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South of the Border Cafe

4 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
(218) 387-1505
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Ranked #20 of 30 restaurants in Grand Marais
Cuisines: Diner
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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Argyle, MN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We drove up the North Shore on the Harley and arrived in GM just after 11am starving. The places down on the harbor wouldn't serve breakfast and a local pointed us to this place. Just perfect!! The food was so good, huge portions and just the way I would cook a big breakfast for hungry guests in my home. Yummm.... More

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a great spot for breakfast with the family or out with friends. If you need upscale decor and hip lighting, this isn't the place for you!! This is an old style cafe just how the locals like it. It is reasonably priced and you get great value in food and service. This is a great spot on the... More

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Roseville, MN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great portions! And food to keep you moving throughout the day of outside activity. Bring cash or check as they keep costs reasonable by not accepting credit cards.

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Minnesota
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had a good breakfast here before getting on the road. Don't think Mexican by the way, they mean south of the Canadian border. Nothing special, but they do standard really good. Hashbrowns are thinly sliced and very good.

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Saint Paul
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We have been eating breakfast here for 20 years. It is the perfect spot to stop, either before heading into, or out of, the BWCA. You can get a great, old fashioned, hearty breakfast, for a very reasonable price. It's not fancy, but good. It seems to be a local favorite. Staff is very friendly and usually has a great... More

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Mitchellville, Ia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Reasonable, tasty breakfast. Friendly staff. Liked choices. Locals eat breakfast here. Nice, central location.

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Gunnison, Colorado
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176 reviews 176 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Tried restaurant for breakfast & found everything simple & average. Prices were less than other restaurants, decor nonexistent, location made parking a challenge. More like an old fashioned local joint with views of the street.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The SOB (as it is known locally) is Grand Marais's town breakfast-lunch gathering place. It's a 'Sixties kind of cafe, with plastic bench seats, and picture windows looking out on the town and Highway 61. I've been going there with my family for a decade, ever since we bought property outside of town. Sometimes one needs a respite from the... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

For a reasonably and fairly priced breakfast in Grand Marais, this is the place. Food is quickly served, well prepared and tasty. I am told that this is the breakfast destination for locals and you will not go wrong here. Recommended.

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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103 reviews 103 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is a good place for a simple breakfast, nothing out of the ordinary. Seems to be place that town people go to.

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