Head to Cowboy Coffee in Killdeer
A quick social media search for coffee and food in Killdeer, North Dakota yielded a surprise for us recently, as we headed west on highway 200, Sidney, Montana our first destination. After a stop at the Mondak Heritage Center there, we planned to spend a good portion of the day exploring the Snowden Bridge and what remains of the ghost town of Mondak. Later, we’d end up at the Long X Visitor Center in Watford City, North Dakota for pre-Halloween treats. The surprise was Cowboy Coffee!
Easy to Find
Cowboy Coffee was new, and not recognized by some of the internet maps yet. But it was easy to find! It’s street address is: 355 Hwy 22, in Killdeer, North Dakota. That translates into: north of the Highway 200/22 roundabout, right on Scenic Highway 22 heading into town. The drive-thru building is just south of a favorite watering hole/eating establishment, the 2 7/8 Bar and Grill (otherwise known as The Pipe).
Easy to Access
Of special note was that the driving and parking areas around the demure building are large, large enough to accomodate trucks. Nice! Park your rig, and walk on over!
Quick and Friendly
We were greeted immediately after we stopped at the service window. Lindsey, the owner, has a smile that’s contagious! She explained that they are a ‘new kid on the block’ and haven’t been open long. But her operation seemed well organized and efficient, even though it must still be going through some growing pains. We learned that finding employees is a part of that, and so their business hours might change a bit from time to time. Lindsey moved to Killdeer from the west coast, and that’s where she acquired her coffee/sweets/sandwich knowledge and skills (and some of the items she offers). She did a mighty fine job of that, we’d say!
The menu is clearly posted on the side of the building. It offers a good selection of beverages, and seems to be strategic in its limited food offerings. Be careful! Of special note is that some of the menu items might be larger than you’d expect! I ordered a Bagel with Cream Cheese. The bagel was the biggest I’d ever seen! It was heavily covered with cream cheese, which was not just the average cream cheese spread from the local grocery store. It was the real deal, and delicious! I never did find a real ‘hole’ in that bagel, and I suspect there wasn’t one! Good! Because the taste of the bagel was so good, I’d hate to have missed out on any of it because of a hole!
Sweets and Daily Specials
Sometimes what really hits the spot with a good cup of coffee (and yes, the coffee was Good and came with a chocolate covered coffee bean treat!) is something sweet. We found plenty of choices in that category, and Mike’s was a Chocolate Chip Cookie. It wasn’t just any cookie. It was a Huge Cookie! The taste was buttery, and it had plenty of chocolate chips. Definitely, it was a thumbs up from us both, as it was big enough to share.
Make Cowboy Coffee A Stop
Our stop at Cowboy Coffee in Killdeer, North Dakota was quick, the service was extremely friendly, and the menu accommodated our wants. We’ll be stopping by again to see what Lindsey has in store for a Daily Special. Check out the Cowboy Coffee Facebook page for updates, and additional photos. When you travel Scenic Highway 22, or traverse North Dakota on historic Highway 200, turn north at the roundabout and grab a cup of coffee. It’ll be perfect for the road.
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Scenic Highway 22, South of Killdeer
Scenic Highway 22, North of Killdeer
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