Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille

4.6
230 Reviews
$30 and under
Grill
Welcome to Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille!

The Gold Nugget is home to the best burger in the Twin Cities and so say the people at the 2014 Twin Cities Burger Battle. We also feature handcrafted sandwiches, soups and salads, made from scratch in our kitchen. Our beer menu focused on local craft beers and outstanding national selections, we always have something new from our neighborhood brew masters.

Everyone in your family, on your team, or from you company can find something to please their palate. We also have a great kid’s menu and gluten-sensitive offerings.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 230 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
LT
LynnT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara was our server. The service was awesome. Food was great. Between the 4 of us we ordered 3 burgers, chicken lettuce wraps and the Tots which were yummy. Looking forward to returning soon!

LG
LindaG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific and our waiter very nice, friendly, and helpful.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best burgers!!!! Cannot wait to go back!!

RL
RichardL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff was very friendly and the food was good. Price was average.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bes place always

YE
YummyEats
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We wanted a casual experience for our Valentine's day dinner and they have a great menu and selection of drinks, wine, and draft and craft beer. The food and service was amazing.

BF
BartF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable place to eat. Food is outstanding. We had burgers, a very yummy Reuben, and salads. Fried pickles were outstanding as were the tater tots. Service was very good. With I would come here more often.

AM
AMom
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My kid and friends went there on first real outing to a restaurant by themselves. They were nervous. I mentioned it to the hostess and I believe she in turn mentioned it to the server. They report they were treated kindly and they had a great time. You never know how kids will be treated these days. Thank you for your service!

ZD
vipZekeDeb
Minneapolis
72 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was tasty and portions were more than ample.
love the cheesy tots and the chopped salad with a great grilled salmon.
very attentive and friendly wait staff.

B
Buddy
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The service was poor. We waited 20 minutes for drinks to start. Food was just ok. We will not be back.

LV
LindsayV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Classic comfort dishes. Nice attention to detail. Servings are generous, which makes for a great lunch the next day

t
viptgchuckie
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really like this place for amazing burgers. I have to say, however, we were very disappointed that patty melt changed. It used to be the best patty melt in the cities...with the parmesan fried bread. You could not beat it. It now is just a plain old patty melt on Rye. Like you can get anywhere. This will unfortunately mean we won't frequent as much.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and much quieter with Covid-19 restrictions

C
Catalonian
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It's difficult to review the Gold Nugget, or any restaurant for that matter, because the virus has had such an impact. For example, the noise level was quiet, but that was only because the restaurant was less than one quarter full with only around six or seven groups eating lunch. However, the service was very attentive, probably because of the limited number of tables the server had to deal with. Food was good, just like it always is.

T
Tenrun
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are very attentive and friendly
Service was fast and food is great

s
vipshutterbug618
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We are used to having better experiences at Gold Nugget, but this recent visit was not great. We had been seated for at least 10 minutes before our server even came to our table. We sat with empty glasses for about 10-15 minutes before our server came back to see if we needed another round, and then it took just as long to get the next round of drinks once we ordered them. We also asked for a refill on a soda but never got it. The server did split up the checks for us right away instead of automatically bringing one check, which was nice, but we were given hard time about redeeming vouchers for free beer from a beer club the restaurant is partnered with. She made it seem like she was making an exception by allowing us to redeem these vouchers that the restaurant usually takes with no problem. The food this time was okay, but I know they have better options available on the menu. Overall, not a great experience, but we have had several good experiences there. We will try again sometime, hoping this was a fluke.

JB
JeanneB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was awesome! Fish and chips and Cobb Salad. The tables are well positioned for Covid. The staff is always friendly!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was cold

S
Sheryl
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I built the burger. I loved the peppadew aioli on the burger. It gave a great kick. Now all I have to do is find peppadews so I can make some at home. I asked for extra to dip the fries in. Mmmm! Hot fries in peppadew aioli. It couldn't get better than that.
Service was good, food was good. I would go back again.

KP
KirstinP
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious burgers and fries and curds! Always a favorite place to indulge

PH
vipPeterH
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at this restaurant. Everything was great! We will be back again soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Nice to be out again. Great service

O
joannieO
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! My husband said the prime rib was great. Service from Nicole was stellar!!

A
Abby
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The bar tender/our waitress was so delightful and and kind! The food was tasty and we enjoyed our dinner!

PB
PaulB
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Glad we had the opportunity to go back to GN! Great food, great people, great atmosphere!!!

J
Jennifer
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I like Gold Nugget. I wish they would space out diners more - we felt pretty close to other tables.

TS
TimS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a corner booth. The wait staff was excellent.

r
redsaabgary
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food nice atmosphere. Always a solid place to eat and relax with friends.

DB
DebbieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a great meal at the Golden Nugget, the wait staff was great, my only drawback was the food took aprox 30-35 min to be prepared. It was a Friday night, but that seems a little on the slow side. We had another event to attend after our meal, luckily we had allowed extra time for our meal. This was our first visit to the Golden Nugget!

HW
HeidiW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good choice of beers, wine and other drinks. We all had something different to eat from an omelet to ahi tuna burger. Different sides and no one complained. Not much talking at all....too busy eating!

BB
BradB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my families favorite place for burgers!

RM
vipRaeMN
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to the staff for keeping indoor dining safe and still enjoyable. We were so glad to celebrate a family new home and watch some Gopher football. Thank goodness the food was great because the game wasn’t. Thanks Annie for your fantastic and attentive service.

KS
vipKristineS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was great but the indoor seating is also very good. It is a safe, clean environment with lots of sanitizers, masks on all and cleaning is also good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic burgers and dry rub wings. Good tap selection

d
vipdawnwstar
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Stopped in for a weekday lunch. Hadn't ever been here but reading the menu got me interested. My reservation was for 1 at the counter. Upon arrival I was seated in the dining room area at a table with four seats and quite close to a neighboring table. The waitress was the one who seated me so I gathered she preferred me in her section instead of the bar area seating. Ordered a simple drink and a Minnesota Nice Burger with sweet potato fries. The burger was very tasty & the fries were very good also. The party of four at the next table had a very loud talker whose voice was directed right toward my table. I enjoyed the food but ate quickly & got a to go box so I could get out of there as I was becoming annoyed by the voice droning on & on. If I do go back for a visit to try another dish I will make sure I speak up and ask to be seated where I am more comfortable!

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Took a long time for food to come out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always! Hard to see the place so quiet due to COVID seating restrictions. It is one of our favorites!

JR
vipJamesR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and great food. Overall outstanding service and people. The bartenders are great as well.

M
vipMegan
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer list and really good food. Even the limited menu had tons of great options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great! Enjoying the menu upgrade The only wish I have is for the old fresh cut French Fries. They are FAR better than the breaded fries and few places offer fresh cut fries.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille using the Order Online button. Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 935-3600.

Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 230 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.