You’re gonna love these eateries, too! 

We love to experience and photograph the Beautiful Grasslands and Badlands of western North Dakota and Eastern Montana.  You don’t need a lot of time and money to enjoy the food and fare of western North Dakota. A short little “mini-vacation” is as easy as this (click)

So, when we are out and about, we plan on places to eat!  Among countless eatery choices, these are some of our favorites!  

 

Four Corners Cafe & Catering, Fairfield, North Dakota 

Why: The authentic Ukrainian fare is second to none!  The wide variety of menu selections is some of the best home cooking we’ve ever experienced.   Four Corners Cafe & Catering is a hidden gem, and well worth the drive!   You’ll find no friendlier folks than Jesse and the staff at Four Corners.  

Tasty Tuesday! Best pies around might just might be at Four Corners Cafe in Fairfield, North Dakota

Does it get any better than the smell of fresh pies, just out of the oven, and fresh brewed coffee? Yup…..eating that very pie and drinking that very coffee! Four Corners Cafe on Highway 85 in Fairfield, North Dakota excels in this category!

Four Corners Cafe in Fairfield, North Dakota

Basic, no frills. The food is the focus here, and it is good! Expect home cooking, baking, and Ukrainian, German, and Czech food. Wednesday is homemade Pyrohy/Perogies day.

Borsch!

A specialty at Four Corners Cafe and Catering of Fairfield, North Dakota, is Borscht, a soup of eastern European (most often Ukrainian) origin. It was a favorite featured item at the Ethnic Christmas Buffet at the Chateau de Mores Interpretive Center event in December, 2018.

An assortment of Paska, Ukrainian Easter Bread, baked by Four Corners Cafe & Catering, Fairfield,North Dakota.

An assortment of Paska, Ukrainian Easter Bread, baked by Four Corners Cafe & Catering, Fairfield,North Dakota.

Perogies! and so much more at Four Corners Cafe & Catering, Fairfield, North Dakota

Perogies! and so much more at Four Corners Cafe & Catering, Fairfield, North Dakota

 

Where:  Right on North Dakota Highway 85 north of Belfield, south of Grassy Butte: 2000 Highway 85 SW, Fairfield, North Dakota 

 

Meadowlark Brewing, Sidney, Montana

Why:  We’ve found the assortment of fine brews and exquisite menu items at Meadowlark Brewing a unique find in eastern Montana.  The service is always topnotch; informative, efficient, and very friendly,  The servers always go the extra mile to make sure our dining experience is a good one.   A stunning, modern interior, open views of the brewing area, a stage for performers, and roof top dining make Meadowlark Brewing a favorite place of ours! 

Great food at Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana

Great food at Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana

Always A Variety of Fresh, Unique Brews at Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana. Photo courtesy the Meadowlark Brewing Facebook page.

Always A Variety of Fresh, Unique Brews at Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana. Photo courtesy the Meadowlark Brewing Facebook page.

Brewing facilities at Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana

Brewing facilities at Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana

The pretzels are big at the Meadowlark in Sidney, Montana!

When you order a pretzel at the Meadowlark in Sidney, Montana, be prepared to eat!

Sweet Potato Fries and Great Brews at Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana

Sweet Potato Fries and Great Brews at Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, Montana

Theodore, the Daredevil Brewer? Meadlowlark Brewing, Sidney, Montana. Photo courtesy the Meadowlark Brewing Facebook page.

Theodore, the Daredevil Brewer? Meadlowlark Brewing, Sidney, Montana. Photo courtesy the Meadowlark Brewing Facebook page.

 

Where:  Meadowlark Brewing is located on the main thoroughfare through Sidney, Montana, in the heart of the downtown business district: 17 S Central Ave, Sidney, Montana.  

 

Williston Brewing Company, Williston, North Dakota

Why: The decor and high seating capacity of Williston Brewing Company might surprise you!   It’s modern, cosmopolitan feel is unique and very welcoming!  The cozy atmosphere offers a variety of comfortable seating options, including easy chairs near a fireplace.  The extensive wine selection is astounding!   The large menu is varied, and well prepared and presented.   Don’t bypass the Carrot Cake!   (and plan to share it….it’s huge!)

 

Great pizza and flatbread at Williston Brewing Company, Williston, North Dakota

Great pizza and flatbread at Williston Brewing Company, Williston, North Dakota.

Comfortable seating and cozy surroundings at the Williston Brewing Company, Williston, North Dakota Photo from Williston Brewing Company website: https://bit.ly/3g9kCDO

Comfortable seating and cozy surroundings at the Williston Brewing Company, Williston, North Dakota Photo from Williston Brewing Company website: https://bit.ly/3g9kCDO

The Largest Selection of Beers in North Dakota. One of the Largest Selections of Wine in the State! Williston Brewing Company, Williston, North Dakota. Photo from the Williston Brewing Company website.

