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Minnesota Nice Cafe

315 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3107
+1 218-444-6656
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Ranked #14 of 71 Restaurants in Bemidji
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Small hometown cafe in downtown Bemidji, MN. Fabulous food!
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Coon Rapids, MN
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116 reviews 116 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very busy at lunch, but good service. Interesting, local menu; walleye sandwich and kielbasa with potato dumplings (special for the day) both excellent. Probably one of the best places for breakfast and lunch in the area. They are now serving dinner on Fri and Sat (check ahead to make sure).

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Wonderful, friendly service. Pancakes were fluffy and had just the right amount of oats hidden inside. Maybe the tastiest breakfast potatoes I have had. Great activities for kids-- wipe-off marker Minnesota stuff AND they brought out nice crayons and coloring pages:)

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Bradenton, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Pancakes to die for, great coffee - no flavored creamers, however. We were there on a Sunday morning and the parking lot and place was packed. It was worth the wait!! We purchased the pancake mix to make back at our cabin while on vacation and they were still heavenly!! The omelet I had was very plentiful and good. The... More

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

There were flies landing on my food. I asked the waitress to please either swat them or get rid of them. The manager refused to bring a fly swatter out or to do anything about the flies. The fly landed on my eggs - am I supposed to eat that? The waitress offered me $1.00 off my meal. When visiting... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

I came in on a Wednesday and decided to try it out. After all, I've heard half the town raving over the food. When I walked in, the hostess was pleasant to talk to. She told me that she'd have to wipe off a table for me, which was fine because I was in no rush. When the hostess came... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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238 reviews 238 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We went with friends for breakfast here on a Sunday morning. After us there started to be a waiting line. Pancakes were extraordinary delicious. I had blueberry pancakes with scrambled eggs. Very generous portions here. If you are not real hungry you may want to consider sharing a plate. I hate to see great food go to waste. The husband... More

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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a very local restaurant. The food is great. Try the hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes and great gravy. The turkey was carved not processed. The flavor was amazing. The service was friendly and prompt. My partner said the burger was excellent as well. I ate too much to eat pie but it looked wonderful.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in Bemidji for 5 days. We asked where locals went for Sunday brunch and were sent to this little cafe. We walked in and it was clearly where the locals went - no tourists at all. The food was good. The portions were big. The staff was super friendly. A little pricey, but barely, and well worth it. Have... More

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I had their version of a juicy lucy, which was pretty good. The other guys had regular burgers and they weren't thrilled. The service wasn't great either. Love the local flair.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had dinner last evening here and had the special: a big, thick pork chop, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cooked apples, the best cole slaw ever, dinner roll, and butter, all for $9!!! David and his wife entertained us with their original, inspiring, folksy gospel songs to make it a completely lovely evening! My husband and I feel that NICE... More

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