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Dine at the Best Restaurants in Brainerd, MN

If you’re looking for a dining experience that combines delicious cuisine with breathtaking views, look no further than Madden’s on Gull Lake. Madden’s is home to some of the best restaurants in Brainerd, MN, with several unique dining options, each offering a signature menu and dining experience. Whether you’re in the mood for a fine dining experience with your loved one, a casual lunch with friends on a patio, or a family dinner with plenty of entertainment, we have something to satisfy every appetite. Join us for a culinary adventure!

  • Summer Event Series
    Party at the Pavilion

    SUMMER KICK OFF PARTY

    SUNDAY, JUNE 2

    FEATURING THE JOHNNY HOLM BAND

    Kick off summer on the shores of Gull Lake! Enjoy a BBQ themed dinner at The Pavilion at 5:30pm, followed by music by the Johnny Holm Band starting at 7pm

    $75 per person

    Open to Madden’s resort guests and general public. Come for the evening or stay the night for only $95* per room. (*starting at rate, lodging only)

  • Summer Event Series
    Party at the Pavilion

    MID-SUMMER MARDI GRAS PARTY

    SUNDAY, JULY 7

    FEATURING THE RUSTY CRAYFISH BRASS BAND

    The party down south, brought up north! Enjoy a cajun-style seafood boil at 5:30pm followed by music by the Rusty Crayfish Brass Band starting at 7pm

    $65 per person

    Open to Madden’s resort guests and general public. Come for the evening or stay the night for only $95* per room. (*starting at rate, lodging only)

  • Summer Event Series
    Party at the Pavilion

    JAMAICAN REGGAE PARTY

    SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

    Jamaican me crazy! Enjoy Jamaican cuisine favorites for dinner at The Pavilion starting at 5:30pm with steel drums entertainment and games throughout the evening.

    $65 per person

    Open to Madden’s resort guests and general public. Come for the evening or stay the night for only $95* per room. (*starting at rate, lodging only)

  • Summer Event Series
    Party at the Pavilion

    FAMILY OKTOBERFEST

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

    Oktoberfest fun for the whole family! Enjoy a German-inspired lunch options from 1-3pm with games and activities throughout.

    $25 per adult | $15 per child

    Open to Madden’s resort guests and general public. Come for the evening or stay the night for only $95* per room. (*starting at rate, lodging only)

The Classic Grill

The Classic Grill

218-855-5921

11am-9pm

Rated #3 in The Most Beautiful Restaurants in All of Minnesota, The Classic Grill is a favorite in the Brainerd area, offering a fresh, locally-inspired menu, intimate setting and welcoming staff. In the summer, enjoy the ambiance of the dining room or take in the beauty of nature on the patio overlooking The Classic golf course.

Fairways

Fairways

218-855-5918
Reservations Recommended for Dinner

Breakfast Buffet 7-10am
Dinner 5-9pm
(Closed for dinner Monday, May 27)

At Fairways, indulge in an enticing selection of old favorites plus a variety of fresh, new options with a bistro flare. Find comforting dishes with intense flavors, wines from around the world, plus a selection of signature house-made breads and desserts.

Mission Point

Mission Point

218-855-5998
Reservations Recommended for Dinner

Breakfast Buffet
Saturday, May 25 – Monday, May 27
8-11am

Dinner
5-9pm Daily

A scenic, comfortable dining experience, sourcing the freshest quality fish and finest cuts of meat to create a delicious, memorable meal. Picturesque 180-degree views of Gull Lake are rivaled only by the superb food quality.

19th Hole & Pool Deck

19th Hole & Pool Deck

218-855-5925

11am-9pm
Pool Deck hours may vary

Find hand-crafted cocktails, beers on tap, and upscale lounge cuisine at The 19th Hole & Pool Deck. In the summer, grab a seat on the NEW Saltwater Pool Deck patio for unbeatable views and specialty drinks served from the new outdoor bar.

Parfecto Pizza

Parfecto Pizza

218-855-5942

Monday – Thursday 11am-11pm
Friday – Saturday 11am-Midnight
 

Featuring a fabulous menu of fresh-baked pizzas, flatbreads, and appetizers, Parfecto Pizza is located in Madden’s Tennis & Croquet Club. Accessible via boat. Available for room delivery!

Lobby Cafe

Lobby Cafe

218-855-5933

7-10:30am

The Lobby Cafe is open daily and offers a wide ranging breakfast menu. Located in Madden Inn & Golf Club.

The O'Madden Pub

The O'Madden Pub

Tuesday-Saturday 8pm-Midnight

Join us at the O’Madden Pub for dancing, drink specials and fun! Enjoy karaoke Wednesday and Thursday nights and entertainment Friday and Saturday.

Madden Bros. Market

Madden Bros. Market

218-855-5935

7am-7pm

On the run? Stop by Madden Bros. Market for fresh coffee and pastries, grab ‘n’ go sandwiches and snacks, and unique gift items.  Open daily at 7 am during operating season.

