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Ralph's Garden Cafe - CLOSED

5 S Federal Ave, Mason City, IA 50401-3727
641-422-9902
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English first
Mason City, Iowa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

My husband and I have eaten here a couple of times--the first time for a dinner not long after they opened and more recently for the Champagne Brunch on a Sunday. Both times the food was presented adequately but there just wasn't the "wow" factor. Don't get me wrong--the service and atmosphere was nice and the food was okay but... More 

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Frozen Tundra
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I've been here several times for lunch ~ usually on a Saturday. They offer wonderful sandwiches, soups, salads and deserts. The "Seth" is a vegetarian sandwich option, which is yummy! I highly recommend the mac & cheese as a side or a "small" addition to a sandwich with a side. My favorite soup to date is their tomato basil ~... More 

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Willmar, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My friend and I make annual trips to Mason City to visit the Hotel and and enjoy the Prairie School architecture. Earlier during our visit, we had eaten a wonderful meal but it was very rich. We were craving healthy, fresh, wholesome food, and we found it here. We had a 'Ralph's Simple Supper', which included Blackened Salmon (yum), roasted... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had breakfast. The buckwheat waffle was quite good, and the mini-omelet was fairly good too. We appreciated our waitress for her down-to-earth, friendly style.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Cute little cafe across from the Historic Park Inn. Freshly prepared sandwiches and a whole counter display of salads to choose from. Very sweet girls working the counter who are proud of their work. Nice spot for lunch or brunch.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

I am gluten free and the food was Awesome!! Service was great and everyone was very friendly...morning glory muffin and grilled cheese...all GF :)

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Ames, Iowa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We stopped here for Sunday breakfast (9am) since it was near our hotel. The decor is cute and has a decidedly a farm feel (local food). We were handed a brunch menu, which had about 8 options, most of which were savory or had meat in them. I like a sweet, carbo-loaded breakfast when I eat out, and the only... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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211 reviews 211 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Since we were in the area on a Saturday, we decided to stop for breakfast at The Garden Cafe. Although the menus was small, only 5 items, everything was made from scratch. My friend had the omlet with fresh veggies & cheese. It came with a fruit cup (fresh) and homemade bread toast. He said it was delicious. I had... More 

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Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

My husband and I were told this was a good option for local food with healthy ingredients so we felt like this was going to be a great choice. We walked in and the girl at the counter asked us if we had ever eaten there before. When I told her no, she rolled her eyes, turned around and put... More 

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duchessmellie
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Great place for homebaked desserts. Great soups and daily specials. Love their meatloaf on Tuesdays (I think they have the meatloaf on Tuesdays)..

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Additional Information about Ralph's Garden Cafe

Address: 5 S Federal Ave, Mason City, IA 50401-3727
Phone Number: 641-422-9902
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
Cuisine: American

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