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209 Minnesota Ave, Bemidji, MN
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: It's a bar/grill

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Classic tavern with great food

Family friendly atmosphere with an extensive menu. There are giant TVs all over to watch sports. There is a great kids option where they make the menu item smaller.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Brian P
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Glencoe, Illinois
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Glencoe, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Family friendly atmosphere with an extensive menu. There are giant TVs all over to watch sports. There is a great kids option where they make the menu item smaller.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Decent place for burgers and beer. Kids are allowed too. Seemed understaffed for holiday weekend but the server did very well in taking care of us.

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Douglasville
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Although this was a bar, they had great bar food. The Walleyed tacos were amazing. We came at happy hour and the drinks were two for one. The hamburgers also looked great.

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Excellent food, drinks, atmosphere, and service. This place is a must-visit from this point forward when I'm in the area.

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Crosslake, MN
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great little tucked away bar/tavern/restaurant right in the heart of downtown Bemidji. We only had to look how busy they were at lunch time to realize this is where the locals love to eat, too. Fun menu (not your typical bar food) and these servers were experienced and great! The food was excellent! We were glad we tried them! They... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Stopped in for a late lunch on our way through the Bemidji area. We had previously checked Trip Advisor for recommendations. We happened to arrive at happy hour and enjoyed 2 for 1 draft beers. Good fried cheese curds, though not the very best we have ever had. Salads were tasty with fresh ingredients. Cordial, attentive staff and nice atmosphere.... More 

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St. Cloud, mn
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The bar was busy but despite that I was able to find a small table. I found the waitress to be attentive and helpful with my menu questions. Beer was cold and my light dinner was prepared quickly and it was tasty. I didn't find any negatives to report.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

What I had hoped to be a relaxing evening was cut short by the impossibility of finding a seat in the establishment where loud music was not blasting down from ceiling speakers. A waitress said it was coming from a juke box and would soon stop. Not so as patrons kept feeding the beast and making conversation very difficult. The... More 

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Michigan, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Come here for a great lunch. The burgers are made fresh and are huge. The wraps are good and they usually have a special that's not on the menu. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Burgers are always good, Stella is always cold. Tony is the best at customer interaction and making you feel at home. Hand dipped onion rings are perfect. Menu has a good selection. Well worth trip downtown.

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Additional Information about 209 Bar

Address: 209 Minnesota Ave, Bemidji, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 209 Minnesota Ave, Bemidji, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

It's a bar/grill

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