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Parrot's Cay Tavern & Grill

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1149 36th Ave S, Ste B, Grand Forks, ND 58201-7213
701-795-4053
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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 of 5 stars
Cool little dive

Went here for dinner with my husband. Felt kind of old when we went in, there was definitely a lot of college students there but that was okay. We had to wait probably 15 minutes for a table. The waitress was friendly and fast, the beer pitcher was super cheap. My husband got wings and I got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
Nicole D
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited the staff was absolutely horrible. Waited 4 hours for a table. We actually joined our friends who invited us to their table so that we could place an order for food after the 4 hour wait. When we sat down the staff yelled at us that we were not allowed to sit there and refused to serve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Let me start this off by saying the following, "The Parrot's Cay is one of my favorite places in the world." If you love wings, stop whatever it is you are doing and get over here. I would drive several hours to eat these wings. Words don't do these wings justice. They have won several awards in New York, and... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Went here for dinner with my husband. Felt kind of old when we went in, there was definitely a lot of college students there but that was okay. We had to wait probably 15 minutes for a table. The waitress was friendly and fast, the beer pitcher was super cheap. My husband got wings and I got Lavosh. We had... More 

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Thank Nicole D
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This place is on the south end of GF. It is a small, cozy and darker place that is comforting. Great staff that is friendly and fast. They have a great selection of foods to pick from. I always get the wings and the lavish. Stella beer on tap makes it all come together

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Thank Chris M
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It's still one of the neatest places to go in Grand Forks - unfortunately it's hard to get a table if you're not there the minute they open the doors! It's small - very small but super "cozy" :-) Has a great atmosphere just reminds you of what a local neighborhood pub is suppose to be all about. GM and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Once you try the famous "Shark" sauce it will haunt your dreams. Go on Wednesday or Thursday to land a pound of wings and a pitcher of beer for $12. There will be a wait but once you get a taste of those wings you'll wait all day if you have to.

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Thank CoryCheever
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Our visit was on a Tuesday, got a table for two, with no wait, at around 8pm. My daughter had the wings with #10 shark sauce, & I had Cajun stir fry with craw dad #3. Everything was delicious! We don't visit Grand Forks often but Parrot's Cay is on our permanent list for #1 place to eat when we... More 

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Thank Bob C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Been eating at the Kay since I turned 21. By far best wings in town. Always try to copy. Lavosh is great as well and I'm sure a number of other items that I've tried. They really need to open up a bigger place at some point as it's almost always supper busy. You may wait in line but it's... More 

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Thank Curt M
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

The Cay is best known for it's wings but has many other dishes. Ordered the Mardi Gra pasta. You can order 1/2 or full orders. It was ver tasty and you can select your level of spice. Food is served on paper plates with plastic silverware. Don't expect high class. The prices are reasonable.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

If you want the best wings of your life (shark sauce level 7) you need to go to the Cay! I've never heard a single person that did not like the Shark Sauce here. Also, Captain BBQ is amazing. Combine your wings with a Pot-o-Gold (cheese curds) or a Phat guy Burger or a Po' Boy, you will be as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1149 36th Ave S, Ste B, Grand Forks, ND 58201-7213
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Grand Forks
  • Phone Number: 701-795-4053

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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