North Dakota September 28, 2018
8 Stops Everyone Must Make Along North Dakota’s Knoephla Trail
Who doesn’t love a good bowl of knoephla soup? Especially as the temperatures start dropping, a warm helping of knoephla really hits the spot. As one of North Dakota’s iconic, staple foods, there are quite a few restaurants, cafes, and diners that make a terrific knoephla soup. If you’re on the hunt for the best of the best when it comes to this well-known potato and dumpling soup, here are 8 spots you must check out:
1. Deaner's Diner - West Fargo
Get a nice warm bowl of knoephla soup at Deaner's Diner. The creamy, homestyle soup is truly delicious and you'll want it for more than just a side. Deaner's is also well known for their fantastic pies to finish off the meal.
Deaner's Diner is located at 405 Main Ave. W, West Fargo, ND 58078.
2. Old Main Street Cafe - Devils Lake
A spoonful of this hearty knoephla soup will send your tastebuds to heaven. The large, soft dumplings are exactly what you'd want in a knoephla and everything else about it is perfect, too. Plus, you get to enjoy it in a lovely historic building that'll take you back to the good old days.
Old Main Street Cafe is located at 416 4th St. NE, Devils Lake, ND 58301.
3. Kroll's Diner - Fargo, Bismarck, Mandan, Minot
We certainly can't have a list about places to get knoephla in North Dakota without including this iconic North Dakota restaurant chain that is famous for their knoephla soup! You can literally buy it by the bucket to take home and eat all week, and after trying some at the 50's-style diner, you'll definitely want to. "Sit down and eat" their soup - and you won't regret it!
Kroll's Diner has four locations: in Minot, Fargo, Bismarck, and Mandan. For each location address, a menu, and more information,
4. Country Rose Cafe - Dickinson
Head on out to this humble little cafe and grab a bowl of their scrumptious knoephla soup. This'll make you feel like your back in oma's kitchen having her homemade recipe of knoephla soup that you know and love. The Country Rose Cafe has great homestyle cooking that definitely comes through with this soup.
Country Rose Cafe is located at 837 E Villard St., Dickinson, ND 58601.
5. The White Maid - Napoleon
When The White Maid Restaurant puts on knoephla soup as their daily soup special, you'll definitely want to head there fast and get it while you can. This mouthwateringly delicious soup has the perfect balance of creamy chicken soup, potatoes, and knoephla dumplings.
The White Maid is located at 301 Main Ave., Napoleon, ND 58561.
6. The Little Cottage Cafe - Bismarck
This tiny little cafe has been serving up a fantastic knoephla soup for years. Get yourself a hot bowl on a chilly day and you'll feel like you're in a paradise only knoephla can provide.
The Little Cottage Cafe is located at 2513 E Main Ave., Bismarck, ND 58501.
7. Fried's Family Restaurant - Mandan
Jump across the river from Bismarck to Mandan for this tasty knoephla soup at Fried's. Their specialty is German American food, and that's exactly what a good North Dakota knoephla soup falls under. There is a lot of other similar options you probably know and love if you already love knoephla. Plus, you can do a bit of shopping there at their pawn shop!
Fried's Family Restaurant is located at 1010 Boundary St. NW, Mandan, ND 58554.
8. Scotty's Deli & Catering - Grand Forks
This charming little deli has great soups and sandwiches, including knoephla! You'll have to watch their daily soup specials and go when you can get it, because it's well worth it.
Scotty's Deli & Catering is located at 1113 S Washington St., Grand Forks, ND 58201.
Where is your favorite place to get knoephla soup in North Dakota? It’s definitely one of the most iconic foods in the state. How many of
these other iconic NoDak treats do you know?