Group-friendly places to eat in Fargo

Whether you’re planning an outing for your colleagues or a dinner to kick-off a family reunion, here is a list of some group-friendly restaurants you might want to check out:

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Downtown

Atomic Coffee

This eco-chic local coffee shop is one of locals’ favorite hangouts, with plenty of seating, wifi, and delicious fair trade coffee, desserts, and vegan and vegetarian food options.

Back Room holds 24 people
Cost: $25
701-478-6160

Rosey’s Bistro and Bar

Rosey’s has coined itself as a gourmet grilled cheese bistro and bar. It’s historic interior inside one of Fargo’s oldest buildings comes with hardwood floors, high-top tables, an open kitchen, and a relaxed atmosphere.

Loft holds 22 people
Cost: $25
701-551-0777

South Fargo

Bully Brew Coffee House

With daily drink specials and a full menu with sandwiches, pastries, and breakfast items, there’s something for everyone. Easily check for open meeting room dates by visiting their website.  

Meeting Room holds 8 people
Cost: No charge, everyone must order
701-639-7205

West Acres

Johnny Carino’s

Classic Italian chain restaurant serving familiar & modern fare in a family-friendly setting.

Side Room holds 25 people
Cost: No charge, minimum of 20 people
701-282-2922

Porter Creek Hardwood Grill

Porter Creek has a wide-ranging menu including steaks, seafood, salads, and delicious woodfired flatbread. Start with an artichoke fondue kettle or skillet mussels and make sure to save room for one of their decadent desserts.

Barrel Room holds 14 people
Cost: $500-$600
701-369-3669

Gallery Restaurant

Holiday Inn restaurant serving its eclectic American fare 3 meals a day in a cozy space.

Back Room holds 24 people
Cost: $25
701-277-7328

West Fargo

Hennessy’s Irish Pub

Reminiscent of a traditional Irish pub with dark wood, leather seats, a long bar, and a cozy atmosphere. Order something distinctly Irish, like fish and chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers & Mash, or Scotch Eggs.

Belfast Room holds 20 people
701-566-8770

Spitfire Grill

A wood-fired oven gives the food at Spitfire its excellent flavor. They spit-roast chicken and pit-roast ribs, and wood-fire steaks, fish, and burgers. Meat eaters will love this place, which has a large, inviting interior with brick walls, archways, and dark wood for coziness.

Private Dining Room holds 20 people
Cost: $25
701-478-8667

Capacity 26-50


Downtown Fargo

Babb’s Coffee House

The cozy interior is immediately welcoming – oversized leather couches, plush seats, wooden round tables, and a large neon sign modeled after Pike’s Place in Seattle. You can order everything from breakfast to paninis to sandwiches and quesadillas, but we first recommend you try any one of their coffee drinks

Lower level room holds 40 people
Cost: $25 for 2 hours, $50 fee to bring food
701-271-0222

Hodo Restaurant and Lounge

A high-class lounge scene tucked beneath the neon sign of the iconic Hotel Donaldson in Downtown Fargo. Over a glass of wine or a cocktail from the attached lounge you can gaze out the windows onto Fargo’s main street and the buzz of downtown life.

Sky Prairie room holds 45 people
701-478-1000

Mezzaluna

If you want the best fine dining ND has to offer, it’s here among the modern, shell-like booths, intimate lighting, and chic high top tables of Mezzaluna’s interior. The menu constantly changes with the season, but your tastebuds are always in for an unexpected delight.

Upper level holds 34 people
701-551-9479

Rhombus Guys

Funky flavors, a great patio, late hours, and nightly events set this place apart from the rest. You can draw on the table coverings, sing karaoke on Fridays, and try one of their in-house brews (did we forget to mention it’s also a brewery?!).

Room info: Back area holds 45 people
701-540-4534

The Boiler Room

One of Downtown Fargo’s longest-running restaurants, The Boiler Room sits one floor down off of Fargo’s main street, Broadway, and serves quirky dishes like Scotch Eggs and Sweet Potato Tater Tot Hotdish.

Dining room holds 42 people
Cost: No rental fee, will have a minimum food and beverage fee
701-478-1990

Toscana

Transport yourself to the Tuscan countryside at Toscana. Inside the heavy wooden doors, you’ll find quiet, candlelit tables, pastoral paintings, and gold walls. Choose a wine from the extensive collection to pair with your freshly-made pasta dish, meat entree, or seafood, sit back, and forget you’re in Fargo for a moment.

Private dining room holds 32 people
$300 food and beverage minimum
701-235-9100

Wurst Bier Hall

Besides Norwegians and Scandinavians, German heritage runs deep in Fargo. Wurst Bier Hall is the perfect representation of it: plenty of beer (and boots to drink it from!), sausages, sauerkraut, and even knoephla and borscht soups.

Event room holds 50 people
Cost: $200 deposit. Sun-Thurs refundable with food and beverage minimum. Fri-Sat non-refundable $1000 food and beverage minimum.
701-478-2437

Moorhead

Speak Easy

A full Italian menu gives you plenty of options from Lavosh to build-your-own spaghetti to various pasta dishes. You can also order American fare like burgers and sandwiches.

Sadie’s holds 30 people
Cost: Free
218-233-1326

North Fargo

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings is an American casual dining restaurant and sports bar which specializes in chicken wings and sauces.

Party room holds 40 people
701-280-9464

South Fargo

Applebee’s

Applebee’s focuses on casual dining with dishes such as salads, shrimp, chicken, pasta, a variety of sandwiches and more.

