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The Walrus Restaurant

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££ - £££
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1136 North 3rd Street, Bismarck, ND 58501
10:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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139 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw a promo on a local tv channel for seafood pasta. It looked good, but after tasting, it was rather bland, told the waitress and she said ok.

Thank kohl02
Woking, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with NDDOT friends for lunch on a cold day - very attentive service (v. prompt on the refills) plus good food all round - I would return.

Thank Richard M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Diablo Shrimp was not bad...over peppers but still good.. Atmosphere was dark until 20 mins in someone brightened the dimmer. Waitress was non-exsistent for about 40 mins...had to drink my wife's water due to thirst. Hawaiian soup should be removed from the menu indefinitely. Crab cakes ought not to be a signature item. this is North Dakota...other than the shrimp,... More 

Thank Willie W
Ukiah, California
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

How can you pass up a restaurant named The Walrus? Well, when it's this good, this friendly, this vibrant, you can't. The Walrus has been here for at least 30 years. It's currently owned by a former server and the chef has a cooking show on the local television station. Our server made us feel like we were old friends... More 

Thank Jim W
Moorhead, Minnesota
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is an outwardly unassuming restaurant on 3rd Street in Bismarck, that doesn't seem to be in the usual restaurant locale. In fact, it's in a strip mall next to a grocery store. But, this place is unbelievable! Awesome beer and wine selection, wonderful food (so many different things--steaks, pastas, pizza, fish and more) all expertly prepared and beautifully served.... More 

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Mesquite, Nevada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten path...a hidden gem. Crab cakes are some of the BEST I've ever had!!Incredible food!! Been 3 times and WILL go back again!!

Thank L B
Bismarck, North Dakota
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What a fun atmosphere with great food and beer choices! Pizza is wonderful and you can make any pizza a calzone! Love this restaurant!

Thank David R
Bismarck, North Dakota
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Okay first off this is the first time we ever went here since moving here 20 years ago. We have heard a few good things over the years so we thought let's try it. The location is odd, it being in a weird mini-mall type setting. Long skinny building with not a lot of room. Wait staff was very good.... More 

Thank Powderburner
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is clearly a very popular place, as there was a wait down the hallway when we left. I had high hopes based on the menu selections and hotel suggestions, but was sort of let down with my meal. I had the salad with crab cakes on top - it was good. Just good, nothing really special. My co-workers enjoyed... More 

Thank TheTravelGirl525
Medford, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Follow the suggestion from some folks in the park where we are staying. Funky little location in a strip mall next to the grocery store and a uniform shop. 41 beers on tap! Have the oatmeal Stout… Smooth as velvet. Great value for the price. Just a little noisy

Thank Anita W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Italian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1136 North 3rd Street, Bismarck, ND 58501
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Bismarck
  • Phone Number: 701.250.0020

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