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“Great Breakfast to Start Our Day”

South of the Border Cafe
Ranked #17 of 34 Restaurants in Grand Marais
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Diner
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Hastings, Minnesota
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast to Start Our Day”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Because of the reviews here on TripAdvisor my husband and I decided on our way up to Grand Portage to stop for breakfast here. We were both sure glad we did, the breakfast was served hot and exactly how we ordered. It was plentiful and delicious. The uniquiness I noticed that you knew you were in a Minnesota is that in season specials wre Herring. This is a must try down-to-home cafe that only serves breakfast and lunch, close at 2:00.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice little breakfast place”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

We love the name of this place because when you think of south of the border your mind always goes to Mexico. They have very cheap breakfast that reminds you of having Mom cook for you. It's more of a locals place but we certainly felt welcome. Great service!

Visited July 2014
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Argyle, MN
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Listen to the locals!”
Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We drove up the North Shore on the Harley and arrived in GM just after 11am starving. The places down on the harbor wouldn't serve breakfast and a local pointed us to this place. Just perfect!! The food was so good, huge portions and just the way I would cook a big breakfast for hungry guests in my home. Yummm. Probably the kicker was the people who owned and worked there, so nice, entertaining and funny. Like eating breakfast with fun n funky relatives. Eat there for breakfast!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank WenM
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Minnesota
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast for the Fellas!!”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a great spot for breakfast with the family or out with friends. If you need upscale decor and hip lighting, this isn't the place for you!! This is an old style cafe just how the locals like it. It is reasonably priced and you get great value in food and service. This is a great spot on the North Shore for breakfast. Been there many times.....will be back many more!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Roseville, MN
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Trail Breakfast”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great portions! And food to keep you moving throughout the day of outside activity. Bring cash or check as they keep costs reasonable by not accepting credit cards.

Visited August 2013
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