Old ForesterParticipantJuly 6, 2017 at 8:13 pmPost count: 11
Not sure if this is the right place for this, but I will start here first. Where are the places with great “bar food”. Great sandwiches, fish, tacos, steaks, tenderloins, ribs, brisket, pizza, soups, etc. The gotta stop there kind of place.
Don’t know if we can get a thread going, but I live in NC Iowa and find Stumpy’s in Duncombe, (tenderloin, steak sandwich) Rides, Ft. Dodge, (great hamburgers), Lucky Pig, Ogden (tenderloin, fish and chips) are bars with good food and drink. Any favorite you would be willing to share?
Seems we are always looking for a road trip or as we travel we are always looking for someplace new to us and different to try.
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Quote by: Brad+Phillips
St Olaf… tenderloin
Walker… broasted chicken
^ I’ve never had the chicken from Walker, but you can’t go wrong with St. Olaf and Gunder.
The Big House in Petersburg has good burgers. (Used to be The Detour, changed hands recently and is really clean, which means something to those that know it as The Detour)
The bar in Osterdock has great tacos on taco night, which I believe is Thursday night. They also usually do a hog/beef roast every summer.
The Anchor Inn in Garber has oriental nights once in awhile. She puts on a good spread for that.
If you get a chance, stop at JR Willie’s in Colesburg for a Willie Whopper.bugs11ParticipantJuly 7, 2017 at 1:29 pmPost count: 123CRIA1576ParticipantJuly 7, 2017 at 3:39 pmPost count: 587
Although an hour away, the Rusty Duck in Dexter is my family’s go-to place for great food and drinks. IMO, they have without question the best burgers (former best burger in the state winner) and tenderloins, and their ribeye steak deburgo is literally food porn. Their pastas are fantastic too, in fact, I’ve never had a bad meal at the Duck. Prices seem high until you get your food. Burgers are 3/4 pounders on bakery buns and the homey fries are piled high and deep. If you go for the bacon burger, you are in for a treat. I asked the owner, Brad, one time how many pieces of bacon he adds and he said, “…I just keep adding until it looks right…” The place is fantastic, but he gets super busy on Friday and Saturday nights, and you will want to get reservations if there are more than 2 people.
The Redwood in Anita is a quality old school restaurant with a full bar. They also give you a full relish tray before your entrees arrive. They have great fried chicken and onion rings, and their burgers and steaks are pretty good as well.
Darrell’s Place in Hamlin has very good tenderloins (former best tenderloin in the state winner) and chicken fillet baskets and a full bar. They also have a good salad bar and potato salad.maxxParticipantJuly 7, 2017 at 4:26 pmPost count: 2495
Quote by: llewellinsetter
The Owl’s Nest in Panora makes a killer breaded tenderloin. Not that smashed brick like you get at the fair but a real hand breaded thick cut pork tenderloin. Their “nest” burger is worth a try as well.
The Owl’s nest is a good place. I get lunch there often during the season.
I think PJ’s is a little better though.speng5ParticipantJuly 7, 2017 at 4:32 pmPost count: 2928
I’d agree on several that have been mentioned. Of course the Gunder Burger at the Irish Shanti and the St Olaf Tenderloin are great. I can’t remember the name but there used to be a place in Elkader that had an all you can eat breakfast buffet and it was really good. Haven’t been there in several years but I remember it being real good and a value as well.
x2 on the Old 218 in Hills, the Country fried steak burger is amazing.
I’d also add Aunt Necee’s Pizza in Edgewood.Brad PhillipsParticipantJuly 7, 2017 at 4:52 pmPost count: 3187speng5ParticipantJuly 7, 2017 at 5:17 pmPost count: 2928maxxParticipantJuly 7, 2017 at 9:14 pmPost count: 2495mhockParticipantJuly 8, 2017 at 2:03 amPost count: 3353
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