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Grinnell Steakhouse

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2110 West Street South, Grinnell, IA 50112
641-236-0555
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in town

I've eaten at this steakhouse 4 or 5 times while in town now since I've found nothing else that comes close. Great food, excellent salad/soup bar, comfortable dining room. If you want to prepare your own meat, you can or pay a couple bucks to have someone else do the cooking while you have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robert D
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South Bend
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South Bend
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at this steakhouse 4 or 5 times while in town now since I've found nothing else that comes close. Great food, excellent salad/soup bar, comfortable dining room. If you want to prepare your own meat, you can or pay a couple bucks to have someone else do the cooking while you have a cocktail.

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Thank Robert D
Sully, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go here often with family and friends. After you are seated, you go up to the cooler, select which steak you want (along with sides such as mushrooms, shrimp, or mixed veggies) and you bring it to one of their large charcoal grills. You can season it exactly how you like it, and you can cook it exactly how... More 

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Thank Jeff P
Grinnell, Iowa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Always feel like we can balance the crowd here with healthy salad bar and those in the crowd that want their red meat. Steak soup is great!

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Thank KatrinaBiker58
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is a fairly expensive "cook it yourself" steakhouse. Large, open and loud. Our server was quite friendly, but the speed of service was excrutiating. After our drink order was taken we sat looking at each other, hungry and thirsty, for quite some time. One feature that would have been excellent had the service been faster was that there is... More 

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Thank Dave L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Fun to "grill your own." Wine list is subpar for pairing with a good steak and beer choices were underwhelming. Fun to cook your own beef, however some of the other patrons seemed to think the place was a "hoot and holler" place for "dudes." Perhaps it is? Oh well, we enjoyed ourselves and will return.

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Thank Ejmcintosh
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a fun concept with great food! First of all, I really love picking out and grilling my own steak (They will do it for $3 extra) Secondly, the garlic bread that you make while grilling is so amazing! They provide great self serve seasonings and melted butter for your steak and garlic bread. I've had the salad bar... More 

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Thank Elizabeth P
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

On a recent trip across the Midwest, my wife and I happened in on this pleasant surprise. From the outside the restaurant appears to be a somewhat fancy steakhouse, but inside it's a Midwest café. We both ordered the hamburger and were in for a real treat as the burger may have been among the best ever. The place was... More 

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Thank Deacon252
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

One of the best local restaurants we've hit up on our road trip. Staff was friendly and the food was fantastic. The chicken sandwich was quite good as well. Highly recommend if you're passing through!

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Thank Marshal A
Munster, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It is nothing fancy, but the star of the show is the meat. I love that I get to cook the steak myself.

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Thank Eric K
Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Best burgers in town!stop and have one for lunch and then stop and grill a steak for supper! We are local and eat there often. Good salad bar and drink selection.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2110 West Street South, Grinnell, IA 50112
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Grinnell
  • Phone Number: 641-236-0555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 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?