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Cowboy Cafe

American, Diner
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215 4th Street, Medora, ND
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Great Pizza

Our group of 5 had 2 different pizzas which were very good. But the best part was the feisty waitress we enjoyed bantering with!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Monroe, Washington
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Gillette, Wyoming
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

The family was in town for my son's wedding this fall and had a quick lunch at the Cowboy cafe. This has always been the local stopping point for all the locals in the area. The food is good and reasonably priced. This is truly the cowboy cafe in an area the has a lot of cowboy history.

Thank Shawn N
Mts of western NC
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576 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Located near the Rough Riders Hotel this cafe offers an outstanding Caramel Bun ($3.75). It was quite large, served warm, and just delicious. In our opinion it is similar to the Cinnabons found at malls, only this one is caramel. The service was friendly and top marks for this short experience we had here. **Note: We had ours 'to go'... More 

1 Thank Hooked_on_travel77
Monroe, Washington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Our group of 5 had 2 different pizzas which were very good. But the best part was the feisty waitress we enjoyed bantering with!

2 Thank moondancer89
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Food was tasty and well cooked, we had a large number in our family eating and yet they got us seated pretty quick. Waitress was exceptional, did not miss a thing! Recommend eating here, all was happy with meal, even picky eaters.

1 Thank DBsputer
Green Valley, Arizona
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Ate breakfast there twice and it was a good, solid menu. It is not a large space but they find a way of accommodating you.

Thank Nancy E
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This place was promoted by our hotel, and because we arrived in Medora rather late, we decided to eat dinner there. They were obviously overwhelmed, not expecting the crowd they had that evening, and service was intermittent (can't blame wait staff--they were running all over the place!). We ordered bison burgers, which were fine, though we had to go to... More 

Thank Osprey05
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had a great country breakfast in this quaint little restaurant and it was excellent. The prices were reasonable for this area and the wait staff were so good. We would want to return here.

Thank rscoapy
Columbia, South Carolina
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975 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I’m glad we stopped here for lunch. The cowboy/ranch décor is very interesting, and I was especially intrigued by the brands on the porch ceiling. Once is enough for this place, though. Our food was so-so, the portions were small, the service was rushed, and the prices were tourist trap high. There are better places to eat in Medora.

Thank Citallwic
Palm Harbor, Florida
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107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Interesting cowboy decor in this locally owned restaurant. We had delicious buffalo burgers with everything made up for a picnic in Teddy Roosevelt National Park. Staff was friendly and put this together quickly -- for cooked to order food!

Thank ScottieMom849
Olympia, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We breakfast at the Cowboy Café while traveling through the area. First, the décor is interesting with photos of local ranchers and cowboys. There were some live examples eating at the same time we were. It was nice to see that actual, working ranchers and cowboys still exist in today's world. They were probably there because the food is good.... More 

Thank Herstelle

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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: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?