Ah, breakfast. The most important meal of the day. If you’re a breakfast food lover, this list of the best breakfast restaurants in Fargo is for you.
BernBaum’s whips up New York-style bagels each and every day while also integrating the local Scandinavian flair into dishes.
We recommend: The Iceland bagel plate, a bagel with lox (which gets rave reviews!) for a nontraditional breakfast option, or opt for the bacon, egg, and brick cheese one instead.
402 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 306-4131
Black Coffee & Waffle Bar
Gourmet waffles and hand-ground coffee? Say no more.
We recommend: The Dakota Luau waffle (topped with pulled pork and pineapple salsa) or the Naughty Waffle (strawberries, bananas, blueberries, almond butter, granola, and whipped cream).
550 2nd Ave N, Fargo | (701) 566-8749
You wouldn’t expect a burger joint to have an amazing breakfast, but JL Beers proves you wrong. After a night out, many Fargoan’s set their alarms in order to rally with The Humpty Dumpty® Burger (Burger+ fried egg and cheese) and some beer cocktails (yes, that’s a thing); together you have the perfect morning wake-up call.
Please note: You must be 21 to enter and eat at JL Beers.
We recommend: The Humpty Dumpty® Burger, paired with a Brewmosa (a wheat beer mixed with fresh-squeezed orange juice).
518 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 492-3377
Twenty Below Coffee Co.
The gourmet toast menu at Twenty Below will fill you up with something warm and (excuse the pun) toasty. Couple that with their farm-grown coffee and you’ll be ready to tackle the day.
We recommend: Their homemade chai tea latte with the Winnie-the-Pooh bread with butter, salt, and extra (3bears) honey.
Fargo also has over 10 other gourmet coffee shops, any of which would be a great stop in the morning.
14 Roberts St N, Fargo | (701) 566-0977
600 8th St S, Moorhead | (701) 566-0977
This new breakfast, lunch, and brunch-focused restaurant offer a kitschy but fun 70’s meets Midwest atmosphere. Offering unique brunch options plus their popular soup and salad bar.
We recommend: The hangover hashbrowns (grilled onions, peppers, sausage, and bacon piled on crispy hash browns with cheese sauce and fried egg) while sipping Marge’s lunch punch.
220 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 526-0149
Randy’s University Diner
Randy’s is a hidden gem among locals. Its leather booths and unlimited coffee refills will make you feel like you’re in a nostalgic movie set. *sigh*
We recommend: The Everything Skillet (an egg scramble with all breakfast toppings imaginable, smothered in hollandaise sauce) with their signature cinnamon streusel coffee cake on the side.
2130 S University Dr, Fargo | (701) 280-0414
641 32nd Ave W, West Fargo | (701) 532-4000
The Shack on Broadway
This mom-and-pop diner is a local favorite… you’ll see why as soon as you arrive. Its classic diner interior means cozy booths, friendly waitstaff, and the smell of home-cooked food in the air.
Pro tip: If you’re in Fargo on the weekend, arrive early. The “after church” crowd starts arriving around 9 am, so you may have to wait for a table if you come much later than that.
We recommend: One of their massive omelets, a delicious stack of pancakes, and a huge caramel roll (if you can manage to fit it all in).
3215 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 356-2211
Read any review of Deaner’s, and they’ll say the same: it’s like a small-town diner in the heart of a big city, with great service and delicious 24-hour breakfasts.
We recommend: The Hungry Man’s Breakfast with a fresh-baked caramel roll on the side.
405 Main Ave W, West Fargo| (701) 356-2211
This 50s-style diner will take you back in time. Checkered floors and red-and-white leather booths, sit along the long counter and watch as the cooks prepare an omelet or skillet for you.
We recommend: Any breakfast you choose, but with a side of their Black Oak Kielbasa sausage and a stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes.
1033, 45th St S, Fargo | (701) 492-2319
This donut shop started as a local favorite in West Fargo and has become the go-to place to get donuts. If you love donuts, it’s the best place to start your day.
We recommend: The Maple Bacon Long John is always fun, or try a classic Bismarck donut or a good ol’ fashioned caramel roll.
These quick-grab bagel sandwiches give you lots of variety… seriously, you can choose from 31 bagel varieties and 17 cream cheese spreads.
We recommend: A classic egg, ham, and cheese sandwich on a delicious Asiago cheese bagel.
When you search for the best breakfast places near me, any of these stops will leave you satisfied, maybe even stuffed.