Moorhead Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Moorhead

April 14, 2018 Joeann Galban

Moorhead is a city in Clay County, Minnesota, United States, and the largest city in northwest Minnesota. The population was 42,005 according to the 2015 United States Census estimates. It is the county seat of Clay County.
Things to do in Moorhead

1. Mezzaluna

309 Roberts St N, Happy Hour is 5-6 and 9-11, Fargo, ND 58102-4760 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Drinks SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 701-364-9479
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 273 reviews

Mezzaluna

Mezzaluna is a casual fine dining establishment cleverly hidden off Broadway in Downtown Fargo. Classic Artisan Food & Drinks are the specialty. Chef Eric Watson has designed a menu to suit everyone's palate. From our House-Ground Burger in the bar to Grilled Duck Breast & Leg Confit in the dining room. Mezzaluna is located in the historic Lofts on Roberts Street Building. The Lofts on Roberts was built in 1917 as the Smith, Follett & Crowl office and warehouse. Kilbourne Group worked diligently to preserve and maintain the integrity of many of the building's historical features, including a pressed metal ceiling, large windows, corbelled brick, simplistic stone trim, wood joists and beams, and wood flooring. Perfect atmosphere for the Classic Artisan Food & Drink of Mezzaluna. Imagine sitting in this classy historic setting while sipping on a Gin Fizz or a Classic Side Car. Our Mixologists are sure to tempt your tastebuds and will pair the perfect drink with your dinner

Reviewed By Ione S - Fargo

Online reservations showed there were no tables available. I simply sent a request to be contacted if there was a cancellentation. It took only a short time to receive a confirmation. Sweet!
My manhattan was made to perfection! It provided a great start to our meal. My husband ordered the pork tenderloin and I enjoyed the walleye. The meals were perfect from the presentation to the taste. Our apple pie dessert topped off the evening!
Service was excellent. We arrived early for the reservation and were seated immediately. Our server was knowledgable about each selection and gave recommendations based on our likes. I would highly recommend this venue for a nice meal out.

2. Nichole's Fine Pastry

13 8th St S, Fargo, ND 58103-1804 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 701-232-6430
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Nichole's Fine Pastry

Reviewed By kawidd - United States

Chef Mason Lewis has begun a dinner menu for three night on the weekend starting on Thursday night. The menu changes weekly. Tonight it was shrimp and grits, goat cheese with greens, vegetarian nut meatloaf with Yorkshire pudding and briased chicken with dumplings. All were excellent and reasonably priced. Good going chef Mason.

3. Rustica Eatery and Tavern

315 Main Ave, Moorhead, MN 56560-2661 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, American, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Late Night, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 218-227-5388
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Rustica Eatery and Tavern

Located in Downtown Moorhead, Rustica Eatery & Tavern features seasonal & regional craft food & drink. We boast a cozy neighborhood atmosphere in the historic Kassenborg Block. The building was built in 1898, the ambiance features dark wood and exposed brick creating a warm comfortable dining experience. Rustica Eatery & Tavern is the place where relationships between people, food & drink come together. Executive Chef Eric Watson and Chef Dan Dulany use fresh locally sourced products whenever possible to create a craft menu based on traditional American fare with European influences. Dedicated to offering high quality seasonally focused menus with a strong emphasis on the basics. Restaurant Manager Mason Nicklaus has extensive experience in mixology which shows by the libation menu that he has created. Try his updated version of a Sazarac cocktail. Sommelier Jean Taylor created an eclectic wine list perfect for the cozy atmosphere and rustic cuisine. Whether you have a reservation in the dining room or prefer to pull up a stool at the bar, our friendly staff will make you feel at home.

Reviewed By Ann T - Los Angeles, California

Local friends took us to Rustica while we were visiting in Fargo, and Moorhead did not disappoint us. We LOVED our dinner from the savory-sweet date appetizer and roasted veggie appetizer to the steak (wonderful!) and the specially prepared walleye (without shellfish for us). The wine was well-chilled and an excellent choice. We were so happy with the service, environment, decor, new friends and delicious dinner. Please try to go if you get a chance!

4. Babb's Coffee House

604 Main Ave, Fargo, ND 58103-1912 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast SGD 13 +1 701-271-0222
Excellent
51%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Babb's Coffee House

Vegan & Vegetarian, Gluten free Wraps, Hot Grilled Sandwiches, Soups, Breakfast, Breakfast Quesadillas, Quiche, Yogurt, Oatmeal... Etc... Babb's Coffee House is truly unique both in the coffee and the atmosphere. From the accent lamps to the artwork, Babb's Coffee House creates a fun relaxing atmosphere to chill with friends relax on your own or impress business clients. Our coffee is roasted & air lifted fresh every week from Seattle to give you a smooth consistent taste every time. The syrups are all natural with no preservatives. Over 25 selections of Market Spice Teas including herbal tea shipped fresh from Seattle. Add fresh bagels, muffins, fruits, soups, croissant sandwiches & gourmet desserts and you truly have A Taste Of Seattle!

Reviewed By paulwylie W - Fargo, North Dakota

You'll find Babb's across the train tracks on Main Ave. off of Broadway here in Fargo.

The staff are friendly and helpful, and if you're a newcomer to the flavored coffee scene, they'll take the time to explain things to you.

There's a pretty big seating area, with lounge chairs, couches, table and chairs, and even outside seating for those who need a smoke with their java.

The no rush philosophy makes this a great place to gather your friends and family for a cuppa, before heading out for a night on the town.

A big chess board in the center seating area sets the tone for the laid back atmosphere.

