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Charlie's Main Street Cafe

113 Main Street, Minot, ND 58701
(701) 839-6500
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Ranked #27 of 112 Restaurants in Minot
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- Sep 17, 2014
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English first
Minot, North Dakota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We stopped in here on a Saturday for Brunch so the breakfast rush was finishing up and there were plenty of seats. The servers were nice but it took 5 minutes to even get a menu and order coffee, another 15 to order and then about 40 minutes to get our food. It wasn't that busy for the kitchen to... More

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Minot, North Dakota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is my go-to breakfast and brunch spot in Minot. Adorable, cuddled back into historic downtown. Amazing food and BIG portions for what you order. I highly recommend this place!

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Sawyer, North Dakota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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140 reviews 140 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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