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1014 3rd Ave, The Depot Crossing, Grinnell, IA 50112
(641) 236-6886
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good choice

After 11 hours on the road this was a refreshing choice for dinner. A very nice refurbished old depot with friendly service, nice menu and comfortable dining. The steak & pork chop were cooked perfectly, the salad was fresh, cold and as ordered. We will return on our next trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

We randomly chose the Peppertree based on previous reviews. I can't applaud loudly enough the food and service !! A truly amazing dining experience! My only regret is that we live so far away, consequently we can't make our way through the many palatally inviting items on the menu:(

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Green Bay
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had a large group but our waiter handled it with no problem. The food was delicious and after dinner we took our drinks out to the fenced-in patio and relaxed around the fire pit. If you're in Grinnell for a college weekend, I would definitely recommend The Peppertree at the Depot!!

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Boston, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Peppertree served a ton of food -- of which only the steaks were of particular merit. Less good than Prarie Canary, but a good meal nonetheless.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

After 11 hours on the road this was a refreshing choice for dinner. A very nice refurbished old depot with friendly service, nice menu and comfortable dining. The steak & pork chop were cooked perfectly, the salad was fresh, cold and as ordered. We will return on our next trip.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Expected menu, beer and wine selections. TVs on. Restaurant sits beside an active RR track crossing that cuts through town.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a wonderful hidden jewel in the small city of grinnell. They went out of their way to accommodate what was going to be a very large group, which ended up much smaller and they could not have been more gracious about the change. The menus is wonderful with a variety of everything's from soups,salads burgers, to steaks and... More 

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Riverside, Iowa, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My wife and I stopped on our way to a concert in Des Moines. I am a train buff and sought out this place after reading about it somewhere. For the train buff, it is right next to a diamond where UP and IAIS cross. Both of these are low volume tracks, so we didn't see any trains. We still... More 

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Grinnell, Iowa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had another wonderful dining experience at "The Peppertree at the Depot" in Grinnell last night. The food was great, the service was great, and we love the atmosphere of the restored depot. The only thing missing was a train. (Better odds for that experience at lunch!). My wife got the Chicken Brushetta Pasta, which was excellent and a large... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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106 reviews 106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Thanks to the desk lady at the Country Inn by Carlson in Grinnell, Iowa we found our way here for dinner while traveling from Michigan to Minneapolis. The restaurant is a restored and added onto historic depot. A train did go past the far end of the restaurant while we dined. The food was much better than we would have... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Outstanding food for such a small town but since it has a world famous music college, I am sure the faculty expects restaurants that have good food and service, which this one certainly fits that catagory

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1014 3rd Ave, The Depot Crossing, Grinnell, IA 50112
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Grinnell
  • Phone Number: (641) 236-6886

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?