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Downtown Fargo’s former Twist bar and restaurant becoming home to Marge’s Diner



Fargo, North Dakota – Late this fall, Marge’s Diner, a breakfast, lunch, and brunch-focused eatery, will debut at 220 Broadway North, taking over the space formerly occupied by Twist bar and restaurant and Nosh Kitchen.

Monday through Friday, Marge’s Diner will be open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for breakfast and lunch. On Saturday and Sunday, the restaurant will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for brunch.

It’s anticipated to debut close to the end of November.

According to a news release released on Tuesday, Oct. 25, a classic diner menu as well as a daily salad bar with more than 30 components will be offered.

For dining at the restaurant and visitors to the event, it will also provide beer, wine, and spirits. Low-alcohol and brunch-oriented cocktails are the main focus.

“The salad bar is going to really be a focal point for our weekday lunch traffic — we want to capture the busy downtown worker that is looking for a fast, healthy, mobile lunch option,” said Jenny Olson, regional manager for Great Plains Hospitality.

“We will also have plenty of hearty comfort food dishes for the diner that has a bit more time to spend with us, but we are really excited to add a salad bar option to the Broadway dining scene,” said Olson, who will oversee Marge’s Diner, the nearby Marge’s Bar (212 Roberts Alley), and The Boiler Room (210 Roberts Alley), which are all part of the GPH portfolio.

The Marge’s Bar expansion, which debuted in 2019 next to The Boiler Room, is the newest part of Marge’s brand.

The Boiler Room in Wahpeton, North Dakota, Chef’s Table Catering in Fargo, Urban Foods Catering in Moorhead, and the Otter Tail Supper Club in Ottertail, Minnesota are more companies in the GPH portfolio.

Marge’s Bar “has kind of taken on a life of its own,” said Dan Hurder, president and CEO of Great Plains Hospitality. “Marge’s Bar has been a really great addition to the Roberts Alley nightlife and we are excited to see the concept expanding into another great Roberts Alley location.”

Marge’s Diner will have a “Midwest grandma inspired décor,” the news release said.

“Marge’s Bar boasts a very black and red, buffalo plaid, knick-knacks on every surface kind of vibe to it. It’s sort of like Marge’s she-shed” said Cassie Hahn, director of operations for Great Plains Hospitality. “Marge’s Diner will be a bit more elevated — imagine Marge’s living room/kitchen — but with plenty of Midwest nostalgia to make it awesome.”