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Istanbul Grill

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50 South 2nd Street, 50 South 2nd Street, 52556, Fairfield, Iowa, Fairfield, IA 52556
16412091458
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Today
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Greek Food

I had two kabobs, the lamb and chicken. Both were spiced just right and enhanced by the grilled vegetables and hummus. The servings weren't huge, but the food was first class.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lbouknight
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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361 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had two kabobs, the lamb and chicken. Both were spiced just right and enhanced by the grilled vegetables and hummus. The servings weren't huge, but the food was first class.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be fooled by the external appearance... The food is amazing and as authentic as you can get outside Turkey! The kebabs are highly recommended! Will definitely be back if I am lucky enough to visit Fairfield again!

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Thank Dawn W
Fairfield, Iowa
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love their vegetarian combo plate featuring falafel, humus, baba ganoush, tabuli and warm pita. And the owners are adorable.

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Thank Tim B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Lovely couple that own and run Istanbul Grill greeted me warmly, served hot, fresh, delicious, and nutritious food and we chatted for a little bit after a wonderful dinner. I highly recommend this place. I will be back, again.

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Thank Donna B
Emporia, Kansas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The food is fantastic! The owners--apparently husband and wife from Istanbul--appear to be the only employees. The wife serves the customers. The husband is the chef. They know they are providing wonderful food, and they are deservedly proud of it. Everything I have eaten there has been wonderful! Because the atmosphere is not fancy, I think some customers judge the... More 

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Thank Thomas S
FAIRFIELD
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We try to eat here at least once a week. We feel very fortunate there is a place serving such tasty, healthy, freshly prepared Middle Eastern food. The husband cooks most of the dishes, and the wife is hostess, waitress, and cashier (she also makes the WONDERFUL jasmine rice and a few other items). You don't go here for the... More 

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Thank PATRICIA F
FAIRFIELD
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Food is definitely authentic. Tastes great & lot of it! The owners are very nice people. One of my favorite places to eat in Fairfield.

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Thank dlm1005
Fairfield
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The only reason I am giving this place 3 stars is because it gave my husband and I upset stomachs. I am not sure if it was the oils or the seasoning they use. If it weren't for that, the food was good.

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Thank TandA18
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Exceptionally clean, bright and welcoming, this smallish cafe offers tantalisingly middle eastern spiced variations of both traditional American and Turkish favourites. I went three times in as many days and had wonderful and tasty breakfast and lunch specialties. The lady who is the main waitress is delightfull. Don't miss this resturant/cafe.

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Thank Mover1954
Zweibruecken, Germany
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125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Stopping through Fairfield, by chance, on our way across the state - we thought ourselves quite lucky to have found the Istanbul Grill. Never ones to judge a book by its cover, and knowing that some of the best food we've ever had, came from food stands in foreign lands, we were very happy to discover a cozy cafe inside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 South 2nd Street, 50 South 2nd Street, 52556, Fairfield, Iowa, Fairfield, IA 52556
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: 16412091458

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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