Pitchfork steak fondue meal

Local Fare

Mouthwatering western classics and down-home cooking

Enjoy the nostalgic feeling of old-fashioned home-cooked meals and quaint atmospheres. Or delight in classic western eats, steaks and burgers while relishing in rustic and quaint atmospheres at these local fare spots! 


Little Cottage Cafe
Established in 1965, this café offers with home-style classic comfort foods and is dubbed “where the elite meet to eat” in Bismarck.


Governors' Pub
Enjoy delicious appetizers, pub fare, and a variety of beer, wines, and spirits in a fun, casual atmosphere. Get maximum value with the 34 oz. BIG GOVERNOR.

Devils Lake

The Ranch Steakhouse
The Ranch Steakhouse offers the level of honest hospitality for which Midwesterners are known for worldwide, along with the quality of food and drink that has made it an iconic restaurant that has stood the test of time.


Frontier Fort Bar & Grill
Located on the edge of the Frontier Village. Head to the upper level of this fort for hearty portions of prime rib and buffalo steak.


Larson's Drive Inn
For nearly 40 years, Larson’s has been serving up tasty eats, including tit smothered fries topped with everything but the kitchen sink.


Boots Bar and Grill
In downtown Medora, Boot's is a uniquely rustic stop for specialty brews, drinks, dining and music throughout the summer.  

Cowboy Cafe
Cowboy Cafe is a rustic spot known for its hot beef sandwich slathered with mashed potatoes and gravy.

Pitchfork Steak Fondue
The cooks at this Medora hot-spot pile steaks on pitchforks for a western-style fondue. Scenic views of the Badlands accompany this unforgettable dining experience.


Charlie's Main Street Cafe
The home of the Best Hot Beef Sandwich in the state, this homestyle spot in the heart of downtown serves Midwestern classics for breakfast and lunch. Enjoy knoephla soup every Wednesday.

Serving Midwestern classics and homemade pies that’ll make you feel at home in a friendly atmosphere. Stop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a slice of pie and coffee.

Park River

Gramma Jo's Kitchen
Home-cooked meals just like at grandma’s house, Gramma Jo’s offers good prices and fast service.


Knights Bar and Grill
A great area for a day trip along Lake Sakakawea. This family-friendly, full-service restaurant and bar is located within the Riverdale High Lodge and is known for its famous Whiskey sirloin steak and fun atmosphere.


Rockin Relics
Old-fashioned soda fountain, diner and antique store serves an assortment of salads and sandwiches, burgers, desserts and more.

Watford City

Outlaws Bar and Grill
Mouth-watering steaks and decadently delicious Pizookie.

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