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Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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14401 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345-5821
+1 952-935-3600
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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422 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grabbed a late dinner on a Monday night - the place was 25% full. Sat at the bar and bartender was spot on. 2 dozen beers on tap. Burgers are featured on the menu. $23 for a chicken sandwich and a draft seemed pretty steep but both were very good.

Thank tmarcone
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140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We frequent the golden nugget and this trip fell short. First parking was awful, they had a gathering in the back room that I'm sure was the culprit. The wait to be seated was nothing took longer to park. I've never noticed till now since I have diet restrictions that the menu is not very accommodating to this fact of... More 

Thank Lisa Y
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The "Nuget" is a tradition in our household. We've been going there since 2004 when we moved to Minnetonka. Kinda miss the old hole in the wall type of place it was before they moved down the block to the new place, but the burgers are still great and the menu has expanded. Plenty of good choices for food, but... More 

Thank michaelandcaroll
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2 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We're regulars and that's because it's consistently good. Great burger selection and fantastic fries too!

Thank Jack H
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The Nugget is a neighborhood restaurant with a nice bar and dining room, ample beer selection and a menu with something for everyone...unless you're an adult and want to order an item from the kid's menu. All I wanted was a smaller portion, I mean who isn't counting calories these days? But the server said there's no way she could... More 

1 Thank THartman17
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This used to our favorite neighborhood hangout. Now that Michael is not the manager, it isn't the same. The vibe isn't as friendly and the food isn't as good as it was. The chicken wings we had there last week had been obviously been frozen. They used to be good. We used to go to GNTAG at least once a... More 

1 Thank EPCatLady
Deephaven, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Bad service but good food, I had to wait for my food for around an hour. Pretzel burger is good though.

Thank jakejakejake38
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this place last week with a group of colleagues, grill had a busy friendly atmosphere and service was great. Large beer and burger menu to choose from which did not disappoint. Very popular and deservedly so, recommend a visit here but probably best to book ahead

Thank Tracey B
New Hope, Minnesota
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I had the elk burger with blackberry sauce. It had a fancier name but I don't remember it exactly. I had never had elk before but it was a delicious meal. The waitress asked me how I wanted it cooked and I said I didn't know. She (accurately I would learn) recommended I order it a little under-cooked as elk... More 

Thank Knutey1111
Minnetonka, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a good place to go eat, reliable and good American food. Good selection of beer and wine. And overall a good sports bar.

Thank Jack A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14401 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345-5821
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minnetonka
  • Phone Number: +1 952-935-3600
We kept the old handcrafted favorites: the signature burgers, sandwiches, hand cut fries. And added a surprise or two: Elk burger, house made bacon? Hello. And just wait until you see the 1880's bar and enjoy our happy hour specials Monday - Friday from 3-6 and 2-5 on weekends. Bring the family, the friends, the neighbors. Private room available with seating for 50 or cocktail parties for up to 75. Full service patio and deck.

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