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Bay Side Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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687 Excelsior Blvd, Excelsior, MN 55331-1934
+1 952-474-1113
16:00 - 01:00
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Sun 08:30 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat 08:30 - 01:00
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stopped for just a drink (no food) but had very friendly service during a very busy time (Ryder Cup crowds). The view of the lake is perfect for a sunset view. Highly recommend!

1 Thank ILoveDownunder
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I love the food and drinks at Bayside. The patio is nice and the view is fantastic. It's a fun place for meeting friends. Can't go wrong here.

Thank Renee R
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Bay Side Grille could just be so much better. Stopped there 10:00 pm Saturday night. The place needs new ownership.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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644 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were at the Bay Side prior to an evening boat trip. We didn't order food but we had some beers out on the patio. They have a decent beer selection, including local brews. It took a while to get our beers and it wasn't all that busy. It's a nice location, on the water.

Thank AndyB5542
Rogers, Minnesota
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152 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We have been here a few times, but it had been awhile since we were last here! We came in by boat and our experience was amazing from the dock boy to the waitress to the food! All 4 of enjoyed our meal! I got the Cuban Panini which was very good! Instead of pork, they used chicken! My huband... More 

Thank Wendy B
Excelsior, Minnesota
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is a classic lake restaurant/bar. Huge deck, lots of seating, great views. Extensive menu with something for everyone. Frequent live music. Small dance floor. Boat docking-come as you are. Perfect summer spot.

Thank HKeyho
Dayton, Minnesota
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Love the location of this place. Great place to take kids for outdoor eating as it over looks the lake. Just took my grandchildren there and they loved it.

Thank Laura R
New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

My husband and I came here after going to the Old Log Theater matinee. We wanted the good times to keep going and we were not disappointed! Our server, Brenda, was friendly and prompt, our drinks were refreshing, and our meals(walleye!) sublime! We shared a dessert and had told Brenda that it was our 40th anniversary. When a young server... More 

Thank Connie S
Omaha, Nebraska
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

That about sums up this place. Just very nice all the way around. Good food and nice view of the lake. Great for a relaxing lunch on a lazy summer afternoon.

Thank Ragarm12
Excelsior, Minnesota
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Summer or winter this is a must stop, good food or drinks on the Lake, sit indoors or out, bonfire to sit around and have a drink. Live Music, very good bands, no cover charge. Very Fun place day or night. Serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Drinks. A Must stop.

Thank cabovandy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:30 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 687 Excelsior Blvd, Excelsior, MN 55331-1934
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Excelsior
  • Phone Number: +1 952-474-1113

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?