Finally - made it to the namesake site (Nov. 17, 2011). Didnít eat here, but this is a pretty nice place - ambiance is a touch better than some of the other suburban locations around Minnesota. Server was very friendly. They had their standard beers on tap, and the seasonal was still Oktoberfest.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The patio is cool; the bar and restaurant have a nice semi-upscale ambiance and the beer is just good enough that this is a worthwhile place to go. Agreed with PorterPounder that the beer is above average for a chain brewpub.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Part of a Midwest chain that now has 8 locations according to their website.
Any place that has seven beers on tap rates a 4.5 in selection in my book. I visited here in in the summer of 2003 and was impressed with the number of beers that they had on tap and all were fairly decent in my opinion. I sat at a table outside by the pond and the service out here was still very timely. Kudos to the wait staff. The beer was above average for a chain brewpub and the food was excellent. If you find yourself in St. Cloud or any other cities that Granite City is located - give them a try.