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Published October 29 2012

An overview of brunch options in the F-M area

FARGO – Ask someone what their favorite brunch spot is in town, and they’ll probably get pretty excited.

Can you blame them? There’s a lot to like about brunch.

For starters, it’s the only meal that’s an acceptable combination of two other meals.

Want breakfast food? No problem. Order up an omelet, or indulge in bacon, sausage or pancakes.

Hungry for lunch instead? Chances are you can find those foods are also available. For example, the brunch menu at Maxwells in West Fargo includes pasta salad, country mashed potatoes and salmon fillet.

Additionally, brunch is something to look forward to because it’s typically associated with the weekend.

While some restaurants offer breakfast foods all day every day, the meals actually labeled as “brunch” are typically buffets offered only on Saturday or Sunday mornings.

That’s another perk: As a buffet, brunch is cost effective. You’ll get all the food you want, breakfast, lunch or both, for one price, so you’ll definitely be full when you leave. In the Fargo-Moorhead area, brunch can be found between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends. Prices range from reasonable ($10) to higher-end ($20).

To get started brunching, we’ve put together a list of some places in town that offer brunch buffets on the weekend. If you don’t have a favorite brunch spot to brag about to your friends yet, now you can find one.


Granite City Food & Brewery

Location: 1636 42nd St. S., Fargo

Phone: (701) 293-3000

Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Price: $12.95 per person

Reservations accepted: No, but same-morning call-ahead seating is allowed


Passages Café at The Radisson

Location: 201 5th St. N., Fargo

Phone: (701) 271-7717

Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

Prices: $11.95 per person

Reservations accepted: Yes


Divots at Edgewood

Location: 19 Golf Course Ave., Fargo

Phone: (701) 364-9800

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $9.95, kids

9-12 $3.95 and kids 8 and under are free.

Reservations accepted? Yes


Maxwells

Location: 1380 9th St. E., West Fargo

Phone: (701) 277-9463

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday

Price: $20 per person, and $11 for children

Reservations accepted: Yes


Basie’s Restaurant and Lounge inside the Ramada Plaza

Location: 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo

Phone: (701) 281-7105

Hours: 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

Price: Saturday brunch buffet costs $8.95; Sunday costs $14.95

Reservations accepted: Yes


Everyday breakfast

Other options are available for breakfast dining that isn’t just offered Saturday or Sunday mornings. If brunch isn’t your thing, give these places a try:

• Cajun Café, 1324 25th Ave. S., Fargo, (701) 461-7373

• CJ’s Kitchen, 1601 South University Drive, Fargo, (701) 237-4656

• Denny’s, 4437 13th Ave. SW, Fargo, (701) 282-8544

• Fryn’ Pan Family Restaurant, 300 Main Ave., Fargo, (701) 293-9952; 2920 Highway 10 E., Moorhead, (218) 236-0292

• Gallery Restaurant at the Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave. S., Fargo, (701) 282-2700

• IHOP Restaurant, 1701 45th St. SW, Fargo, (701) 282-6538

• John Alexander’s (Sundays only), 315 Main Ave., Moorhead, (218) 287-5802

• Juano’s, 402 N. Broadway, Fargo, (701) 232-3123

• Kroll’s Diner, 1033 45th St. S., Fargo, (701) 492-2319

• Lucky’s 13 Pub, 4301 17th Ave. S., Fargo, (701) 551-0013 (breakfast menu available only on Saturday and Sunday mornings)

• Marlin’s Family Restaurant, 3520 12th Ave. N., Fargo, (701) 232-6970

• Nichole’s Fine Pastry (closed Sundays and Mondays), 13 8th St. S., Fargo, (701) 232-6430

• Perkins, 1220 36 St. S., Fargo, (701) 232-2441; 3005 Highway 10 E., Moorhead, (218) 299-6454

• Sandy’s Donuts, 301 Main Ave. W., West Fargo, (701) 281-0430

• The Shack on Broadway, 3215 Broadway, Fargo, (701) 293-0881

• Village Inn, 3140 25 St. S., Fargo, (701) 232-9233; 940 Holiday Drive, Moorhead, (218) 233-1329


Readers can reach Forum reporter Sam Benshoof at (701) 241-5535