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Prairie Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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312 Highway 281 NE, Carrington, ND 58421-8796
+1 701-652-3976
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475 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Nice place, no frills. Everyone seemed to know everyone (well, except us - the strangers passing through). The food was good and plentiful, the waitress was awesome. Prices were more than reasonable. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank gaynor h
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was great! Very good bacon. Service was good. The coffee was a little weak for our Scandinavian taste. Would recommend.

Thank Phyllis M
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

They once were open on Sundays with a modest buffet that included freshly made caramel rolls, then one day it was store bought, and they left it in the containers. Now they are no longer open on Sundays, but with the terrible food and service it's probably a good thing. We ate there just the other day for dinner, a... More 

Thank busybeecharles
North Dakota
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75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Food's okay. Staff's been okay when we've been there. Interior is clean but not very "kept up". New ownership this past year but not much seems new. Needless to say we don't go there very often. They do have daily specials though. Pretty standard roadside menu. Pretty much middle of the road.

Thank TakinLotsaPictures
Brillion, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

The pricing for all menu items appeared me as very reasonable. It is nice that they have daily lunch specials along with weekly dinner specials. I had the dinner special of chicken & broccoli alfredo. The chicken had a great flavor but I felt that the alfredo was lacking. I was disappointed in the salad as well, it was simply... More 

Thank Nicole C
Carrington, North Dakota
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Although I would rate Prairie Inn's meals to be average, it's still a great place to meet friends for coffee and desserts. They always have a nice selection of cookies, bars and home-made-type pies. Many of my friends eat there regularly... I think because their meals are of the satisfying, home-cooked style. My 101-year-old friend insisted that I try her... More 

Thank Judith K
North Dakota
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

The Prairie Inn is a great place to get a meal. The staff is friendly and helpful and the food is predictability good. A good place to sit down, visit and take a load off.

Thank WearyTravelers
Wasilla, Alaska
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167 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

This place is a gem out in the middle of the North Dakota prairie! The place is immaculate, the service was quick. Good old American fare, right here.

Thank chdye89
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Average breakfast. Eggs over easy and bacon. Bacon was good, eggs fair. Service was prompt and efficient. Perfect for on the road. A good place to walk the dog.

Thank 57heinz57
Fargo, North Dakota
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

A good place to stop for pie. We had banana and lemon, both good. Staff always cordial and helpful. Just N of the junction of Hwy 281 and Hwy 200.

Thank Isern1952

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Highway 281 NE, Carrington, ND 58421-8796
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Carrington
  • Phone Number: +1 701-652-3976

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