Reviews of The Wood House Restaurant (Restaurant)

1825 N 13th St, Bismarck, ND 58501, United States

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REVIEWS OF The Wood House Restaurant IN North Dakota

Ulysses Galeana

Good food I you should go there.

Mic Rhoads

Food is fair to good (it varies and isn’t consistent). Environment is kind of in need of freshening up. Not necessarily a remodel, just so that it feels clean and fresh instead of run down and a little dingy. Service is always fantastic and friendly

Russell Myhre

I've been going to this restaurant since 1970. In that time, ownership has changed, but the menu has remained fairly constant. Excellent hamburgers, well worth the trip just for the burgers. My favorite is the Cheese Frenchee, which is kind of a deep fried grilled cheese sandwich. They've kept the funky telephones in each booth, which allows you to order directly. I stop by The Wood House every time I'm in Bismarck.

Leah Reynolds

Great food.

Linda Clark

It was old fashioned and placed our order from a phone at the table. There specild this week was a donut burger, never tried it, but the chef recommended it. This place has good cheesburgers!

Rob Gilkerson

Ok food. A well worn and loved spot.

Danielle Thaxton

Great tasting food.

Rosemary Rubbelke

I have worked at the Woodhouse for many years. The reasons I stayed is because I take pride great pride in the quality of food we deliver, and I have always been treated well over the years. We changed ownership, but nothing has changed. Same friendly environment, same great quality food!!!

Connie Erickson

The bun was hard and hardly had any fries. Went through the drive-thru for the wondermeal. Just not the same as before - food quality has changed :-(. Stopped again for lunch - didn't say anything because I wasn't looking for anything free and didn't want them to know we were coming. The food was excellent - order the same as always. The other time must of been an opps. Great food, price and service - keep up the awesome job! Thank you for good food

David S

Very good burgers

Julie Gibbs

Great burger in a throwback to a time when you ordered your food on the phone at your table.

Liz Krause

Great food! Best burgers in town!

Andrea Crackel

The best restaurant in the state! Onion rings are AWESOME

Michael Bloom

Great food. Pleasant people.

Heather Lindberg

Great food and atmosphere, although the service could use some improvement.

James Entwistle

Comfy old style diner with simple yet tasty American cuisine. Oh and you order from a phone at your booth.

Dawn Allen-Carlson

Meh. I got a BLT and my companion got a hamburger. Wouldn't go again

Zach Kuchenski

Definitely enjoyed the old fashioned vibe and nice people working there, got so full had to take some home! We’ll be back for sure

Leah Bee

Old fashioned burgers taste. Best cheeseburger I've had in years. Taste like what old school McDonald's burgers used to taste like but 5x better. Very polite service as well!

Pete Quist

Yes, the burgers are good but not "the world's best". In my opinion prices are high for what you get and the atmosphere is a little depressing. I like the fact that it's been around for ever....we will see if things change one it is sold.

Karen Hook

THANK YOU so much for providing the most awesome meal Special Olympics has had at the basketball tournament in Mandan today. What a special thing for them to have a wholesome meal. I am a parent of a Special Olympian and think you did such a great job in this meal.

Brandon Yoder

The food here is always great and it's a great experience because you take a seat and order over a phone. No waiting for staff, no need to rush because you are super indesicive...just choose and order. You won't be disappointed.

Bj Liddle

Wasn't at Wood House. Was at Cost Cutters. My apologies for not rating , have had the pleasure of eating food from Wood House. Always was 5 star food and employees

Stacy Woldie

Throw back to 1950-1960s. Make order from telephone hand set hanging on wall in each individual booth.

heather gerlitz

Picked this place from Google & was not let down :) Great mom n pop place, great food (recommend the ham & cheese frenchie), neat old school atmosphere & good prices!

Rhonda Ginther

The food was great. Didn't get the whole order and had to ask for a 2nd glass of tea.

Dylan Schmit

Cool place , awesome burgers

Helen Baskin

Had to remind the waitress 3 times for missing order items

Shannon Logelin

Best cheeseburger I've had

Jordan Gleason

You ordered through a phone at your booth which is interesting. Fast food style burgers at a sit down restaurant price.

Ron E.

Fast service

Paul Bishop

Great steaks

Mike Berger

Very good food but a little pricey

Shannon Whitlock

They have the Best Burgers

Tamiko Allen

Omg! Delicious! Kind staff and quick service. I'm from Memphis and it satisfied my appetite yes it did. Will definitely be back before departing Monday. Tks for a delicious meal.

