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Ivy Bake Shoppe & Cafe

622 7th St, Fort Madison, IA 52627-2907
319-372-9939
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Ranked #6 of 34 restaurants in Fort Madison
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I couldn't wait to arrive in fort madison to experience the ivy. Came highly recommended! 10 minutes after I was served a dry toasted "grilled" cheese which I sent back twice I couldn't get out of this "I don't care attitude" terrible place soon enough. How can someone ruin a grilled cheese? No grill & no butter! Unbelievable! These new... More

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This is a nice small town coffee shop. The staff was friendly, the selections were average. The building it's in is really neat. It's worth checking out downtown Ft Madison while you are there too!

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illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

My husband and I got sandwiches and desserts for lunch. The desserts were above average but the sandwiches were lacking. Lacking in taste and quantity. My sandwich was on sourdough bread which was so dry I had to layer it with mayo. I also got 2 thin pieces of ham. No pickles, lettuce. Go somewhere else. The desserts were homemade... More

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Fort Madison, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

First of all, if you read a review saying this restaurant is in a car dealership, it is not. The FORT MADISON, IA Ivy Bake Shop is DOWNTOWN. (The BURLINGTON, IA Ivy is in a car dealership!) These are two different places, two different towns..although the restaurants are operated by the same people. Now, to the actual food. I've eaten... More

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Hamilton, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The Ivy Bake Shoppe made our 2012 “Dozen Restaurants to try” list. Much to our chagrin, we have lived but 22 miles away for three years and we hadn’t sampled their fare until earlier this year. Sue and her team present outstandingly friendly, patient and prompt service every time. From our fist visit, they won us over. Their fresh-made food... More

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West Burlington, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I love going here. It is in a car dealership. The food is made to order and fresh. They make their own desserts and goodies and they are to die for, they are so very rich and delicoious.

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Boerne, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

If you like a nice quaint place that has a wonderful reputation for great food and homemade desserts, this is the place! Everytime I visit Ft.Madison, I spend the majority of my eating at the Ivy Bake shop. The owners have a location in Burlington, IA, also, it is so nice to have a nice place that everyone gathers from... More

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Burlington, Iowa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a quaint little restaurant inside of a car dealership. All the food is made from scratch. Love going here for a light meal with a dear, dear friend where we solve all the worlds problems with Martha's cooking. Love this place.

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Peoria, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Every September we hit up this bakery for something warm to drink and a sweet treat while we wait for the start of the rodeo parade. This small town goes all out every year for the rodeo and this little shop works overtime to keep us all satisfied. Everything we have snacked on from this place over the years has... More

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clark, mo usa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Don't miss this little shop if you're in the area! All kinds of baked treats plus a really nice lunch! Soup & a sandwich were perfect and the staff were fun too!

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