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“Crowded, noisy and overrated”

Granite City Food & Brewery
Ranked #8 of 330 Restaurants in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bismarck, North Dakota
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Crowded, noisy and overrated”
Reviewed October 26, 2010

My food was just above room temperature and had the appearance of having sat on the plate for quite some time while waiting for my wife's food to be ready. (her's was steaming hot)

The walleye was heavily breaded and reminded me of something from the supermarket freezer section. The garlic mashed potatoes were really good, in spite of being room temp.

The ceiling is a high metal framework with no sound deadening. This is NOT the place for a quiet romantic dinner. With the TV's all over the place it is more like a sports bar trying to act like a nice restaurant.

I would maybe visit again, but only during odd hours when they're not so busy.

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Watsonville, CA
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211 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Worth a stop”
Reviewed October 12, 2010

People are often tempted, while traveling through No. Dakota on the interstate, to just keep going. However, Fargo is a delightful town to spend time in, perhaps to spend a night.
A great place to have good ale and great food is Granite City Food & Brewery 1636 42nd St S. They have several world class ales, as well as a diverse menu. I had a huge salad that was a complete meal, along with one of the best IPAs in the midwest. And, as in all of No. Dakota, the people there were friendly and made me feel like a regular.

Thank meade13
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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch is Awesome!”
Reviewed March 28, 2010

We ate at the Sunday Brunch here the day after the Bon Jovi concert, and the place was so busy. Even with a long line, we only had to wait about 20 minutes, and then once we were seated, we could eat right away since we were having the brunch. At first, the buffet didn't look very big, but there were several items on it and they were high quality. I usually don't like buffets but this one was awesome. The food was ALL hot and fresh, along with some fresh fruit and a couple of salads. They also bring fresh caramel rolls to your table if you want them. The service was awesome, the food was great, and we found it to be a pretty good value.

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3 Thank topnotchplanner
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Steak was FANTASTIC!!”
Reviewed August 4, 2009

My wife and I had heard to check out Granite City so on our last night in Fargo we checked it out and we were not disappointed. We both went with steak dinners and neither of us could finish our plate, portions were pretty big and it was all very tasty. If you’re in to beer this is also a must stop, a range on tap and the home brewed flavors are really good. Price was average except for the $8 Long Island Iced Tea my wife ordered.

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Thank Winterpeg8
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Fargo, North Dakota
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Tastey food! Can get a...”
Reviewed January 1, 2009

Tastey food! Can get a little loud, but over all a good choice.

1 Thank SarahSFargo
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