Minot, North Dakota, is a city that boasts a vibrant culinary scene, offering a diverse array of dining options that cater to all tastes and preferences. From upscale eateries serving gourmet cuisine to cozy cafes offering comfort food, Minot's restaurant scene is a gastronomic delight. This article will guide you through the best restaurants in Minot, providing you with a curated list of places that stand out for their exceptional food, outstanding service, and inviting atmosphere. Whether you're a local looking to explore new dining options or a visitor eager to taste the best of what Minot has to offer, this guide will help you navigate the city's culinary landscape.
Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Staff was fun and friendly and the food was excellent. Great menu options and great drink options and a cool leather bound menu. Good bar atmosphere - not too loud and rowdy with good lighting and decor. Honey siracha chicken sandwich was super juicy and the tots were perfect, steak and salads all looked great as well. Would definitely eat here again.
5 / 5
No hesitation in giving this Gastro Pub 5 stars! Went with colleagues for dinner based on mostly complimentary Google reviews. Did not disappoint. The restaurant is tastefully and minimalistic ally designed with a large bar on one side. We were promptly seated and attended to by Ryan, the bartender. He was friendly, professional and easy/fun to converse with! Service was fantastic. We ordered Steak Bites, Caprese Skewers, and Fries Flight (a heavenly tray loaded with Waffle Fries, Regular Hand Cut Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, and Tator Tots) as appetizers, followed by Build Your Own Burgers (akin to Bacon Cheeseburger, and Jalapeño Lovers Burger with Roasted Corn on the side - the Prairie Sky Breads jalapeño cheddar bun was divine, as was the Muenster Cheese; the bun is prepared at the bakery across the street), and Honey Habanero Crispy Chicken Sandwich. Drinks consisted of Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti (peach, apricot, honey, from the Riboli Family Estates, Piedmont, Italy 2019), Honoro Vera Garnacha (raspberry, currant, juicy cherry, spice, from Bodegas Ateca, Calatayud, Spain, 2019), and Chipper - Fargo Brewing IPA. A memorable meal overall, not just for the elevated food and drinks, but also for the exceptional service! Prices were extremely reasonable, given current inflationary times. Glad we visited; plan to return!
5 / 5
Best wings in town period…Even the best I’ve had and I’ve been to them all. I liked the fresh beef patty on my hamburger, lots of flavor. The waffle fries were excellent as they were perfectly crispy. The presentation of the food was excellent. The wheels came off with the loco moco entree and the service speed. My wife ordered the loco moco. It had no taste and was in desperate need of salt and pepper. It really did look promising though. Finally, do not be in a hurry to eat here as they are very slow!!!!
3 / 5
The service took longer than what seemed necessary for the amount of people in the building, and being seated right away. The servers didn't seem to know who had our table so they both seemed to avoid us. Drinks from the bar came out in a haphazard fashion. The appetizers were great and plentiful. The nachos could easily be a meal to share for two. It seemed incredibly loud in the restaurant as well.
3 / 5
Dropped in for a work lunch, the environment was open and spacious with casual decor. The placed filled up pretty quickly from 1130-1230. I found conversing with my coworkers a little challenging because it was really loud in there since it was an open dining room. The waitress came around quickly getting our drink and appetizer orders. The nachos we got for appetizer was really good as well as the hummus. I think they make their beef Patties from scratch because they didn’t taste frozen and it’s quite tasty. I tried the loco moco and it was pretty good. My coworker got the wings which looks big and good but she said it wasn’t crispy enough. Overall it was a good experience. I will try a burger next time.
4 / 5
Homey diner for old-fashioned American eats, including breakfast, steaks & senior specials.
After travelling in the snow all day, this was a welcomed treat! It was my first time eating at "Homesteaders". The special was excellent and very reasonably priced. We had the bread pudding for dessert and it was amazing! Warm and friendly atmosphere! The host and servers were on point! Thank you for an excellent meal!! I am sure I'll be back!!
5 / 5
Honestly the service was really good the waitress was very sweet. Very good place to eat my only problem was when we walked in Barb who seats people put her hand in my sisters face said"nope" and sat the people that were before us. It was incredibly rude and uncalled for all she had to say was I'm going to seat them first because they were here first. Barb was extremely rude when she came back after were all still confused about what just happened looks at us and says "what?"
3 / 5
This restaurant deserves at least a 5 star rating my daughter and I come here often with her 2 small children. Service and food is great at a very affordable price, only reason I am leaving a 4 star rating is the hostess at the front (Barb) on more than one occasion isn’t what I would consider to be nice or friendly, just seems to be a rather serious person in general except for today! Today this lady literally went above and beyond RUDE…
4 / 5
This a really neat restaurant. The name gives a great description of the vibe inside. It's rustic, interesting and clean. The waitresses were very nice and the service was excellent. My Homestead burger was quite good and the fries were excellent. My wife had the steak and eggs and it looked incredible. Unfortunately the hashbrowns were a soggy mess and the steak was mediocre at best. The prices are very fair, it's a shame the steak and eggs was well below what you want...
