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209 Bar

209 Minnesota Ave, Bemidji, MN
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Ranked #2 of 71 Restaurants in Bemidji
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Description: It's a bar/grill
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: It's a bar/grill
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stopped in on a cross-country road trip. The man & I shared the mushroom burger with the blend patty & the spicy jalapeno burger with the rings & curds. Ten days, over 2600 miles, many meals & this was easily the best. You would be missing out if you didn't try a burger here.

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Indiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The 209 Bar is on a side street, a bit off the main drag, of downtown Bemidji; it has a storefront look and you might pass it by if you weren't specifically looking for it. But WOW, when you enter and realize first how many people it holds! And how good the service is! And most of all how great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We were looking at places online and found 209 Bar. Everything about this place is excellent! Our food was incredible! Fast service, excellent food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great food!! Thought it would be busy on a Saturday night, but wasn't bad. Fast & friendly service. Atmosphere was nice.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Asked for a recommendation about a local place to eat, and were directed to this unassuming bar in downtown Bemidji. First glance left me questioning the advice, but I shouldn't have. It was great. The burgers had an option of a special blend with sausage mixed in, both my husband and I tried these, he the B2 burger, me the... More

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Hallock, Minnesota, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We ate here on a recent trip to Bemidji. The outside of the building looks like a bar, but we decided to try it for supper since we had read reviews on tripadvisor. As soon as we walked in, the place was just fun. It was extremely busy, but we had wonderful service from all the employees. Everyone in my... More

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grandmahenry
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257 reviews 257 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were on our way North and stopped in for lunch. It's not a huge place and looks like more of a bar than anything else, but the food was wonderful. We both had burgers, which were fresh, hot, juicy, cooked exactly as we requested. The fries my husband had were crispy and fresh, my fresh veggies - which I... More

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Spencer, Iowa
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have eaten here twice during two separate visits to Bemidji. Both times were great. The second time was at night and it was a loud, busy place, but we loved it...and we're not young whippersnappers either. When the food is this good, there are no quibbles about how busy it is. Our waitress was very helpful and the service... More

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Park Rapids, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I recently had lunch at the 209 Bar with my sisters, niece and her husband. We all ordered something different and everyone was impressed with their food. I had the Three Little Piggies and it was delicious and plenty to eat. The service was super. We will definitely be going back. By the way, their cheese curds were outstanding -... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I was introduced to the 209 on my last trip and made this my first stop upon my return. The place is small and always jammed in the evenings and late afternoons. Great selection of beers on tap and a remarkable menu for such a small kitchen. I particularly like their Walleye tacos although I shared a ribeye sandwich that... More

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