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The Hotel Donaldson

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101 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
+1 701-478-8888
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:00
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

When in Fargo, you must make the short trip to downtown and visit the Hotel Donaldson for excellent food and atmosphere. I have had the pleasure of trying virtually everything on the menu and nothing disappoints. Enjoy!!!

Thank Cultured2013
Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

HoDo is a landmark on Broadway! Great food (World Class) and drinks with a welcoming staff makes your visit to Downtown Fargo rememberable! The seasonal roof bar offers a view to enjoy. Rooms at the HoDo are over the top cool as this remodeled Hotel has class and character... Famous people's choice when in Fargo.

Thank Daniel J
Moorhead, Minnesota
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is tops, but if you must pinch pennies, do get dessert. We were amazed and sooo happy we got the ice cream sundae with berry sauce. Sauce is an incredible reduction of multiple kinds (?) Of berries. Comes sprinkles with fresh raspberries. Vanilla ice cream is homemade. I swear I could bathe in the sauce it's so good.... More 

Thank travelmademoiselle
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

This was one of the most unique hotels I have ever stayed in. Most of the staff were very accommodating and very pleasant. The rooms are each uniquely decorated with art by various local artists. We happened upon a social hour with a few complimentary food items and drinks. The room was very clean and comfortable and felt like a... More 

Thank Frosty987
Moorhead, Minnesota
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725 reviews
599 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014 via mobile

I have had good good there and also not so good. Last night had misses. The kale salad with pork belly and fried soft egg was good except this time the egg was overdone so it was almost cooked solid in the yolk. The mussels appetizer was completely overdone so the mussels meat was shrunk to tiny bits. No serious... More 

Thank kawidd
Fargo, North Dakota
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

The "HoDo" as it's called in Fargo is a wonderful spot on a corner off Broadway, downtown Fargo. They have an awesome list of martinis and my girlfriends and I think it's a fun place to hang out!

Thank Melshopper
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121 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

I had dinner with my parents here and we all had a great time! Our server (I wish I could remember her name) knew EVERYTHING about the menu, cheeses, wines, etc. as a prior server, it was refreshing to be served by somebody who was friendly yet knowledgeable and accommodating. The menu was diverse enough for all of us to... More 

Thank AnnaMaris
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Delicious, unpretentious, creative, eclectic and 5-stars in every aspect of dining. Wine selection was exceptional and desserts were a standout!

Thank ROGER_10014
Moorhead, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Bad food, terrible service! Go somewhere else... Plenty of great restaurants in downtown Fargo but this isn't one of them.

3 Thank G H
Duluth, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

I made reservations in the "lounge," which was not supposed to be the expensive hotel restaurant, but when we went to the bar and said we had a reservation, the server just said, "you can sit here." Thought that was odd but it was the Paul McCartney concert night and they were busy?? My third friend found us and said... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$50
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Reservations
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Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Fargo
  • Phone Number: +1 701-478-8888

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