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“Delicious home cooking (Russian specialties), simple homey atmosphere.”
Review of Borscht Bowl

Borscht Bowl
Ranked #3 of 49 Restaurants in Grand Forks
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Russian, Canadian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Borscht Bowl is a wonderful unpretentious restaurant in Grand Forks (where I live), just off the highway on Market Ave. It has consistently good home-cooked meals at a fair price - a few dollars more than fast food but worth it. A lot of the local Doukhobors and other locals eat there so you know the Russian food is genuine, well made and not overpriced. Good meatless options as Doukhobors are traditionally vegetarian. The service is efficient and friendly and the restaurant has a homey, warm atmosphere. You could say it is substance over style, except the style is a large part of its charm. Have only been there during daytime, may only have daytime hours. If you want fast food, then go for fast food but if you want delicious food and small town charm try the Borscht Bowl.

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Thank Denise P
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Eaten here several times just for something different. Very over priced for their Russian food and you don't get much for what you pay. The quality is okay but no where near the quality of Russian food I get ay home or you used to get at the other restaurants here years ago. Safe to try but bring a thick wallet.

1  Thank Onlythebest1954
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Authentic food. Limited menu. The decor is aging badly inside and out and the serving staff were quite moody and rude. Badly in need of an upgrade, yet the borscht at least was very good. Great location /potential. Poor service/decor. Overpriced.

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Thank w s
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

We had a lunch special that was anything but special. It was some sort of meat filled perogy with virtually no meat & a watery outer casing that was spongy & wet.
To top it off the "meal" was grossly over priced. One would think that places like this would benefit from the loss of the Grand Forks Hotel, but at this rate they may not survive the summer.

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1  Thank solodive
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

The food is great the view is good the staff is friendly but food is overpriced.

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Thank Vintagedream
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