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The Peppertree

1014 3rd Ave, The Depot Crossing, Grinnell, IA 50112
(641) 236-6886
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Ranked #8 of 31 Restaurants in Grinnell
Price range: $10 - $15
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Grinnell, Iowa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Worst food i've had. Asi tuna was a pre-frozen stringy brick...raw in the middle and chewy on the outside. My wife tried to eat the Parm Crusted chicken but it tasted like it had a cup of sweetner on it. Cheese sauce was both salty and overly sweetened. $40 I'll never see again.

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Bayport, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We went here on the County Inn and Suites suggestion. Nice place - we arrived late and they were out of some items on the menu but, still had a nice dinner. Place is decorated cute. Our waitress was fine - food was good.

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115 reviews 115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We meet our parents here frequently, as it is 1/2 way between our homes. We have never had a bad meal, in fact, the food is excellent and reasonably priced. We have always had great service in the restaurant. For some reason, the bar service is slow. Twice I was brought a cabernet when I ordered a chardonnay. I think... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We have eaten here on at least 2 visits to Grinnell and it is our favorite. The food is good, the menu large and the prices reasonable. And you might catch a train rolling by just behind the restaurant. Also a nice wine list.

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have eaten here twice and had great food both times. The sandwiches are served hot with choice of sides and the entrees are varied and well-prepared. The prices are average for what you expect in a "cloth napkin" restaurant in central Iowa. We found the service to be fast and friendly. The real star is the old railroad depot... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We (my girlfriend, her son and I) have eaten at this restaurant before. The service was horrible then, approximately two hours for three steaks and a couple salads.  Looking around the restaurant was not packed by any means, we thought perhaps a cook or other staff may have called in leaving the staff short handed.  Once our food did arrive,... More

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Mendocino, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

First, the photos on Trip Advisor are not of this particular The Peppertree restaurant. Lookup The Peppertree at Depot Crossing for an accurate photo of this lovely restaurant. I would have posted it, but I don't own the rights to the photo on line. All five of us really enjoyed our meals. Four had pasta and one had chicken. My... More

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Grinnell, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We usually go before 6 to have the "early bird" as is it is the right a amount of food. Also, you can get a take out dinner for 4 ( have to agree to the meat, etc.) but it is an excellent value and sometimes, even, leftovers.

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Grinnell, Iowa
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

slow service 15 minutes to get waited on and another 15 minutes to get drinks and when they finally came to take our dinner order they were out of the item i wanted to get so i didn't order anything because of the poor service why should i settle for something else?

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Located in a tastefully renovated railroad depot, the Peppertree dining rooms’ large windows provide broad views of passing Union Pacific and Iowa Interstate freight trains. It is a pleasant atmosphere, and the menu is also pleasant: solid, predictable, uncomplicated food with no attempts at experimentation or outlandish embellishment. We both decided on fish that night and consequently ordered a Kendall-Jackson... More

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