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JL Beers

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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2531 S Columbia Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58201-6004
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in town and stopped in to grab a beer and food. I of course found this through the trip advisor app. The seating space was good with a bar or table seating. Most tables were for 4 with some a bit larger. The beer selection was excellent with in house microbrews, a local selection and beers from brewery's... More 

Thank A L
Flagstaff, Arizona
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son took me to this place, the burgers were great, really loved the atmosphere, i wish i had one of these where i live, Was not crowded but my son says the place fills up most evenings,Service was quick, but then it wasn't crowded yet, it was only 4:00 in the after noon so we were early. Would definely... More 

Thank TODD H
The Prairies
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is superb, period. They've perfected a quick and delicious burger (both beef & their bean burger substitute) and perfect fries. You see them run a fresh potato through the machine, nothing from a freezer bag. Then there is the beer. A wide selection that rotates often so there is always something new to try. i describe the kind... More 

Thank purplespud
Twin Cities
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Stopped in here on a business trip. Small place (eight four-seater tables and about two dozen bar stools) and loud. But that doesn't take away from the dining experience. Staff was very friendly and looked like they enjoyed working there. as far as the menu, it's burgers and beer. That's it. And it's perfect! Don't go looking for cocktails or... More 

Thank IllaZilla
Omaha, Nebraska
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185 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

my wife and I stopped by recently on our way through Grand Forks and were we ever surprised.tho it's a small space..the choice of beers on tap is extensive and the burgers were very good. ..don't expect fancy but a greta place for a burger and brew.

Thank jackpine2
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

What a great place for burgers and beer. Burgers are awesome with a great selection and combinations. Service was very good and friendly, prices are reasonable. Try thier chips and root beer if not into a beer. Beer selection is wide ranging.

1 Thank palebrg
Grand Forks
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Love the burgers at JL Beers . . . the humpty dumpty burger is awesome! Great service - beers are great - both alcoholic and the tap root beer!

1 Thank 107karik
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

The burgers were good. The fries weren't great. The fry dipping sauce was too salty. I probably wouldn't go back. I'd rather try something new.

1 Thank RenWpg
Emerado, North Dakota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Honestly JL Beers is my favorite place to go without the kids. I don't feel like I'm in a college-dive bar...there's no unruly dancing going on, but the staff are super fun and we always seem to find a spot that we can hear our party conversing. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice adult night out.

1 Thank CottonwoodMama
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We went there all excited about this place. The seating outside was a great idea, but extremely uncomfortable. The prices were through the roof, slow and hardly anyone was there. None of us thought it was very good and one girl got sick during eating. The fries were greasy and "floppy". Will not go there again.

1 Thank Vicki L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2531 S Columbia Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58201-6004
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Grand Forks
  • Phone Number: 17017381000
Award Winning Burgers with Fresh-cut Chips & Fries. 40 Beers on tap.

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