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The Ranch Restaurant

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1330 N State St, Fairmont, MN 56031-3743
+1 507-235-3044
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice salad bar with lots of choices, only one type of lettuce, would like to see some fresh spinach - that's my favorite. Chicken soup was too salty, didn't try the other soup Had the AYCE broasted chicken - FOUR pieces on the first plate - way more than enough, no need to ask for more. Nice and crispy, well... More 

Thank marknlynder
Fairmont, Minnesota, United States
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I attend meetings here and stop on occasion for a quick sandwich and a cold one. Service is always great and the food is always good.

Thank Dan T
Maple Grove, United States
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I often visit my relatives in Fairmont. This restaurant used to be a favorite of my relatives. It has gone considerably downhill over the last few years. Food that lacks flavor. Much of it looks like pre-made grocery store food that they cook or warm up. Most restaurants can do a decent breakfast, not this place. Go to the restaurant... More 

Thank 123LeAMP
Coconut Creek, Florida
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Hearty portions, great flavor, comfort food, reasonably priced. I was in a party of 6..not one complaint. We had All Y Can Eat Shrimp, chicken...meatloaf..salad bar..it was terrific. My boyfriend and i also did breakfast here...sausage biscuits, gravy, eggs hasb browns..soooo good! If you are visiting or passing thru, definitely stop and eat

Thank Nancy C
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356 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

My husband and I stopped in here for lunch on 9-10-16. I ordered the prime rib sandwich with fried for $12 I kind of expected more for such a high price. I received a cold grinder roll with 2 slices of prime rib no cheese hardly any au ju. My husband ordered the soup and salad bar for $10, Guess... More 

Thank Sheri H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I've given The Ranch two tries and I wanted very much to like it, especially since its locally owned and family based. However, the food has been bland, greasy, and overpriced for what it is. The servers are attentive and friendly, but the food is a deal breaker, unfortunately.

Thank Dominogee
Ormsby MN
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Ranch is one of a few places you can still get salad bar. So, that is a draw for some people. The other items I have had have been hit or miss.

Thank karenwY6750WL
Daytona Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Stopped at this restaurant as we were driving interstate 90......... Always a little apprehensive about stopping at non chain restaurants, you never know what you are walking into. This place is older but very clean and the food was good. One way to judge a restaurant is go to the restroom, if it is clean and maintained then it passes... More 

Thank Travelgirl34172
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Never eaten here before so met family at this restaurant. I loved the village buildings when you first enter this building was pretty cool.Friendly place.The restaurant itself as seating is a bit on the older look.put in orders like normal.Food arrived wasn't all that good.The quality of the products of the food is pretty low.I had a burger which hate... More 

Thank Brian S
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Got a tuna melt n it was so fishy tasting I had to send it back. Are the salad bar instead. That was good. Staff was friendly n attentive.

Thank Kim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1330 N State St, Fairmont, MN 56031-3743
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Fairmont
  • Phone Number: +1 507-235-3044

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