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Theodore's Dining Room

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301 3rd Ave, Medora, ND
+1 701-623-4444
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 13:30
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 13:30
16:00 - 21:00
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Goodyear, Arizona
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely 'last night here' dinner. The food is beautifully prepared and presented. Dining room is cozy and generally quiet. (Unfortunately midway through our dinner a really NOISY group came in and they were loud and crass. We hoped someone from the restaurant would speak to them but they did not). Other than that,it is the best place... More 

1 Thank happy2go80
Winter Park FL
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The ambiance, wine and salmon were all outstanding! No reservations needed this time of year. Quiet in terms of patrons did not diminish the quality of the food or the service.

2 Thank BA32792
Sevier County, Tennessee
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

When I heard that the restaurant was closing for the season on the following night, I was somewhat nervous to order especially when looking at the prices. Since there are not many other options for a meal in this town due to everything being closed for the season, we went ahead and ordered. What a fabulous meal! From the moment... More 

1 Thank Tammy J
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The elegantly set tables in this restaurant were quite a contrast to the rest of the town. Staff was friendly and well trained, I wanted to love it, but the food was just average and very expensive. Although my husbands Walleye was wonderful, one out of three meals didn't make it a good value.

2 Thank NatParkTrvlr
New Jersey girl
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had a lovely dinner at Theodore's Dining Room (in the Rough Rider Hotel). For fine dining, the prices were not too high. I had shrimp and grits and it included any salad on the menu. The entree was delicious and the beet salad I had was exceptional. Service was also very accommodating and helpful. If you want a fine... More 

1 Thank Sillycat
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The combination of Theodore Roosevelt history and excellent dining made for a fine dining experience. We had the Bison and Walleye dinners. They were both excellent. After a great cheese cake dessert we wandered through the lobby checking out the library, TR letters and other bits of history. A nice treat if you are in Medora.

1 Thank Kyra H
Martinsville, Virginia
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235 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Theodore’s Dining Room is located right in the Rough Riders Hotel. It is pricey, but very good. We ate there three times. Dinner was a fabulous Panko encrusted walleye filet with asparagus and grits, a bottle of wine and one desert ($100). We could have split the walleye and been plenty full. Service by Pearl from South Africa was excellent.... More 

Thank PapaJerryW
Allentown, New Jersey
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Expensive. Overpriced for the quality and choice of food. Only "nice" restaurant in Medora. The restaurant is convenient especially if one is staying in the Rough Riders Hotel. It is open until 9 p.m. which is a great help since all other restaurants in Medora close early. Using international students as servers is a nice touch.

Thank Lovella1960
Sarasota, Florida
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460 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was one of the best meals in one of the most interesting settings that we have ever enjoyed in the United States. Emanuel, our server, was from Argentina and I believe he enjoyed serving us as much as we enjoyed him. We split a bison osso bucco that was one of the best things we have ever tasted. The... More 

Thank John D
Harvey, North Dakota
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We ate breakfast here with a group of friends. The food, service, and atmosphere are all excellent. I love the lobby of the hotel, the fireplace, the books that are shelved there, and the decor in general. The breakfast was plentiful, in large portions, and served fresh and hot. The coffee was strong and hot, served with plenty of half... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 13:30
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 13:30
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 13:30
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 13:30
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 13:30
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 13:30
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 13:30
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 3rd Ave, Medora, ND
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Medora
  • Phone Number: +1 701-623-4444
Theodore's Dining Room at the Rough Riders Hotel, also attached to the dining room and hotel is TRs Tavern

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