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Big Al's Diner

Grand Forks, ND 58201
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Ranked #54 of 134 Restaurants in Grand Forks
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 25, 2014
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English first
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

the best I have ever had. The wife and I go there just for some beers and onion rings. The dipping sauce is ridiculous. You could put that sauce on your shoe and it would be good. The rib tips are great as well as the red potatoes with the cream gravy. I would stay away from the nachos...not that... More

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Fargo
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

They have the best beef tips I have eaten. The Half order is usually enough for lunch the next day. well located near the ralph arena.

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Winnipeg
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134 reviews 134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We arrived at the start of the lunch rush and we were surprised how full the place was. By the time we left people were lined up waiting for tables. I liked the fact that people were seated in the order they arrived not matter what size of table. It can be frustrating when patrons arrive and they are parked... More

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Moses Lake, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The food was OK, but the walleye was not as we'd heard about them. Good service, good sides, but when you have your heart set on yummy walleye and it doesn't deliver, it rated average.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We were looking for some good food and this place nailed it. We ordered the ribs which were perfectly done and also the rib-eye steak which was also perfectly done. There was so much food we could barely finish it and thankfully we ordered dessert to go, the peanut butter brownie was nice and the carrot cake was out of... More

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Monticello, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

We thought we would give this diner a try with our family. It was what you would expect from a diner. Good service and decent food. Nothing to really write home about but nothing bad either.

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Fairdale
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

If your on the northend of forks its a great place to eat

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012 via mobile

Good portions, you will walk away full. Lavosh is delicious. Tips and toast with red potatoes in white sauce is excellent comfort food. Daily specials are always worth trying.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Ate there tonight with my wife. The club sandwich is so thick with meat it's hard to get it into your mouth. The Reuben is served on marble rye. The onion rings are the best in the city. All for an amazingly resonable price.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011 via mobile

Food is not bad, but a bit smothered in sauce. Service was very good though. Definitely family style.

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