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Minnesota Nice Cafe

315 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3107
+1 218-444-6656
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Ranked #11 of 70 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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51 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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Bradenton, Florida
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226 reviews 226 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My daughter and I went to Minnesota Nice Café for lunch and had a great experience. It was very busy, but the servers and other staff members were pleasant and friendly anyway. They were out of their special, but substituted a similar sandwich, which was fine. Their chicken wild rice soup was the best I've ever eaten! They also specialize... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Good food , fair price, great service. The ladies working here really hustle. I will defiantly come back.

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Golden CO
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had done some research and this cafe was supposed to have excellent burgers. The "original" picture was a burger loaded with ingredients. I had a burger for 8.50 that was overcooked (typical for this part of the country I think) and had very few items on it. My wife's patty melt was also overcooked. They were, however, Minnesota NICE.... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Googled best breakfast in Bimidiji and this was the result. Was not disappointed. Just like grandma makes!! Fresh and from scratch. Would recommend it to anyone for any meal.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We looked forward to visiting Minnesota Nice Cafe after having good experiences at their old location located only a few blocks west of their old location. We originally enjoyed Minnesota Nice Cafe because of it's cozy feeling inside and its friendly attentive servers. The food was better at the old location. New location was without charm, new servers seems a... More

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