Let’s go for a drive somewhere we can find dinner.

That was the thought in mind when I met up with friends Tammy Howard (TH)and Mary Glessner (MG). While some people from the surrounding area drive in to Grand Forks, we decided to join those who drive out to area cities.

Our destination was the Frosty Fox restaurant in Grafton. There in a bright, recently redecorated dining area we found a complete, easy to read menu.

Appetizers include Frosty Fox onion petals. There are baskets, salads and wraps. House specialties include liver and onions. And there is torsk with drawn butter.

Soup of the day was turkey dumpling. Supper specials included whiskey sirloin and walleye, both at $17, and t-bone steak for $23.

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Walleye was the choice of MG. French dip caught the fancy of TH. And I chose a chicken breast filet. The meals were above average. So was the friendly service. The nicely lighted dining area on two levels is conducive to quiet conversation.

Frosty Fox offers lunch selections including chicken breast filet with cranberry sauce and a triple decker clubhouse. And there are baskets featuring shrimp or chicken choices.

Dinner choices include prime rib, ribeye and filet mignon. They range from steaks and shrimp to walleye and lobster choices. And there are prawns.

The menu for kids includes a salad bar choice as well as chicken nuggets.

The recently refurbished restaurant offers pleasant seating and an all new open kitchen. It offers two entrances. It is beyond a huge and friendly bar-lounge area at the front of the large building that originally was the American Legion and then Market Place on Eighth.

Then there is also is a convenient, often used entrance from the rear.

During our visit, owner Michael Leighton showed us large ballroom facilities on the main floor as well as an enormous renovation of the basement. The project is turning the lower level into a bright series of meeting rooms that can be used for private events. The refurbishing is under way with investment of area people.

The Frosty Fox is one of the many choices for supper outings around the area. The evenings are beautiful with crops showing their progress.

Report card

Frosty Fox Restaurant

43 East Eighth Street

Grafton, N.D.

Telephone: 701-379-0122

Owner-operator: Michael Leighton

Managers: Susie Corneillie and Kimberly Puppe

Chef: Kimberly Puppe

Report card: Complete, easy to read menu rates an A. Food choices and quality also make the honor roll. Service is good, and the ambience is pleasant.