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1014 3rd Ave, The Depot Crossing, Grinnell, IA 50112
(641) 236-6886
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Ranked #5 of 32 Restaurants in Grinnell
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Grinnell, Iowa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Brooklyn, Iowa, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We attended my hubby's Christmas party at the Peppertree. We hadn't been there in a while and I was hesitant after reading some of their reviews but we had a great time and the food was delicious! The drinks and appetizers were also good.

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Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have visited several of the restaurants in the Grinnell area, but this was our first visit to The Peppertree Grill. The appetizers were good - a nice potato sausage soup and a fresh Greek salad. The filet was well prepared, and the sauce was excellent. We found the Parmesan crusted chicken to be more than acceptable. The blueberry lemon... More 

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Grinnell, Iowa
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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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Iowa
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131 reviews 131 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Additional Information about The Peppertree

Address: 1014 3rd Ave, The Depot Crossing, Grinnell, IA 50112
Phone Number: (641) 236-6886
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Grinnell
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American

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