Welcome to Whitey's

Fine food, cold drinks, and great fun


When Edwin “Whitey” Larson first started serving bootleg liquor and Coney Island hot dogs in East Grand Forks, MN, in 1925, little did he know he was creating a local landmark. In the years since, Whitey’s has earned a reputation for outstanding cuisine and a great selection of wines, beers, and mixed drinks.

Visit us today and take in a taste of East Grand Forks’ colorful past while you also enjoy great food and drinks!

Great menu

Our restaurant, overseen by a chef who studied at the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, serves an amazing selection of appetizers, entrees, pastas, salads, burgers, and sandwiches.

Daily specials & discounts

We offer daily lunch specials until 4 p.m. as well as discounts for seniors and military personnel. Kids eat free on Sundays. For our young friends age 10 and under who order off the Kids’ Menu, 1 child’s meal is free with each adult purchase.

Full bar

The horseshoe bar, built in 1930, offers an outstanding selection of domestic and imported beers, as well as wine and mixed drinks. The back bar has been moved to the west wall of the dining room, where it stands guard over newly appointed booths and tables. With warmer weather, the patio is open for full meals or a quick libation.

Call ahead for seating: 218-773-1831.

We Offer

  • Outstanding Food, Including Appetizers, Entrees, Pastas, Salads, Burgers, and Sandwiches
  • A Great Selection of Beer, Wine, and Mixed Drinks
  • Daily Lunch Specials Until 4 PM
  • Senior Discount Day Every Monday—Save 15%
  • Active-Duty Military Members Save 15%
  • Free kids’ Meals on Sundays