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Tonka Grill & BBQ

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4016 Shoreline Dr, Spring Park, MN 55384-9656 (Sunset Drive)
+1 952-471-7447
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Oronoco, Minnesota
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

A great day on beautiful Lake Minnetonka with a stop at Tonka Grill and BBQ for a pick up of pre ordered food for the B-Day Party. We had their "Boat Load" item off the menu that is food for 7 to 10 folks. Beef ribs, pork ribs and chicken. Texas toast and 3 sides. It was ready on time... More 

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Mound, Minnesota
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

We love this quiet, neighborhood bbq grill. Whether it be ribs, chicken or burgers, the food is always great. The quiet atmosphere and Kathy's cream pies are a big bonus. Highly recommend!

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Thank Krkam
Miami Beach, Florida
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Hands down, Tonka Grill & BBQ turns out the best ribs we have found in the Twin Cities. They rival, if not beat, some of the great rib places in KC. Great family run place. Highly recommended.

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2 Thank kiwi-33333
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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160 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

We started out by driving past the restaurant and needing to loop back around. The second pass got us I the right road for the coveted parking area. We knew we were on the right place because the garage smelled great! We all ended up ordering beef ribs and they looked a little like something Fred Flintstone would eat. You... More 

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Thank RileyRants
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

I love this Hidden Gem. We usually go here after completing our taxes. They have a hearty meal or burgers, sandwiches, and desserts. I love the Jimmy Buffett theme menu. It's usually quiet and the service is very personal.

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Thank Heatherao123
Bloomington, Minnesota
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

I stumbled across this quaint restaurant as I was driving around Lake Minnetonka. Best BBQ around! I had the 1/2 rack of ribs and my husband had the pork stacker sandwich and it was FANTASTIC!! The ribs were succulent and the pork stacker was huge! Juicy and delicious. Both meals came with Texas toast and 2 sides. There were many... More 

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Thank Melissa1369
wazata, mn
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

After a fun boat ride across beautiful lake Minnetonka, on a beautiful sunny warm, fall colors day, with the trees looking wonderful, we docked at the Tonka Grill & BBQ. We have passed here by car often thought it would be fun destination dinner by boat. It was just bad mistake. We had both ordered the 1/4 chicken dinners my... More 

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1 Thank madamlorna
Mn
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

Great bbq chicken and hamburgers! Service is average but food is worth it! Also has homemade pies.

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Midwest
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

This awkward little restaurant is tucked under some town homes with a strange little door in a covered parking ramp to enter - kind of hard to find but easy to park and access once you do. The food is really good - everything seems homemade from the sides to the deserts. Great food - The Bar B Q Chicken... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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768 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Happened upon the Tonka Grill accidentally and boy are we glad we found it! It's not big on atmosphere, but it's one those places you'd expect to see on Diner's Driveins and Dives on the Food Network. The food all tastes homemade and is delicious. We had the baby back ribs with salads, brocolli, baked beans and texas toast. Everything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Cuisine
Barbecue
Meals
Dinner
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Waitstaff
Dining Style
Home Style
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4016 Shoreline Dr, Spring Park, MN 55384-9656
    (Sunset Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Across the street on Shoreline Drive
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Spring Park
  • Phone Number: +1 952-471-7447
Description
Located in Spring Park across from beautiful Lake Minnetonka you'll find a family owned, award winning gem. We specialize in BBQ that is, Chicken, Texas Beef, Baby Back and Country Style Ribs. Then there's our STACKER, a pulled pork sandwich that speaks for itself! Our Angus Beef Steaks and Burgers are grilled to perfection and served with any of our nine homemade sides. Our dinners are served with two side choices and Texas Toast.

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