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Mabe's Pizza

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110 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1802
+1 563-382-4297
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:59
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Sturgeon Bay, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Once a year visit return to my ol college town. Service was ok, but was disappointed in the qualityof the pizza on this visit. Didn't taste as good as other visits.

Thank Dave C
Davenport, Iowa
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered 4 meat 6" pizza very good the crust was thin but to greasey nice decor and friendly staff. They specialize in pizza but have a very good menu. The prices are in line with other pizza joints.

Thank BobandLydia
Rochester, Minnesota
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a long time patron of Mabe's. I understand things happen and every visit may not be great. I am writing this second review after two bad experiences in a row. Both times the wait time for food was over an hour, and when pizza finally arrived, it was barely warm and unappetizing, as if it had been sitting under... More 

Thank Cate N
Steve W, Owner at Mabe's Pizza, responded to this review

Thank you for letting me know about your bad experience at Mabes. Can you please contact me so I can get some information from you. Date, time of day, if you know who the server was etc... And, thanks for being a long time patron of Mabes. Steve 563-382-4297 More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We read many great reviews about Mabes so decided to try it out. They were extremely behind with carryout orders but we were told about it up front. The pizza didn't dissapoint us. It was worth the wait and our server was very friendly and attentive.

Thank susan b
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73 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is THE long-time pizza spot for Decorah. Expect long waits on the weekends. The pizza is the very best in eastern Iowa, and the environment is spot-on "small town pizza diner". Thin crust, with chopped ingredients, cut into squares. Having "just one more piece" can't be helped. Try "Around the Garden" for the equivalent of a supreme, and the... More 

Thank Christian F
Guthrie Center, Iowa
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were in town on a college visit and decided to grab some Take n Bake pizzas home. So glad we did! Sure wish we would'be grabbed a couple more! Great thin crust and toppings are perfect. We have only had the pizza and only baked it at home but look forward to the next trip to the area to... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Every time my family and I visit Decorah, we eat at Mabe's several times! We usually even get some half-baked pizzas to bring back home to Colorado!

Thank Alex G
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This business is a staple in Decorah and a must visit on any trip to the area. It's getting expensive but no more than any other non-franchise restaurant in town. Try the regular with double cheese or the around the garden for a true experience.

Thank Sarah Z
Fontanelle, Iowa
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great thin crust. Quaint classic style. Service was good. Best pizza in town. Bread sticks were outstanding

Thank Caig H
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We needed a light meal and we ordered their pizza -again! And it was good again. Service was a bit slow, but they'd become busier in the meantime. Good to be here.

Thank Glenn B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-4297

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?