Crookston Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Crookston

April 14, 2018 Phylicia Berquist

Crookston is a city in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It is the county seat of Polk County. The population was 7,891 at the 2010 census. It is part of the "Grand Forks, ND–MN Metropolitan Statistical Area" or "Greater Grand Forks".

1. Drafts Sports Bar & Grill

925 Fisher Ave, Crookston, MN 56716-2823 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 218-281-1183
Excellent
46%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Drafts Sports Bar & Grill

Reviewed By ShanOC - Grand Forks, North Dakota

I'm on a quest for the area's BEST Reuben... which led me East out of Grand Forks and into Crookston to find this place called Drafts! I'm very happy for the advice given to me by other Grand Forks Reuben lovers because my Reuben was EXCELLENT! The first bite won me over! Super tasty! Even a little messy, but that didn't bother me in the least! I wanted to order another, but now I'm super curious about the rest of your menu items. We also ordered the dry rub Cajun chicken wings. These whole wings were superb as well. And your Mac & Cheese.... YEAH! I ordered that too! Super! The spiral pasta in the Mac & Cheese... Great Choice! Beers were cold and my Blood Mary (yes, I ordered that too!) was SPICY! Loved it! I also greatly appreciated that Katelyn pre-bussed our table each time she walked by.

The sign as we walked through the door said "(3-6pm) $0.50 Wings"... however, after looking at our ticket when we got home, we were charged $11.99. We are not quite sure how that worked out. You can see this on the photos I posted. (Check 1060)

(Adding a personal note to the Reuben... Yes, it was super tasty! Without a doubt, it was fantastic! I'm still looking for a place that stacks the meat on THICK... a HUGE pile of meat. The meat in Drafts' Reuben's are diced into the sauerkraut and dressing. I wouldn't hesitate to order this Reuben again, but I'm still on the quest for a New York style Reuben. If you decide to stack and pile the meat on, let me know. I might not be able to get back to Crookston fast enough.) Carry on, Drafts! Carry on! :) (April 17th 2017)

2. Dairy Queen

1740 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716-1112 +1 218-281-4421
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By Sharon T

Kids like it. There really isn't many chooses in this town for ice cream. Workers always friendly. Kids like going there for evening treat during the summer.

3. Cofe

1504 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716-1159 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 218-470-2633
Excellent
49%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Cofe

Reviewed By RussellJW - Falls Church, VA

Super coffee shop with friendly service and warm smiles to brighten your morning. Freshly brewed coffee, latte’s and cappuccino. Want a special flavor, they have it. Free WiFi. Clean, modern décor, great location. By all accounts, they have a great breakfast and lunch menu and options.

4. El Jaripeo

2315 N Acres Dr, Crookston, MN 56716-2806
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Raja_Mo - Pittsburgh, PA

I wish I had taken a picture of this interesting dish: Molcajete Mixto. It's amazing! Steak, chicken, bacon, shrimp, all mixed in a wonderful cheese sauce served in the hot stone Molcajete with plenty of rice, beans, guacamole salad and fresh tortillas on the side, YUM! If you find yourself near Crookston Mn, I highly recommend it!
Service was very quick and friendly.

Note: This is the old El Metate location, but MUCH better food!

5. Hong's Chinese Restaurant

2221 Sahlstrom Dr, Ste C, Crookston, MN 56716-2804 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 218-281-3318
Excellent
25%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
16%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Reviewed By Philip M

In town for business and there are limited choices in Crookston. I really wasn't impressed with this place. Chicken, chicken, and more chicken on the buffett. There were a couple other options, but only one choice of beef. There was too much sauce on the dishes as well.

6. China Moon Restaurant

114 S Broadway, Crookston, MN 56716-1955 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian Lunch +1 218-281-3136
Excellent
33%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
18%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Reviewed By joesgirl21 - McIntosh, Minnesota

This is the best Chinese food around!! My husband brings take out home and everytime the food gets here (30 min drive) it is still hot! Their fried rice is so flavorful! I recommend this to anyone who enjoys chinese food!

7. Arby's

509 N Main St, Crookston, MN 56716-3029 American +1 218-281-1923
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By ontgoMN - Moorhead, MN

I ate lunch inside one day during noon rush. They were courteous and organized and food came out fast. Restaurant was clean and pleasant. Week or so later went through morning drive through just for coffee. Service was so good was a great way to start day.

8. Taco John's

605 N Main St, Crookston, MN 56716-1454 Mexican +1 218-281-7357
Excellent
45%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Reviewed By CanadianGreenEyes

We ate on a Friday evening, had an order for 5 customized fir vegan&vegetarians.....order was perfect,no cross contamination & tasted fantastic. Went back on Saturday for supper, another perfect meal. Service was very friendly & restaurant was spotless. 5 full tummies for less than $25.

9. Domino's Pizza

601 N Broadway, Crookston, MN 56716-1450 Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 218-281-3671
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By farmerwithdlrs2spend - Grand Forks, North Dakota

Biggest sadness is that they delivered to our place for several years and all of a sudden we're "outside" their zone. We always tipped heavily! Their new rectangle pizza's are tasty, delivery staff was always kind, now we sometimes grab one passing through town, but they used to be a regular run to our little evening business team.

10. Happy Joe's

705 E Robert St, Crookston, MN 56716-2043 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 218-281-5141
Excellent
29%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
4%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 22 reviews

Happy Joe's

Reviewed By RussellJW - Falls Church, VA

Crookston’s favorite pizza joint, Happy Joes has been turning out pizzas for 40 years. Thinking we would escape the house and left over Christmas food, we found Happy Joes to be a popular place. I think half of Crookston was in here having the famous “taco” pizza and the “nacho” pizza. The kitchen staff was working hard to keep up with the phone in orders and those who stopped by. Cheese stick pizza are also a favorite. Pizzas are made on site with good quality ingredients. Nothing fancy here—just a family friendly place that serves good pizzas each and every day. Don’t leave without getting a huge $1 scoop of ice cream—a real value and superb way to top off any meal. Thanks Happy Joe’s!!!

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