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Iron Skillet

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2151 South Ave, Corning, CA 96021
(530) 824-0717
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 15
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  • 4
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
So much decent food for your money

Yep, it's a truck stop, like all the reviews say, and I have to add my approval to what they do. While it isn't all great, we had a very good experience. The salad bar was great, though we did wonder why there weren't more types of olives in the "Olive Capital" city. The many other toppings for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
kooikermom
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seattle WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate dinner here one night while in town, nothing fancy, just good comfort food. Price is right and portions adequate.

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Thank Patti F
seattle WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yep, it's a truck stop, like all the reviews say, and I have to add my approval to what they do. While it isn't all great, we had a very good experience. The salad bar was great, though we did wonder why there weren't more types of olives in the "Olive Capital" city. The many other toppings for your salad... More 

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Thank kooikermom
Monroe, Washington, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ladies were awesome and food was yummy. Salad bar was fresh and filled with great items.Salad dressing was homemade. I was travelling solo and they took great care of me. Two Thumbs up!

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Thank Teri O
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

GREAT BREAKFAST!!! 14oz Top Sirloin, Over Easy Eggs, Hash Browns, & Garlic Toast, it was REALLY REALLY GOOD. Not bad for $14, & change. Brook my waitress was amazing, friendly, always checking to see if I needed anything, or that all was ok. So if you're HUNGRY,stop in. OOPPS, I didn't eat it all,it was BIG. LEFTOVERS, STOP,& ENJOY!!!! SAFE... More 

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Thank Shawnacee
Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We stayed in Corning For 3 days and we got to visit the iron skillet. We just loved it the Food was great !!! and staff friendly and caring

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Thank Katy J
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The Wife and i had Lunch here at the iron skillet we had the lunch buffet at a great price they had great options and the salad buffet was fresh !!! Gabriel was great!!! he helped us with any questions we had even though he was on his lunch break great service sure will come back...

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Thank John S
Corning, California
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This used to be our go-to restaurant but, having been gone for five or so weeks we thought to visit for hubby's birthday dinner. Huh - imagine our surprise at a whole NEW menu! I have to ask, 'What was corporate thinking?' Okay, it's nice to see new offerings but - they took away some well loved (and ordered) items... More 

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Thank Budlink
La Canada, California
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337 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Situated inside a truck stop, this restaurant serves what you might expect at such a place...good solid food that is filling and tastes good. We had breakfast here and the food is served in iron skillets (hence the name). The menu is quite extensive. However, at this particular location I found the service to be a little slow.

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Thank Rogerdob
Grass Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Actually it is a Truck Stop. Big Buffet with typical buffet offerings. Prime rib cut off the roast, but it was dry and tasteless. It looks medium rare but tasted like it had been sitting for hours. Vegetables were limp. Lots of food for the money, but atmosphere and food not worth a repeat visit. You get what you pay... More 

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Thank Laura B
Mead, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The food is very good and alot of it. The service was also very good, our server came back serveral times to make sure we had everything we needed. The buffet looked great with a variety of food, but I never can eat enough to make it worth it. But did include the salad bar with my meal and that... More 

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Thank LENA M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2151 South Ave, Corning, CA 96021
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Corning
  • Phone Number: (530) 824-0717

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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