North Dakota Dining January 01, 2017
The 10 Places You Should Eat In North Dakota In 2017
North Dakota is full of unique restaurants that keep people coming back for a multitude of reasons. There’s so many that we’ve covered over 2016 that we decided to compile a list of our favorites. These restaurants are special in many ways, from being themed to having the best food, and have caught the attention of many. If you haven’t been to these yet, make a point to see them in this new year!
1. Wahpeton Deli & Eatery - Wahpeton
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What looks like just a video store on the outside is hiding an amazing restaurant on the inside! Right next to the shelves of DVD rentals is a kitchen cooking up an amazing menu of meals that make it stand out from the rest. This place is easy to pass by but you should definitely make a stop. It won't be your last after you try their food.
2. Peacock Alley - Bismarck
The Peacock Alley is the oldest restaurant in all of North Dakota. It was built in 1933 and has been serving meals to hundreds of people, including some famous visitors such as Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. They still make delicious food in a historic atmosphere.
3. Sandy's Donuts & Coffee Shop - West Fargo
The best donuts in North Dakota can be found at Sandy's Donuts & Coffee Shop. Their tasty breakfast pastries have not been surpassed and you'll be hooked on their donuts as soon as you try one. They have quite the variety, so get an assorted dozen, or two, or three, and try them all!
4. Widman's - Grand Forks
Speaking of the best sweet treats in North Dakota, Widman's has made a name for itself both from the love it receives from both locals and outsiders as well as being the original creator of chocolate covered potato chips, or "chippers," now an internationally known treat. They have many other gourmet chocolates and candies and will satisfy your sweet tooth to the max. Yum!
5. Charlie's Main Street Cafe - Minot
There's no better place to get breakfast or brunch in North Dakota than at Charlie's. This adorable cafe will treat you right and serve you up a huge, mouthwateringly good breakfast that will start your day off right.
6. Josie's Corner - Fargo
Josie's Corner is a quaint little cafe in the heart of Fargo that serves everything from sandwiches and soups to what they are most famous for: cookies. They have a huge variety of baked goods that you won't be able to resist. Seriously, their stuff is amazing!
7. Pastime Club & Steakhouse - Marmarth
Out on the very furthest edges of western North Dakota is a near-ghost town called Marmarth. Many buildings there lay abandoned and not many people still live there, but there is a place among all of it that is more than alive - the Pastime Club & Steakhouse. The food is out of this world good and it could take on big city restaurants any day. It's a hidden gem that's hundreds of miles away from it all, and certainly a place to visit if you can.
8. Mezzaluna - Fargo
Mezzaluna constantly tops the charts as one of the highest rated restaurants in North Dakota. This fancy place is perfect for romantic dinner dates or special occasions. They'll even write a special message in chocolate on your dessert plate by request to really make the night memorable. The food is perfect and the atmosphere is, too, and it's no wonder why it rates so highly.
9. The Prairie Bistro - Mohall
This unique restaurant is unlike any other. It's inside a greenhouse on a farm! They are only open seasonally, of course, so be sure to head over there this spring and summer when they are serving up their wonderful daily specials right among all the beautiful plants and flowers.
10. Silver Prairie Saloon - McLeod
The Silver Prairie Saloon has made a name for itself even if it is located in a tiny town of less than 20 residents. Hundreds of people come from all over the place every week just to eat at this western-themed restaurant. The food makes it worth it and the fun had makes it all the more memorable. Even if it is a bit of a drive to get here, take the journey - you won't regret it.
What was your favorite place you ate at in North Dakota in 2016, and what are you looking forward to trying most in 2017? There’s certainly a lot more possibilities for great food!
Here is a list of some hidden gems you should try to get you started.