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Great Northern Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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218 1st St E, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1613
+1 218-732-9565
07:00 - 19:00
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Weyburn, Canada
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170 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We finally tried this cafe after reading numerous good reviews about it. They were all correct! This is like a cafe of old with prices to match. The food was down home cooking and prices were really inexpensive. The place was full so we asked two at a table for four if we could join them and that worked out.... More 

Thank blkWeyburn
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

If you like home cooked meals and friendly service this restaurant is a must stop! No credit cards so bring cash but huge portions at a small price.

Thank blackjackbooster
Ottawa Canada
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Good when local place is packed at 1:00 PM Excellent service, fast and cheap. Breakfast until 1 Had the patty melt with chilli for 5.50. Great value and food was tasty The bean soup mark had was literally can of beans opened up and put in bowl. Would have been 5 star with better soup. Hard to fomenting here though.

Thank 1000IslandsGuy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We were traveling from Bemidji to Fargo and really wanted breakfast. The thing is, it was 12:30 PM. We looked on-line for a place that served breakfast past 11:30 AM. we found that Great North Cafe serves breakfast until 1:00 PM. That breakfast was great. Eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast. It was an amazing meal. The restaurant is small,... More 

Thank Bob C
West Fargo, North Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

I've been here many many times and always had great food & friendly service. Large portions and reasonable price. Usually very busy but wait times are minimal.

Thank AshleyLynn22
Sabin, Minnesota, United States
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Good food, good service, large portions. Obviously the meeting place for locals: they have good taste!

Thank honcneffsr
Fargo, North Dakota
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Arrived around 11 on Sunday. Place was packed as expected, less than two minute wait. Service was as good as always. Food isn't good or bad, it is typical dinner food. The portions are good size and the price is not too bad. Today I had the #6 and my wife had the #1. Both came out as requested and... More 

Thank chris h
Ely, Minnesota
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend this place for a quick lunch. The service was so quick and the food topped any expectations I had coming in. This place has got it together!

Thank angiebaby007
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This was a very nice place to stop for a lunch. The waitress was very friendly. I love the aircraft hanging from the rafters.

Thank Frosty987
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is exelent food for a good price. I have never had awful food hereThe best omlets around!I have never had cold, burnt or unapetising food. It is GREAT!

Thank Donna W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 1st St E, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1613
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Park Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 218-732-9565

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?