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Red Apple Cafe

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116 North Main Street, Mahnomen, MN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were in town for the Paracon convention at the shooting star. We have been to mahnomen several times when growing up and also for the convention. My dad grew up in Bejou. Long time ago. Dad as well as my uncle recommended this cafe. It had such a hometown feel. The waitresses were sooooo friendly, the food was good... More 

Thank munchieMinnesota
Moorhead, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Simple menu, mostly sandwiches and a couple of pies. Local clientele. Good solid BLT with lots of bacon and a good 1/3 pound burger. Courteous service but tiny bit slow. Good example of a small rural cafe.

Thank kawidd
St. Marys, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

My grandparents were from Mahnomen, and I always enjoyed eating here. So, it was nice to revisit this cafe on a recent visit. It still has good, basic food at very reasonable prices. If you want a real small town Minnesota experience, eat here instead of at the nearby casino. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. Service was fast.... More 

Thank PeggyS55
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Great service from tried-and-true wait staff. Food was good and very reasonably priced - dare I say cheap! However, when an out-of-town visitor walks in the cafe, most in the building stop what they are doing to see who you are! Small towns. Gotta love 'em!

2 Thank K F
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

We dined for Sunday lunch at the Red Apple and chose the buffet. They must have been under-staffed that day. I took the last of the lettuce from the salad bar and it was 10-15 minutes before it was replenished. The salad was the best part of the buffet. When I went back for hot food, there was no chicken.... More 

Thank KentBert
Ashland, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

Read a couple reviews and decided to give it a try. Good food.... nothing fancy. The waitstaff was very pleasant and friendly. Good selection of food on the menu. Appeared to have all homemade pies. Looked delicious but didn't have room. :-)

1 Thank cdskidz268
North Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

Prices are cheap and food is decent. Hubby had hot beef sandwich with gravy on side. Said it was tasty. Thought the coconut pie was super.

1 Thank NDakGirl
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

Wendy and I visited Mahnomen, MN for three nights of BlackHawk and needed lunch upon our arrival. On Main St., we found this wonderful "little" cafe. I emphasize "little" because that's how it appeared when we entered. We found, however, that there are numerous rooms off of the main seating area so the Red Apple can accommodate a large number... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 North Main Street, Mahnomen, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mahnomen

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