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Cal's Fine Foods & Spirits

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1501 N 1st St, Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 961-5200
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 4
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
casual and comfortable

This place borders on being a sports bar. We stopped in for a beer and a snack. Both were good; service was prompt. Very casual atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Kathy K
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Rowan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Menu is the same as the sports bar in your town. Only likely more bland. Service is always very good, location is not handy, but the food is often poorly prepared. I only recommend a visit if no other choice is handy. If I did not know the owner I would only give it a 2.

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Thank Richard G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place borders on being a sports bar. We stopped in for a beer and a snack. Both were good; service was prompt. Very casual atmosphere.

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Thank Kathy K
Crescent City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Server was prompt, and merely friendly. Mostly a bar atmosphere, a small bar, booths and pub tables. Food was good and fresh, beer cold

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Thank sameoldsparks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I took my son's girlfriend to Cal's before his football game. There were a lot of older men at the bar watching football. I think we were the only women in the place except for the waitresses. The food was really awesome. She had the popcorn shrimp basket. It was not popcorn shrimp. It was full size shrimp and tasted... More 

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Thank Melodie F
Indianola, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Always good service and food. Go here at least 6 times a year and always a good experience. Salads are fresh and food is freshly fixed.

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Thank Outrigger7
Indianola, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We have eaten at Cals several times. It is good food and they cut and make their own mozarella cheese sticks. They are a must at Cals. It is not a fancy place but, it is clean and friendly and you will not be disappointed. We aren't drinkers but, they do have a pub for those that are. We have... More 

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Thank sunshine2390
Indianola, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cal's is a great place to go where you can enjoy an informal meal, have a drink and meet friends! Never a bad experience!! Enjoy!!

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Thank CAPNBEN22
Indianola, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Cal's Indianola is not the fanciest place around, but offers good food at a good price. Expect lots of regular customers in this small "hometown" restaurant.

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Thank GpaDave
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

The food is good and lunch was served fast, exactly as I ordered it. The service was fast and friendly. The decor is dated.

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Thank jno823
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Decided to use a discount for this restaurant since we had to pick up an order in Indianola. It was a good place to eat, we enjoyed the steak and shrimp. I had the vegetable soup, which was very good and my husband had a salad w/ the meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1501 N 1st St, Indianola, IA 50125
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Indianola
  • Phone Number: (515) 961-5200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?