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“Don't judge a book by its cover.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 209 Bar

209 Bar
209 Minnesota Ave, Bemidji, MN
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Ranked #2 of 72 Restaurants in Bemidji
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: It's a bar/grill
Fargo, North Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Don't judge a book by its cover.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

From the outside, I thought I might walk in the door and get beat up. Recommend by my hotel desk clerk, I was a bit skidish. Upon entering, I found out this was the right spot. My burger the Jucy Lucy accompanied by cheese curds were amazing. I couldnt be happier. Next time I come through town, I will be back. Perhaps tomorrow night!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
minnesota
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“209 Bar, Bemidji, MN”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This unassuming looking bar is a hidden gem in Bemidji. Great food, full bar service, but with an emphasis on beers, and friendly service to be found. It's amazing the quality of the food they turn out in the tiny kitchen. Happy hour is super busy so plan on a wait for a table. Check out their Facebook page for some pictures and more info on menu options..(copy and paste into your web browser)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bar-209/133683153365610

Everything here is tasty...no complaints ever!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minnesota
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Best bar in Bemidji”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This bar has good food and a wide variety of items on the menu. The taps could be rotated more often and more pale ale/IPA options would be nice in this expanding climate of beer aficionado's.
I found the servers attentive and efficient. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pinewood, Minnesota, United States
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“best food in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I hate to give this place 5 stars cause it's getting hard to get a table when we go in, but the fact is I have had one of the best plates I have ever eaten there recently, Steaks, are great, burgers and apptitizers fabulous, Chicken is to die for. You won't be disappointed, Even if you have to wait, it is worth it

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Love this place, cross between dive bar and gastro pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The menu is all over the place- wings and rings and upscale salmon. Great salads, mac and cheese (yum). The happy hour is crazy. Half price apps and two for one drinks. Just try and get a table (or even in the door). Give it a try.

Visited January 2013
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