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Great Northern Cafe

218 1st St E, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1613
+1 218-732-9565
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“french toast” (11 reviews)
“eggs” (4 reviews)
“chilli” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
218 1st St E, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1613
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were staying at a resort in the area for a week and someone recommended the Great Northern Cafe for breakfast. We were glad we gave it a chance. It looks pretty sketchy from the outside! Don't be afraid- go in and enjoy. Be careful...More

Thank fargonative
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wherever you live ... If you love French toast, this is your Mecca! It is what we dream of all winter long until we can get to the lake! This local hangout is really a great throwback to old time diners ... The real deal...More

Thank AmFoodieWillTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here as a family with small children and had a great experience. Really good diner food and the service was EXTREMELY fast. Our server was very friendly. We would definitely go back.

Thank erinond
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in with the family for breakfast. Busy place, with small booths, 4-person tables and counter with stools. Not a great place for a large group, unless you split up into groups of four. The breakfast is excellent cafe-type food. Hot coffee refills kept coming...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

They are open Sundays. 7am -2pm . Thank goodness. My family had a wonderful time. Great food and awesome service.

Thank ernie m
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Wow I never had foot long french toast before this place. It was great and the service was very very good. A real unique small town cafe at its finest.

Thank Douglas R
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Good prices with good food. Must say my favorite place in town for lunch. I personally usually get the special

Thank Eric R
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Only done breakfast. Grandkids fill up on plastic jelly. Breakfast comes wonderfully cooked and is edible. Then the check comes and it cost 4 bucks so it's a place to go to.

Thank davethesnoot
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We ate here as it was the second or third highest-rated restaurant in Park Rapids, but I'm not sure how it is rated so high. Our server forgot numerous items and wasn't very attentive even though we ate at an off-peak time. The food was...More

Thank acousticsix
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This was a recommendation from a coworker/friend and she was right. I had driven by this place probably a hundred time in 12 years and didn't even know it was there. I recommend stopping and eating here. It looks tiny and old but the food...More

Thank Bobby A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 1st St E, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1613
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Park Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 218-732-9565
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