The Best of the Red River Valley 2021: Best Breakfast/Brunch Place

Readers named The Shack on Broadway 'Best Breakfast/Brunch Place' in the Best of the Red River Valley 2021 competition.

A Taco Omelet at The Shack on Broadway. Photo courtesy of The Shack

What’s your reaction to winning this category several consecutive times?

“It’s still such an honor and it’s so wonderful knowing we have the whole city’s support and the whole area’s support because we get people from all over,” Owner Tanya Bale said.

What makes The Shack’s breakfasts stand out?

“I think it’s not only our award-winning caramel rolls and buttermilk pancakes, but the quick service and friendly atmosphere,” she said. “We get to know our regulars pretty quickly.”

What’s something people might not know about The Shack?


“They might not realize that they can have breakfast during all open hours,” Bale said. “Breakfast isn’t just for breakfast around here. Other than that, we also have a lot of old-time family favorites like liver and onions on the dinner menu."

Second place: Randy's University Diner

Third place: BernBaum's

Fourth place: Deaner's Diner

Fifth place: Granite City Food & Brewery

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