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Cowboy Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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215 4th Street, Medora, ND
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Mesa, Arizona
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had two meals here, breakfast and lunch. Small diner, everything is cooked fresh, very limited menu. Staff friendly, but not real attentive. Food arrives hot, but no refills on drinks unless you can get someone's attention. All food in Medora is about the same price, but we prefer eating at independent places vs Foundation.

Thank rvlifeisgood
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner and got seated and served right away. Loved the tomato macaroni soup and chicken salad sandwich. Very cool rodeo photo inside

Thank Ellen F
Atlanta, Georgia
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate dinner and breakfast at The Cowboy Cafe, which is across the parking lot from the Rough Rider Hotel. We were greeted warmly both times we visited, which made our short wait go by quickly. The food was good, not outstanding, but the cozy ambiance of this place was just what we were seeking. We recommend that you stop... More 

Thank EPFP
Port Clinton, Ohio
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138 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am really starting to believe that people get paid to write most of the restaurant reviews I read here anymore as they do not seem even close to what the reality is in some of the highly rated restaurants we go to! I had a Buffalo burger and some potato salad for about $11. The Buffalo patty was more... More 

Thank Bob R
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was not that good. I got the low carb. The sausage super dry! I would not go back! Husband says the coffee was good.

Thank Tamara R
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is super busy but the food taste home cooked. It is privately owned and operated and we felt the effort. We will go again. I want to try other meals here.

Thank Donna M
Regina, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat breakfast everytime we go there. Food is always good. Service isn't always the best but not a big deal, they have such a line up waiting to get in I understand why service is hard to come by.

Thank E A
Troy, Michigan
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415 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An okay diner for breakfast. Hash browns were mediocre, the rest of the food was okay. The air conditioning vents are all on one side of the room, so it can be cold if you're seated on that side. They don't take credit cards but there are plenty of signs to let you know.

Thank msu_mom
Natick, Massachusetts
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263 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place cranks out good food, and fast! Good thing too as it is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. I asked a server what a certain dish was that she just brought out... It was the Hot Beef Sandwich with mashed potatoes, everything covered in home-made gravy. I might go back to Medora just for this sandwich!

Thank Mae_and_Tito
Jamestown, North Dakota
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chicken strips and mini corn dogs were fine, typical fry-food. They certainly had other options that were probably great. The ranch dressing was yummy, and the kids meals came in these cute little cars. An average cafe.

Thank brillo6510

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 4th Street, Medora, ND
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Medora

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