18 Best American Restaurants in Bemidji

Table for 7 American • $$
414 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites


“Table for 7 is a restaurant that offers a memorable dining experience. The 5-course chef menu and dishes like the pork belly, bison burger, and Korean beef tacos are standouts, cooked to perfection with excellent flavor balance. The vegetarian tacos are also delicious. The service is commendable, with knowledgeable and happy staff. The atmosphere is inviting, making it a great place to support locally. Don't forget to try their sparkling lavender lemonade.“

4.5 Superb32 Reviews
Minnesota Nice Cafe American • $
315 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup
Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich
Corned Beef Hash Omelet
Carankpple French Toast
Soup & Sandwich Special
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Biggest Pancakes Ever
Cinnamon French Toast
Classic Eggs Benedict
Lumberjack Breakfast

“Minnesota Nice Cafe is a cozy spot with food made with love, especially their omelets and blueberry pancakes. The cafe gets busy around 9 am on Saturdays, but the wait is worth it. The staff is friendly and accommodating to dietary needs. The corned beef hash and Reuben burger are must-tries. The atmosphere is cute and the coffee is good. It's a favorite spot in Bemidji with consistently excellent meals.“

4.3 Superb89 Reviews
Green Mill Restaurant & Bar American • $
1025 Paul Bunyan Dr SE S, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

Fettuccini Alfredo with Shrimp
Coconut Chicken Fingers
Build Your Own Calzone
Extreme Supreme Pizza
Chicago-Style Pizza
Chicken Parmigiana
Desert Fire Pasta
Seafood Linguine
Coconut Shrimp
Boneless Wings

“Green Mill Restaurant & Bar offers accommodating service with quick and friendly staff. Enjoy delicious food and a lakeside view, even if the lake is half frozen. The homemade mozzarella sticks are a highlight, while the pizza and diabolo wings are recommended. Despite some service mishaps, the overall dining experience is enjoyable. The 4 cheese burger is flavorful, but the portion size may leave you wanting more. Prices may be a bit high, but the quality of the food makes it worth it. A place to dine in Bemidji without major complaints, especially if you appreciate good food and scenic views.“

4.1 Good91 Reviews
The Tavern on South Shore American • $
929 Lake Shore Dr NE, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

Shrimp and Bacon Mac and Cheese
Beer Battered Cheese Curds
Chicken Ceasar Salad Wrap
Blackened Salmon Salad
Stuffed Mushrooms
Drunken Waffle
BBQ Pork Nachos
Boneless Wings
Shrimp Tacos
Steak Tips

“The Tavern on South Shore offers gluten-free buns and accommodates dietary restrictions. Their street tacos, Paul Bunyan burger, and pulled pork nachos are highly praised, particularly for generously-sized portions and tasty toppings. The walleye dinner and fire-roasted pasta have also received positive feedback. Although prices are slightly elevated, customers find the quality of food to be worth the expense.“

4 Good57 Reviews
The Garden Grill & Pub Bar • $
111 Central Ave SE, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

Bacon Cheeseburger
Sweet Potato Fries
Chicken Sandwich
Pepperjack Mac
Onion Rings

“Great little neighborhood restaurant and bar. Hands down the best mozzarella sticks in Bemidji. Their burgers are huge and cooked perfectly. Service was great!*Update* We tried them again and their cheesesteaks are great too. Not huge, but great flavor. Again, service was great!“

4.9 Superb20 Reviews
Country Kitchen Restaurant American • $
728 Paul Bunyan Dr NW, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

Sausage and Bacon Omelet with Hashbrowns
Pancakes and Bacon with Apples
Double Cheeseburger with Fries
Country Egg Breakfast
Chicken Fried Chicken
Country Fried Steak
Doube Bacon Burger
Turkey Dinner
French Toast
Onion Rings

“Country Kitchen Restaurant is a family-friendly eatery that serves consistent and satisfying meals. The breakfast options are a highlight, and the salad bar is a lovely addition. The menu features classic favorites like Reuben sandwiches, burgers, and "Country Chicken" that kids love. The service is generally exceptional, with pleasant and attentive staff. The atmosphere is decent, making it a great choice for families. While it may not be a high-end establishment, it's a great spot for a casual meal with a variety of options, including daily specials. Just be prepared for a lively atmosphere during peak hours.“

