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The Local 218

723 Mill Ave, Brainerd, MN 56401-2815
+1 218-270-3195
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“shrimp tacos” (4 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
“andouille” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
723 Mill Ave, Brainerd, MN 56401-2815
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is pleasant and roomy. Bartender-waiter was prompt and efficient. Our lunch was very good with no complaint from anyone in our group. Will definitely go back again.

Thank Toni B
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

The food was tasty. The server was awesome! She was very attentive without being annoying. They are kind of expensive for the type of restaurant.

Thank Redeemed0575
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Have been here several times and have never been disappointed . Always a nice prompt greeting with menus and drinks arriving quickly . Food has always been good with VERY large portions . Meal sharing or take home box most times . Has been a...More

Thank MNexplorers49
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Very nice place, friendly service and good food. Agree with other reviews in that it is a bit loud with the high ceilings and hard surfaces but I can get past that with everything else it has going for it. Service is a bit spread...More

Thank kkajob
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed the seafood po’boy. The sauce was really tasty, I could probably have asked for a little more. Even the calamari for appetizers was done right. Not chewy at all. We’ll be back again!

Thank Resortgal7685
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We have been observing the comments for this restaurant for a long time and decided to try it. The menu was not the standard and there were items that obviously had thought/variation behind them - which is great. We had sandwiches and pasta for lunch...More

Thank NotyetRetired2018
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

A good little stop on our way ay back to the Twin Cities. The walleye sandwich was very good just enough food. The veggie burger was also a hit with the table. Had the the curry lentil soup of the day had a good kick....More

1  Thank Jrstwo
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I found the Local 218 on Trip Advisor and saw it had good ratings. Since the location is not in the hustle and bustle of the area, we didn’t know it existed. However, this restaurant will be a new family favorite. From the burgers, to...More

Thank jhorton_mn
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Eaten here a number of times now. Been a great experience every time. Have to agree with other reviews, best food in Brainerd! Have tried a number of different meals, all have been great. Salads, sandwiches and the apps are a excellent. Full bar with...More

Thank 1ScottWeez
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Stopped in at the last minute for a Tuesday night dinner when we decided not to cook. Food was absolutely excellent and so was service. Seated right away and food came out promptly. My husband and I split an appetizer and salad, and then split...More

Thank sjw9876
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jean e
August 17, 2018|
Response from PATRICK S | Property representative |
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April 28, 2018|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 Mill Ave, Brainerd, MN 56401-2815
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: +1 218-270-3195
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