Bryce Bontrager

This was my first visit and I will definitely be returning on my next trip to Bismarck. It had a really cool old school feel. We sat down, the server was super friendly and quickly explained how we order and a few basics about their menu. Once we figure out what we wanted, we picked up the phone at our booth,a feature Ive never had the pleasure of experiencing, and placed our order. Being it was our first time, the server quick ran out and double checked with us to make sure our experience was perfect. We barely had time to start a conversation before our food was brought out to us. High quality burgers on a lightly toasted bun. The burger was delicious and far superior to any fast food joint around that we may have stopped at instead. We also had the chili fries and there was no shortage of chili or cheese and there was plenty of meat in the chili. The dries were crisp but not over cooked and neither fries nor burger were greasy. I was very pleased withy meal and will be sending anyone who asks for a good ave to eat in Bismarck to Wood House. Great dining experience, good portions, great service, and very speedy. Two thumbs up for sure!!

Justin McCullough

Not bad food. Nestolgic for anyone who grew up in the area.

Alice Webber

Great food and prices

Crystal Piper

To order your food you pick up a telephone and wait for someone to answer. The food is okay overall. Onion rings and potato salad are delicious, everything else is average. The prices are a bit steep for what you get.

Keakealani Leula-Williams

Great hamburger and Philly steak

marie magrum

Good food and lots of it

Evan Andersen

Definitely an interesting place to come to see the old decor and take a few photos. The novelty of placing your order through a telephone is fun, and the food is okay. If you're just looking for a basic burger or a unique experience it's a good spot.

Fred Eysaldt

Great place for a burger, fries and shake.

Shane Smith

The new owner is really friendly and puts forth extra effort for his customers. The staff is friendly and curious. The food is delicious. Who doesnt like ordering food from an old school phone right from your table?

Shawn Jeffcoat

They claim to have the best Burgers ND. I don't know about this, but the double cheeseburger I just had was pretty damned good . So we're the home made onion rings. None of that fresh from the freezer to the fryolator BS here. -- I highly recommend.

Doreen Lyons

Friendly, clean and home cooking! No fake food here. :)


Excellent hamburger and fries! Friendly service.

Robert Rieder

Ok food I'd eat here again if I was in the mood for a burger.

Candace Swenning

It took forever to get drinks and didn't get one of the kids drinks, never advised of daily specials or soups. Received food and there were a pile of mushrooms under my burger. asked a lady where they came from and she didn't know but said the cooks must have gotten sloppy. ordered a kid Sunday and had to have them switch it, and Everytime we ordered it took forever to answer the phone. Not impressed.

Jerry Doran

Great food and plenty to eat.

Trey Helfrich

Fantastic with a great café vibe to it. There's a nice charm to ordering you food with a phone when you sit down too!

Shannon Dempsey

Good burger, the onion rings had bo flavor though. .

Jeff Meyer

Burger was just ok no real flavor, potato soup was good, not high on my return list

Jill Gibbon

My faborite place to eat in North Dakota.

John Haugen

The burger I had was small and dry. There was no lettuce or tomato. No hot sauce available. They will not be able to compete with king.

Sam Edwards

Always great food served fast!

Diana Pudwill

A Bismarck tradition. Same good burgers & onion rings as I remember! Can't beat it. ❤


One of the best burgers you can buy in the Bismarck Mandan area.

Joe Eliason

Food was good. Prices reasonable. Nice old school atmosphere. I thought their burger could have used a little more salt, mine was a little bland, but not bad by any means. The burger was a good portion size with lots of pickles and onions, with a soft toasted bun, just the way I like it. Fries and onion rings were as expected. Overall, I'd eat here again.

Robert Chaussee

The staple of hamburgers in Bismarck. It isn't fancy, but the food is always great. I love that they kept the phones to place your order from the table. I like the new choices on the menu too.

Lyn Diekman

Great hamburgers and navy been soup! We go there every time we go threw Bismarck.

James Cannon

Great burgers!

Luther Schoon

Thank you Mike (store manager) for your awesome 'set up' for our North Dakota Spring Good Sam Board Meeting last week - private room was perfect - great accustics that microphone was not necessary - food and service was great - your personal attention to details and friendliness will be bringing us back again - - Luther Schoon, North Dakota Good Sam State Director

Tricia Berg

The burgers were good, you can certainly tell the use good beef. It's not worth the cost though. Hubs and I got 2 burger platters (add fries, onion rings and coleslaw for $4.90) and a milkshake our total was 25.98. There was plenty of food, I wasn't impressed with the 2 onion rings we got per platter. That seems a bit less than is right and they were tasteless. The milkshake tasted a bit like the old McDonald's milkshakes. It was fine. The coleslaw was good, but it was half a container. Bottom line this is an experience restaurant. The food alone doesn't live up to the price for us.

Virginia Behmlander

Great food , great prices

Marlo Anderson

If you are ready to step into yesteryear, this is the place. Great food.

Jaylynn E

This place is so cozy, and I love their simple food.

