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Village Inn

1024 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2027
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Ranked #57 of 100 Restaurants in Ankeny
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 6, 2014
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English first
Forest City, Iowa
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262 reviews 262 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Our meal was decent, as was the service. We had a birthday in our party and they brought over a free piece of pie, despite being told that they don't do that anymore, so that was very nice. My Tomato Basil soup was delicious, but my smothered chicken and potato pancakes were very bland. The Hawaiian Strawberry pie is a... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We actually have been to this place twice, and both times the food was excellent, and the serving sizes were perfect. We typically split a meal and we had lunch there on Mothers Day weekend, it was great! The cinnamon rolls are delicious just like everything else we had there.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have found the service to be somewhat spotty, but always forgive them because the food is so good.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stopped at this Village Inn while traveling through the area. Not really knowing anything about the restaurant, but trusting the chain name, we decided to give it a try. Our experience was, in a word, average. We had a party of six, and were seated within a few minutes, something that is nice. Our server was extremely friendly and... More

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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339 reviews 339 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I love pork chops & eggs ..they had 2 large & juicy chops along with the eggs and hash browns. My wife had hot oatmeal & a muffin ( She's the healthy one) liked that they had dried cranberries in the oatmeal instead of raisins

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West Point, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

clean and fast service with friendly waitress...reasonable and food was good...easy access from Interstate 35...

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Quick service, no unruly kids. Better food and prices than IHOP. The hash browns were some of the best I have ever had, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, not greasy at all. Great omelet and pancakes!

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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We went for supper about 6:30, lots of empty tables and booths. Had to stand quite awhile to get seated even, the guy that seats people was running around helping the waitress. Shortly a waitress came over, said something we didn't understand, she walked away, went over and looked at the seating chart, that was it. A different waitress came... More

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91 reviews 91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We have been going to this VI for approximately a year now. The morning cook has some serious issues. Even when times are slow- the food is average at best. We ordered a breakfast meal and a soup & sandwich meal on 3 different occaisions. Every time the bread for the sandwich was hard & dry. Sounds like they made... More

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Des Moines, IA
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

VI has always been one of the better breakfast joints in Iowa. Been going there across Iowa since I was probably under the age of 10. I'm now 33. Ankeny's version is no different.

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