West Fargo is the second-largest city in the metro and is fast-growing with entertainment venues, restaurants, breweries, and shopping. Read on to find your next stop.


West Fargo’s food scene is bustling and always expanding. They may be known for their neighborhood bars but prepare for surprises in international options and more.

Restaurants in West Fargo

West Fargo has several local favorites to choose from. You can never go wrong with a classic diner like Deaner’s Diner and Randy’s Diner Too. There are plenty of crowd-pleasing bars and grills to choose from, like Barcode Bar, Brewtus’ Brickhouse, Hooligan’s Bar & Grill, Pub West, The Zone Bar, and Traditions Restaurant & Bar. Say Cheese Mac & Melt Co. is also taking mac and cheese to the next level.

Upscale meals are treasured at Maxwell’s, with their dry-aged, 30-day, bone-in Wagyu beef ribeye. Spitfire’s specialty is spit-roast chicken, ribs, and wood-fired steaks, perfect for any occasion. Mas Tequila calls all Tequila lovers with margarita flights alongside exclusive tacos, burritos, and nachos.

Visit different countries through other West Fargo favorites. Blarney Stone Pub will make you feel like you’re in Dublin's city center with a Guinness. Enjoy German favorites plus beer and bacon pairings at long communal picnic tables at Wurst Bier Hall West. True Mediterranean and Lebanese flavors shine at Tati’s Mediterranean Saveur through the hummus, shawarma, and falafel. There are plenty of Asian-inspired restaurants, you could fill a weekend trying Le’s Banh Mi, Ninja Ramen Noodle, Sirirath Thai House, and Thai Orchid.

Dessert Places in West Fargo

You never have to travel far in West Fargo to find a treat. Sandy’s Donuts is our matriarch, with freshly baked donuts daily. Juice Cart turned storefront, Juice Box, offers juices, smoothies, and shakes aimed at overall wellness.

Coffee Shops in West Fargo

We like to stay caffeinated here. Ladybug Latte makes it easy for you to get your morning cup with their drive-up-only kiosk, plus each drink comes with a handwritten note. Thunder Coffee crafts specialty single-origin coffee through community.


West Fargo shopping is for everyone. From boutiques to bookstores, everyone can find something to take home.

Clothing stores in West Fargo

Enhance your capsule wardrobe at Olive Street Boutique. Personal stylists are waiting to help you at The Black Frame, and they offer custom printing. Round out your look with some Beyond Running active gear and shoes.

Home Decor & Plant Stores in West Fargo

Sheywest is a one-stop-shop garden center that regularly offers garden classes and DIY workshops.

Other Great Shopping

Locally owned and independent bookstore Ferguson Books sells both new and used books. Grateful Cratefulls creates modern-day gift baskets, helping you brighten someone’s day.



West Fargo may not be known as a tourist destination, but you’ll be surprised by the unique things you’ll find that don’t break the bank.

Attractions in West Fargo

The pioneer village and museum of Bonanzaville houses one of North Dakota’s largest collections. With 34 historic buildings, and a large museum with over 40,000 artifacts, everyone’s curiosity will be met.

Another highlight on the west side is The Lights. Experience a concert and other outdoor events in their green space and splash pad before it transforms into an NHL regulation-size rink in the colder months.


West Fargo truly shines after hours. Find your nightly hangout below.

Best Places for Classy Cocktails

Maxwell’s will handle all your wine and upper-shelf needs. Mas Tequila houses elevated hand-crafted cocktails with the largest tequila selection in North Dakota. Top Shelf Tavern features 24 self-service taps, top-shelf liquors, and wines. Another spot for unique craft cocktails is at The Noble Hare.

Relaxed Hangouts & Dive Bars in West Fargo

Newly added to the scene, Junkyard West Fargo taproom showcases the quality and craftsmanship of local beer. Their inviting and casual atmosphere is perfect for trying one of their experimental beers. Enjoy happy hours and post-dinner drinks at any of these popular hangouts. Hooligan’s and Three Lyons Pub offer daily specials. Silver Dollar Bar & Flying Pig Grill is the area’s classic dive bar. The Local 701, and Bar Down will be ready for you with the games on. 


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