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Great Northern Cafe

218 1st St E, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1613
+1 218-732-9565
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“french toast” (12 reviews)
“eggs” (4 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Diner
218 1st St E, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1613
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in with the family for breakfast. Busy place, with small booths, 4-person tables and counter with stools. Not a great place for a large group, unless you split up into groups of four. The breakfast is excellent cafe-type food. Hot coffee refills kept coming...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

They are open Sundays. 7am -2pm . Thank goodness. My family had a wonderful time. Great food and awesome service.

Thank ernie m
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Wow I never had foot long french toast before this place. It was great and the service was very very good. A real unique small town cafe at its finest.

Thank Douglas R
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Good prices with good food. Must say my favorite place in town for lunch. I personally usually get the special

Thank Eric R
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Only done breakfast. Grandkids fill up on plastic jelly. Breakfast comes wonderfully cooked and is edible. Then the check comes and it cost 4 bucks so it's a place to go to.

Thank davethesnoot
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We ate here as it was the second or third highest-rated restaurant in Park Rapids, but I'm not sure how it is rated so high. Our server forgot numerous items and wasn't very attentive even though we ate at an off-peak time. The food was...More

Thank acousticsix
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This was a recommendation from a coworker/friend and she was right. I had driven by this place probably a hundred time in 12 years and didn't even know it was there. I recommend stopping and eating here. It looks tiny and old but the food...More

Thank Bobby A
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I read a lot about the good food and big servings at this place. I agree with the portions, and the prices are really cheap, but it is a cash only establishment. Personally I wasn't that impressed with my Omelet. It was watery inside. Other...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We liked the "vintage 60s" ambience, and read a lot of glowing reviews, mainly about their fabulous breakfasts, so we chose to have dinner here. The food was a bit reminiscent of what my college dorm served in the 1970s. My walleye was overcooked, the...More

Thank SusanFromMontana
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The Great Northern cafe was recommended to us by our waitress the restaurant we were at the night before. We probably would have never stopped if she didn't say suggest it. It doesn't look like much and really is your typical diner/cafe. The pancakes were...More

Thank Aquaholchick
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 1st St E, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1613
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Park Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 218-732-9565
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