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JL Beers

Certificate of Excellence
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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Twin Cities
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank palebrg
Grand Forks
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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!

Thank 107karik
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank RenWpg
Emerado, North Dakota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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
Winnipeg, Canada
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331 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We find the burgers, and home made fries to be consistently good quality. Now Summer's here, eating on the outside patio, is a nice change, with an awning to give shade on the hot sunny days. Always nice to eat outside! Service is always friendly and courteous.

1 Thank Garry H
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Best burger in town! My favorite is the Mount Mushmore add bacon and jalapeño and enjoy with one of their many tap beers.

Thank jjmarcelin
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Always go there when in GF. The same all the time as they say why change a good thing. The tap beer so many to choose from and the burgers with home fries.

Thank bigmamma1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, 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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