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South of the Border Cafe

4 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-4401
+1 218-387-1505
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (7 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Diner
4 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-4401
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Friendly , great food, clean, reasonably priced....."We Shall Return" Always passed on by but we had been told that we won't be disappointed if we give it a try.... It makes our visits to Grand Maris better than ever !

Thank rlimbrick2018
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We went here after coming out of the boundry waters. It is a normal midwestern breakfast place. The food was hot an the service was good. It was where the locals go.

Thank 842DanB
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoy an easy breakfast here. Typical diner style menu, friendly service, no fuss dining area. Great place for eating with small kids.

Thank Marcie L
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Very tasty breakfast. Fast and friendly service. Nothing fancy about this place, just good food at a fair price. Enjoy.

Thank M W
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is a classic small town diner serving breakfast (I ate here 3 times in 5 Days) and lunch. Very sizable and tasty portions for very reasonable prices. I had eggs, bacon, potatoes with pancake for 1 meal and meat omelettes for the other 2....More

Thank dsj5777
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

South of the Border Cafe is a basic diner that does breakfast well. Nothing fancy here, just good solid bacon and eggs, hash browns pancakes and French toast. It is local hangout where you can pick up some gossip with your eggs.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Don't expect Mexican food here-"South of the Border" means the Canadian border. Classic diner fare, served leisurely. Sit back with another refill of coffee and talk with friends, not a fast-food kind of place.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is a nice little cafe just out of the downtown area. It has been in business many years. Really nice wait staff*--they smile and make you feel welcome-- and you can't beat the pancakes. Grand Marais is a very beautiful small town--a joy to...More

2  Thank minneapol
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Opens early so we could have a delicious hot breakfast before heading out for our cruise to Isle Royale. Friendly staff.

Thank Ramona B
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We went here for breakfast and the place was packed! They had great breakfast and the service was good too. Will definitely return when we are in the area again.

Thank Alicia W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-4401
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-387-1505
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