The Toasted Frog

Posted on October 27, 2013. Filed under: Restaurants Worth the Visit, Travel | Tags: , , , , , |

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If you find yourself in Grand Forks, North Dakota, I highly recommend The Toasted Frog for dinner.  This place is comfortable, with a friendly, happy staff, a great wine list, but most impressively for a small town on the prairie – great food.  When you order your food will not be coming out in 5 minutes.  You can tell nothing is reheated in a microwave!  The open kitchen shows you the chefs working diligently to hand-prepare your dinner just for you.

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I was so hungry this first night in town I took a bite of my mahi-mahi before remembering to take a picture!  That’s grilled mahi-mahi with fresh green beans and their killer sweet potato fries which was one of many great potato options.  Bill tried the walleye fingers with the sweet potato fries.  When we returned last night I found out I could have the same meal without any coating on the fish and the veg was broccolini which was even better.  Yep, I had the same meal with some tweaks.  Bill had the mahi-mahi tacos with such good grilled fish he didn’t even want the tortillas.  He just enjoyed the fish mixed with the mango salsa and lovely homemade coleslaw.  He also got their excellent garlic mashed potatoes on the side.  The waitress saw me hesitating about whether to order the fish tacos and thoughtfully included some of the mango salsa on my plate which was a great condiment with my fish.  When we got to the car another waiter ran out with my favorite gloves I had left behind!

We come to Grand Forks once a year for work and we eagerly anticipate our meal the whole day we are driving across Wisconsin and Minnesota to get here.  And then we return at least once in the trip because we haven’t found any place close to The Frog in the area that is nearly as good.

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