3 / 5
Only thing I didn’t like was the lady at the front desk talking to me like a child. Telling me “No” with her hand up. A simple “hey these guys were here first let me seat them and I’ll be right with you” would’ve sufficed okay. All the waitresses are sweet as can be and very helpful it’s just the lady up front that I’m not too happy with
5 / 5
Upbeat gathering place & live music haunt turning out classic Irish/American plates & beer on tap.
This is a cool local Irish pub with lots of great drink choices and a great pub atmosphere. The food was ok - the nachos are actually chips and came out cold with cold shredded cheese sprinkled on top and packets of sour cream. The burger was ok. The seasoned fries had seasoning shake sprinkled on top. I would definitely come back here for the pub, but probably not for food again.
3 / 5
What a great local bar and restaurant! They serve breakfast all day and have a lot of Irish dishes. Live music in the bar 6 days a week. Definitely a must see when in the area! The food was delicious especially the Irish stew with the Guinness bread! We had a great time I know you will to!
5 / 5
I love the atmosphere. Feels like you are in Ireland, well done. The food is fantastic, and they are very helpful in substituting things that you do not or can't eat. Very, very welcoming and friendly helpful staff that makes you feel right at home.
5 / 5
Casper du Plessis
My bad mark for this pub is due to the bathroom experience I had in the men's room. The bathroom was incredibly filthy, water plashed all over, and paper towels strewn about the place. People really do care about the cleanliness of the restroom in an eating establishment. It says a lot about the standards set forth, and what kind of "clean" is going on in the kitchen. The worst of it for me was 'unavoidably' seeing someone (taking a c**p) on the toilet, upon entry to the men's room. Witnessing some guy (pooing) I felt incredibly uncomfortable for both of us. Revolting! There is no door on the stall, simply a short divider between the urinal and the toilet. My god man, spend a 100 bucks and put a door on the stall (please). Save us the visuals and embarrassing moments. I'm not sure what the owner's were thinking in their designing of their beautiful restaurant. On a good note: The food is good and I'm sure that most people that do not have experience with Irish food and Irish pubs in general, will find it fantastic. The build-out and overall design of the interior is also fantastic. Very Irish indeed.
3 / 5
Great atmosphere with a unique menu of Signature dishes and daily home-cooked specials..and Breakfast served all day !! I definitely wanted to try many ..but I am on a Rueben quest..as I shared with my waitress Alissa. When she brought me my platter she asked if she could sit with me. She took her break and sat with me, eager to hear about my quest. So far..I said.. This ones the best yet ! Yummy, melt in your mouth flavor.
5 / 5
Such an adorable quaint restaurant! Every dish we ordered (pad thai, pad see ew, garlic and pepper chicken, and red curry) was absolutely phenomenal. The staff was very gracious, considering we showed up only 30 mins before closing. The food came out very fast and hot (and we were still able to leave by closing time!). Definitely a must-try restaurant if you are in Minot! Good prices too.
5 / 5
Probably the best thai food in town. The pad thai was especially delicious as well as the spring rolls with peanut sauce. The atmosphere is still a bit thrown together and not the most comforting, but the food makes up for it in flavor.
5 / 5
This little restaurant is a must if you are in Minot, ND. We loved everything. The service was impeccable and the place was very clean. We ordered steamed dumplings, deep fried spicy tuna sushi (which was phenomenal), pineapple fried rice and Pork in chili garlic sauce. Everything was tremendous. Our server was quick, knowledgeable and fun. The pink atmosphere was delightful. I cannot say enough good things about Try Thai. We especially loved that they had pictures of every item on the menu. I wish I would have ordered something to go, so I could have had dinner, too. This place is yummy and to steal a phrase, “you gotta eat here”! Good job to everyone at Try Thai Food.
5 / 5
Not much else to say other than I LOVE THEIR FOOD, and so does everyone I know!!!!! Thank you for another delicious dinner!!!! 🖤🖤🖤
5 / 5
We came here for dinner. The food was pretty good. Their dish is pretty small, but I think that might be better for them, since it is more tempting for me to order additional items. We came here on a weekday evening, so the restaurant was not that busy. Since we were one of the few people at the restaurant, the service was pretty fast. Overall, no problems here.
4 / 5
Family-friendly chain eatery with a broad menu of standards & cocktails in a relaxed setting.
