12 spots to find Forksful of flavor under Grand skies

Looking to raise your fork, in our two Forks, under grand summer skies? From large decks overlooking the river to small café tables dotting a downtown street and lots of patios in-between…below is a dozen prime places to dine in the sunshine.


Ely’s Ivy 

22 South 3rd Street, Grand Forks // ElysIvy.com

If you're on the hunt for something exotically delicious, this eatery serves up the dishes. Chef Franz and his crew invited everyone to take a walk on the wild side with unique offerings such as fried frog legs, bison strip loin, alligator etouffee and a camel burger so scrumptious, it'll make hump day your favorite time of the week. Patio adjacent to the restaurant in a Downtown pocket park.

Hub Pub 

205 North 3rd Street, Grand Forks // HubPubGF.com

Part of the local bar scene since 1940, Hub Pub is also known for great eats including their secret recipe sloppy Joes, beef tips ‘n toast and some of the best hamburgers in town. Covered patio adjacent to the restaurant.

Rhombus Guys 

312 Kittson Avenue, Grand Forks // RhombusPizza.com

This funky three-level restaurant specializes in gourmet pies dubbed Best Pizza in the State by Business Insider. Toppings range from the usual suspects (pepperoni, sausage and peppers) to the more avant-garde (pork loin, shrimp and pickles). Large rooftop deck overlooking Downtown.

The Toasted Frog 

124 North 3rd Street, Grand Forks // TheToastedFrog.com

The area's hottest chefs offer up cool culinary creations like seafood lavosh, mahi-mahi tacos, gorgonzola butter topped filet mignon and pork tenderloin with chimichurri sauce. Of course, the Cooking Channel featured fried cheesy pickles are a must-order, as are one of their marvelous martinis. Off-street café tables lining the sidewalk.


The Blue Moose Bar & Grill 

507 2nd Street NW, East Grand Forks // TheBlueMoose.net

The cozy cabin meets eclectic urban atmosphere is perfect for all occasions. Just some of The Moose's signature dishes include pan-fried walleye, Norwegian barbecue ribs, PBEB (peanut butter, fried egg and bacon) burger and their famous Mac & Cheese Attack. Large deck overlooking The Greenway and Red River.

Little Bangkok 

415 2nd Street NW, East Grand Forks // LittleBangkok.net

Little Bangkok offers traditional Thai cuisine and fresh sushi made to order. Popular entrees include pad Thai, drunken noodles, pineapple fried rice and Panang curry. When it comes to their amazing sushi creations, must-tries include the Broken Heart and Crunch Munch. Patio overlooking The Greenway and Red River.

River Deck Bar at Boardwalk Bar & Grill 

415 2nd Street NW, East Grand Forks // BoardwalkEGF.net

This vibrant eatery serves up great burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups and appetizers. Second floor patio overlooking The Greenway and Red River.

The Spud Jr. 

302 DeMers Avenue, East Grand Forks // TheSpudJr.com

Thanks to The Spud, everyone can enjoy our famously flavorful Red River Valley potatoes. But that’s not all, they also serve up an assortment of mouthwatering burgers, decadent grilled cheese sandwiches and the tastiest poutine this side of the Canadian border. Their Sunday Brunch, served from 10 AM to 2 PM, features a variety of delicious dishes. Off-street café and picnic tables lining the sidewalk (undergoing updates but should be open by June 1).


Eagles Crest Grill 

5301 South Columbia Road, Grand Forks // EaglesCrestGrill.com

This popular Southside spot features an expansive menu with such tasty items as a fried walleye sub, gourmet BLT, Philly steak wrap, taco lavosh, smothered chicken breast, BBQ pork loin ribs, Jack Daniels glazed jumbo shrimp and pasta primavera. Scenic patio overlooking King’s Walk Golf Course.

Ground Round Grill & Bar 

2800 32nd Avenue South, Grand Forks // GFGroundRound.com

In addition to juicy steaks and some of the beefiest burgers in town, Ground Round serves up delish Asian, Italian and TexMex dishes. Large patio adjacent to the restaurant.

Speedway 805 Bar & Grill 

805 North 42nd Street, Grand Forks // SpeedwayGrillandBar.com

Family owned and operated since 1988, Speedway specializes in high quality yet reasonably priced steaks, prime rib, seafood, chicken, barbecue ribs and burgers. Fenced in patio adjacent to the restaurant.

Vinyl Taco 

1970 South Columbia Road, Grand Forks // VinylTacoGrandForks.com

VT is the place to go for rockin' tunes, cool cocktails and spicylicious Mexican fare that includes homemade chips & salsa, street tacos, burritos and molcajetes. Two patios (one family friendly and one 21+) adjacent to the restaurant.

For more information on the above restaurants, as well as a listing of all our awesome places to wine ‘n dine, go to VisitGrandForks.com. We also invite you to follow Visit Greater Grand Forks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.