patio eating areas.
July 8, 2015|
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Response from MVL82837 | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't even think they take reservations - try going a bit on the early side so you can have lunch outside on their patio!! Enjoy your stop at Ernie's - probably one of the choice stops in Brainerd.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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