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Cork N' Cleaver

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3301 University Dr S, Fargo, ND 58104-6289
+1 701-237-6790
16:00 - 01:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Cork and Cleaver has been around for a long time, and is due for a decor update and some quality control in the service area and in the kitchen. My father and I went there for a treat and I was terribly disappointed. I'll first say that his NY strip steak, the special, was very good. I had problems... More 

Thank bayso001
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

was pleasant experience. I had not been here for past 20 years so was not sure what to expect. maybe not as spectacular as it was years ago, but still good.

Thank 418dnl
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Could hardly see each other, it is so dark. Eleven of us went there because of their "prime rib" and came away disappointed. I did not have prime rib but the special 14 ounce New York Strip ($40.00) which was nothing to rave about accompanied by a baked potato but no other vegetables. The French onion soup was only okay,... More 

Thank Murr3
1 review
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Decided to try the onion soup (again) and continued to have very low opinion. Tastes and looks like beef bouillong cubes mixed in water and covered with croutons and cheese melted. Does not have any onion in it. When mentioning to this "young" waiter. "yes it is different. It is homemade". Hell must be since I have never tasted this... More 

Thank Joyce D
Fargo, North Dakota
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Celebrated my birthday last night with a fabulous experience from the warm fresh bread, wonderful baked french onion soup, friendly and attentive staff, fast service, and perfectly doneness and super tender steak (my husband had the scallops). It was so refreshing to see staff working together, looking like they wanted to be there and having the manager work along side... More 

Thank aad56
Fargo, North Dakota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We've been here over the years and never been disappointed. We recently took family from out of town and they were very impressed. Food was good, service was great. Well done once again!!

Thank btravelball
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I had heard from a friend that cork N'Cleaver had the best steaks in FM area. We must have been there when the chef had the night off. My first time ever that I ate only about half my steak & left the rest, didn't even want to take it home. It was just the worst ever!!! Wife's meal wasn't... More 

Thank Robert L
Fargo, North Dakota
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277 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is the first time we had been here. People don't mention it much with all the new places opening up the last few years. We had talked about trying it out a few times. People that we asked said it was good. We finally made it. I was greeted at the door and taken to my dinner party that... More 

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Rapid City, SD
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Decor old,service average, salad bar basic,food average, prices gourmet.I expected more than a scoop of rice and a sugar glazed chicken breastfeeding when we ordered Hawaiian chicken for $18. Maybe a pinapple garnish. ...something. Steaks were bland. 4 scallops were nothing special.

Thank Melbomom
Moorhead, Minnesota
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

My wife and I were discussing options for a place to dine out for my birthday and we had not been to the Cork together. Interesting tidbit.....my dad was on the crew that did the brick work for the Cork and Cleaver. I believe this place opened approximately 1970. I had been there once before circa 1975 or so. When... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3301 University Dr S, Fargo, ND 58104-6289
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Fargo
  • Phone Number: +1 701-237-6790

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