What Kind of Dining and Entertainment is Found in Brainerd?

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 11:38am.


Brainerd, Minnesota is a city where great dining options are everywhere. You’ll find amazing options near the lakeside area like on North Long Lake and Gull Lake. You can also find several choices in town or close to town with everything from casual dining to upscale places. From fast food to fine dining, here’s a look at the type of dining and entertainment you’ll experience living in Brainerd.

Giovanni’s Pizza – 625 Oak Street, Brainerd

Pizza lovers should check out Giovanni’s Pizza located on Oak Street. It’s been around since 1987 and is popular among Brainerd and Baxter residents. Your entrée will be served hot and fresh including pizza, pasta, appetizers and subs. You’ll love their fresh salads and all of their food is fresh. Try the buffet or delivery at your home.

Ernies on Gull – 0424 Squaw Point Road, East Gull Lake

Ernies on Gull is a beautiful restaurant on Gull Lake in Brainerd. They offer a full service bar and restaurant. You can also use their banquet facilities and the restaurant overlooks the lake with dock space for boats.

Iven’s on the Bay – 19090 Minnesota 371, Brainerd

Located on Highway 371 North is Iven’s on the Bay on North Long Lake. You’ll love the picture perfect views, seasonal and fresh ingredients and excellent service. They grow herbs, berries and vegetables on site. Their desserts are made fresh daily and the ingredients for your meal is cooked fresh each night.

Jack Pine Brewery – 7942 South College Road, Baxter

Check out Jack Pine Brewery in Baxter. The tasting room is open on Friday and Saturday nights from 4pm-7pm. Try their beers and take a growler to go. Their half-gallon growlers are refillable.

Last Turn Saloon – 214 South 8th Street, Brainerd

The Last Turn Saloon was established in 1894 and is a favorite for several generations. You’ll see staind-glass chandeliers and the tables and chairs are all handcrafted by Minnesota craftsmen. The fully-stocked bar is an antique. Check out live music nights.

These are a few of the dining and entertainment options around Brainerd. 

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