About a year ago, Faithful Traveling Companion (FTC) and I were looking for a good breakfast that wasn't a chain such as IHOP or Perkins. An attendant at a gas station in Grand Forks recommended the Big Sioux Cafe and said she and her friends go there a lot. Now I have eaten at truck stops before and came away full but nothing memorable. That is until this place.
On our recent trip through the states, we ate there twice, entering and exiting the USA. Both times it was very good. On the way in, we both had the club sandwiches which are huge and made with fresh (not processed) turkey. I had the fries and FTC had the soup which she thought was really good. I had a piece of pecan pie which, like all the pies, is home made and the slice was huge. Coffee was brought several times.
On the way out, we stopped for a quick lunch as we were going out for dinner a few hours later. While FTC didn't want anything big, she was entranced by the carrot cake,. When we arrived it was explained that they had a busy day and only had a few pies left. However, after we sat down, we were advised that pies were out of the oven and would be available soon I had the tuna melt which was good and let FTC eat the beef vegetable soup (again, home made) which she really enjoyed. What I didn't notice until we were leaving was the cinnamon rolls which are the size of plates. Again, they are home made and looked and smelled delicious. (Note to self, next trip, BUY ONE!)
Our server on both visits was April and she is very friendly and excellent at her job and was quick with the service. The thing I like about this place is that the staff seems to be very into their jobs. (I remember in Florida, our server introduced herself by saying, "Hi, my name is Jen and I hate my job!".) They take pride in what they serve and how they serve it.
I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant for any meal.