Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille

4.6
209 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 209 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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joannieO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Abby
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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PaulB
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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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.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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BradB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my families favorite place for burgers!

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vipRaeMN
Minneapolis
16 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.

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KristineS
Minneapolis
2 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.

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

Fantastic burgers and dry rub wings. Good tap selection

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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!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Took a long time for food to come out.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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vipJaya
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Neighborhood gem Great staff Clean and friendly

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vipJamesR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best bartenders in the business and great food. People are always so nice and kind. Hidden Gem in Glenn Lake area.

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KristiJ
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service here is friendly and fast and the it's a fun, neighborhood place even during the awkwardness of eating out during Covid. The only thing I was disappointed about was that their hand cut fries have been replaced by battered fries and the hamburger patties seem different.

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def530
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of restaurants, food delicious, service was fast and friendly, server was amazing. Would dine there again!!!

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FromWayzata
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice patio area but will need many more outdoor heaters as the weather becomes cooler.

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JanB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasant eating experience. Our waitress had perfect timing and her attentiveness was just right. Food is usually very good and was at this time also.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fish & chips!

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Jiml
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as usual

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SharonM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Our server was attentive and friendly and everything we ordered was fabulous! The cream cheese stuffed burger was delicious!

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MargaretH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is always the fun one for lunch. Convenient location, Parking sometimes a bit of a challenge. Service outstanding. Food awesome, especially the burgers, wings and don't forget an order of the wonderful cheese curds.
There is one big problem with the outdoor seating. Don't count on the chairs to be comfortable. Whoever designed these needs to go back to design school. They are horrible. I did switch the arm style with one that does not have the arm rests and it was a bit better, but had to perch on the end and lean on the table. Management go sit and see what you think!!

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Fancy
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great spot for burgers, though we’ve never had anything we didn’t love. Two newcomers at our table will definitely return as they had a tough time deciding what to order as there were so many terrific choices. My niece and I even thought the pickles were divine and ordered a few more! A lovely patio on maybe the last night before the Fall chill takes over! Just a warm local feel with great affordable food.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant patio, outstanding service, good food (including the best french fries I’ve ever had!), and a lovely day resulted in a most enjoyable outdoor dining experience.

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dwd09
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we sat outside on a weeknight and it was glorious.
our server was spot on.
the nachos were amazing.
my husband and i love gold nugget as they always split our shared meal and serve it on separate plates.
they take such amazing care of us!

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Richard
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a reasonable price. Nice outdoor deck. Wait staff were excellent.

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ReneeB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great and I felt very safe while there with COVID issues

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vipJiggy99
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food here is outstanding. The service however, left much to be desired. Our waitress was MIA most of the time we were there. We were left with no refills during our meal and and condiments we requested were not brought to us.
The patio is lovely, especially on the side of the building.
I would still highly recommend this restaurant in hopes that the bad service was a one time fluke.

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PunkyMom
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the outdoor seating!!!

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CindyB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy the type of menu items offered. The food is good and the atmosphere is casual. This is a place where you can actually hear each other when talking.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great,food came out in reasonable time frame, served hot, and very tasty. Even though they observed social distancing guide lines staff were cordial and welcoming. Great food, great service, and reasonably priced.

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StiegS
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very good food. It is good to see GN back in "action"

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NancyJ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheese curds are the best here! Kicker Chicken sandwich and lobster rolls were also great!

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PatsyB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Clean local restaurant. Great service and burgers were very good. Music a bit loud for conversation.

FAQs

Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 935-3600.

Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 209 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.