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“Wasn't overly impressed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Dakota Harvest Bakers

Dakota Harvest Bakers
Main Street, Grand Forks, ND
+1 701-772-2100
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Ranked #18 of 129 Restaurants in Grand Forks
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Soups
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: We create high quality food using goods from local farmers. North Dakota and Minnesota are truly bountiful places to live and we showcase those ingredients in our food. We believe we can create amazing breads and pastries to rival any bakery in the country (at least that is what our well traveled customers tell us!). Great ingredients, talented bakers and chefs, and a passion for food have come together at Dakota Harvest(R) Bakers when we opened our doors on May 8, 2006.
Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Wasn't overly impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We stopped by here for breakfast on a whim and I wasn't impressed. I ordered the egg sandwich, and it was just ok, i was expecting a bakery to make fresh food not reheated product on a panini press. My daughter had a caramel roll and it was average. It was expensive but i don't mind forking out the cash if the value is there, but this was disappointing to say the least. I also thought the staff was oddly disconnected and seemed unorganized and unfriendly. They need to keep in mind that people come there that haven't been there before and asking questions and expecting guidance from the staff shouldn't be met with a deer in the headlights response. Most likely won't return.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Paul H, Manager at Dakota Harvest Bakers, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
I'm truly sorry you had anything buy a wonderful visit. Since your review we've had a substantial staff turn over and all the new staff pride themselves on being friendly and welcoming. Our staff has also started using order sheets and tables numbers to help make sure everything is organized and runs smoothly. Since we do specific sandwich specials each day we have a sandwich chef who makes all of our sandwiches fresh each morning and we offer them both grilled or not grilled depending on what our customers prefer. We also offer grilled cheese or PBJ sandwiches for those not interested in any of the daily sandwiches. I really appreciate the feedback and the chance to try to fix things. I know it's been a few months since your visit but as a new Manager I have just started going through our reviews. If you ever see things we can improve on, please let me know. I hope you and your daughter will consider stopping by again in the future. -Jen Barnes, Manager
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Laguna Beach, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch and what a great bakery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Visiting my Mom in Grand Forks and she insisted we go here for lunch (Dorothy knows the owners from church :-) Well, it's easy to see why this is a Grand Forks favorite. Delicious soups and tasty, creative sandwiches served on what has to be close to the world's best bread. Move over LaBrea Bakery! We also bought cupcakes to celebrate my brother-in-law's birthday later that evening. Luscious chocolate and the vanilla cream cheese was a hit, too. Very friendly service, very knowledgeable about their products and helpful and patient when you have a hard time choosing. I also enjoyed the "please leave your dishes on the table and one of our team members will clean up after you" sign that was posted -- no need to bus your own table! Cheery, sunny lunch spot. Wish I lived closer.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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180 reviews 180 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Very nice bakery breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

First, the bakery has a very nice location in a quant part of downtown Grand Forks right near the river park.

The sweet rolls here are some of the biggest and sweetest and stickiest that I have ever seen. Lofts of goo makes for a great breakfast.

We ate here for the Sunday brunch which was not really much of a brunch. I had french toast which was great and had toppings that were truly unique. But they have not kitchen, so nothing other than bakery goods or items that can be heated in the microwave.

So all in all, a very nice morning stop. But if you expect a lot of meaty breakfast items that are not made with flour and sugar, you will probably be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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grand forks, nd
2 reviews
“just wonderful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I have to say that Blayze, your review is quite misleading. It's quite annoying to have the ritsy people of grand forks complaining about a quaint little bakery in tiny Grand Forks. What exactly are you expecting out of their sandwiches? Especially considering they are a bakery cafe, not a restaurant.

I think DHB is fantastic. Sure the prices are expensive but their product seems to be improving. The staff is always wonderful even if they miss anything, they are apologetic and are quick to fix the problem. Seems like they are working out the kinks and omg have you tried their delectable caramel rolls? HEAVEN.

Just wonderful. Will stop by as soon as I can to pick up a bunch of goodies for the fam x.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I think this place is hyped up because it is downtown and there are no other bakeries like it in GF. Sandwiches are sometimes ok but i'm not sure they actually try them before putting them out. I mean they have sandwiches with Burger King circle bacon on them. Come on. Prices of everything keeps going up so now i am avoiding the place. They have good sweets but if you get there later afternoon there is hardly anything left. Their knoephla is amazing. If you feel like paying too much for a sandwich that will slice up your mouth, this is the place. We deserve a better bakery here and if they have competition maybe then they will step up their game and have to put in the extra effort to stay open

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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