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The Walrus Restaurant

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1136 N 3rd St, Bismarck, ND 58501
701.250.0020
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10:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Diablo Shrimp was not bad...over peppers but still good.. Atmosphere was dark until 20 mins in someone brightened the dimmer. Waitress was non-exsistent for about 40 mins...had to drink my wife's water due to thirst. Hawaiian soup should be removed from the menu indefinitely. Crab cakes ought not to be a signature item. this is North Dakota...other than the shrimp,... More 

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Thank Willie W
Ukiah, California
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

How can you pass up a restaurant named The Walrus? Well, when it's this good, this friendly, this vibrant, you can't. The Walrus has been here for at least 30 years. It's currently owned by a former server and the chef has a cooking show on the local television station. Our server made us feel like we were old friends... More 

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Thank Jim W
Moorhead, Minnesota
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is an outwardly unassuming restaurant on 3rd Street in Bismarck, that doesn't seem to be in the usual restaurant locale. In fact, it's in a strip mall next to a grocery store. But, this place is unbelievable! Awesome beer and wine selection, wonderful food (so many different things--steaks, pastas, pizza, fish and more) all expertly prepared and beautifully served.... More 

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Mesquite, Nevada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten path...a hidden gem. Crab cakes are some of the BEST I've ever had!!Incredible food!! Been 3 times and WILL go back again!!

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Thank L B
Bismarck, North Dakota
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What a fun atmosphere with great food and beer choices! Pizza is wonderful and you can make any pizza a calzone! Love this restaurant!

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Thank David R
Bismarck, North Dakota
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Okay first off this is the first time we ever went here since moving here 20 years ago. We have heard a few good things over the years so we thought let's try it. The location is odd, it being in a weird mini-mall type setting. Long skinny building with not a lot of room. Wait staff was very good.... More 

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Thank Powderburner
WV
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is clearly a very popular place, as there was a wait down the hallway when we left. I had high hopes based on the menu selections and hotel suggestions, but was sort of let down with my meal. I had the salad with crab cakes on top - it was good. Just good, nothing really special. My co-workers enjoyed... More 

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Thank TheTravelGirl525
Medford, Oregon
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145 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Follow the suggestion from some folks in the park where we are staying. Funky little location in a strip mall next to the grocery store and a uniform shop. 41 beers on tap! Have the oatmeal Stout… Smooth as velvet. Great value for the price. Just a little noisy

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Thank Anita W
Wilton, ND
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Food is delicious and great menu selection. Romantic setting. Great for lunch and supper. The owner is usually onsite. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable of the menu items.

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Thank Phillip L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

It's got a nice atmosphere. Very low key. Our waitress wasn't particularly friendly. My pasta was alright. My husband's pizza was nothing special. I would say it is ok, but overpriced,.

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Thank Sarah V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Italian, American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 20:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1136 N 3rd St, Bismarck, ND 58501
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Bismarck
  • Phone Number: 701.250.0020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?