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The Cottage Cafe

5833 Avenue 0, Fort Madison, IA 52627
+1 319-372-5043
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible7%
6 Apr 2017
“Great place to eat ”
8 Mar 2017
“Cleaning and Packing up Childhood home”
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Cafe, American, Diner
5833 Avenue 0, Fort Madison, IA 52627
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This little restaurant is a great place to eat. food is great and staff is friendly. Would recommend this to everyone.

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate breakfast here for the first time ever. The place was packed if that is any indication of how good the good is. We weren't disappointed. The bacon I ordered was cooked to perfection (crisp but not burned). I line softly...More

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great food pretty much all round but atmosphere and service both need a smile, small joint, hours different call first

Thank ggandjoe
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Great food in a 50's diner. Very nice people. Super low prices. Best food in town for the money. BUT THEY DO NOT TAKE CARDS. MUST HAVE CASH.. MAKES IT HARD

Thank David B
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Our first time here and we were not impressed. We dined at lunchtime,portions were small and food was ok at best. Waitress was rather indifferent and didn't seem to be too much into her job. Place was clean and speed of service was fine. It...More

Thank Winterhawk2015
Reviewed 14 April 2015

I ordered a taco salad & it wasn't like any taco salad I've ever had. The hamburger had no seasoning in it & also tasted old. The shell was somewhat soggy, not a crispy bowl, & a little too greasy for me.For the price, I...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We were there for breakfast when we were visiting family. We'll be back again every time were in town. It's great and the local folks know it cause they're always busy!

Thank ChrisFuller320252011
Reviewed 25 March 2014

New to the area, Hubby (age 65) and myself (age 60) have been trying out various establishments and thus had lunch at the Cottage Cafe. In a nutshell, it was pretty bad. My husband ordered a daily special of salisbury steak: +they did give him...More

1  Thank Keyboardlady
Reviewed 9 August 2013

The Cottage seems to have caught the cut back fever that is sweeping the restaurant scene nation wide. Smaller portions. Higher prices. It is a shame. The pies are now so sickening sweet as to be mostly inedible. The coleslaw is so salty it had...More

1  Thank murphy2
Reviewed 2 August 2013

We ate a late breakfast at The Cottage Cafe, and it was piping hot and scrumptious. It took a little longer than I am used to, but we came at an unusual time, and they may have needed to fire up the grill for the...More

Thank Joe S
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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
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Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5833 Avenue 0, Fort Madison, IA 52627
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Fort Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 319-372-5043
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