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The Red Pepper

1011 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203-3651
+1 701-775-9671
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“grinder” (85 reviews)
“tostada” (25 reviews)
“garbage plate” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Fast food, Deli
1011 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203-3651
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Like food made in a microwave? Have an aversion to forks? Do you prefer the kind of food you make when you're drunk at 4am? Then Red Pep is for you! For the rest of us, it's horrible and the last place I'd eat in...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Karl K
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Being newbies and all we didn't know the proper etiquette for queuing at the Red Pepper. Some local had to point out that we should stand on the left side. After properly ordering and downing an Everything Grinder, I was satisfied. Good sandwich even if...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank redgreenrules
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is the first place my oldest son and I visit when he comes home. Their everything grinder with taco meat is his favorite, and we bring extra "white sauce" to our booth for our subs! I have heard other "out of town" UND...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank cherylgirly2000
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Red Pepper has been a mainstay of cuisine for the college crowd for over 40 years. Aside from tacos, tostadas and regular southwestern foods, the specialty of the house is the grinder with their homemade white and red sauces. Other special sandwiches available are the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank gene10154
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The nostalgic tidal wave of good reviews attracted me to eat at the Red Pepper. I was expecting some good solid bar-closing food. What I received was a menu and execution that some stoned 13-year-olds would have served. And the 13-year-olds might have been working...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank rickophoto
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I like this place. It has been in this building, I think since the 60s! Staff are young, but friendly and pretty fast! I like thier grinders! And thier taco burgers~

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank rjforty
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We have a university here with the national hockey teams that each player will order food wherever they are, many are in the pro’s. This is a Grand Forks Staples! The grinder is what they’re known for . Try it if you’re here or go...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank vanblarson
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Since they have changed the bread it is not worth getting a grinder. I have tried a couple times and the bread is dry making the sandwich dry. One of the sauces also tastes like it is changed—not for the better.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank thefamdad
Reviewed 29 April 2018

One can leave very full after barely paying $10. Friendly staff and is just a 5 minute walk away from campus, perfect for a quick lunch break in between classes. Love the tostadas!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank usab_j777
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Have been eating at the Red Pepper since the 1970s. Have NEVER been disappointed with the food or had a bad meal. Whenever we have a craving - we get it delivered!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank PamalouC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 02:30
10:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203-3651
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Grand Forks
  • Phone Number: +1 701-775-9671
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