North Dakota November 01, 2018
7 Famous Restaurants In North Dakota That Are So Worth Waiting In Line For
These are the kind of restaurants in North Dakota that are so well known and loved that sometimes the line goes out the door – and that’s when you know the food is good. So good that no matter how long the line gets, they are so worth the wait just to try what’s causing it. Check them out:
1. Big Boy - Bismarck
You may have heard of this famous restaurant before on a national scale, but you've never seen a Big Boy restaurant like this one in Bismarck. It's not just its unusual exterior that makes it special, it's the entire menu, too. This place is strictly drive-thru only and sometimes the line of cars goes off onto the street, but it's worth the wait to try some of their special items you won't find anywhere else. Things like pizza burgers, huge buckets of chicken, an entire pound of fries, and literal buckets of homemade gravy. This place is for pigging out on food you can't get at any other Big Boy restaurant in the world, and really in the state. Where else could you get fries covered in gravy like this? Seriously, it's worth all the hullabaloo.
The Big Boy restaurant is located at 2511 E Main Ave., Bismarck, ND 58501.
2. Sandy's Donuts - West Fargo, Fargo
Get here early because if you don't, most of the donuts will be gone! Sandy's Donuts is by far the most popular donut shop in all of North Dakota's biggest metropolitan area. The line tends to be long, but it's one that's worth enduring just to try their amazing donuts that are baked fresh daily right in the store. You can also skip the wait with donut delivery. Either way, you'll fall in love with the delicious donuts here.
Sandy's Donuts has two locations, one in West Fargo at 301 Main Ave. W, and one in downtown Fargo at 300 Broadway North.
3. The Red Pepper - Grand Forks
There's no other place quite like The Red Pepper in Grand Forks, and it's certainly gained a bit of a reputation. It's been around for 50 years and has expanded from one iconic location to four. This unusual spot is well known for their awesome grinder subs, tacos, and the fact that they refuse to have forks - only spoons. Weird? A little bit - but that's what they embrace, and people love it.
The Red Pepper has three locations in Grand Forks and one in Fargo.
for the location addresses.
4. Hula Grill - Williston
Grab a plate of the best ribs in Williston at the Hula Grill. This tropical-themed BBQ paradise has all kinds of fantastic Hawaiian cuisine. It's not easy to find places with this kind of food out here on the prairie, but the Hula Grill does it right, and it has become a popular local favorite.
Hula Grill is located at 23 Main St., Williston, ND 58801.
5. Mezzaluna - Fargo
You'll want to make a reservation ahead of time for some of the finest fine dining in North Dakota. The Mezzaluna is a gorgeous restaurant that is one of the most famous in the state, and it's become that for a good reason. From the decadent entrees to both visually beautiful and deliciously sweet desserts, the Mezzaluna is worth the wait for a table.
Mezzaluna is located at 309 Roberts St. N, Fargo, ND 58102.
6. Rhombus Guys - Fargo, Grand Forks
Check out one of the most popular pizza places in North Dakota's two biggest cities. Not only do they have neat downtown locations in both places with rooftop dining and great gourmet pizzas, they also have great local beers on tap. All around, you're in for a great time at Rhombus Guys, even if it's busy.
Rhombus Guys has two locations in North Dakota, one in Fargo and one in Grand Forks.
for the addresses and more information.
7. Pitchfork Steak Fondue - Medora
The Pitchfork Steak Fondue is one of the most well known eating experiences in all of North Dakota. It's part of the Medora experience - the state's most popular tourist town - and shouldn't be missed. It's only open seasonally, and when it is the lines are long. But where else can you say you had a juicy steak cooked fondue-style on a real pitchfork? Plus, add on an unforgettable view of the badlands while you eat outdoors on a tray - cowboy style.
The Pitchfork Steak Fondue is part of the Medora Musical experience and is located at Tjaden Terrace, Chateau Road, Medora, ND 58645.
What other well-known restaurants in North Dakota have you waited in line for but felt the wait was more than worth it? Alternatively, here are some
great restaurants in ND where you will never need to wait but where the food is just as delicious.