New restaurants that are hip and trendy aren’t the only ones that deserve some buzz. Old restaurants that have been around for decades are obviously doing something right. They keep customers coming back for years, after all! Now they are located in beautiful, historic buildings and serve food that has been perfected over time. It’s easy to love these 9 restaurants in North Dakota that have stood the test of time and are still going strong.
1. The Ranch - Devils Lake
As you can see from the first picture, The Ranch has been around for quite some time! That photo was taken in 1946, and it still looks almost exactly the same today other than a fresh coat of red paint. The Ranch is primarily a steakhouse other than a historic gem. Their delicious, gourmet meals will make your mouth water.
The Ranch is located at 1119 Hwy 20 S, Devils Lake, ND 58301.
2. Scotty's Drive-In - Bismarck
Scotty's Drive-In is a classic type of drive up restaurant that serves by far some of the best burgers in all of North Dakota. It has been around for decades but has recently been restored to its original glory. Every Wednesday they have Cruise Night where a fleet of classic cars come by for a bite to really make you feel like you've stepped back in time.
Scotty's Drive-In is located at 210 N 21st St, Bismarck, ND 58501.
3. Sammy's Pizza - Fargo
Sammy's Pizza has been serving up hot, fresh slices since 1956 right in the historic downtown Fargo. The pizza and the decor haven't changed much since then, but they know exactly what they're doing and it has kept dedicated customers coming back for years. Try a piece out for yourself and see why!
Sammy's Pizza is located at 301 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102.
4. Peacock Alley - Bismarck
Peacock Alley is the oldest and longest running restaurant in the entire state of North Dakota. They were originally established in 1933 and have been creating the perfect fine dining atmosphere through all these decades. Their amazing steaks and other fancy food options are perfect for a special occasion right in downtown Bismarck.
Peacock Alley is located at 422 E Main Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501.
5. Old Main Street Cafe - Devils Lake
This cafe in Devils Lake has the perfect old time-y feel inside. They have many relics of the past including their decor and the building itself. All the food is also classic, timeless options that will make you feel like you're in the best kind of mom & pop diner.
Old Main Street Cafe is located at 416 4th St NE, Devils Lake, ND 58301.
6. Old Broadway Grill - Fargo
The Old Broadway Grill in downtown Fargo has been around for decades and will likely be around for many more. With all the favorites as far as meals go, people love to keep coming back here. The historic setting and building are both beautiful and create the perfect atmosphere.
Old Broadway Grill is located at 22 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102.
7. The Wood House - Bismarck
This retro eatery will feel like a blast from the past. One fun thing about it is the way you order your meal. Instead of a waiter or waitress stopping by your table, each booth is equipped with an old rotary phone that you dial in to the kitchen with and place your order that way. How cool is that? The food itself is also fantastic, especially their delicious pumpkin roll (shown above).
The Wood House is located at 1825 N 13th St, Bismarck, ND 58501.
8. Little Missouri Dining Room - Medora
It doesn't get much more historical than Medora, North Dakota. The Little Missouri Dining Room is no exception in this town! This place has been around for ages with plenty of memorabilia inside that shows the passing of time. Cowboy hats and dollar bills hang from the rafters from the thousands of visitors who have passed through here. Their menu is all American and full of great taste. This is one of the perfect stops in Medora for a wild west bite!
Little Missouri Dining Room is located at 440 3rd St, Medora, ND 58645.
9. Old Mill Grill - Fort Ransom
The Old Mill Grill, also known as Thor's, is located in the beautiful setting of the small town of Fort Ransom, North Dakota. This little town is full of cute, old buildings that make it seem like you're taking a step into the past. The Old Mill Grill fits this bill perfectly while serving up yummy meals to everyone who comes through.
Old Mill Grill is located at 104 E Main St, Fort Ransom, ND 58033.