Clean, well kept, and just an all around good time feel to this place.

And oh, the coffee is great, the scones and cookies are fresh, and don't forget to check out the 'specials' board to the left of the ordering station!

5. Blackbird Woodfire

206 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102-4713 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 701-478-1968
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 149 reviews

Blackbird Woodfire

Reviewed By hikertoo - Ohio

We stopped for lunch midweek. The service was friendly and attentive. The pizza was good. We each had a personal size pizza that was just the right size. The crust is thin. The restaurant is small and cozy. It is clean and nice stop when visiting Fargo.

6. JL Beers

2902 Highway 10 E, Moorhead, MN 56560-2533 Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Grill, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +1 218-422-4400
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

JL Beers

Award Winning Burgers with Fresh-cut Chips & Fries. 40 Beers on tap.

Reviewed By AngeGC11 - Gold Coast, Australia

Visiting from Australia we wanted an American experience !! The staff went out of there way to make us feel welcome,chatted to us ,had fun with us and explained both the beer and food menu in great detail.The local beer was great and the advice spot on.The burgers and fries were great,so fresh and tasty.In fact it was so good that we returned a few days later. We even bought the beer glasses to bring back to Australia,and the staff promised me they would look after my daughter when she returns with her college friends.The staff also gave us postcards to write that all arrived Down Under,just amazing ! Please visit here the staff will look after you !!!

7. Wurst Bier Hall

630 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102-5268 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi German, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 701-478-2437
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 310 reviews

Wurst Bier Hall

Reviewed By Ashley H - Minnesota

I am from Southern Minnesota, and the one thing my friends and co-workers told me about Fargo, North Dakota is the sheer amount of places to eat that they have! I was super excited about the prospect of having world class food.

We googled the best places to eat in Fargo, and saw that the Wurst Bier Hall was Number 1. I am of German heritage, and my husband can't say no to delicious sausages, so we decided this would be our best bet for a Friday night dinner in Fargo.

We walked right in to a "please seat yourself" situation and found a little table nestled by the bar. The restaurant itself is really quite lovely, trendy, and hip. Instead of sports, they were playing music videos on the televisions (which was a fun, nice change to not see sports!)

Above our table at an outcropping was several different kinds of sauces to sprinkle on your food.

We were promptly greeted by a flamboyant, charismatic waiter. We ordered from their vast selection of beers, and drooled as we read their German-centric menu (nothing like this restaurant exists where I am from!)

We agreed to this giant $30 Sausage and Pretzel and German potatoes meal.

The food came quickly, and it was quite glorious. Three enormous sausages were craftfully arranged in the middle, followed by a giant Snake sized pretzel skirting the outside of the plate. The potatoes and other dressings for the meal were plopped around the edges. Three little Germany flags victoriously stood on each mountain of meat showcasing which sausage was which.

My mouth dropped at the sheer extent of the food!

I tasted each sausage with an excited delight flooding my brain at every bite. The meat was cooked to perfection and salted and seasoned perfectly. The pretzel was like biting into Summer, as it gave off hints of pretzel and fresh mini donuts.

I burst into a quiet fake German song, as I told my husband I needed to sing the song of my people as the food was so inspiring to my taste buds. I don't even know German and words wafted from my mouth, singing the song of this delicious food.

The food was just fantastic, with a great waiter and a great experience overall. The saddest part was leaving with my to-go box, knowing that I will never be able to eat there again since I live in Southern Minnesota...

8. Usher's House

700 1st Ave N, Moorhead, MN 56560-1905 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available American, Bar Drinks, Dinner SGD 17 - SGD 39 +1 218-287-0080
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 115 reviews

Usher's House

Located in historic Davy Memorial Park in Moorhead, MN, the building was originally built in 1936 as an American Legion and has transformed over time. An old bear cage is visible from our floor-to-ceiling glass windowed Dining Room, a remnant from when the land was once a zoo. Today we are a restaurant and event venue, with an atmosphere inspired by old English pubs and a menu crafted to perfection by our chefs. Customers say it’s the best of both worlds -- fine dining and chef-inspired cuisine, in a casual, cozy setting. And when you look out the window, you simply can’t beat the Usher’s House view.

Reviewed By 798galens - Fargo, North Dakota

The floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the river is without a doubt the best, most pleasant view of any restaurant in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Combined with the comfortable ambience of the dining area, good service, and excellent food, I highly recommend Usher's House. Whether you are looking for a quiet romantic dinner for two (been there, done that) or a venue for a larger group where you can hear the the other people around the table (been there, done that), this a great choice.

9. Grand Junction Grilled Steaks

435 Main Ave, Moorhead, MN 56560-2657 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 218-287-5651
Excellent
63%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Grand Junction Grilled Steaks

Reviewed By ontgoMN - Moorhead, MN

You just want to say MORE please when you visit this rather small unassuming place with great fresh food. The homemade bread is fresh and delicious seriously if they just had the bread I would go. The price reasonable and I think portion sizes right. You can order cold or hot subs and sandwiches prepared in front of you. I tried their cookies last week and damn it they are great too. Just go already then go back.

10. JL Beers

518 1st Ave N, 4240 32nd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58104, Fargo, ND 58102-4804 Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Grill, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 701-492-3377
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 368 reviews

JL Beers

Award Winning Burgers with Fresh-cut Chips & Fries. 32 Beers on tap.

Reviewed By Vince K - Brainerd, Minnesota

Every time we get to the Fargo/Moorhead area J.L Beers is a must stop. For about the price of a fast food place you get an amazing freshly made burger and fries, and a craft beer!

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