We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Roadside Restaurants

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
306 2nd St NE, Aitkin, MN 56431-1597
+1 218-927-2113
06:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 42: English reviews
Grey Eagle, Minnesota
Level Contributor
585 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 602 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Almost every time we go through Aikin, Mn we stop at this nice homey type restaurant. Their food is great and their service is super. They smile and make you feel welcome. The prices are very reasonable. The parking lot is big--easy in and out. Great pancakes!

Thank minneapol
Aitkin, Minnesota
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Really great breakfast. Fresh baked cinnamon rolls. Lunch u have to try hot roast beef sandwitch. Portion large will not level hungry.

Thank Mikenpat3349
Aitkin, Minnesota
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

They have someone's Grandma doing the cooking because it tastes like eating at your Grandmas House. Wonderful food. It's OK if you aren't dressed up, everyone is welcomed.

Thank nanapatty407
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is a "comfort food" restaurant. Many, many choices on the menu. Friendly staff, quick service, good food. We would definitely go back if in the area again.

Thank Linda T
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level Contributor
320 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Mid day I ordered breakfast anyway, feeling excited about the hash and eggs. Well, it's canned hash, or tubed, as the waitress called it, but still pretty good. The diners (couple of farmers) next to us had the most enormous plates of hot beef sandwiches with gravy. Huge! Then one guy ordered a salad, too. Yowza. This homestyle diner food... More 

Thank Cassyt
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We were on our way to a golf trip and stopped for breakfast. We had 12 people and we were able to reserve 2 tables. There was a variety of items ordered. I had a pancake that covered my whole plate. One was way too much. A side of bacon was 4 slices. Others had omelets which they said were... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Carrington, North Dakota
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We love stopping here every time we come through town. The food is good with big portions and the staff is always friendly.

1 Thank Christy B
Level Contributor
33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We eat at the Roadside whenever we have the opportunity. The service is excellent and the food is delectable. Breakfast is probably their forte with gooey, buttery caramel rolls, omelettes, pancakes... Or order their biscuits and gravy which are sublime. Yum. If you eat their for lunch you will not be disappointed- who doesn't like homemade soup and pie?

1 Thank Honeysucklemary
Sun City, Arizona
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

First time visitor at the Roadside Restaurant and I'm please that I decided to stop in for breakfast. The service was efficient and friendly on a Sunday morning. Breakfast was served hot and delicious very quickly. Good quality breakfast swiftly!!

1 Thank Terryh1058
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We have visited the Roadside several times while visiting family in Aitkin. Best place in town for great service and good food! Everything from breakfast to pie was really good. Fantastic friendly service. Decent portion sizes and reasonable variety. Wait staff couldn't be nicer!

Thank twobytwo_11

Travellers who viewed Roadside Restaurants also viewed


Been to Roadside Restaurants? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 2nd St NE, Aitkin, MN 56431-1597
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Aitkin
  • Phone Number: +1 218-927-2113

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Roadside Restaurants staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?