Minnesota, United States Food Guide: 10 American food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Brainerd

December 11, 2019 Joeann Galban

Best American restaurants nearby. Discover the best American food in Brainerd. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for American restaurants near you.. Coordinates: 46°21′29″N 94°12′03″W / 46.35806°N 94.20083°W / 46.35806; -94.20083
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10. Boomer Pizza

14039 Edgewood Dr, Baxter, MN 56425-8652 Italian, American, Pizza Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television [email protected]a.com +1 218-454-4900 http://boomerpizza.com
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4 based on 96 reviews

Boomer Pizza

Reviewed By Anonymous763

We had the Sasquatch, (very good ). Their oven is heated with wood, so the pizza cooks very fast. The next time we come up we'll be stopping again.

9. The Skillet Restaurant

123 Washington St NE, Brainerd, MN 56401-3150 American, Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 218-454-5002 http://www.facebook.com/TheSkilletRestaurant
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4 based on 41 reviews

The Skillet Restaurant

Reviewed By timmH7688CM

We stopped in for breakfast after we found The Barn closed. We weren't disappointed. Cafe style restaurant. I had the eggs and smokies. and my wife had the loaded hash browns. Both were excellant!

8. Prairie Bay Grill

15115 Edgewood Dr, Baxter, MN 56401-6923 American Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Disco [email protected] +1 218-824-6444 http://prairiebay.com
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4 based on 267 reviews

Prairie Bay Grill

Reviewed By mick32

I was staying at a nearby hotel and ordered a take out pizza. Goat cheese and mushrooms. The pizza was good, wood fired grill type with thinner crust. Could have used a bit more goat cheese but overall I enjoyed it.

7. Black Bear Lodge and Saloon

14819 Edgewood Dr, Baxter, MN 56425-8455 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations, Highchairs Available [email protected] +1 218-828-8400 http://www.blackbearlodgemn.com
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4 based on 182 reviews

Black Bear Lodge and Saloon

Reviewed By 984SusanS

They need to start by carrying better wines. Flavorless Zin!The bread was cold and DRY. Yuck.The Lobster Bisque was the only thing that made this meal palatable because I put some on The tasteless vegetables.The worst Prime Rib I’ve ever had the misfortune of tasting. Again I can’t believe how awful this food was. How does this place get 4+ ???Maybe their lunch is ok. Would NOT recommend for dinner for sure.

6. Boulder Tap House - Baxter

15674 Edgewood Dr, Brainerd, MN 56401-6967 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +1 218-454-1844 http://www.bouldertaphouse.com/baxter-mn/
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4 based on 138 reviews

Boulder Tap House - Baxter

Reviewed By berly24

Stopped in for dinner after a rainy day of inactivity. We were seated right away, but not long after we arrived, the rush hit. We were lucky to have ordered already. Burgers and cheese curds were good. Service started out good, but they were unprepared for the amount of people that came in after us. We sat for 20 minutes or more just to get our check while lots of people were eyeing up our table wishing we would leave.

5. Christmas Point, Inc.

14803 Edgewood Dr, Baxter, MN 56425-8455 American, Soups Breakfast, Lunch Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +1 218-828-0603 http://www.christmaspoint.com
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4 based on 118 reviews

Christmas Point, Inc.

Christmas Point is a shopping destination with over 26,000 square feet of furniture, home decor, kitchen gadgets, gourmet foods, clothing, shoes, toys, jewelry, and to top it off, a cafe' that serves fresh baked goods, coffee, and a fantastic lunch.

Reviewed By imbaileysmom

I can buy everything in the store. Too bad I live in Southern California. Has very trendy home decorations, clothing and furniture. It’s a lot bigger than the location in Walker. This location also has a cafe, and restaurant. These two glass deco were bought there on my trip to Minnesota and the Lake of the Woods (not candle holder).

4. The Local 218

723 Mill Ave, Brainerd, MN 56401-2815 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Reservations +1 218-270-3195 http://local-218.com
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4 based on 76 reviews

The Local 218

Reviewed By Kyle R

Mrs. and I stopped here for lunch on our way home from Alexandria. Very impressed with the atmosphere and the service! We both had the seafood po boy sandwich with fries. We were both impressed with the flavor of the sandwiches, and it seemed to be the perfect amount of fries. Overall, we were very impressed and plan on returning next time we pass through Brainerd!

3. The Barn

711 Washington St, Brainerd, MN 56401-3422 Cafe, Fast Food, American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Table Service +1 218-829-9297 https://www.facebook.com/TheBarnBrainerd/
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4 based on 132 reviews

The Barn

Reviewed By GrannyJules218

Popped in after church. We got in before the rush. Looks like 40-44 is the max capacity. Always busy. Famous for the Maid-rite, The Barn has been around a long, long time. They are just open for breakfast and lunch (and homemade pies!) There is a reason there is often a waiting line. Delicious food, low prices! Yum!

2. Ernies On Gull

10424 Squaw Point Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-3099 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Takeout, Free Wifi, Live Music, Wa [email protected] +1 218-829-3918 http://www.erniesongull.com
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4 based on 262 reviews

Ernie's on Gull is a year around family restaurant located on the shores of beautiful Gull Lake. Summers our lakeside deck and patio bar and open everyday with the best views of any restaurant in the area. Summer weekends bring nightly entertainment on th

Reviewed By mjatl

I was traveling up north with a bunch of former college friends and we met here for lunch before heading over to Crosby for a few nights. It was too cold to sit outside (unbelievable to this Atlanta-based gal!) Our waitress was great and the food was good. I had the Walleye Po' Boy which was okay but really over-fried. I wish we could have visited again and enjoyed the patio!

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1. The Classic Grill at Madden's

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-2599 American, Contemporary Dinner Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Table Service, Television [email protected] +1 218-855-5921 http://www.maddens.com
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5 based on 125 reviews

The Classic Grill at Madden's

Restaurant at Madden's Resort

Reviewed By YBtravel

Best to have a reservation. We did not when we arrived. Since there was going to be a wait, we went tot he bar for a drink. The bartender was wonderful. He suggested we stay at the bar and dine there. We had not thought of that. We took his suggestion and we were glad we did. The atmosphere was very nice. It was not too loud. There was a beautiful view. It is nice restaurant for a special occasion. In the appetizers there were three wings choices. We had the lemon wings that were very nice. We then had the risotto of the day and the Thai shrimp. Both were delicious. The amount in each dish was adequate and filling. The preparation of the meal did not take an excessive amount of time.The bartender (our waiter for the evening) was attentive and so very kind. We truly enjoyed his service. We would return to this restaurant in the future.Thank you for your review! Something to note is that The Classic Grill does not take reservations, which allows all our guests to dine there. We are delighted that you stayed to dine with us, and that you enjoyed the atmosphere and meal. We hope to serve you again!

Brainerd Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Brainerd

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