North Dakota has many quaint establishments for an evening out with friends.

Good Eats - North Dakota Style

Let us take you on a trip across the state to savor some of the freshest, finest and most unique restaurants! Click here for a printable version


Red Pepper

Voted one of the "Best Late Night Foods in the U.S.A." by Esquire Magazine, the Red Pepper has been a landmark in town since the 1960s with its inexpensive, yet fresh-made grub.

1011 University Ave. Grand Forks, ND 58203
Toasted Frog

Eclectic and inviting restaurant and lounge that is perfect for dinner or after-work martinis. Enjoy the exemplary food and drink. Craving fried pickles? Look no further than “The Frog” in Grand Forks or Bismarck.

124 N. Third St. Grand Forks, ND 58203
Widman's Candy

For a salty and sweet treat, try "Chippers." Using potatoes grown in North Dakota’s rich Red River Valley and a family recipe chocolate, Wildman’s offers these potato chips as homage to North Dakota’s agriculture industry. Also look for Fargo location.

106 S. Third St. Grand Forks, ND 58203
Larson's Drive In

Tucked into a grove of trees on the edge of town, the effort it takes to find Larson’s is well worth it. "Monster" burgers, classic malts and smothered fries are just a few of the delicious menu staples.

Larimore, ND 58251
HoDo Restaurant

The HoDo Restaurant at the Hotel Donaldson in Fargo is the only restaurant in the state to be granted a Four Diamond rating by the AAA. The intimate setting, combination of locally and organically grown fresh ingredients and unique dishes make for an unforgettable dining experience.

101 N. Broadway Fargo, ND 58102
JL Beers

Its motto is “Seating for 1,000 … 47 at a time!” Located across the state, JL Beers offers a variety of taste tantalizing burgers. The impressive and always changing selection of draft beers will have you coming back for more.

101 N. Broadway Fargo, ND 58102
Doolittle's Wood Fire Grill

Wood-fired rotisserie cooking is an experience that ignites all of your senses! The open flame cooking gives the dishes a savory wood roasted flavor while floating a mouth-watering aroma throughout the restaurant.

2112 25th St. S. Fargo, ND 58103

Friendly neighborhood atmosphere featuring artisan food and drink. Locally sourced products whenever possible creates an eclectic menu based on traditional American fare.

309 Roberts St. Fargo, ND
The Chieftain

Long known as a great stop for its cafe experience and homemade baked goods. Located along the main highway, the Chieftain is hard to miss as its massive chief statue waves at passersby from the entrance.

60 Fourth Ave. S. Carrington, ND 58421
Pirogue Grill

The chef-owned Pirogue Grill offers elegant cuisine and warm hospitality in downtown Bismarck. The food is sourced from top-quality seasonal ingredients featuring local and organic components and signature dishes inspired by great food from around the world.

121 N. Fourth St. Bismarck, ND 58501
Peacock Alley

A trip to Peacock Alley in downtown Bismarck is like a walk through North Dakota history. Formerly the prominent and luxurious Patterson Hotel, Peacock Alley offers unrivaled historical ambiance, combining today’s taste with yesterday’s traditions.

422 E. Main St. Bismarck, ND 58501
Ukrainian Cultural Institute

Cheese Buttons, also known as Kase Knoepfla, are a German-Russian pioneer dish of tender noodle dough stuffed with seasoned cheese and onions. This dish is specific to the Dakota Territory and has a special place in the hearts of those who grew up with them.

1221 W. Villard Dickinson, ND 58602
Pitchfork Fondue is served nightly before the Medora Musical in the summer 13
Pitchfork Steak Fondue

Every evening, chefs load steak onto pitchforks and fondue them Western style. Savor your steak and all the fixings in the picturesque Badlands. Guests are serenaded with tunes by the Medora Musical cast.

Tjaden Terrace Medora, ND 58645
Theodore's Dining Room

Settled in the luxurious Rough Riders Hotel, Theodore’s Dining Room offers a historic and elegant atmosphere. Located in Medora, it offers a change of pace from the town’s outdoor fun but still with a taste of the Old West.

Medora, ND 58645
Lund's Landing

Juneberry pie is one of North Dakota’s summer delicacies. Juneberries grow wild on bushes in coulees and pastures and have a fleeting season. At Lund’s Landing on the north shore of Lake Sakakawea, homemade Juneberry pie is on the menu year-round. 

11350 Highway 1804 Ray, ND 58849
Dakota Drug

Dakota Drug is known for its original soda fountain and is home to the only surviving Whirl-A-Whip machine still in use anywhere in the world. A Whirl-A-Whip mixes candies or other ingredients into its ice cream.

11350 Highway 1804 Stanley, ND 58784

A locally owned restaurant in the Minot Country Club aiming to provide a unique dining experience overlooking the golf course for the Minot community. 

1912 Valley Bluffs Drive Minot, ND 58701
Pride Dairy

The oldest creamery in North Dakota, Pride Dairy in Bottineau is also the last small-town creamery in the state. Named one of the top 50 ice cream parlors in the United States by USA Toda.

517 Thompson St. Bottineau, ND 58318