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Minnesota Nice Cafe

315 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3107
+1 218-444-6656
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Ranked #16 of 72 Restaurants in Bemidji
Price range: $8 - $12
Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Small hometown cafe in downtown Bemidji, MN. Fabulous food!
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English first
Bemidji, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The food is just OK at Minnesota Nice. Somehow, the atmosphere was altered in a negative way when they moved to a new space last year. The kitchen window is way too close to some of the tables, and the reception area/ bathrooms are very poorly planned; the lack of space and weird angles in that area are bizarre. The... More 

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Ogilvie, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I spent 5 days in Bemidji recently and had the opportunity to eat lunch at the Minnesota Nice Restaurant two different times. Such a nice surprise to find that they had moved from a small building into a MUCH larger one. It is so amazing (women check out the adorable bathroom). On Sunday October 12 I met four of my... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The restaurant has no real atmosphere the food is average, the service was slow. We were there when it wasn't busy but at least the staff was friendly.

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Bemidji, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went with a party of 5 on a Saturday about noon. Restaurant was about half full. Wait staff chatting instead of taking orders. Took about 15 minutes to get our order taken. Took about another 15 minutes to get drinks. Meals came out approximately 30 minutes after ordering. One in our party ordered a specialty burger minus onions. The burger... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I made the mistake of going to this restaurant for breakfast on Saturday morning. After waiting about 10 minutes to be seated I then waited for about 25 minutes more to be served. I finally left after no one was willing to take my order. Go someplace else.

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Coon Rapids, MN
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115 reviews 115 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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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111 reviews 111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
2 reviews
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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Additional Information about Minnesota Nice Cafe

Address: 315 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3107
Phone Number: +1 218-444-6656
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
Cuisine: American

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