Board room holds 30 people
Cost: Free
701-356-9495

Doolittle’s Wood Fire Grill

Woodfire cooking, rotisserie chicken, and spit-roasted ribs, pork chops, and steak, amidst World War I-themed decor. A favorite for upscale casual dinners, you’ll spot Rosey the Riveter and Jimmy Doolittle on the walls as you sip on one of over 60 wines offered here.

Fireplace room holds 42 people
701-478-2200

Old Chicago

Craft beer isn’t just a trend to us. It’s a way of life. After 40 years of serving up the highest quality beers, great food and good times, the vibe at Old Chicago keeps getting better.

Banquet room holds 40 people
Cost: Free
701-356-8277

West Acres

Gallery Restaurant

Holiday Inn restaurant serving its eclectic American fare 3 meals a day in a cozy space.

Club rooms 1 & 2 each hold 16 people, Club room 3 holds 45
Cost: Club rooms 1 & 2 cost $150 each, Club room 3 costs $275. Rental fee waved with meals.
701-277-7328

Johnny Carino’s

Classic Italian chain restaurant serving familiar & modern fare in a family-friendly setting.

Side room holds 25 people & Banquet room holds 40 people
Cost: No charge but minimum of 20 people
701-282-2922

Kobe’s Japanese Cuisine

Located near West Acres Mall, Kobe’s serves sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, and several lunch platter options. The chic interior has wood finishes, Japanese-inspired art, and leather chairs.

Banquet room holds 30 people
Cost: Free
701-232-5723

Porter Creek Hardwood Grill

Porter Creek has a wide-ranging menu including steaks, seafood, salads, and delicious woodfired flatbread. Start with an artichoke fondue kettle or skillet mussels and make sure to save room for one of their decadent desserts.

The Porch holds 40 people and the Barrel Room holds 14
Cost: The Porch $1,200-$2,000 and the Barrel Room is $500-$600. Both are based on the day of the week.
701-369-3669

West Fargo

Blarney Stone Pub

Order a Guinness along with your bangers and mash, Shepherd’s Pie, or Guinness Irish Stew (or opt for some amazing Irish Nachos with their specialty Dubliner Sauce as your main meal).

Private board room holds 28 people
Cost: $25 for lunch, $50 for dinner
701-532-1500

blvd Pub

Did someone say beer? The tap list at blvd. hosts local and domestic favorites, and a dedicated ‘Mule Menu’ serves up the season’s best Moscow mules. Food-wise, you’ll find American classic like cheese curds, sides of mac and cheese, and burgers, with the option to branch out to blackened salmon tacos, crab cake quesadillas, or a waldorf croissant.

The Underground room and The Upstairs each holds 50 people
701-552-7798

Brewtus Brickhouse

A full-service sports bar with a custom firebrick oven from Italy! Over 20 tap beer choices and a one-of-a-kind Americana menu. Kid friendly all day.

Private rooms holds 30 people or the back room holds 50 people
701-532-1397

Capacity 50-150


Downtown Fargo

Hodo Restaurant and Lounge

A high-class lounge scene tucked beneath the neon sign of the iconic Hotel Donaldson in Downtown Fargo. Over a glass of wine or a cocktail from the attached lounge you can gaze out the windows onto Fargo’s main street and the buzz of downtown life.

Hodo Restaurant holds 120 people
Hodo Lounge holds 143 people
701-478-8888

VIP Room

Made-from-scratch, rotating menus mean you can never predict what you’ll eat at the VIP Room. What you can know is that it will be delicious, American fare in a cozy dining room.

Two private dining rooms hold 60 people each
Cost: 15+ people $350 food and beverage minimum (evenings only)
701-293-1999

Moorhead

Speak Easy

A full Italian menu gives you plenty of options from Lavosh to build-your-own spaghetti to various pasta dishes. You can also order American fare like burgers and sandwiches.

Big Nick’s holds 60 people
Cost: $25
218-233-1326

West Acres

Lucky’s 13 Pub

Near West Acres Mall, this cozy pub serves some of the best burgers in Fargo. Brick walls and dark woods give it a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for sampling some walleye fingers, fried pickles, Korean beef tacos, or Blue Ribbon Meatloaf.

Side room holds 60 people
Not available on weekends
701-551-0013

Porter Creek Hardwood Grill

Porter Creek has a wide-ranging menu including steaks, seafood, salads, and delicious woodfired flatbread. Start with an artichoke fondue kettle or skillet mussels and make sure to save room for one of their decadent desserts.

Fireplace room holds 90 people
701-369-3669

West Fargo

blvd Pub

Did someone say beer? The tap list at blvd. hosts local and domestic favorites, and a dedicated ‘Mule Menu’ serves up the season’s best Moscow mules. Food-wise, you’ll find American classic like cheese curds, sides of mac and cheese, and burgers, with the option to branch out to blackened salmon tacos, crab cake quesadillas, or a waldorf croissant.

The rooftop holds 86 people
701-552-7798

Hennessy’s Irish Pub

Reminiscent of a traditional Irish pub with dark wood, leather seats, a long bar, and a cozy atmosphere. Order something distinctly Irish, like fish and chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers & Mash, or Scotch Eggs. Irish food was made to be enjoyed in a pub, with a cold brew in hand.

Limerick Room holds 75 people
701-566-8770


Each and every one of these places is going to offer something different for whatever type of group outing you are having. For more information or for help on planning larger conferences, sports groups, or meetings, get in touch with us.

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