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Village Inn

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1024 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2027
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice place with good service

I wasn't feeling well, and went there for breakfast at about noon. They were willing to make changes to their standard menu options, which I greatly appreciated.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Arlington, Virginia
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Des Moines, Iowa
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365 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

January2015 Village Inn has buy one, get one free on Sundays on skillets. I tried the chicken cordon bleu and it was really good. It came with pancakes. This place has very friendly staff and is clean and I got a corner that was warm on a very cold day. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids. Despite many children... More 

1 Thank init4keeps
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Staff was helpful and friendly. They quickly fixed an issue with some undercooked eggs and took great care of us. Food was good.

1 Thank Makisa S
Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I wasn't feeling well, and went there for breakfast at about noon. They were willing to make changes to their standard menu options, which I greatly appreciated.

1 Thank Fritofan
Alta Vista
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Three out of four of us ordered breakfast for dinner. Only parts of the order were brought out and we were told the rest would be coming. Who would want to eat eggs with no toast, hash browns, or sausage! The eggs were getting cold by the time the rest of the order arrived. Eggs ordered over hard were sent... More 

Thank Peggy H
Prairie Du Chie
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stopped in for breakfast one morning while in Ankeny. Village Inn offers many breakfast standards. All are well prepared and we were very pleased with our breakfast. The restaurant is clean and the staff is pleasant and friendly. I would not hesitate to eat there again.

Thank Neill U
The Villages
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I've eaten here before and they continue to provide delicious food, good coffee and a quick smile. My friends and I enjoyed a great breakfast.

Thank Barbara C
Ankeny, Iowa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've lived in Ankeny for over two years and I finally made it to Village Inn. Breakfast is great any time of the day and their breakfast choices are amazing. Great service, great prices and of course free pie Wednesday is always a winner. Will be on my list to frequent more often.

Thank Jeremy T
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162 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband wanted to give me a break from cooking and took me to the Village just down the street from our home. We were greeted (well kind of) by the hostess and taken to a table in an almost empty restaurant at 10 AM. Our waitress (who's uniform could have used some Spray N Wash) was friendly and quickly... More 

Thank kasey305
Ankeny, Iowa
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stopped by this Village Inn well past lunch rush on a Sunday - we hadn't been for several years and thought we'd try it. The restaurant wasn't even half full but we had to wait 10-15 minutes to get seated. After ordering, it took more than 30 minutes for us to receive a very simple breakfast order. When I... More 

1 Thank Debannegilbert
Clintonville, WI
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The pies were pure heaven. The rest of the menu items looked as good as they sounded, We'll go back for sure.

Thank Busch2

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1024 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2027
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: 515-963-0630

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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