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The Red Pepper

1011 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203-3651
+1 701-775-9671
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“grinder” (73 reviews)
“tostada” (12 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Fast food, Delicatessen
1011 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203-3651
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Reviewed yesterday

The Red Pepper is nostalgic! Whether you lived in Grand Forks your whole life or are just traveling through, a visit to THE RED PEPPER is a must.

Thank Trish M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So YUMMY!!! What a treat this was! I love sandwiches and this was a unique experience. Tasty white sauce and the bread was so soft and super yummy

Thank ursnanson
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The Red Pepper is a Grand Forks staple. It serves Americanized Mexican food. Basic menu. Tacos, grinders, tostatos, etc. Food is always good. It is usually busy, especially on weekends. Fair share of intoxicated customers after bar close. Staff is hit or miss. Usually a...More

Thank Surtrav3
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I eat here whenever I am in GF. The turkey or ham grinder with meximeat is the only thing to eat, unless you are hungry for a garbage plate or a lettuce salad adorned with hot sauce.

Thank dan c
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I have eaten at the Red Pepper since I was 16 or so-retired now. Each time I visit Grand Forks, I must have the ham grinder with taco meat. It's delicious. The tacos are good also, but not very meaty anymore. There's just something special...More

Thank cindy s
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Whenever my family's in town, a trip to Red Pepper is a must! Fun spot to stop in & have a quick meal.

Thank Citygals
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

We're glad to be your GF go-to! Thanks for the great review! See ya next time you're in town!

Reviewed 31 March 2017

My daughter swears by this place. You do have to wait in line most of the time, but the food is very good. The portions are large and the white sauce is great. OK, not a health food spot, but the kids love it after...More

Thank David S
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

True, true, & true... Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Red Pepper is easily one of the #1 favorite haunts in Grand Forks ND. All my years of growing up it was a go to place for chow. One of their main-stays is the 'grinder' which is a sub-sandwich featuring 'taco meat' with a...More

Thank steveokg5
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

You even made us hungry with that superb review, but then you broke our heart with the 3 star rating! We'll blame it on the dream like haze some people fall into after overindulging in the White Sauce. We look forward to seeing you next...More

Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The locals will tell you....this is a must do when visiting. We went mid afternoon and there was still a steady line. You ask for the grinder with everything on it .. its just the thing to do. It did not disappoint. Very reasonably priced,...More

Thank shopgirl55355
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thanks for checking us out! And thank you taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you next time you're in GF!

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the Red Pepper for a quick Saturday lunch with the locals. It was well priced and fast. I enjoyed my taco and tostada. Spicy! The sandwiches looked good to. This UND institution also has a stand in the Ralph Englestead Arena on campus.

Thank Kristen G
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thanks for the great review! Hopefully we'll earn that 5th star next time you're in Grand Forks!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 11:00
10:00 - 02:30
10:00 - 02:30
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203-3651
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Grand Forks
  • Phone Number: +1 701-775-9671
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