10 Must-Have Dishes In Fargo-Moorhead

by on Apr 6, 2015

From the fine-dining to the cheap and delicious, the Fargo-Moorhead dining scene has something for everyone. We set out to highlight 10 of these delicious dishes. How many of these have you tried?

Photos by Tiffany Swanson & Andrew Jason 

Cheesy fried pickles from the Toasted Frog

For all of the pickle lovers out there, we’ve found your dream dish. These juicy pickle spears are deep fried in a blanket of Havarti cheese and a wonton-like wrapping and served with a side of a sriracha ranch dressing, termed “srirancha” here.

The Toasted Frog
305 Broadway N, Fargo

The Cuban sandwich from CJ's kitchen.

There’s nothing like a good hot sandwich to warm your heart. The Cuban is one of CJ’s most popular lunch dishes, with it’s juicy roast pork and ham grilled with Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on Rustic Italian bread. It’s the perfect combo of soft, crispy and melted goodness.

CJ’s Kitchen 
1601 University Dr. S, Fargo

Shotgun Sallys Steak and Lobster dish

Get ready to treat your taste buds to some extreme tenderness and outstanding flavor. Shotgun Sally’s “Surf & Turf” is a 4oz. lobster stacked on a 5oz. filet mignon that’s drizzled in a buttery, beurre blanc sauce and served with a side of asparagus.

Shotgun Sally’s
1515 42nd St. S, Fargo

Toscana Seafood Dish

You’ll definitely need to dive head first into this classic Italian entrée that’s straight from the sea. It’s got all of your ocean favorites simmered in a delicious tomato-garlic broth: shrimp, clams, mussels, salmon, octopus, calamari, sea scallops and lobster.

202 Broadway N, Fargo

Seasons at Rose Creek's Salmon meal

For some fine dining and a touch of homestyle cooking, you’ll want to get your hands on this dish. Char-grilled salmon is topped with blue crab and fresh asparagus and drizzled in an egg-based, buttery hollandaise sauce; not to mention a hefty side of creamy mashed potatoes.

Season’s at Rose Creek
1500 Rose Creek Pkwy. E, Fargo

Chicken penne pasta from Speak Easy

Liven things up with some fresh summer eating. This dish has grilled chicken sautéed with artichoke hearts, broccoli, red peppers, onions and tomatoes that’s served over penne noodles and topped with a creamy blush sauce.

Speak Easy
1001 30th Ave. S, Moorhead

Crispy duck with orange sauce from Thai Orchid

This dish won’t leave you hating yourself afterward due to being too full. Just the perfect amount of food, a half-duck is marinated and fried to perfection. It is then served on top of a bed of crispy vermicelli noodles and veggies. To finish it off, it comes with a special orange sauce. We recommend soaking the vermicelli noodles in the orange sauce for a refreshing and tangy side dish.

Thai Orchid
420 Center Ave, Moorhead (Inside Moorhead Center Mall)

Bison burger and fries from Peoples Organic in Fargo

Spice things up in the meat department! On this 100 percent sprouted wheat bun sits a local farm-fresh bison patty with cheddar cheese, nitrate-free bacon, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, aioli and pickles.

Peoples Organic
2653 45th St. S, Fargo

Shrimp dish from Mango's Restaurant

This one’s a family favorite at Mango’s. Your choice of steak, chicken or shrimp is grilled with onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, squash and zucchini and doused in a homemade cheese sauce. Served with the classics: beans, sour cream and a guacamole salad.

2901 Main Ave. Fargo

Fargo Country Club Wild Boar

If the chef’s beautiful presentation of this dish itself isn’t enough to make your mouth water, we don’t know what will. The soft, wild boar tenderloin is served on top of a leek chicory salad, confit purple potatoes and topped with a beet vinaigrette. And yes, it tastes just as wonderful as it looks.

Fargo Country Club
509 26th Ave. S, Fargo

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