3.7 Good69 Reviews
Applebee's Grill + Bar American • $
1909 Paul Bunyan Dr NW, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

Oriental Chicken Salad
Southwest Chicken Bowl
White Queso Dip & Chips
Bourbon Street Steak
Wonton Chicken Tacos
Chicken Quesadilla
Mozzarella Sticks
Chips and Salsa
Chicken Alfredo
Chicken Wings

“Applebee's Grill + Bar offers a mix of experiences. The food is generally described as "yummy" and "very good," with the Dollarita margaritas being a popular choice. The service is reported as fast and friendly, though there were some issues with communication regarding the wait time and bill splitting. Overall, the restaurant provides a satisfactory dining experience, particularly for the price.“

3.7 Good74 Reviews
Sparkling Waters Seafood • $$
824 Paul Bunyan Dr SE, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

Steak and Mashed Potato Bake with Fresh Green Beans
Mediterranean Seafood Pasta
Butternut Bisque Soup
Honey Glazed Salmon
Walleye Dinner

“Sparkling Waters has a unique old Italian atmosphere with umbrellas decorating the walls and ceiling. The service is generally friendly and efficient, with staff like Jess providing excellent service. However, there have been issues with the food. On one occasion, a half-rack of ribs was found to be cold and was returned, but was still cold upon return. The manager intervened, and the cost was removed from the bill. On a subsequent visit, the chicken in a chicken fettuccine alfredo was described as thin, dry, and rubbery, with the alfredo sauce being more like a bland cream sauce. The walleye had little taste, and the twice-baked potato appeared to be reheated. The prices were also considered high, with a service charge added for credit card payments. However, some customers have had positive experiences, such as Kim and Roger Amundson, who always feel special and appreciate the top-notch food and welcoming atmosphere.“

4.6 Superb28 Reviews
Lazy Jack's Bar & Grill • $
6735 Fairgrounds Rd NW, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

Turkey Bacon Wrap Sweet Potato Fries
Prime Rib and Mushroom Sandwich
Jumbo Chicken Wings Dry Rub
Fried Cheesy Pickles
Philly Cheese Steak
Beer Battered Fish
Chili Cheese Fries
Fried Pickles
Loaded Fries
Cheese Curds

“Lazy Jack's is a wonderful restaurant that offers an amazing dining experience. The menu features a variety of delectable dishes, including the popular Prime Rib, Rodeo Burger, and the exceptional PB&J with Bacon. The restaurant provides a family-friendly atmosphere and ample parking, making it a great choice for both casual gatherings and solo meals. Customers consistently praise the fantastic service and high-quality food, making Lazy Jack's a top dining destination.“

4.4 Superb57 Reviews

Bar 209

Bar 209 Bar • $
217 Minnesota Ave NW Suite 109, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

Beer Battered Onion Rings
Chilli Lime Chicken Salad
Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich
Truffle Parmesan Fries
Tony Burger and Fries
House Burger Smash
Fried Pickle Chips
Thai Lettuce Wraps
Steak Tip Ceasar
Pizza Pan Nachos

“Bar 209 offers very good food, though some find the portions slightly small. The atmosphere is average, with a big bar area and plenty of TVs showing sports. The tap selection is limited, but there are many spirits available. Customers enjoyed dishes like the Thai Chicken wraps and house-breaded deep-fried pickles. Prices for tap beers are $8 each. The standout feature was the excellent service from a server named Tierra, making it a top choice for a casual and enjoyable dining experience.“

4.3 Superb136 Reviews
Grace Lake Bar & Grill Bar & Grill • $
51039 Wind Flower Dr, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

Jumbo Stuffed Tator Keg
GLB Western Burger
Cheese Curds
Mini Tacos
Pig Wings

“Grace Lake Bar & Grill is a cozy establishment known for its delicious food and great service. The buffalo chicken sandwich and burgers are popular menu items, and the waitstaff is praised for their welcoming and friendly demeanor. The owners are described as being nice, and they provide excellent service, even preparing a large order of burgers and fries for an ice fishing group. The bloody mary mix is also noted as being particularly good. However, one customer had a peculiar encounter with a young male bartender/server, but they are willing to give the restaurant another try. Overall, Grace Lake Bar & Grill is a place where customers can enjoy good food and company in a friendly atmosphere.“

