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South of the Border Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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4 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-4401
+1 218-387-1505
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122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Big portions of dismal stuff served here. Coffee not good. Service not good. Grungy. What can I say? Not worth it. Totally not worth it.

Thank Hans50
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Excellent food and staff. We were in Grand Marais 7 days and had breakfast here everyday. The best!!!

Thank jb8885
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Its basic, its a classic breakfast joint. Prices are reasonable. Keep your ears open for local gossip. Service is always good. Parking can be an adventure but there is always somewhere to park. This is a very small, simple place with one bathroom.

Thank Snowday2011
Cambridge, England
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Good breakfast with friendly staff. Hot with good coffee. We went here for the two days we stayed at The Mangy Moose.

Thank eabgj01
Williamsburg, Virginia
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The coffee came immediately. Friendly waitress. We had the basic eggs, bacon, fried spuds, toast etc etc. Came as ordered and hot. Prices were fair. This is the local breakfast spot and that always says a lot.

Thank J T
Evanston, Illinois
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

It's the best in-town breakfast place in GM. Donuts are fine at the donut place, and the crowds show up at the Blue Water, but this is the best down home breakfast. My favorite is the fresh herring with potatoes and toast-a REAL local favorite. Herring is delicious and although a different breakfast entree it's a winner. Coffee is relied... More 

Thank scooterdork
Madison, United States
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Great stop on our drive up the north shore! Huge breakfast, and the coffee never stops! Very clean, and if it looks like there isn't room, don't leave- look for the tiny room in the back- there always seems to be seating there!

Thank OnTheRoad73a
Fargo, North Dakota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The northerly boarder. Best early morning breakfast restaurant around. Great food, great service and the cup of coffee is always full.

Thank Fritz10
Des Moines, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Always a great wake me up breakfast, with great staff and clean establishment. This is a must stop for us

Thank Charles H
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

My friends and I went there. It is a home like setting suitable for families, friends, and couple's. Its very old fashion and small. The food is amazing and the portions are huge. I can't wait to go again!!

Thank Megan O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?