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The Busted Nut

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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118 2nd St E, Hastings, MN 55033-1202
+1 651-438-6887
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here during our visit for a volleyball tournament for a quick bite. The cheese curds are amazing! We also had wings they were good but for my taste I didn't care for sauce being poured over the top. Had I known that I would had gotten it on the side. Although it was good. Just too saucy for... More 

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother and I ran in here on a Friday night for a beer and a quick bite to eat. Neither one of us had been here before, but given the catchy name we just had to see what it was about. To our surprise we found a hoppin' little joint with a good beer selection and some great food.... More 

Thank jp0430
Hastings, Minnesota
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is quaint & historic. Food is pretty good. The ambiance is good but the acoustics are not. With the type of floor and high ceiling, the noise is quite bad. If it's not crowded, it's fine.

Thank eberspacher
Hastings, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

very good experience, good service, and friendly, we have been there several times in our travels and good meals every time.

Thank nupremier
Woodbury, New York
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I've been a patron over the years and have never had a bad experience. I think their food is OUTSTANDING, their service is great, the Saturday night crowd and entertainment is quaint and very fun -- but warning: if you're into weird eclectic food and snobby five star restaurant with diners in $2000 outfits, this isn't for you. But if... More 

Thank dmhanse
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Staff are always friendly and attentive. Bar food is very good. Fun, small town bar. All the peanuts you can eat.

Thank Mpls_Traveler612
Hastings, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Food is average, nothing bad, nothing over the top. EXCEPT the cheese curds. If for nothing else stop and have an order with a beer. Enjoy the down town patio on the sidewalk or stay inside. Eat all the free peanuts and throw shells on the floor. How can it get any better!?!

1 Thank CheriD5379
Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Very fun place to grab a quick sandwich and a cold brew. Very attentive staff and the sandwiches are excellent. Shirts and bar glasses are available for purchase and who doesn't want a shirt that says "The Busted Nut".

Thank clwehrwein
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Have eaten lunch here 3 or 4 times in the last year. Lots of burger choices, some very "interesting", very, very good!!! The service has been very good and friendly. Really like the food and atmosphere.

1 Thank TravelloverMn
Hastings, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Smaller local bar with great food! I have always had good service, prices are reasonable. I think they are a little small to have live music, but they make it work!

Thank JoedeeDJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 2nd St E, Hastings, MN 55033-1202
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +1 651-438-6887

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