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South of the Border Cafe

4 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-4401
+1 218-387-1505
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (7 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Diner
4 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-4401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a classic small town diner serving breakfast (I ate here 3 times in 5 Days) and lunch. Very sizable and tasty portions for very reasonable prices. I had eggs, bacon, potatoes with pancake for 1 meal and meat omelettes for the other 2....More

Thank dsj5777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

South of the Border Cafe is a basic diner that does breakfast well. Nothing fancy here, just good solid bacon and eggs, hash browns pancakes and French toast. It is local hangout where you can pick up some gossip with your eggs.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Don't expect Mexican food here-"South of the Border" means the Canadian border. Classic diner fare, served leisurely. Sit back with another refill of coffee and talk with friends, not a fast-food kind of place.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is a nice little cafe just out of the downtown area. It has been in business many years. Really nice wait staff*--they smile and make you feel welcome-- and you can't beat the pancakes. Grand Marais is a very beautiful small town--a joy to...More

2  Thank minneapol
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Opens early so we could have a delicious hot breakfast before heading out for our cruise to Isle Royale. Friendly staff.

Thank Ramona B
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We went here for breakfast and the place was packed! They had great breakfast and the service was good too. Will definitely return when we are in the area again.

Thank Alicia W
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Nice cafe, my wife and I were welcomed and showed to a table by the window without any cold aircon draughts! I had the scrambled egg with ham and 2 slices of wholemeal toast (could have had white, or opted for French toast) and my...More

Thank Satravelforlife
Reviewed 9 June 2017

You know everything is made to order because it takes forever to get your food, but when you get it it's good!

Thank Jaymie3303
Reviewed 2 June 2017

great place to start your day off with great breakfast done right and friendly service and real easy on the pocket book $$

Thank rickpete
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Big portions of dismal stuff served here. Coffee not good. Service not good. Grungy. What can I say? Not worth it. Totally not worth it.

Thank Hans50
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-4401
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-387-1505
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