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Whitey's Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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121 Demers Ave, East Grand Forks, MN 56721-1811
+1 218-773-1831
09:00 - 01:00
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Mon 11:00 - 01:00
Tue - Sun 09:00 - 01:00
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53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Walleye & draft beer were excellent. We had a Birthday party here & the staff did an excellent job. Everyone from the Birthday boy to Great Grandma were pleased!

Thank Dave F
East Grand Forks, Minnesota
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I most always order a club sandwich wherever I go. This was an amazing sandwich!! Very tasty and filling. Whiteys is the place for light lunch.

Thank Famous2
Crookston, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My wife and I went there on a Sunday night and it was packed to the brim. They were short staffed but they were still able to keep up. Food was amazing and the staff was very friendly even while they were extremely busy. Large variety on the menu so I'm anxious to get back to try some of the... More 

Thank byram006
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I ate at Whitey's with a friend when I was in town for business. I will say that on a Tuesday night it was very slow, but regardless the service was prompt and very friendly. The food was phenomenal! I highly recommend this establishment both for the food and the incredible history behind it!

Thank Jon O
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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233 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I know! I know! I need to get over it! The flood was 20yrs ago, but I have many excellent memories of the old place. Yes, shame on me for comparing the old to the new. With that said, I do enjoy the new Whitey's, but it's hard for me to get through the door at times knowing it is... More 

Thank ShanOC
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Just spent a great evening with friends. The food was excellent, waiter was very helpful and atmosphere was great. Music wasn't over powering so it was easy to visit with friends!

Thank Ron P
West Fargo, North Dakota
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had a good burger and fries for lunch in a neat place. Loved the horseshoe bar! Neat atmosphere. Good location across the street from the Cabella's store. Had fun playing on the large wood shuffle board.

Thank mswalleye
Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch and had a very tasty burger. However the Beer and cheese soup was a little too salty for my taste.

Thank cherylec859
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My husband and I tried to eat here for our anniversary. We had checked the website and it listed the restaurant as being open till midnight. We arrived just before 10pm and were told that the kitchen had closed. Other customers told us this happens often. We ended up leaving and going to another restaurant close by.

Thank sw07
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Just visiting and smelled fried fish, which I thought was coming from Whitey's. No so. Nobody in the place and it was lunch time that should have been my first clue. I had the fried walleye sandwich. According to the waiter is was supposed to be flavored with herbs and parmesean cheese. It was flavorless. $14.99 for a fried fish... More 

Thank tgenter06

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Demers Ave, East Grand Forks, MN 56721-1811
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  East Grand Forks
  • Phone Number: +1 218-773-1831

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