Making every day a little sweeter! Start your day with a freshly baked scone and end it with a slice of cheesecake, all hand crafted each morning at Madden’s on-site bakery. Looking for something on the savory side? We have that too. All around the resort, and now extending into the community, you’ll enjoy a wide assortment of fresh-baked rolls, pastries, cakes, and desserts.

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Breakfast at Madden's restaurants in Brainerd MN

Breakfast

Start your morning off right, with the most important meal of the day.

Fairways Buffet
Mission Point Buffet
Lobby Cafe
Madden Bros. Market

*Offerings and hours subject to change throughout the season

Spinach, strawberries, apple and walnut salad with dressing on a bowl

Lunch

Take a break from the day’s activities to enjoy a quick bite.

Parfecto Pizza
19th Hole
Classic Grill
Mission Point

*Offerings and hours subject to change throughout the season

Lamb chop served with potatoes, carrots, onion, tomatoes, and garnished with rosemary leaves

Dinner

From casual to fine dining, the food–and the views–don’t disappoint. 

Fairways
The Classic Grill
19th Hole
Mission Point
Parfecto Pizza

*Offerings and hours subject to change throughout the season

Gull Lake Restaurants for Every Occasion

Savor a quick bite to eat at our on-site or fine-dining restaurants in Brainerd, MN. Enjoy the delicious cuisine while admiring the scenic views of the waters and experience the relaxing ambiance of our gull lake restaurants. Our restaurants include The Classic Grill, Fairways, Mission Point, The Lobby Cafe,19th Hole & Pool Deck, O’Madden Pub, and the Madden Bros. Market. Each outlet has it’s own unique qualities and menu, but they all have one thing in common – an unwavering commitment to quality and excellence. Our gull lake restaurants make it the perfect place for any occasion, be it weddings, corporate events, or special occasions in Minnesota.

 

Discover the Best Minnesota Restaurants

At Madden’s, we are committed to bringing the freshest local ingredients to the table, which is the secret behind making them some of the best restaurants in Minnesota. The chefs at our restaurants create dishes with ingredients that reflect the surrounding region’s seasonality and flavor. Our menus are packed with signature dishes that showcase Minnesota’s cuisine, ingredients, and farming tradition. With a goal of using locally-sourced ingredients as much as possible, our Minnesota restaurants offer classic American dishes with modern updates that delight every guest. The combination of fresh, delicious ingredients with breathtaking lakeside views makes dining at Madden’s an unforgettable experience.

 

Dining at Madden’s 

If you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two or a casual lunch with friends, our restaurants in Brainerd, MN, have something to suit everyone’s tastes. We offer a full range of dining options, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, each with a variety of cuisine and ambiance; you’ll always have dining choices during your stay. Our expert chefs and attentive staff are dedicated to making your dining experience one to remember, and we look forward to welcoming you to Madden’s on Gull Lake.


FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What are the on-site restaurants at Madden’s?

A: Madden’s offers a variety of dining options, including The Classic Grill, Fairways, Mission Point, The Lobby Cafe,19th Hole & Pool Deck, and the Madden Bros. Market. All restaurants are within walking distance, while The Classic Grill is only a short drive away.

Join us at O’Madden Pub for a round of drinks!

Q2. Do I need to make a reservation?

A: Reservations are required for dinner at Mission Point or Fairways. The Classic Grill does not accept reservations. Reservations are not required for other outlets. You can make a reservation online or by calling the restaurant directly.

Q3. What types of cuisine do the restaurants offer?

A: Madden’s on Gull Lake offers a diverse range of dining options, from fine dining to casual fare, each with a unique menu and ambiance.

Q4. Are there vegetarian or gluten-free options available?

A: Yes, our menus indicate gluten free and vegetarian dishes.

Q5. Is there a dress code for dining at Madden’s?

A: There is no strict dress code, but most guests choose to dress in resort casual attire around the resort and dress casual at our fine dining restaurants: Mission Point and The Classic Grill.

Q6. Are children allowed in restaurants?

A: Yes, children are welcome in all of Madden’s restaurants. There are also children’s menus available at each restaurant.

Q7. Where is outdoor dining available?

A: Yes, outdoor dining is available at The Classic Grill, Mission Point, and 19th Hole and Pool Deck, weather permitting.

Q8. Can I host a private event at Madden’s?

A: Yes, Madden’s offers private event spaces for weddings, corporate events, and other special occasions. Contact the sales team for more information.

Q9. What are the hours of operation for the restaurants?

A: The hours vary by restaurant and season. Please check our dining page for the most up-to-date information.

Q10. Where can I dine if I am on a package that includes meals?

For packages that include lunch or dinner, guests may dine at Mission Point, Fairways, or Parfecto Pizza. Breakfast options include Breakfast Buffet at Fairways. Please note restaurant hours may vary throughout the season. Review package plans options and inclusions here.

Q11. Where can I dine if I am not on a meal plan?

You are welcome to eat at any of our 6 restaurants. All of the locations along with menus and hours of service can be found here.

Q12. Can we bring our own wine to the restaurants?

Yes, you may bring your own wine to restaurants. Please note that a corkage fee will apply.

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