Wanted to try something new, they have them all over maine so he has never been to one, I have. We started with the soft pretzels with cheese sauce and they were hot and yummy. I got the French onion soup and house salad. Soup was salty but I like it that way. He got the chicken Mac n cheese, it was good, he got the light and was full so we could only imagine how big the large was. Our server Maddison was pleseant and attentive without being overbearing. Overall we would come back again.
4 / 5
Our server was a sweetie, and she was great at her job too. The atmosphere was decent, to be expected and was not too crowded actually. We were limited on options due to the time, so we chose this place. The food, was not good, besides the burger sliders. The chicken street tacos were bland, the queso was watered down, it just wasn't great at all... besides our server and my company!
3 / 5
Kellie “Kelso” Larson
Got a delivery order of steak and baked potatoe. The food was horrible! The steak was burnt and looked like cooked leather and the potato must have been cooked hours ago and was completely dried out. How do you stay in business!!!
1 / 5
Food was good, but over cooked. Had to ask for silverware and napkins. We as a group wanted dessert and were discussing the options but the waitress gave us the ticket before asking if wanted dessert. so we didn't get dessert.
4 / 5
We used to have one in our town, but it closed. It was very good food, always packed and busy.... This place in Minot, not so much.. Took over 20 minutes just to order our food, when we were told she would be right back. Then when we received our food, my husband's nachos were cold, daughters pizza was cold, both of our son's meals were cold, and my salad was filled with brown lettuce. Waitress had others bring our food to the table and never asked how the food was or if we needed refills. Haven't been anywhere in a long time with this bad of service. Probably why it was empty..
1 / 5
Food was great, bartender spent a majority of the time in the back. Not friendly at all. Worst service I have had yet in Minot. Only been here for 4 weeks now.
2 / 5
Good vibe. Quality wines and food without the pretentiousness. Smoky mountain bacon dip is great. Service is attentive but they also let you be too.
5 / 5
John K Geyerman
I came here with some friends after dinner so I got a dessert and a NA (non alcoholic) wine. Based on service and atmosphere alone I give them 5 stars. Service was very attentive and the restaurant was so cute. My friends got some wine flights that looked good and they came with hand written names accompanying them. Little details like that is impressive to me. I hope to come back and try their food! My pizookie did take 20 mins as I was informed but it did not disappoint. Came out in a piping hot dessert cast iron topped with vanilla ice cream. It was a treat. I appreciated their selection of NA beverage so I can still partake without feeling left out. The shorted haired wait staff was so nice and patient with us. Great service!
5 / 5
Nice wine bar in downtown Minot. The wine menu is decent for a small town offering more than just the basics. The food menu though needs an update as it’s gone downhill since years previous. There’s room for improvement yet it’s a great place for a wine chat with good people.
4 / 5
Definitely a chill spot. I enjoyed my time. Good vibes, food, and conversation.
5 / 5
Casual steakhouse chain known for grilled beef & other American dishes in a ranch-style space.
We started off with the smokehouse wings. The seasoning, Buffalo sauce and house made blue cheese is fantastic. The wings were cooked well and tasty. Ordered the fire grilled corn 🌽 and man is that sauce amazing! It took me maybe a minute to devour it. Sooo good. I had the outlaw ribeye and it was cooked perfectly medium rare. I added the Parmesan cheese and mushrooms and that took it over the top. It was a tad too salty for me, but tasty nonetheless. My wife had the strip with Parmesan and mushrooms and felt the same. Good, but a tad salty. My little one had the chicken strips and fries and said they were amazing!!! We also had dessert. THE cheesecake is amazing and the lava cake, it was a mess on my little one 🤣 Service was fantastic!
4 / 5
I’m writing this review for our server from today (10/05/23), Betsy (forgive my spelling as I didn’t check). My husband and I both agree that she gave us the best service we’ve had anywhere. Sweet, patient, and always checking to make sure we were doing alright. The table next to us was a group and some of the individuals were quite rude yet she handled it with as much kindness as she did for us. Kudos to her as I know how hard serving can be.
5 / 5
Very good!! The only complaint was that the French fries were EXTREMELY over salted and almost inedible (and I like salt)
5 / 5
We arrived shortly after 8pm on a Saturday. The waiter was nice but rushed us, gave us our bills before we had been half way through our meal, and we hadn’t even asked for them. The whole time we were there other staff members were vacuuming right beside our table, it was loud and we couldn’t even hear each other talk. No soap in the restrooms either. Absolutely a terrible experience
1 / 5
It was my first time visiting Minot in Oct, 2018. We were going to the Apple bee's but we had to wait a long line, so we turned here. I gotta say one of the best choice I made throughout that year cuz the steak absolutely killed it.
5 / 5