North Dakota is known for its wide open spaces and the vibrant culture of cities such as Fargo and Bismarck. There are also plenty of excellent restaurants within the state serving up various types of cuisines including intricate pastries and cakes, traditional German dishes, Mexican tacos, South Asian curries, and Mediterranean classics. Here are ten of the best.
The Peacock Alley has been serving up excellent food and drink in downtown Bismarck since the end of Prohibition in 1933. Located in what was the lobby of the Patterson Hotel that dates back to 1911, the space is rumoured to have been a speakeasy and brothel during Prohibition. Founder Edward Patterson was a prominent figure and former boxer, who brought celebrated fighters such as Gene Tunney, Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis to his hotel, and presidents including Teddy Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. The Peacock Alley restaurant is widely regarded as a place to find innovative and high-quality cuisine. Visitors will also find the very best steaks from North Dakota cattle.