Linda Smestad

Best place in town

Jody Wright

They sure have gone downhill, the buffalo burger was wafer thin, the o rings did not have enough batter on them and finally they do not serve pepsi products anymore, will not be back.

11C 1P

Been going to Wood House since I was a kid, now my kids love going there. Great burgers and fun for the kids to order on the phone. Cherry sprite floats are great! They have so many good items. This is not a health food place, and that's what makes it such a tasty treat from time to time.

kayla scott

Staff was rude to us when we came in. The food was very bland and my burger wasn't done all the way. No one came to our table to offer refills, we had to wait ten minutes to cash out because the staff was ignoring us. Im very disappointed in this place cuz I've heard so many wonderful things about it but the truth is that it was a horrible experience for my fiancé and I. We will not be coming back.

Timothy McCormick

One of those rare experiences that is as good as you remember it from childhood. Only place I've seen frenchees!

Merrie Kikkert

Meh. Fish and chips is outrageously priced. Burgers are pretty good.

Ray Ann Christmann-Wolf

Always a good place! Very good food and wonderful employees who were happy to help with the elderly we had in our group.

Deanna M

Nice FAMILY place. Family, as in: screaming babies and kids. Good food. Cute phone at the tables to order but can barely hear the person on the other side. They should have the phones be hamburger phones. I was too full to order a malt. Paying up front got super crowded and it’s right next to the bathrooms.

Kelsie Butts

The food was good when I went and arrived fast. Only disappointment was how dirty the booth was we were in.

Ken Grigsby

Great burgers and french fries. A little more expensive then other burger restaurants, but don't let that stop you. These burgers are excellent.

Julie R. Neidlinger

A fun throwback kind of place to eat. It's not fancy, but worth a visit. All booths, with ordering phones at each both. Good selection of pies.

Jonathan Maier

Excellent buffalo burger & butterscotch malt, great friendly service

Warner Arthur

Need to wait for everything...we left without ordering

Lataisha Fountain

That the food sucks. She took forever to bring me my hot sauce. My food was dry, she didn't even bother to fill our cups with water

Dylan Walter

I've been eating at the Woodhouse since I was a kid. While the system of placing an order may seem odd to some, it is an institution that is part of the draw for the throng of repeat patrons. The burgers are definitely as advertised; world famous: amazingly juicy, and so satisfying.

Mark Mankey

The historic Bismarck burger joint. Fast casual before there was "fast casual". Inexpensive greasy spoon. Fast service. Old fashioned smaller size servings. Be sure to get a malt or shake, and a buffalo burger. Try the pub burger.

Al Roe

Even under new ownership The Wood House still has the same great menu and food.

Kevin Nelson

Food was good! Service was prompt, and the malts are awesome!!

BetterLiving SNorbeck

Good food. Good prices. Would like to see some healthier options but I doubt that it will ever happen.

Adam Rhodes

Greatest burgers ever created!!

Laney DeGraw

The food was subpar and overpriced. Felt overhyped and also felt nickeled and dimed.

David Meiers

This used to be a very good burger place. I thing the ownership has changed since its NOT anymore. I just had a Woodhouse Wondermeal. The cheeseburger was cold, the fries underdone and the actual burger is much smaller than it used to be. No better than the corporate places anymore, just more expensive.

Betty Leith

Best burgers. Love the cheese frenchee. Excellent service.

Gregory Johnson

Decent 50's style place. Ice cream is excellent too.

Tracey Parish

Neat old fashioned order by phone at the tables.

Bruce Vetter

Great service/Great food/Great memories still there!

Susan Brammell

They really do have the best burgers.

Bill Willis

World's Best Hamburgers, onion rings, chicken and overall menu!

Christine Rendleman

They have great food and service

Andy Duvall

A restaurant that is reminiscent of the dining experience of decades ago. Great comfort food and excellent pies. The novelty of ordering by telephone (land-line in the booth) is fun for kids.

Ruthann Remele

Soup & Sandwich combo was just right. The chicken dumpling soup was tasty and salty, which I like. Also had a side salad & a piece of Apple pie. Cyber

Carol Guler

Great! Just realized I've been coming here for 50 yrs. Home of the cheese Frenchie, yum.

Jamie Heil

Service was great

Terry Kantner

If you want to eat great simple food in a place that your Grandma and Grandpa ate at back in the day, this is it. You even order over a phone in your booth! Chicken and dumpling soup was hot, flavorful and definitely not from a can. The bread on my BLT was awesome and the bacon wasn't overcooked. Nobody likes bacon dust... Or at least burnt bacon dust. The place was busy but it didn't take long to get our order. Stop by if you can.

Arthur Wheeler

Very good


We got home cooked food. You order your food on phone. Awesome place

Bram Olson

Always fast service, best sit down food in town. My favorite is the Cheese Frenchie!

