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JL Beers

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518 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 492-3377
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch

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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
JL Beers

I think the burgers here are the best in town! They have a large selection of beer as well. The only thing I don't like is the layout of the building. Each one in the area is long and narrow, leaving not much room for seating unless you want to sit at the bar. I would come here more often... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Fargo, ND
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Fargo, ND
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I think the burgers here are the best in town! They have a large selection of beer as well. The only thing I don't like is the layout of the building. Each one in the area is long and narrow, leaving not much room for seating unless you want to sit at the bar. I would come here more often... More 

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Plainfield, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Based on other reviews, I planned for this to be our lunch stop while passing through Fargo. The burgers and beer are good as everyone seems to agree. What I didn't know was that this was a VERY SMALL place with 2 or 3 tables and an average sized bar counter. Maybe total occupancy is 20? We walked in delighted... More 

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Cooperstown, North Dakota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The burgers and fries are awesome. The availability of different type of beer last is what I loved the most. I wish I could go here every weekend.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited the West Fargo location for a burger and a beer, our server/bartender was great (a male) he had great suggestions on the food and beer, I wish I could recall his name. Our burgers were wonderful. And he gave lots of beer options even though I stuck with my normal. I would suggest trying this place, there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The humpty dumpty is my favorite burger at JL Beers. And then you MUST try the fries. Not the french fries but the spiral fries cut from a whole potato. You will not be sorry you stopped in.

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West Hollywood, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

So the food menu is a few different burgers and a couple of choices of fries...sorry no salads or anything else. Burger was very good simple well prepared also ordered the fresh cute fries also done perfectly. Overall a good value as well. Service was good overall space feels small and crowded all the tables for more than 2 people... More 

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Prairie Village, KS, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I really liked this place. I ordered the JL burger and fries. Both items were excellent, particularly the burger. The ambience was a hybrid between a diner and a bar. The bartender was courteous and efficient. The prices were reasonable. I will make a point to return here again if I'm ever back in Fargo.

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fargo,nd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great burgers!! Would probably eat there daily if husband would allow it. Always plenty of parking and places to sit. I like the one in Moorhead/Dilworth.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I've been to 3 different JL beers in Fargo including this one pictured here on 1st Avenue. I rated JL Beers on my experience. If you LOVE craft beers and that nature, as well as don't mind paying $6-12 a beer this place is for you. Someone who prefers deals and the standard domestics, there are better options. The burgers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great service, great classic cheese burger, atmosphere and the best potato chips ever. Beer selection is outstanding

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  • Address: 518 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Fargo
  • Phone Number: (701) 492-3377

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