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Charlie's Main Street Cafe

113 Main Street, Minot, ND 58701
(701) 839-6500
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Ranked #29 of 111 restaurants in Minot
Most recent review
- May 30, 2014
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English first
Sawyer, North Dakota
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This has been a local main street café for generations. Good honest café food. New ownership has updated the inside and cleaned up a lot. Give it a try. The waitresses at Charlie's provide great service.

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Minot, North Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A little pricy but worth it. Really good home cooked food with generous portions. The service is also good and the newly renovated cafe has a nice atmosphere. The only down side, having to go down stairs to a less than pleasant bathroom.

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Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Charlies is an old name and location in Minot. Charles Demakis opened it in the 1950s and it has gone through several owners and personalities over the years. This transformation is my favorite after the first edition. It is located on Main Street and is a perfect place for lunch. The new owners came to Minot from Korea to run... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Coffee not good,tasted more like hot brown water :( the food was just ok ....... Sorry A funny atmosphere smell and the price is to much $25+tips for breakfast for two :( Sorry minot, is just a real review.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I was in the mood for a good diner type place and I found it. The service is great, food is great, and the coffee keeps coming! Of all the places I ate in Minot, this was my favorite.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Newly renovated and under new ownership. Atmosphere is much nicer than in the past but the food is disappointing. I asked the waiter if anything was made from scratch. According to the server, who consulted with the cook, every thing except the soup comes frozen and prepackaged. Meats, fries, etc. and it is very obvious once you taste the food.... More

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

It's breakfast. It's not that difficult. Especially given that this place doesn't offer many choices; nothing fancy; nothing creative; just the norm. And yet it was still prepared very so-so. And then the coffee tasted cheap. That's an automatic disqualifier for me. For breakfast: poor selection, so-so food, bad coffee. I will not be going back.

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Minot, North Dakota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

wow.. nice place.. decent prices.. waitresses are from the old school... tip them well.. good place.. brag about it.. go ..

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Helena, Montana
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

After reading reviews on Charlie's and talking to some locals I work with, I gave it a try for lunch. The restaurant is a long (and I mean really long) established business in Minot that is loved by it's residents. Parking is a little hard to come by, as the restaurant is on Main street. When you walk through the... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Located in downtown main street in Minot, had breakfast on a Sunday and the meal was good. Parking of course isn't easy to find.

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