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Parrot's Cay Tavern & Grill

American, Bar, Pub
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1149 36th Ave S, Ste B, Grand Forks, ND 58201-7213
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The Prairies
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is popular with the locals and with the doorman checking ID it is obviously popular with a young crowd. If you are under 30 and are prone to drinking this place is for you. It has character and is a dive and is proud of it. However unlike most dives the service level is quite excellent. We came... More 

Thank purplespud
Grand Forks, North Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We can't ever get enough of this place. The shark wings are to die for, we rarely stray from those but if we ever have it hasn't disappointed. It is also a very cool atmosphere. Only negative is waiting for seating the place is way to successful to be this small please get a bigger building or at least another!

Thank clg834
Fargo, North Dakota
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss out on this Grand Forks staple! What a scene, and what a bar! Some of the only specialized food in Grand Forks you can find! If you like small town fun bars, with a little caribean style to it, so no more and get there! Always a fun time, and always well taken care of. this place is... More 

Thank North D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Local hidden treasure--Great variety on the menu but the wings are probably the winner. One of a kind place to eat and is probably my favorite place to stop in Grand Forks. Only draw backs are not offering liquor (only beer) and it is usually hard to get a seat since it's such a popular destination.

Thank Casey B
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I went on a weekend evening. The food was amazing. Be prepared to wait if you don't get there early on the weekends, though. They have a wing and beer special that is absolutely amazing. If you go you have to get their wings! Be careful not to order them too hot. They have some very hot sauces for those... More 

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Minnesota Lake, Minnesota
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

Make sure you go to the bathroom before you come here. I heard it's not that great, that's why I didn't use. The food is good. They have amazing peanut butter wings!! Go during the week if it's your first time coming here. It gets PRETTY busy on the weekends and it's a local favorite. They have writing all over... More 

Thank Kim H
Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Called in and ordered shark wings and cajun fries for take-out. Went to pick them up and the place was cleary busy with people waiting outside to go in. This large old man bouncer (who seemed half drunk) was at the front of the door. He rudely said "theres no room". My boyfriend explained we were there to pick up... More 

Thank mmsr1992
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

The Cay is a fun place to check out if you haven't been but I don't know that it lives up to all the hype. Being a local, I've been a few times. Food is OK and the service might be good and might leave a little to be desired when you visit (it can get pretty busy). It's a... More 

Thank DerekDG
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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163 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Crawfish! Crayfish! Crawdads! I don't care what you wanna call'em, I call'em "Awesome!" You can't find them any other place in Grand Forks. Sitting down in the Parrot's Cay (if you are lucky enough to find a seat. This place is pretty small, but will pack'em in! Get here early and stay late!) and ordering up a Pitcher O' Beer... More 

Thank ShanOC
Denver, Colorado
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

This place is the definition of local college hot spot. The atmosphere is awesome and the service is friendly. The owner of this place really tries to make everyone feel welcome. As for the food, the shark wings are hands down the best wings I have ever had! I would strongly recommend a basket of shark wings and some fresh,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1149 36th Ave S, Ste B, Grand Forks, ND 58201-7213
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Grand Forks
  • Phone Number: 701-795-4053

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