There are lots of reasons to splurge on a night out in a fancy restaurant in North Dakota, but which ones come out as the best the state has to offer?

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Each month, the folks over at OpenTable analyze nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. They sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants.

Here is what they found as the best places to grab a bite to eat in North Dakota:

5. 40 Steak + Seafood, Bismarck


Their menu is updated every day. The ingredients for today's meal are those that were caught or harvested the day before. A full wine list, a cocktail menu, thirty-two different beers on tap, eighty-plus whiskeys and scotches, and more. Delicious options for all.

The five distinct dining areas at 40 Steak and Seafood are named after various aspects of North Dakota that contribute to the state's greatness. The furnishings, fireplaces, ceilings, flooring, and artwork in each room contribute to their individual themes and create a distinct atmosphere.

4. Porter Creek Hardwood Grill, Fargo


Porter Creek serves up modern American fare with a California-Mediterranean twist, fitting for a winery in the heart of wine country. Brand hallmarks include rotisserie and wood-fired oven-roasted meats and rustic veggies cooked to temperatures of nearly 600 degrees.

Porter Creek has more than 100 quality alcohol brands and 80+ bottles of wine, 60 of which are displayed on the glass.

Indulge in the outdoors on this terrace when the weather is nice! A fire pit or fountain is always close by, whether you're having dinner outside or sipping a drink at the patio bar.


Cooking from scratch combines French and Italian skills with ingredients from the Midwest. Expertly mixed cocktails and an excellent wine list.

2. Maxwells, Fargo


With its laid-back vibe, daring menu, and attentive staff "with a personality," Maxwells isn't your average restaurant. Constantly present are high-quality meals, beverages, and festivities.

Indulge in the finest wines, beers, and spirits from around the globe at Maxwells, where our one-of-a-kind casual elegance meets the most extensive wine collection in the area.

1. Harry's Steakhouse, Grand Forks


Right near the world-famous Empire Theatre.  A traditional steakhouse nestled in the picturesque heart of Grand Forks. Indulge in expertly cooked chops, steaks, seafood, and beverages.

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