Kroll’s Diner / Kitchen
Kroll’s Diner is a long-time local restaurant with three locations in Bismarck-Mandan, in addition to its restaurants in Fargo and Minot. Featuring a wide variety of diner-style menu offerings, Kroll’s Diner is widely known for its German entrées, including knoephla soup and fleischkuchle.
The first location was established in 1972 as “Kroll’s Kitchen” along east Main Avenue in Bismarck. That location was remodeled and expanded in 1993. A second location, off State Street, in northern Bismarck, opened in 1994 after purchasing the former Roll’N Pin Restaurant.
The Mandan location, which features a design and decor reminiscent of classical 1940s-era diners, was the first to carry the “Diner” name when it opened in 1996. The Diner was built in Florida and trucked to Mandan in four sections. A similar Kroll’s Diner concept opened in Minot the following year, followed by expanding to Fargo in 1998.
Currently, there are five total Kroll’s Diner locations. At one time, there were three locations in Fargo, all but one have since closed.
Kroll’s is well known for its marketing that heavily focuses on overly stereotypical German women cooks, commonly referred to as the “Kroll’s Girls,” who spout out the restaurant’s slogan “Sit Down and Eat.”
Awards and Recgonition
In 2010, Kroll’s was recognized on Food Network Magazine’s Best Breakfast List. In 2014, Kroll’s again received recognition, this time as the best diner in North Dakota, according to Yelp.