Eatbeat: Eagles Crest works through the challenges of the pandemic

Marilyn Hagerty

Norman’s nachos are tri-colored tortilla chips layered with your choice of beef or chicken. They are topped with lettuce, tomatoes, black olives and jalapenos.

They are among appetizers available at the Eagles Crest restaurant at King’s Walk golf course on the southern edge of Grand Forks.

Appetizers, lahvosh and salads are appealing to the variety of people who regularly visit King’s Walk – whether they golf or watch from the large dining room or the outdoor dining area.

The restaurant, with seating for up to 225, is open to the public with service year round. At this time, it is no longer offering the Sunday brunch that had been a tradition.

Golfers tend to linger inside or around the patio with outside tables. Or they gather inside where there is service at the bar as well as the large dining area.


The restaurant is leased and operated by Jeff Waind. He succeeds his father, Paul Waind, well known as a longtime Grand Forks restaurateur.

With the current coronavirus restrictions, the restaurant is spacing tables six feet apart. The staff is wiping down tables.

Waind says, “It is challenging.”

He says it is difficult to find servers. The restaurant is operating now with 35 to 40 who work mostly part-time. While spring and summer days are inviting, there are more banquets and group events during the fall and winter.

Still, King’s Walk has been the choice for many planning wedding dinners and anniversary celebrations.

Dinner offerings include ribeye and sirloin steak along with pork loin ribs, shrimp and chicken breast. Prime rib dinners are featured on Friday and Saturday evenings. The choices of sandwiches, burgers, wraps and tacos is long and varied. It includes a new club wrap sandwich. And there are four taco choices among new offerings.

The menu is creative. It includes homemade mud pie. And there is a new lavosh offering. It’s made with sausage, pepperoni, diced red onions, peppers and black olives.

And it’s called “Duffer”.



Eagles Crest Restaurant

King’s Walk Golf Course

5301 S. Columbia Road

Operator: Jeff Waind

Telephone: 787-3491

Hours: 11 a.m. to closing (around 8:30 p.m.)

Seating: Up to 225

Report card: With an extensive, inviting menu King’s Walk restaurant attracts a variety of lunch and dinner guests. Golfers tend to begin or end their rounds with a snack.

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