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The Paddle Trap Dining Igloos, Mandan, ND

The Paddle Trap Dining Igloos

4.7
4.7
116 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Year-round food and drinks on the patio at The Paddle Trap is now an option with our igloos for an unforgettable winter dining experience. You are booking a dining igloo, which seats up to 6 people. Kids welcome!

Please note all reservations are for the igloo experience for reservations in our dining room please call 701-202-3421. Please also note that the $10.00 RESERVATION FEE does not go toward food & beverage purchases. To limit late cancellations or no-shows, the fee is $10.00 per reservation, NOT per person. This is a fee charged for the use of an igloo to cover additional expenses of the igloo itself and is not credited back to you after your reservation is complete.

The igloos are heated, but we suggest layering to stay comfortable.





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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (701) 202-3421
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Jon Stanton
  • Neighborhood
    Bismarck
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Dakota

    Best Overall

  • North Dakota

    Best Food

  • North Dakota

    Best Service

  • North Dakota

    Best Ambiance

  • North Dakota

    Best Value

  • North Dakota

    Good for groups

  • North Dakota

    Neighborhood gem

  • North Dakota

    Romantic

  • North Dakota

    Good for special occasions

  • North Dakota

    Lively

116 Reviews
  1. YvonneP

    Fargo

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great and loved the igloo dining but our igloo only had 1 heater and should have had 2 like we noticed in the others but still enjoyed the night

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  2. JessieS

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun family atmosphere in the igloos with a private area, games to play, great service and wonderful food came very quick too!! Highly recommend!!!

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  3. PamM

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time trying the igloos! We will be back!!!!!

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  4. KathleenS

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone loved the meals, so tasty and presentation was awesome. The service was prompt and professional. Overall a great experience and we definitely want to do it again!

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  5. LisaK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great time, was warm and comfy. our server Brittany was great.

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  6. KarenI

    Fargo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed the Igloo dining - we do it several times a season and it never disappoints! Great food and service!

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  7. CherieN

    Fargo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing! The service was good. I love eating in the igloos. I will be doing it again and bringing more and different people. It is fun to play the games. We got to laugh and relax.

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  8. NikkiW

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the igloos were very comfortable lending to a nice family meal. The games on the table were a nice addition. Our waitress took very good care of us with timely service.

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  9. JanB

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining in the igloo was a new experience for each person in our group. All of us enjoyed it very much and look forward to coming back again soon.

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  10. Ashley

    Fargo

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining in the Igloos is our favorite eating spot in Bismarck/Mandan. We absolutely love it and our latest reservation did not disappoint. Our waiter was fantastic as well.

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  11. TaraC

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining in the igloo and had a great time! Look forward in doing it again!

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  12. KelleyG

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all had a great time. Food was cooked perfect , tasted great. Great service , would highly recommend.

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  13. CalliS

    Fargo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was super sunny so it was a little bright in the igloo. Not the fault of the restaurant. We will have to try again at not 1pm!

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  14. GuilleI

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    service was wonderful! they were short staffed but our waitress was great and there checking on us all the time. we truly enjoyed it!

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  15. Reenie

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked an Igloo for our staff of 6 Christmas party and I have to say it was the best venue! Loved the private area to visit and enjoy a great meal, not noisy and very unique! Our sever Kayla J was terrific, she took very good care of us and you can tell she enjoys her job! I highly recommend the Igloo experience to everyone!

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  16. JAycee

    Fargo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good our waitress was good but she was really busy so it took her a while to get back to us and our igloo had two heaters in it but the one did not work at all and the other one kept shutting off so that was disappointing.

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  17. CollinK

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food. Kids enjoyed the provided games and atmosphere.

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  18. SandyJ

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The igloo experience was great. Nice and private for a group or a couple. Highly recommend.

