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The Breakfast House

American, Diner
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820 6th St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5829
+1 319-261-2233
05:30 - 14:30
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has a really fun atmosphere and the food is really good. It looks like it is in a little run down area, but it was really good food!

Thank Kate N
1 review
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I've been here twice and have had good service both times. Food was great both times. Surprisingly busier on a Friday morning than a Saturday morning.

Thank Tiffany J
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260 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This was my first time to this place after their remodel, and I was pleased. My omelet (I ordered the daily special) was delicious. The ingredients were plentiful and fresh. Our server was attentive to our needs and pleasant. The new furniture is nice. I will definitely return.

Thank stevenrealife
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

While the location might make you skeptical, this little hole in the wall serves a really yummy breakfast and draws a very diverse crowd. We loved it!

Thank Cyndy R
Peoria, Illinois
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to Breakfast House 6 times now while in CR. Every breakfast was cooked well, served hot, plentiful portions and tasted great. The staff has always been "you are not a stranger to us" friendly and not over attentive. The ambiance is perfect if you get there before sunrise. This place is not Dennys or Perkins bright. Its... More 

Thank walt l
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187 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Just as the title states I believe this is the best place to get breakfast in Cedar Rapids. But be prepared it's a small restaurant and packs fast and easily.

Thank Shelby A
Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is THE BEST place for breakfast in Cedar Rapids. The food has never been a disappointment. I've liked everything I've ever gotten, but once I tried the Eggs Benedict, I was hooked and haven't ventured from that. I always plan to try the shipwreck, but the Eggs Benedict is so well done, that I order it ever time. The... More 

Thank tru2isu
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived for an EARLY breakfast of 6:45, and was seated by the cook. He and the waitress were very attentive, pleasant, and quick. Two of us ordered omelettes, one for French toast, and the last just bacon & hashbrowns. Super flavorful, nice & hot, great service. Would eat here again, and definitely preferred over a chain restaurant!

Thank James S
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Tried this out for a Sunday morning breakfast based on the reviews. Place has the local cafe feel to it--which is what I look for. Why go to a chain when you can go to a great local place. Had the "Iowa Farmer" omelet with American fries. Portions are generous. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank beckprof
Highland, Illinois
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I have been trying to get in here to try their breakfast. I know many years ago they were very good but they are always packed and seldom do I find a parking space so I end up leaving. Yesterday morning it was mostly empty. I got a prime parking spot. I didn't see a sign to wait to be... More 

Thank Sher S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
05:30 - 14:30
05:30 - 14:30
05:30 - 14:30
05:30 - 14:30
05:30 - 14:30
05:30 - 14:30
05:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 6th St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5829
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-261-2233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?