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Village Inn

1024 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2027
515-963-0630
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Ranked #48 of 98 restaurants in Ankeny
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Mar 11, 2014
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Ankeny, Iowa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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283 reviews 283 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Duluth
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Iowa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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Oklahoma
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

I was staying in a hotel across the street and came in for breakfast. The manager was a little slow with the seating and he took awhile to appear to check me out (that is why I went with 4 stars instead of 5) but I just wrote it off to the time of day. My waitress was friendly and... More

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Roseville, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

If you're looking for a hearty breakfast in Ankeny, consider the Village Inn. The chicken fried steak with eggs, hash browns and 3 pancakes was delicious and a very ample portion. It was busy but service was very good. I try chicken fried steak wherever I see it on a menu and this ranks right up there for me.

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