Fried's Family Restaurant

Fried's Family Restaurant
Mandan, North Dakota

Pat Schantz & other Frieds

1010 Boundary Road, Mandan ND 58554


Take Exit 162 off I-94 at Mandan. About 100 yards S of exchange, turn W at sign, fishhook around right to low, white, permastone building.

N 46o50.613' W 100o54.507'

The Fried girls make this one of the great ports of call in North Dakota. Fried's is the way a cafe ought to be. Soups are particularly popular, with Knoepfle every day, made by Aggie Fried Braun. (She makes it with those little sliver-Knoepfle--not exactly traditional, but wonderful nevertheless.) Aggie's sister Pat Fried Schantz, her daughter, and her niece run the place. Plate lunches, solid breakfasts, home-made buns and pies, chicken fried steak with white gravy.--TI