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Great Northern Cafe

218 1st St E, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1613
+1 218-732-9565
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“french toast” (12 reviews)
“eggs” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 7:00 pmAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner
218 1st St E, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1613
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place because it's cozy employees are kind great service the food tastes amazing great portions cheap and very quick with the food

Thank BAMCO_Bachy
Reviewed 2 November 2017

My family stopped here to eat in June and my friend and I came here to eat breakfast in August. You plan your travels or day around coming here to eat! It has great homestyle food you expect in a place like this :)

Thank JMD1958
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This was a great place for our quick breakfast stop! While trying to find a place to eat, my husband always says "look for the pick up trucks" you will find the best! We looked, we found, we found the best! So busy, so good!...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The food is very good at this restaurant. Great home style food you would expect from this type of restaurant. The atmosphere is a little dated, otherwise clean and casual. The staff was friendly. The only drawback to this place is that they only take...More

Thank Michael A Mr T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had a large group and were seated right away. The food was very good and the selection was quite varied. Great omelets, good pancakes and a local atmosphere.

Thank poskoog
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A great place to have breakfast. I like the French toast. Two great slices of French bread cut lengthwise so it is also big My wife likes the biscuits and gravy

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 6 August 2017 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 22 July 2017 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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