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The Red Pepper

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1011 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203-3651
+1 701-775-9671
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10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Sun - Wed 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 02:00
Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri 10:00 - 11:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:30
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Must eat at the original Red Pepper on University - the atmosphere makes it better than the average grinder shop. The white sauce makes the grinder above average.

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Thank GrandCities
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this review

And customers like you make us the "Best Late-Night Joint in the USA"! (According to Esquire Magazine) More 

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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Tried this sober and drunk, was a must eat according to all my friends but I was not a fan of the white and red sauce that everyone raved about. Toasted wasn't really roster which was extremely disappointing. Great idea but not as great as everyone makes it.....sorry

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Thank James S
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. May I suggest trying us one more time, only slightly buzzed this time? More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Don't go out of your way to get this.. Only really good when you are coming home from the bars downtown or if you are a freshman and want to feel cool.

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Thank Camoriah R
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! More 

Crystal
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The menu is limited but it's good, made fast and the history in the building is great. You have to try an infamous grinder with taco meat. If you like it hot, add the white sauce. It's not an upscale place, but good, cheap food and fun to be ther.

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Thank Vicki L
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a 5 star review! We couldn't have said it better ourselves. We look forward to see you next time! More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Some of the most unfriendly service I have ever received. The staff acted bothered to take our order. All of the tables were dirty and we had to ask for a rag to clean the table ourselves. They obliged with a dirty rag from the kitchen. The food wasn't good either. I have made better tacos out of a Taco... More 

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North Dakota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Bland taco meat, tasteless white sauce.....not a fan, but I'm also not a native Grand Forks/North Dakotan who seem to love this place

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1 Thank CanadianCT
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with your Red Pepper experience! But we appreciate your feedback at any rate. More 

Hibbing, Minnesota
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The Red Pepper is a must visit every time I'm in the area! They have super good food at very reasonable prices! You also get your food very quickly!

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Thank madelaine18
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review! we always like hearing from satisfied customers! See ya next time you're in the Forks! More 

Grand Forks, ND
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

As usual, Kevin, Erin, and the kids decided to eat at the Pepper. Summer get-together. My half grinder of turkey and taco meat was perfect! Wynn actually tried her hot ham'n'cheese before giving the rest to her mom. As usual, the Red Pepper staff did an their usual best.

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Thank Kirk H
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this review

Thank you for acknowledging our staff! We cherish every one of them! They work long hard hours and we'd be nothing without them! See you next time! More 

Grand Forks, North Dakota
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

A must stop when in Grand Forks. Great grinders, tacos, and order the "garbage plate" not on the menu. A long history of UND and HS sports support. A great hang out for adolescents and college age and adults coming back to visit.

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Thank 84beri
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this review

Ahh... the Garbage Plate! After many years of being an off-menu item, we've finally made it a full fledged menu item, along with Taco Salads & Grinder Salads. Thank you for taking the time to write such a solid review! We'll see you next time around! More 

Northwood, North Dakota, United States
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I don't make it to the Red Pepper very often, so when I do, it is a real treat. The grinders are awesome, as is everything on their menu. Casual dining on paper plates. Can't be much simpler than that.

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Thank NDfrmboy
Jeff T, Owner at The Red Pepper, responded to this review

We pride ourselves on keeping it simple! We agree, you can't get more simple than rockin paper plates. Thank you for your review! See you next time! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 11:00
10:00 - 02:30
Saturday
10:00 - 02:30
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203-3651
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Grand Forks
  • Phone Number: +1 701-775-9671

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