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Family Diner

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American, Diner
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1604 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA 51360-1640
+1 712-336-5422
06:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Mountain City, Tennessee
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband had the Hot Beef open sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy. He liked it. I had the Pork Tenderloin Fried with mashed potato and gravy. It was a large tenderloin, but if there again would probably order the Biscuits with Sausage Gravy and corned beef hash with it.

Thank Margo D
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to eat! Delicious food and lots of it! Very friendly staff. I would go back! So if you are in Spirit Lake stop in.

Thank beachgrandma7
Clinton, Iowa
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Sausage Gravy and Biscuits. The biscuits are different than I am used to. They are the texture of a fluffy cake. My friend loved her Diner breakfast. She commented on how large and good the old fashioned ham was.

Thank Deb T
Eastherville, Iowa 51334
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This little Diner on the east side of Main street in Spirit Lake is not a real fancy place that you would think. Its what it says it I a "FAMILY DINER".. Come in as you are and eat your fill. You come in and set down and look at the pies and rolls and wonder-- the pies stand at... More 

Thank Virgil H
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Very good food and lots of it. Home style fixens.If you go away hungry it's your own fault. The cinnamon rolls are huge and deciduous.

Thank Patti E
New York City, New York
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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The food and service were great. We went 2 days in a row and had everything from lunch to breakfast and weren't disappointed with the meals. You will not go away hungry. You must get the homemade bread.

Thank Steelerfaned
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The food is always good and more than you can eat. They are always busy so leave a little extra time. Best food in town.

Thank cwmcnab
newton, iowa
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

People were waiting outside to get in!, not the best seating procedure. As people can come in both front and back. The servings were huge!! Delicious!! Cinnamon rolls are to die for!! Hash browns were perfect!!

Thank hurleyhermie
Okoboji, Iowa
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Always great. They remember my order. The only way you won't be waiting in the summer (especially on a Saturday) is to be there early. If I go on a Saturday, I'm there by 6:15.

Thank April B
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The portions were huge priced more than reasonably and food was amazing. We were all pleased and had leftovers for supper. Thank you so much.

Thank slimwar16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1604 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA 51360-1640
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Spirit Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 712-336-5422

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