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Bonaparte Retreat Restaurant

713 1st St, Bonaparte, IA 52620
(319) 592-3339
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  • English first
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English first
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The sign on the door read "open for lunch 11:00 to 1:00" We got there at 1:45. We were about to leave when a lady came out the door and asked us if we were hungry. We said yes but could see that they were closed. She said, well come on in, I am sure we can find you something... More 

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went right past the place, not even giving a second look. We then found out that it was the only open restaurant for miles. We went back to the restaurant and were very pleasantly surprised. Inside was very nice and the food was great. The value was outstanding. I highly recommend it!

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Hillsboro Oh
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had dinner here on July 15. Things were a little strange at first as it seemed no was working. I finally went and located the hostess and waitress who made no attempt at friendliness. Things got somewhat better at least with the hostess. Waitress didn't have much to say. But, the Windsor Pork Chop made up for all of... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This restaurant sits on the bank of the Des Moines River in Bonaparte, Iowa. (The old water wheel is still attached to the outside although it is not operative.) The food was all very good, from the vegetable soup served in tin cups, to the unique fried bread which came with the meal. My friend got the ham steak and... More 

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Keosauqua, Iowa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great service, tasty food, never a surprise...my 1st choice always for Saturday nights...I arrive early, before the crowd shows up. Generally get the beef filet or the ribeye. Soup, salad, entree & potato, reasonably priced. Been eating here for 35 years!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Located in a beautifully restored old mill beside the river. We have eaten lunch here several times, always lunch, and have never been disappointed. The pork tenderloin sandwich is always perfectly cooked. The lunch specials are always great and the house made pies are wonderful. Order your desert early as the favorite pies go fast.

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Keosauqua, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

One should never wonder in SE Iowa without a stop for a meal at the Bonaparte Retreat. Dining there is a wonderful experience. The historic river community, and the nostalgia of the old mill/restaurant creates a very pleasing ambiance. From the lunch specials to the outstanding dinners, the food is delicious and the prices are reasonable

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Bentonsport, Iowa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This quaint steak house is in the old mill building in Bonaparte, Iowa. We went for our anniversary. We love their steak and prime rib.

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My husband and I recently ate at Bonaparte Retreat. The building was beautifully restored. The food was average. The waitress was rude and very unfriendly. We were very disappointed as we were hoping for a special evening.

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

What a GREAT place to eat lunch. The atmosphere is GREAT and the staff is EXCELLENT!! The chicken and noodles are AWESOME!!!

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Address: 713 1st St, Bonaparte, IA 52620
Phone Number: (319) 592-3339
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Bonaparte

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