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Quaker Steak and Lube

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3220 Mid America Dr, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 322-0101
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
If you want Wings or Ribs in Council Bluffs, this is the place

If you want Baby Back Ribs in Council Bluffs, this is the place. I have to say, I'm a wing person, and I have had Anchor Bar chicken wings, so i can't give them a 5 star, but if your not in Buffalo and can't have Anchor Bar chicken wings, this is a great place to get some "Hot wings".... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Douglas F
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want Baby Back Ribs in Council Bluffs, this is the place. I have to say, I'm a wing person, and I have had Anchor Bar chicken wings, so i can't give them a 5 star, but if your not in Buffalo and can't have Anchor Bar chicken wings, this is a great place to get some "Hot wings".... More 

Thank Douglas F
Shelby, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to stop for lunch, dinner or just an appetizer and reasonably priced. Good food & service.

Thank gocamping214
New Orleans
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's what you would expect from a chain, so so food but with a nice presentation. The place fills up with a bunch of people I would never associate with on bike nights and weekend evenings. If arrogant hipsters are your thing you'll dig it.

Thank MetalBender
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a typical "bar" food/restaurant experience. The food is good and, if you like wings, they gave a wide variety of sauces. Plus, on my visits, the wings have been large and well cooked. The service tends to be on the slow side, especially when they have AYCE wings. Then it really, really, s... l... o... w... s... down,... More 

Thank Carl H
Nashua, New Hampshire
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515 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time ever in one of these stores and I wasn't impressed. The sign implies there will be steaks inside. Well, I guess they only have two or so, very hard to find on the menu. Mostly finger and bar food. They had a special of their "Ghost pepper burger". Oooh! Scary! It was awful. Pathetic, not even remotely spicy.... More 

Thank Ron L
Raleigh, North Carolina
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I dined here on a recent business trip to the area. I sat in the bar area, and a football game was on. There was one really loud guy who everyone could hear. None of the staff ever asked him to be quieter. The restaurant was busy, but it took 30 minutes to get a salad. The food was good,... More 

Thank swcrowder
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Food always great and Hailey is the finest waitress ever. I come here at least twice a month. SOLID PLACE. I have visited this place at least 100 times.

Thank Jeff F
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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244 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

this is a unique restaurant meant to look like a quaker state service garage for car repairs... it fills the bill. with classic cars up on lube racks...full size real cars..and corvettes mounted to the wall, also full size. the menu of burgers and sandwiches and wings is lengthy. and the customer service reps that greet you are friendly and... More 

Thank lmij
Bellevue, Nebraska
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Well, it wasn't a memorable experience. Service was slow and they weren't even packed on Mid-Saturday. I've been to other Quaker Steak and Lubes and well, I should have just gone down the road to Hooters.

Thank Benjamin W
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Family stopping for one night and wanted a different dining experience. One child is gluten free so appreciated the gluten free menu. Onion rings were truly award winning. The salmon was very good. The cars and motorcycles mounted in the ceiling made for great conversation at our table.

Thank Odella F

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3220 Mid America Dr, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs
  • Phone Number: (712) 322-0101

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?