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Northside Cafe

61 E Jefferson St, Winterset, IA 50273-1540
+1 515-462-1523
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ham balls” (5 reviews)
“pie” (9 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
61 E Jefferson St, Winterset, IA 50273-1540
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fun friendly place. It's rather funky with old tables and chairs and quilts in the walls. The building is old on the courthouse square. Great place to stop for a meal. We had the adult grilled cheese and patty melt. One thing...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by this cafe for lunch while in town to see the John Wayne Birthplace and Museum. I enjoyed my lunch here very much, I had the chicken panini with house-made coleslaw and it was delicious! Their desserts are also made in-house. I had the...More

Thank OtisCampbell12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before my trip to Iowa, I never really knew how good a pork tenderloin sandwich could be but after having "The Duke" at the Northside Cafe in Winterset, Iowa, I will always look for it on the menu. Here in Texas, we have the best...More

Thank Scoobyp_2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fast, friendly service with good food. Ample portions and priced right. Impressed my wife when we were visiting from Europe. Lots of Americana so she enjoyed taking pictures. Parking on the street.

Thank RandyKasal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This East Coast lady had never heard of ham balls so I had to try them. They were very good along with the mac & cheese. We were all full but then they told us about the homemade fresh peach pie with fresh cream. OMG!...More

Thank bertha t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to dine. Had fun sitting in Clint Eastwood's bar stool for pics. The peach pie was out of this world delicious!!!!! Would definitely come again.

Thank EnjoyLifeAlways
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while visiting in town. We ate in the original dining area where the movie Bridges of Madison County scene was filmed. Pork Tenderloin sandwich was good and serving size was big! Homemade Mac & Cheese is wonderful. Very nice staff.

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I make it a point to stop here when traveling between KC and Des Moines. It never disappoints. Hot beef sandwich is the best you will find anywhere. Staff is always friendly and service if quick and efficient. Nice menu with great...More

Thank Gregory G
Bubba D, Owner at Northside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Gregory, We appreciate your family making the Northside Cafe a stop on your drive. We strive to offer midwestern comfort food with quality ingredients and service. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came to this restaurant without any knowledge of its association with the movie "The Bridges of Madison County." So that did not mean much. But the food, the service and the ambience were extra extraordinary. The freshly baked bread upon which...More

Thank 2Tryhard
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We were visiting Winterset to see John Wayne's birthplace and museum. We stopped in just before closing. I had half a Reuben sandwich and a salad and a milkshake. The sandwich was flavorful. The salad was good. The shake was rich and filling. My wife...More

Thank patrickbT6640BF
Bubba D, Owner at Northside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Patrick, I hope you enjoyed your tour of the John Wayne Birthplace museum, the people there are fantastic. We are very happy you had the opportunity to stop in the Northside Cafe, and glad you enjoyed your food. Tell your wife we make those pies...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 E Jefferson St, Winterset, IA 50273-1540
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Winterset
  • Phone Number: +1 515-462-1523
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