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Best Outdoor Dining: Porter Creek Hardwood Grill

Location: Fargo

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Porter Creek Hardwood Grill earned Best Outdoor Dining in the 2022 Best of the Red River Valley competition.
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Good food is the lynchpin of any restaurant and Porter Creek Hardwood Grill has that. Add in a creek-side outdoor dining patio attached to a four-season bar and diners are sure to become regulars. “It’s the ambiance, the level of service and the food itself,” Assistant General Manager Nick Hensley said.

Porter Creek Hardwood Grill’s chef-inspired menu is changed twice each year and features contemporary American dishes with California-Mediterranean influences. During warmer months, enjoying the menu selections and beverages outdoors only enhances the experience, Hensley said.

“From the music to the creek itself, it’s a big factor,” Hensley said. “From the view and the background noises from the creek, it sets the mood for your entire dining experience, whether you’re out there to grab some cocktails and appetizers or enjoy a full-blown meal.”

  • Second place: The Tavern Grill
  • Third place: Suite Shots
  • Fourth place: Blarney Stone Pub
  • Fifth place: Cowboy Jacks

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