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“American food with Korean charm”

Charlie's Main Street Cafe
Ranked #9 of 129 Restaurants in Minot
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Minnesota
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“American food with Korean charm”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Charlies is an old name and location in Minot. Charles Demakis opened it in the 1950s and it has gone through several owners and personalities over the years. This transformation is my favorite after the first edition. It is located on Main Street and is a perfect place for lunch. The new owners came to Minot from Korea to run a restaurant and they are doing a wonderful job. This place feels like home to me. I grew up in Minot and return from time to time and always drop in to see how the place tastes and feels. I love this edition of the restaurant. It is sparkling clean and the walls have pictures that take me back to my sand lot days and the Minot Mallards. Drop in for dinner or lunch. You will enjoy the warm charm of the owners. I chuckled at one review that thought the coffee was weak. I have lived in Paris and Rome and am addicted to the powerful brews of those places... but, the local taste would not support that kind of rich, bracing brew. I am sure that the coffee brewer is bending to local taste.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“sorry not so good !!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Coffee not good,tasted more like hot brown water :( the food was just ok ....... Sorry
A funny atmosphere smell and the price is to much $25+tips for breakfast for two :(
Sorry minot, is just a real review.

  • Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Looking for a great diner/cafe? Stop here”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

I was in the mood for a good diner type place and I found it. The service is great, food is great, and the coffee keeps coming! Of all the places I ate in Minot, this was my favorite.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Jennifer W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wish food was homemade.”
Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Newly renovated and under new ownership. Atmosphere is much nicer than in the past but the food is disappointing. I asked the waiter if anything was made from scratch. According to the server, who consulted with the cook, every thing except the soup comes frozen and prepackaged. Meats, fries, etc. and it is very obvious once you taste the food. Disappointing.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank eatdrinktravel234
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Minot, North Dakota
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“nice place.. shhhhhh”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

wow.. nice place.. decent prices.. waitresses are from the old school... tip them well.. good place.. brag about it.. go ..

Visited March 2013
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Thank bestcook13
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