The Top Restaurants In Grand Forks, North Dakota

Grand Forks, downtown
Grand Forks, downtown | © Ross Griff
James Moore

Nestled comfortably in the bottom of the Red River Valley, the urban metropolis of Grand Forks plays host to a number of fine restaurants showcasing local and international cuisines. From all-American diners to innovative delicatessen, from BBQ joints to Asian establishments, we profile the best restaurants in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
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The Toasted Frog

The Toasted Frog is the ideal destination for diners seeking an eclectic culinary experience. This restaurant has been tempting eaters since 2006 with its diverse menu and delicate rustic charm. Experience one of the exotic appetisers, such as the eponymous frogs’ legs that are lightly breaded, fried, and served with a drizzling of buffalo sauce. Swig jauntily on one of the famed martinis before enjoying your main course. Recommended is the delectable brown butter mahi-mahi, which is lightly frosted with flour, smothered in brown butter, and served with a choice of potato and veggie du jour. Ensure you call in advance to book a table.

Rhombus Guys

A set of hands cutting a pizza topped with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves

The Rhombus Guys restaurant began its illustrious career as a smoothie stand. Now a prosperous restaurant in Grand Forks, The Rhombus Guys is perfect for diners in search of a diverse menu, generous portions and a rambunctious atmosphere. Fill up on the five-time best pizza of Grand Forks, the unique T-Rex, crunchy crust topped with marinara, pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, bacon and slippery mozzarella. An ideal resting place for diners with an insatiable appetite, this venue is also a trendy spot with exposed brick walls, ambient lighting and large, colourful paintings adding to the shabby chic atmosphere.

Speedway 805 Grill & Bar

Speedway 805 Grill & Bar is Grand Forks’ premium diner. With reasonably priced, plentiful portions as the order of the day, this restaurant is the perfect destination for those harbouring a rapacious appetite. Grab a beer whilst perusing the menu that boasts sandwiches, salads, burger, bounteous food baskets, and sumptuous seafood. Try the highly recommended BBQ ribs that are slathered in sauce and served with a choice of two sides, for example, the classic curly fry or tasty sweet potato fry. The restaurant welcomes large groups, making it an excellent place to hold celebrations and special events.

China Garden

Discover the foremost Chinese restaurant in Grand Forks. The atmosphere of the establishment is characterised by a quiet serenity, where guests can converse easily in a peaceful setting. China Garden has been touted as the prime place to find an exemplary egg roll. A main to watch out for is the beef and chicken in bird’s nest, this is sliced beef, chicken, fresh crunchy broccoli, mushrooms, baby corns, snow peas, and carrots cooked in the chef’s own sauce and served in a delightfully crispy basket. With a broad menu and reasonable prices, China Garden is one of the favourite local spots for comforting Chinese fare.

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