John Hellfire

Nice people and delicious food

Jo Davis

Sign outside claims they have the world's best hamburger, but the ones we had were very disappointing. Untoasted, dry, white bun, meat on the dry side, processed cheese on the cheeseburger. Extremely overpriced! Definitely will NOT be going back.

Pamela Haskins

They advertise the best burgers in the world, and I must admit my mushroom swiss burger was quite yummy. The atmosphere is unique - fashioned after an old fashioned diner, you order your meal by picking up the phone on the wall. It's reminiscent of a juke box for all you fellow old folks. They serve beer now, but if you would rather have dessert I've been told their butterscotch shake is excellent. A great place for young and old alike, this restaurant is a great value for the money.

Mark Foster

Neat ordering burdly the best burgers

Joseph Goblirsch

Had a Buffalo (Bison, not the spice flavor) Burger with mushrooms and cheese; and Chili Cheese Fries. The burger was handmade, cooked well, and tasted alright. However, the underside of the burger was EXTREMELY salty so it masked the true flavor of the meat a lot. And, generally, I prefer to get bison burgers where I can. I would agree with some of the other people who said that the prices are a bit inflated for the quality of food that you receive. $1.30 to add mushrooms to my burger seemed a little steep; especially when discovering upon my meal's arrival, that they were mushrooms out of a can.

Bob F

Good burgers, soups, etc.

Ethan Radig

Trash whole place smelled like a grease trap and food tasted greasy and dry

Dana Flink

Ordered food by the phone at the table absolutely amazing burgers and the kiddie platters were adorable! Loved the whole atmosphere of this place and it was affordable!

Aaron Hagler

The hamburger was good but on the small side for the money.

Mike Vorachek

Great burgers

Tim Brubakken

Great malts, can't beat the cheeseburger platter. Prices keep rising.

Tammy G in ND

A great throwback to another era. The vegetable beef soup is available through the drive thru and got me through a virus!


The food is great. Prices are comparable to other places.

hellfire apollo

Amazing burgera

Paula Howard

I saw all the posts that this place was so good and had the "best" burger in Bismark so we had to try it. What a joke. First off the service was terrible, no greeting when we walked in nothing. Waitress never came back to see if we needed anything. It is a quirky restaurant, you order by a phone at your table, not a huge menu but that was ok we were here for the "best" burgers. I was presented with a small burger with pickles and onions and that cheese that tastes like plastic and sticks to your teeth, kind of looked like something that came out of the microwave. The chili burger was equally small with barely enough chili to cover the meat and tasted like it came out of a can. The fries were good. The place was clean.

Travis Finborg

Old fashioned road side burger joint. Place your order with a phone at the table. No frills quaint little spot.

Keith Neuberger

Good food liked that I could call the kitchen

Plum Winner

Wonderful food and a family tradition.

Latha Steinbronn

The food was good. Our waiter was the only person glad that we were there. All other staff looked like we were inconvenient.

Amanda El-Dweek

Excellent food and wonderful service! We love eating here when we come to Bismarck!

Laura Driscoll

They really do have worlds greatest burger! Nothing fancy just simple. You gotta go inside and order by phone for the experience! Great little place! Also has a drive thru!

Devin LaVallie

The Woodhouse is a great place to eat. Great burgers, great employees and happy people.

Randy Nelson

Not what we’d hoped for. Pictures of food gave the impression that they were much bigger. Decent food but overpriced. Unique dining experience with the ordering by phone but not worth it. Would suggest passing this ‘unique’ attraction.

Brigette H

Ate here for the first time today. I loved the pulled pork sandwich. Ordering but phone was nifty. I gave 4/5 stars because I wish they had more options than hamburgers, but otherwise, the food was great.

Jason Dawson

Nice friendly service... Great Burgers and coleslaw... You put in your order on the old style phones in the booths which is a direct line to the kitchen...

Yvette Aamodt

Food was cold and tasteless. Staff unprofessional....slow and unkempt. Never going back!!!!

Capital Snow

Top 3 best burger in skidmark.

Julian Battye

The broasted chicken is delicious

Katie Cardinal

We didnt even get through ordering before we left and nobody tried to stop us. The place is outdated and after you seat yourself and someone brings you warm water (no ice) without saying anything. Then you try to order through old phones and it's so staticky you can barely hear anything. We have young kids and they didn't understand why nobody worked there or talked to us. Neither did my husband and I. So we left.

Casen Malo

Mmm so good

Mike Kneeland

Good old time diner feel, good quick food and service as well.

Kaya Dennis

Awesome place. Boyfriend and I scene that it was voted #1burger in ND, so we had to try it. Traveled from Williston jusy to try it. Well worth the money. We loved the fact of ordering through the phone from the booth. Deff coming back!!

Dylan Frederick

An absolute must go if your just stopping in bismarck off the interstate for food amazing burgers a bismarck staple

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