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“Best breakfast in Park Rapids”

Great Northern Cafe
Ranked #4 of 41 Restaurants in Park Rapids
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Kent, Washington
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294 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Best breakfast in Park Rapids”
Reviewed 27 September 2013

It's an annual trek - my brothers and I head for Many Point lake and our annual weekend fishing trip. And we always finish with a breakfast at the Great Northern Cafe in Park Rapids. Great waitstaff, delicious food - and can be crowded. This place is no secret in town!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Andy W
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English first
Denver, Colorado, USA
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103 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Pancake just meh”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Breakfast on a Sunday morning while just passing through Park Rapids was just adequate. Prices seemed like big city range (perhaps entirely justifiable). The place was quite busy with people who sounded like locals. I ordered pancakes. They were large, but a bit heavy. One companion had hash browns - not the great crispy ones that make a breakfast outstanding. Since there only seem to be 3 or 4 places to get breakfast, and since we'd missed the one on the west edge of town, this served the purpose of fueling our drive north and east toward Ely. Not a destination cafe, in my opinion - but few are.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank BinColorado
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not clean”
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

We have tried this place twice and will not be returning. It is dirty and the food is ordinary. Don't understand the good reviews, because there are better places like Schwartzwald for a great breakfast and Sunday buffet.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Kay E
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Nevis, Minnesota
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“great home cooking”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Some of the best breakfast food and menu you can find at a very reasonable price. I go there as often as I can when in town. They serve large portions to the point you can not eat it all

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank maudie8
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
“Best French Toast Ever”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

The Great Northern has the best French Toast I have ever had - they use actual french bread. We go there for almost everyday whenever we are in town. This is a great hometown restaurant - great food, great coffee, great staff!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank DCNA
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