ALEXANDER, N.D. – Do you have a man-sized appetite? Are you curious to see what the inside of a crew camp looks like?
If so, I’ve got a restaurant recommendation for you.
The Bakken Buffet near Alexander opens its dining facility up to the public, which most crew camps don’t do.
I had been curious about it and finally stopped there recently while driving home to Williston from Watford City.
That night they featured prime rib, halibut and chicken cordon bleu.
I was one of the few people dining that evening who didn’t live in the camp, but I’m told it is starting to catch on with the public.
One of the buffet’s fans is 90-year-old Elma Melland of Alexander. It’s giving locals another dining option they didn’t have before.
“I think their prime rib is wonderful,” Melland said.
It’s located near Alexander at 14060 Highway 85 N.
Breakfast, served from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m., costs $14.50.
Lunch, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., costs $15.50.
Dinner, served from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., costs $21.50.