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1014 3rd Ave, The Depot Crossing, Grinnell, IA 50112
(641) 236-6886
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
American food and a great bar

The Peppertree offers good American-style food and a great bar in an old train depot. It's a nice place to stop for lunch or dinner, but be aware that they can be crowded on a weekend evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Susan M
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Peppertree offers good American-style food and a great bar in an old train depot. It's a nice place to stop for lunch or dinner, but be aware that they can be crowded on a weekend evening.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was a large group during grad week and the place was slammed. They did their best and the food was good. Nice atmosphere. A bit noisy. Watch out for the super salad!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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