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Al's Blue Toad - CLOSED

86 16th Avenue Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA
+1 319-265-8623
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
28 Apr 2014
“Gone but not forgotten”
1 Oct 2013
“Friendly place, authentic Czech food on the menu”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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American, Czech, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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86 16th Avenue Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA
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1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 28 April 2014

Much to our dismay, Al's was closed yesterday, as in looking permanently shuttered. We'll miss the great Czech food. Hope there's another reincarnation. RIP to our favorite toad!

Thank fwork
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We had read previous reviews, and the Blue Toad met expectations. Very casual bar/tavern type, friendly efficient service, good menu selection. We were after the Czech food, which was pretty good.

Thank ClipperCapt
Reviewed 25 September 2013

No fifth star, as it's a bar and ambiance not exactly happenin', but they have a wonderful menu and the best waitresses. Order some massive Czech meal and a Staro beer yum!

Thank MrsDDO
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We recently came to town on business and also celebrated my birthday while we were there. We got way more than we bargained for and had a wonderful time. The food was great and the service was way over the top. A special thanks to...More

1  Thank Pat M
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Food was okay but the wait was extremely long. Part of our group was through eating before others even got their food.

Thank agnewre2016
Reviewed 21 June 2013

I suggested the place to my colleagues after reading the reviews. We were all staying in different hotels around town, so this was a good central place to meet for dinner. Restaurant was pretty easy to find, though some construction did get us turned around...More

Thank Lmeam
Reviewed 2 March 2013

we found this place, accidentally, because it was an usual name. A great Midwest feel with very pleasant staff. not your typical bar food, but very outstanding. menu is quite varied, and even serves Czech food.

Thank Larryo
Reviewed 27 January 2013

the rest of the food is run of the mill greasy bar food, but the czech menu is fantastic (and very generous!)

Thank alisaMeg
Reviewed 31 October 2012

Very good menu with very reasonable prices and good service. Very convenient location, just down the street from the wonderful Czech-Slovak museum. A definite stop for a meal before or after visiting the museum.

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 30 October 2012

My wife and I were returning through Cedar Rapids as we typically do every other week. We try to find someplace new every time to sit down and sample some new menu. This time we decided on the Blue Toad. It was Sunday evening early,...More

Thank CSimo
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  • Address: 86 16th Avenue Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-265-8623
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