Dairyland, Fergus Falls
This bright-red restaurant with gingerbread-and-gingham charm has drawn customers for more than 50 years with broasted chicken, a trio of burgers stacked on French bread, and ice cream classics including banana splits. “Take a bite of our popcorn chicken and a fried cheese curd at the same time, and it’s a little bit of heaven,” says owner Jean Connelly. She and her husband, Pat, still have the old intercom from their earlier days of carhop service.
For an extra treat, visit on a Wednesday night when a colorful parade of classic Chevys, Buicks, Pontiacs and Fords rumbles into the parking lot to make it feel like the 1950s again.