4.5 Superb26 Reviews
Keg N' Cork Caterers • $
310 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

The Famous Keg & Cork Reuben
Cheddar Cheese Balls
Lou's Club Sandwich
Walleye Sandwich
Walleye Fingers
Fish and Chips
French Fries
Reuben Burger
Fish & Chips
Patty Melt

“Keg N' Cork offers great food with large portions and half portions available for lighter appetites. The restaurant has a fun game to play on your phone displayed on TVs. They have a good beer selection and deliciously portioned meals. The staff is helpful and courteous, with vegetarian options available. A fantastic place for a quick bite and drink, with a welcoming atmosphere. Must-try is the fried walleye and the smoke house burger.“

4.3 Superb74 Reviews
Slim's Bar & Grill Bar & Grill • $
142 Anne St NW, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

Jalapeno-Swiss Mushroom Burger
Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger
Specialty Cheeseburger
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Gluten Free Burger
Homemade Chili

“Slim's Bar & Grill is a lively and friendly small-town bar. Known for their great burgers, amazing service, and allergy-friendly options, the restaurant is a local favorite. The staff is super friendly, and the atmosphere is great. They use all local food and offer phenomenal dishes, including chili and burgers, making it a must-visit spot.“

4.3 Superb41 Reviews
Ruzy's Bar & Grill Indoor Golf Simulators Bar & Grill • $
801 Washington Ave S, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

Crispy Chicken Wrap
Cheese Curds

“Ruzy's Bar & Grill Indoor Golf Simulators offers a welcoming atmosphere, with friendly staff and great service, including a warm and kind bartender. The restaurant serves delicious food, including the popular Philly steak and burgers. With wheelchair accessibility and a kid-friendly environment, this spot is a great choice for all.“

4.3 Superb21 Reviews
Corner Bar Bar & Grill • $
602 2nd St SE, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

Bacon Cheeseburger Club Sandwich and Ham and Turkey Sandwich
Cheeseburger and Beer Battered Fries
Mushroom Swiss Burger
Cheese Curds

“Corner Bar is a fun spot with attentive bartenders and a lively atmosphere. The Cheese bites are a highlight, while the club sandwich and hot dog are just average. Enjoy a pitcher of beer on Sundays and catch a game on one of the many TVs. Friendly staff and great burgers make it worth a visit.“

4.2 Good37 Reviews
Hard Times Bar & Grill • $
119 3rd St NW, Bemidji

“I love this place! Despite going through many owners, this beautiful dive has come back to it's roots ( aI should know: I've been going to the joint for 30+ years). The chef is spectacular at traditional bar food, and takes it SERIOUSLY! Cool place, good vibe, nice owner, and some badass bartenders.“

4.1 Good16 Reviews
Culver’s American • $
2200 Paul Bunyan Dr NW, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

Cashew Chicken Salad
Onsin Cheese Curds
Ice Cream Sundaes
Chicken Sandwich
Chicken Tenders
Crispy Chicken
Pretzel Bites
Bacon Deluxe
Cod Sandwich
Cheese Sauce

“Culver's, a burger restaurant, offers a tasty dining experience. The cashier provides friendly service and even applies a 10% discount, creating a special experience for customers where tipping is not required. However, some customers have encountered issues with order accuracy, particularly with drive-through orders. Despite these occasional mix-ups, the food is generally praised, and the staff is described as friendly. Culver's also offers great kid-friendly meal options, including a free scoop of custard. While wait times can be longer at times, the overall experience at Culver's is recommended, especially for those seeking a delicious burger in a welcoming atmosphere.“

3.4 Good91 Reviews
Buffalo Wild Wings Chicken Wings • $$
225 Paul Bunyan Dr NW, Bemidji

Customers` Favorites

Boneless Honey Barbecue Wings and Fries
Traditional Wings
Boneless Wings
Fried Pickles
Chicken Wings

“Buffalo Wild Wings offers great food and service. The restaurant serves juicy chicken with well-cooked meat, although some buffalo sauce may not meet expectations. The service can vary, with some waitresses being friendly and attentive, while others may seem less welcoming. The restaurant's cleanliness can also be inconsistent, with some tables potentially being dirty. Overall, the food is excellent, and the service can be awesome, especially during less busy times.“

3 Average57 Reviews