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Toivo's Restaurant & Sports Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1212 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2208
+1 218-999-5550
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Columbus, OH
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I thought the food was pretty good for a bar but, IMO the beer prices were pretty high for a bar.. The service was extremely slow but, The bartender did mention that two waitresses hadn't shown up yet. I was in town for a week on business but, I never went back to see if the service was any better.

Thank pacdog
Nicole T, Owner at Toivo's Restaurant & Sports Bar, responded to this review

I apologize we let you down -- it sounds like we were short-staffed that day, and we're disappointed that took away from your time with us. If there's any chance we can make this right with you next time you're in our neck of the woods, I hope you'll consider joining us for a better time. Take care! Warmly, Nicole... More 

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247 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We went first to the fancier place across the street. There was a long wait and we saw Toivo's across the street. There was no wait and we got right in.the prices were very good. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent.

Thank tomorrowsantiques
Nicole T, Owner at Toivo's Restaurant & Sports Bar, responded to this review

So glad you were able to come by! I'm thrilled the team did a good job taking care of you, and it's great to hear the menu was a hit with you as well. Hope we can look forward to welcoming you back soon! Take care. All the best, Nicole T, Owner More 

Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

About 40 of us met for breakfast after the Memorial Day weekend. We had reservations so they were ready for us. Food was excellent.

Thank waynevern2016
Nicole T, Owner at Toivo's Restaurant & Sports Bar, responded to this review

So thrilled you and your group could stop by for Memorial Day weekend -- we loved having you all! It's great to hear the food was a hit with you, and we truly appreicate you taking some time to support what we do here. Hope we can look forward to welcoming you back soon! Take care. All the best, Nicole... More 

Hobart, Indiana
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189 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Enjoyed a fabulous brunch at this place celebrating the grandson's high school graduation. Family owned place with great hospitality. Extensive buffet line and an omelette station (build your own) along with meats, eggs, potatoes, chicken, pasta, etc. Our server was very attentive and the atmosphere was just plain good "hometown feeling"! It's located in the center of Grand Rapids and... More 

Thank Mary M
Nicole T, Owner at Toivo's Restaurant & Sports Bar, responded to this review

Mary, it's been awhile, but we're so thrilled you and your family decided to celebrate your grandson's milestone here! From the menu to the atmosphere, it's great to hear everything was a hit with you, and we're so excited to be one of your new favorites. Hope we can look forward to welcoming you back soon! Take care. All the... More 

Le Mars, Iowa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We were invited to a surprise party at Toivo's. The service was good. A full bar is adjacent to the eating area so you could relax before or after your meal as well.

Thank Kevin H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Cold beer good breakfast alway have good food. If your looking for a monster Bloody this is the place to stop. Keep up the good work down there.

Thank Joel S
Thief River Falls, MN
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

We stopped for lunch at Toivo's and stayed for the Bloody Mary's! They have 4 to pick from and they are awesome!! The food was excellent. A fun place to stop for drinks/meal -- great atmosphere.

Thank Sortey22
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

No complaints about our recent visit, because we didn't go expecting a fine dining experience. Expected lots of deep fried options, and was not disappointed. The server was polite, and attentive as she could be with a full house and one server. Food is good, just don't expect to read any reviews of the place in Appetite.

Thank Bill S
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I went here at 9:30AM this morning - 1/13/16. WHAT A JOKE! There were two waitresses on duty. One was sitting at the bar chatting with someone else. I made eye contact with both waitresses. I waited for 15 minutes and not one waitress or employee acknowledged that I was even there. When I called to complain and state that... More 

Thank lib p
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117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Found out about this Sunday Brunch from Tripadvisor, and it had good reviews. I can see why. We had eggs, eggs benedict, bacon, sausage, ham, pancakes, waffles, egg bake, Swedish meatballs, wild rice hotdish, fresh fruit, cottage cheese, variety of desserts, and the price was very good. We will return the next time we are cruising thru town and try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2208
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 218-999-5550

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