Outsiders Bar & Grill Celebrates 10 Years Of Being In Business
January 25, 2023 | View PDF
The year 2022 marked 10 years of successful business for Watford City’s Outsiders Bar & Grill.
In 2012, Watford City natives, Cary and Darlene Garmann opened the restaurant in hopes of it serving as a welcoming place for everyone to enjoy a meal. Ten years later, it still serves that same purpose.
It took a lot of hard work to get the restaurant off the ground. Outsiders was a year in the making for the Garmanns. “Our town needed another place to sit down and have a good meal,” said Cary.
Prior to opening Outsiders, Darlene had several years of experience in the restaurant and bar industry. After opening the restaurant, Cary continues to work in the oilfield. “I go to work in the oilfield to get some rest,” he said jokingly.
“During Watford City’s oil boom, Outsider’s Bar & Grill was excited to meet all the new people coming into our town. Now that things are winding down, we have become a place for locals and visitors to gather for a family-friendly meal or an evening at our bar,” said Darlene, Outsider’s co-owner.
Outsiders has a menu filled with a variety of meals such as burgers, wraps, wings, and sandwiches. It also has a full bar, 3 pool tables, game room for kids, and a patio. “Outsiders is known for its great food. We are always revamping our menu and we have all of our specials that you won’t find on our menu.”
People from around the area come to enjoy the food and lively atmosphere. “It seems like everyone in the area is from somewhere else, hence the name Outsiders,” said Darlene. “Our atmosphere is for everyone.”
Over the years, the restaurant has had challenges, Darlene explained that they have experienced trouble finding extra help. “The biggest thing is that we can’t get anybody. We have made changes to our hours and discontinued breakfast because we can’t get the help we need.”
She explained that the pandemic also brought about challenges for the business, but Outsiders pulled through and is staying busy.
We are pretty proud of the fact that we pulled through and continue to be very successful,” added Darlene.
Outsiders Bar and Grill is located at 905 3rd Ave. SW, Watford City, at the intersection of 10th St. and 3rd Ave. by the grain elevators. Their hours are from 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Sunday. For more information on the restaurant call 701-842-2693.