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  19. RuthS

    Fargo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a great adventure! The condensation in the igloo dripped on the tables but not sure how that could be prevented. Highly recommend this experience!,,

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  20. TonyaN

    Fargo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I reserved our igloo for a staff holiday dinner for six ladies a month in advance. Our reservation happen to fall on one of the coldest weeks in January, which I was surprised they still had us come... I asked and they said it was toasty in the igloos. Our reservation was for 6 pm. They seated us in our igloo around 6:20, it was very chilly in there and we noticed the door wasn't zipped up, when the waiter came back, I asked him if he was going to zip it and he said it was broken but that is why they had two heater in it... to say we were disappointed was an understatement. The chairs and table were cold and we had to keep our jackets on, so we asked to be seated inside. Our server was WONDERFUL, our food was WONDERFUL, the igloo... well... it lacked big time and I was extremely disappointed that they did not move us to new igloo or ask to refund our reservation fee. But I have heard, if your igloo door closes , it is fun and warm in there...

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  21. KRYSTALLA

    Fargo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Blankets in igloo were dirty. Moist inside the igloo. Very strong propane smell, son had a headache when we left. Server was outstanding, food was mediocre.

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  22. KarlaJ

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a girls night out and had a great time in our Igloo. We had a fantastic waitress and made it fun for us. Highly recommend 😊

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  23. LoriG

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing server! Loved the igloo and was a gorgeous evening for winter!

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  24. LindseyZ

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are thinking about this dining experience, do not hesitate! My husband and I took our two small kids for supper and everyone from ages 3 to 45 enjoyed themselves! We appreciated the games available on the tables to play! The ambience was outstanding! So unique, and so much more than just going out to eat. Great fun for the whole family!

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  25. DorothyH

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I are at the igloo two weeks ago and couldn’t wait to go back. Our experience last night was nothing but amazing. Our waiter, sorry I’m horrible with names, tall with I think reddish hair and a beard, was outstanding. Very very attentive and accommodating. The food, as always, was fantastic. Can’t wait to go again. 😊

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  26. JudyK

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The igloo was cozy and warm. We love the lights and the Christmas trees, and the view of the river was beautiful. Our server did a good job taking care of us. Our food and drinks were all very good. We really enjoyed our dining experience. Thank you!

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  27. GwenR

    Fargo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Two couples were seated ahead of us with kids,looked like confusion on staff part, and not enough staff, when we were seated it took along time for someone to acknowledge us, an hour to get our food.

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  28. JonS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere - very unique igloo right on the river front.

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  29. LizM

    Fargo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The zipper on our igloo broke, so they hung up a blanket. We had to wear our jackets, but otherwise the igloo was a cool experience.

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  30. TammyK

    Fargo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a fun time. The service was very good. Food was good but lukewarm at best.

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  31. AliciaH

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was great experience however noticed at the end of our meal there was white cubes of something floating in the bottom of my water glass. Have no idea what this was but gross! Unfortunate because we loved the games and overall experience.

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  32. SadieF

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second year coming on new years brunch. With they had a chef special, but never disappointed.

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  33. TwilaJ

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The igloos are a very unique dining experience. One way to embrace the beauty of winter!

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  34. JamieT

    Fargo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the igloos dinning experience. We each ordered a different item off the winter menu so that we see what that all were. We did not order the appetizer off the winter menu but wished we did before our meals came out, but good thing we did not. Between the table side s'mores and our food we all had to go boxes. Very Good. My young adult kids hope to do it again just on a slightly warmer day.

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  35. SaraV

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a lot of fun!! The food was good, the service was quick and super nice!

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  36. NicholasE

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paddle Trap is always a special place and adding the igloo experience just lifts it above all the rest. Food selection is great and the food itself is amazing.

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  37. AlishaM

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great way to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. Perfect for a family night out.

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  38. RodgerW

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We couldn’t use the igloo because of the ice storm. I don’t think you were open anyway.

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  39. KristiS

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had 3 children with us and they were totally engaged in the experience of eating in the igloo. Good food and a great experience.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Fargo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful experience. The only negative was the propane heater. Although it did a nice job keeping us warm, the smell and CO did give a few of us headaches and cause our eyes to burn.

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FAQs

The Paddle Trap Dining Igloos is rated 4.7 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Paddle Trap Dining Igloos

2500 Pirates Loop SE, Mandan, ND 58554-6393

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bismarck
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Jon Stanton
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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