Old Waterfall

18512 Hwy 371
Brainerd, 56401
Reviews:
Love this place! Great food, great staff, and they catered a party of sours and it was pretty impressive. Can't wait to go back

(218) 825-0633

Burgers, Pizza, Sports Bars

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Domino’s Pizza

413 W Washington St,#c
Brainerd, 56401
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(218) 828-5066

Pizza, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches

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The Barn

711 Washington St
Brainerd, 56401
Reviews:
Every single person who walks into The Barn is greeted by name. Not us, of course--we're from way out of town. But the friendliness is genuine; in fact, I had the pleasure of being drawn into conversation twice by the person sitting next to me at the counter (you do that in DC, where I'm from, at best you get an odd look, at worst, a 911 call...). But I digress. The food here is wonderful. I had the maid rite sandwich, which was as good as it was simple. The fried ham sandwich was great too. And you know how a lot of places don't take kids meals seriously? Not at The Barn. My daughter's cheeseburger was made from fresh ground chuck, and it tasted like it too. I've never seen a little girl power down a burger like she did when she tasted it. The pie here is rightly famous--I had some pecan and quite a bit of lemon meringue (this being too large for a small girl to finish on her own). Not sure when my travels will next take me to northwest Minnesota, but we'll definitely find a way to make it back to The Barn.
Awesome place of you like dives, and especially if you are a fan of the infamous Maid-Rite sandwich. Nice service with fun wait staff (they may call you honey or sugar), in a tiny little restaurant. Worth a stop.
Best pies any where. Get a maid rite with mustard and pickles. The people make it even better because they are all super nice. Don't go between noon and 1 without expecting a wait! Oh and cash or local check only!!

(218) 829-9297

American (Traditional)

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Rafferty’s Pizza

409 W Washington St
Brainerd, 56401
Reviews:
This is going to be a mixed review. I love this place the pizza here is amazing I love their cheeseburger pizza with a passion ,but the last time we came here the staff was rude. I disagree with their thinking on the gluten free menu. My mother in law cannot have gluten not because shes trying to follow some diet trend because she will get very sick if she has it. We came in here last year and I'm just now getting around to writing a review about our experience. The menu states "Now Offering Gluten Free Pizzas " however none were to be found on the menu. So we politely ask what pizzas can be offered as gluten free the staff explains they charge more for gluten free. This is ridiculous your going to charge someone more for having a food allergy? The small is $8.19 while a small gluten free is $10.19. THIS IS RIDICULOUS! For this reason I will never return here. I have been to so so many places in Minneapolis that recognize the absurdness in charging so much extra for gluten-free items and happily display "gluten-free options at no extra charge" in their menus. Get with the times seriously if someone has an allergy to anything else you would never charge them extra this is how you lose customers!
We were on the way to Duluth and getting hungry. About a half hour out of Brainerd, I looked for pizza in Brainerd on Yelp and found Rafferty's. I called and ordered a pizza to pickup, delighted that thanks to Yelp, we didnt have to settle for some chain that we coukd eat at home. My son said , "this is what pizza is supposed to taste like."
Rafferty's Take & Bake.... love their pizza, best in town! This location is perfect when your in a pinch for time, and able to cook your own pizzas at home. I like that their crust is on the thin side. Friendly staff.

(218) 454-9000

Italian, Pizza

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Yesterday’s Gone

219 S 9th St
Brainerd, 56401
Reviews:
Looking for local and found it. Just a block off the faded downtown in the same building (but separate) as the elks club is this. A fairly modern, spacious, clean bar with pool tables , TVs, pinball and dart machines scattered about. Lots of seating around the bar and at a dozen or so tables of various heights. The bar features a surprisingly good selection of tap beers! All listed by alc and ibu. Very friendly and helpful bar tender who seemed to be managing a small Wednesday crowd well by himself. Oh, the food you ask? Very good. I recommend the onion rings. They specialize in burgers it seems, and the burgers are very good. One note is that the burgers are ala carte another is that they were cooked about a step more than requested (med rare was med etc) A good place to stop for burgers and beer!
We walked in at about 4:00pm on a Wednesday afternoon and it was a ghost town! I think a tumbleweed blew past my leg. I was immediately displeased. Luckily my boyfriend insisted we stay and eat some food. This was our first visit to Brainerd ad new were a little scared we had ventured into the wrong place. This place is a dive. This is a dive bars dive bar. But guess what?!?! The food was really good!! I had a chicken, mushroom, Swiss burger. My boyfriend had a regular mushroom, Swiss burger and they both turned out great! I was really surprised. I was just so expecting to be disappointed. I can honestly say that I don't think I would want to spend my Friday or Saturday night hanging out here (it just felt depressing), but if traveling through again I would entertain the idea of stopping for another burger. Ps. The bartender was super friendly. Pss. The jalapeño fritters are HOT and delicious. Cash only establishment!
Don't judge a book by its cover. The burgers here are very good. The beef is never frozen and it shows. Great beer selection. Gyro meat was super flavorful. Was hesitant to visit the first time, but are now return customers. Our go to place for good bar food when we are in Brainerd area. Service is super friendly!

