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Crystal Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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4601 Dakota Ave, South Sioux City, NE 68776-3662
+1 402-494-5471
00:00 - 23:59
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South Sioux City, Nebraska
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have been visiting this truck stop and its sister The Diamond Horseshoe, which is no longer, since I was kid. They used to be very good and clean place to go but not so much anymore. They do have a friendly wait staff and the food is ok, it is not horrible but the portions are small and not... More 

Thank Eric S
Walton, Indiana
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a great breakfast and we found the place. It's not flashy, it IS a place that allot truckers stop at , but they have GREAT food. I had the chicken fried steak and eggs and hash browns. It was super. Hash browns were crunchy in the outside and creamy in the center. Eggs done perfect ,... More 

Thank Bob M
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This place offers great food for a truckstop and at reasonable prices. My colleagues and I eat here often, the staff is always friendly.

Thank SShiny5
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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177 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Yes indeed. This is a real hole in the wall in a truck stop convenient to the freeway and your fellow "diners" will be hardworking truckers chowing down on huge delicious breakfasts. Your waitress, equally hardworking, would make Baltimore proud: to her, every customer is either "Hon" or "Sweetie." Real fresh eggs, pancakes bigger than frisbies, well cooked corned beef... More 

Thank DC196
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I had the smothered chicken fried steak and eggs breakfast. They know how to smother it here! It was a generous, delicious portion that was dripping over the sides of the platter. My wife had an omelette that was equally as generous and delicious. The meal was a little pricey, but well worth it. We would gladly go back anytime... More 

Thank PixlPshr
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a place for pancakes, hash browns and eggs. This place delivered. Thought it was a little spendy for the location but the food was good.

Thank Aaron H
Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I always get the Cornbeef Hash and Eggs for Breakfast you can't go wrong with this one They give you Plenty The Lunch Specials are Great Except for the Meatloaf Don't Like it Not sure if there is any meat in it Great Burgers and Homemade Salad Dressings are Great My Favorite is The Blue Cheese

Thank Rustyzztop
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112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Place is a little truck stop a little ways into town. Food and staff were ok and prices weren't too bad. Didn't try their pie though.

Thank Laf419
Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

I have enjoyed all of my many experiences at the Crystal Cafe. Breakfast is especially good and offered all day. The eggs and hash browns are always cooked perfectly. The staff is friendly and never lets your coffee get cold. The other fare offered is straightforward and (mostly) scratch-made with love.

Thank Jameson M
South Sioux City, Nebraska
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 November 2015

The food here is first rate if you like down home cooking and service. Breakfast on Sundays is the time to be seen by all of the farming royalty in NE Nebraska. The portions are generous and the food is quality. Staff are efficient and freindly if you are a regular. They are nit unfriendly if its your first time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4601 Dakota Ave, South Sioux City, NE 68776-3662
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  South Sioux City
  • Phone Number: +1 402-494-5471

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