The Largest Selection of Beers in North Dakota. One of the Largest Selections of Wine in the State! Williston Brewing Company, Williston, North Dakota. Photo from the Williston Brewing Company website.

Luscious (and large!) Carrot Cake at Williston Brewing Company, Williston, North Dakota

Luscious (and large!) Carrot Cake at Williston Brewing Company, Williston, North Dakota

Williston Brewing Company, Williston, North Dakota. Intimate and Spacious! Photo Courtesy the Williston Brewing Company website.

Williston Brewing Company, Williston, North Dakota. Intimate and Spacious! Photo Courtesy the Williston Brewing Company website.

 

Where:  Williston Brewing Company is adjacent to/connected to the El Rancho Hotel .  It’s located north of the downtown area, and south of Highway 2: 1623 2nd Ave West in Williston, North Dakota. 

 

Burly’s Roughrider Bar & Steakhouse, Belfield, North Dakota 

Why:  This eating establishment includes seating in the bar area, as well as in a large dining room and a new outdoor seating area.  Families are welcome at Burly’s.  The variety of menu items is impressive!   We like the friendly and fast service, and consistently well prepared food.   We love the burger selection, and have heard from many locals that the entrees (especially steak!) is wonderful!  We’ve never been disappointed in the food or service at Burly’s Bar & Steakhouse in Belfield!

 

What a Burger! Burly's Roughrider Bar & Steakhouse

What a Burger! Burly’s Roughrider Bar & Steakhouse

Great Burgers at Burly's Roughrider Bar & Steakhouse, Belfield, North Dakota

Great Burgers at Burly’s Roughrider Bar & Steakhouse, Belfield, North Dakota

Delicious Entrees at Burly's Roughrider Bar & Steakhouse

Delicious Entrees at Burly’s Roughrider Bar & Steakhouse

Burly’s Wino Burger with a side of sweet potato fries.

A super burger at Burly's Roughrider Bar & Steakhouse

A super burger at Burly’s Roughrider Bar & Steakhouse

Burly's Roughrider Bar & Steakhouse in Belfield, North Dakota

Burly’s Roughrider Bar & Steakhouse in Belfield, North Dakota

 

Where:  Burly’s Roughrider Bar & Steakhouse is located right uptown in Belfield, North Dakota at 125 Main Street North, just a few blocks west of Highway 85.  

 

2 7/8 – The Pipe, Killdeer, North Dakota

Why:  The large and comfortable interior of this eatery in Killdeer, North Dakota is surprising. The great food and extensive offerings (including special promotions and events, many fundraisers) are a special treat, especially after an extensive and intense hiking experience in Little Missouri State Park, north of Killdeer on Highway 22.  Super friendly staff and gracious proprietors make this a favorite place of ours as we travel to and from the badlands!  

 

Great food from 2 7/8-The Pipe, Killdeer, North Dakota Photo from their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thepipebarandgrill

Great food from 2 7/8-The Pipe, Killdeer, North Dakota Photo from their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thepipebarandgrill

Cocktails and specialty beers at The Pipe in Killdeer, North Dakota

Cocktails and specialty beers at The Pipe in Killdeer, North Dakota

A wide variety of good food is prepared and served at The Pipe in Killdeer, ND. Photo from their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thepipebarandgrill

A wide variety of good food is prepared and served at The Pipe in Killdeer, ND. Photo from their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thepipebarandgrill

Home made goodies at The Pipe in Killdeer, North Dakota

Home made goodies at The Pipe in Killdeer, North Dakota

There's no place quite like 2 7/8-The Pipe in Killdeer, North Dakota

There’s no place quite like 2 7/8-The Pipe in Killdeer, North Dakota

2 7/8-The Pipe. A great place to eat in Killdeer, North Dakota

2 7/8-The Pipe. A great place to eat in Killdeer, North Dakota

Where:  Right on Highway 22 on the south edge of Killdeer: North Dakota, 355 Highway 22.  Just north of the roundabout on Highway 200/Highway 22.   

***  2 7/8 ??    What is that??!!    It’s the outside diameter of pipe used in the oil fields.   2 7/8 inches!   ***

Where’s your favorite place to eat in western North Dakota and eastern Montana?  We’d sure like to give it a try!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the Badlands in North Dakota?

The Badlands follow the Little Missouri River from the extreme southwestern corner of North Dakota, 150 miles north to Mandaree.  

What are the Badlands?

The badlands are a rugged and hilly region of western North Dakota. They are an eroded slice of landscape with sparsely wooded ridges, bluffs, buttes, and pinnacles laid bare by glaciers and erosion of eons of time. 

What are the Little Missouri National Grasslands?

The Little Missouri National Grasslands is the largest national grasslands in the U.S. at 1,033,271 acres. It its unaltered state it includes tall prairie grasses, buttes, badlands and woody areas.  It is open country and so an almost constant wind blows across the Little Missouri National Grasslands.

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