(218) 824-2050

Bars, American (New)

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McDonalds

521 W Washington St
Brainerd, 56401
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This McDonald's looks like a classic 50's MacDon's. Lots of awesome "car" booths and even a jukebox. The staff was good and the place was clean despite construction going on outside. The food was typical and wonderful. Ps there is a double drive thru

(218) 829-9477

Burgers, Fast Food

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The Skillet

123 Washington St,NE
Brainerd, 56401
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Great breakfast, terrific device and good value at this hole in the wall in Brainerd. And, the largest cinnamon I have ever seen in my life!
Service was kind of lack and the food was disappointing compared to my last visit 2 years ago. Everything i tasted was greasy. Sausage patties were very greasy and the sausage gravy laddled over my potato pancakes was very oily. The sausage must be poor quality. I asked for me rye toast to be very well done and both my mom and i's were limp. Reason for looking dark in pictures is its dark rye. I will not be back because 2 places within a few blocks from here are by far better!
Just visited on Sunday for lunch. Had the cheddar bacon burger and the bun was delicious, not sure what kind of bread they used, but it was good. The apple pie was very good and the ice cream was like none i've ever had, so creamy.

(218) 454-5002

Desserts, Breakfast & Brunch

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Four Seas Buffet

403 8th Ave NE
Brainerd, 56401
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Wow...wow, We used to live in Houston, Texas where there was a great Chinese restraunt on every corner. But, to come to minnesota and find this gem in the small town of Brainerd is remarkable. The selections were a lot and the flavors were on the mark. We now live in Bemidji, Mn and we are willing to make the hour and half drive over here just to eat. Highly recommend this place. So clean, food is hot, bathrooms are clean and elegant. Way better than bemidji's chineese or even grand rapids, I would have to say the best we ever ate. Believe me when I say this because we have ate at a lot of them. They have a great sushi bar that starts at 3:30pm, sorry to say we were to early for that but will make it a point to try that next time.
This is a surprising good chinese buffet for being in Brainerd! Food was relatively fresh, and they had a good amount of customers. This place is definitely better than a couple of other buffets i've tried in Minneapolis.
How could people enjoy this frozen food wasteland of a buffet I have no idea. It's absolutely terrible! Everything is frozen! Including their talked about sushi bar it's all frozen! It's discussing and the wait staff is so incredibly rude, at fist I thought because they are foreign that I could be taking it wrong... Nope they are really rude.. Never again.

(218) 454-8889

Buffets, Chinese

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Prairie Bay Grill & Catering

15115 Edgewood Dr
Brainerd, 56401
Reviews:
Went on Tuesday for the Sushi Night special. I can say that there was nothing special about it. The special comes with 7 different varieties of items. Of the 7 only 1 had fresh cut fish the other 3 were deep fried (not even in tempura) or the other 3 had no fish in them what so ever. So if you are thinking about sushi here, I would think again.
So I've been to this place once before because of the fact they have the local Jack Pine Brewery on tap. It was past lunch rush and I was expecting that level of service that you usually get but nope. Rachel took care of me no problem. I went with her recommended lunch special of a smoked turkey sandwich with mixed greens, provolone cheese, some thousand island dressing on 9 grain. That light smoke with the greens and cheese was awesome. It also came with a red pepper purée soup and a mixed green salad. Awesome. I literally drank the last of my cup cause the spoon wasn't working for me. F'n spoon. Your dead to me. Happy hour (4-6 everyday, closed Sunday's) gets you their 2-1 pizza deal and the selection of what they offer looks great. Definitely will be back.
My husband and I ate here for lunch and really enjoyed it! I ordered the pear and blue cheese wedge salad, which turned out to be one of the BEST salads I have had in a long time! I also ordered the chicken fajita soup, which was good, but the lobster bisque that my husband ordered was AMAZING! So glad we stopped here during our stay in Brainerd :)

(218) 824-6444

American (New), American (Traditional)

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Mickey’s

417 S 5th St
Brainerd, 56401
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Mickey's is an institution in Brainerd. Take-away bake-for-yourself pizzas and submarine sandwiches are what they're primarily known for. Mickey's building is a funky round design straight out of another decade. I am visiting home in Brainerd and here for a few weeks. Mickey's was the first obvious place to pick up lunch. I called in my order for a 12" roast beef sub and it was ready by the time I made the short drive over. Fast, tasty, good quality ingredients, and friendly staff. The owner/manager has been there every time I've gone in for over a decade. Walking in, you know to expect good food at a good price and good, friendly service. I'm more than happy to support a local establishment that has managed to survive (and thrive!) in a town where people consider having an Olive Garden to be a status symbol.
At the end of a road trip we stopped here to get something to eat. In front of the staff we were talking about how we should split a pizza and salad and that would be filling for both...yep they said nothing...we paid, still nothing...sit down and our name gets called, i go up expecting a hot pizza and our salad...and i see a take and bake pizza...i ask why it isnt cooked (feeling stupid but thinking maybe they confused it...) that is when they inform me that they are take n bake only...we relook at the menu on the counter and it doesnt say that...seriously though...for the price you pay...you would at least EXPECT that they tell you when you are talking about it in front of them....We cooked the pizza when we got home and it was ok, not worth the price. The salad was cheap and definitly not worth the price...
Awesome subs! Also have great soup! If they have the beer cheese soup out be sure to try a cup! Favorite sub is Bacon Cheeseburger.

(218) 829-5588

Pizza, Soup, Sandwiches

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