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Cowboy Cafe

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215 4th Street, Medora, ND
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 41
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent and delicious breakfast.

This quirky place serves up a delicious breakfast. Make sure you stop here. We were seated right away as there was a booth available. I imagine this little place fills up quickly on the weekends (we were there on a thursday morning).

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Elizabeth M
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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123 reviews 123 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This quirky place serves up a delicious breakfast. Make sure you stop here. We were seated right away as there was a booth available. I imagine this little place fills up quickly on the weekends (we were there on a thursday morning).

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Oklahoma
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96 reviews 96 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ate here twice-lunch and breakfast. Both times the food was decent - hamburger, fries, French toast. The service was mediocre. Once they took our order and brought it out, we never saw them again. This seems to be the way restaurants are run these days. No service but they expect a tip. Not sure I'd eat here again.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Service was OK, but the food was terrible. My salad was mostly just wilted lettuce. I was surprised they would even serve something so unsatisfactory. My husband got the bison burger and said it was edible but not great. Definitely not worth eating at this restaurant.

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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

On our travels through the Northern United States we stopped by this historic town, which was right out of a wild west movie, we stopped by this Cowboy Cafe as this was one of 2 restaurants that are open during off season. The waitress was friendly and we ordered burgers which was great, I had my first Buffalo burger which... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A very folksy, down-to-earth place with great service, great food and good prices. The pancakes are to do die for! So light and fluffy and so expertly made. I went there twice, and they were perfect both times. I even spoke to the cook and he was very humble and stated he makes them the same way he always has.... More 

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Marmarth, North Dakota, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Really, have a caramel roll! We enjoy all the pictures of the 'cowboys'. A lot of them are/wereneighbors. Good coffee. Don't expect a 'fancy' one. Just good ol coffee. Good prices.

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Loudon, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

They do serve other meals, but we tended to start our day there with a nice big breakfast before heading out to hike in the badlands. The staff are all very friendly. It has a cowboy atmosphere about it.

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Rio Vista, California
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228 reviews 228 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This restaurant had a really sweet waitress so I give one star for that. The rest - I should have eaten my own food in the RV. Onion rings dark, dark brown over cooked. Sandwich so thin it was like eating two pieces of bread. Potatoes boxed for sure with that icky taste. Liver and onions greasy and thin and... More 

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Mohall, North Dakota, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Stopped in for breakfast thinking a couple orders of 2 cakes & 2 link sausages, a caramel roll and an order of French toast should not be too difficult for a small restaurant that should be prepared to serve up their Sunday special quickly (the cakes & links.) Unfortunately 50 minutes later we were watching tables seated after us eating... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were really hoping for the best at the Cowboy Cafe as the place had been recommended by a local ("that's where we always eat"). The cafe is definitely rustic. Wooden tables and benches and lots of photos on the walls. So far, so good. The server promptly provided menus and drinks. So far, so good. I ordered one of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 4th Street, Medora, ND
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Medora

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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