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All 10 McGregor Restaurants

Old Man River Restaurant and Brewery

123 A Street, McGregor, IA 52157
563-873-1999
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Ranked #5 of 10 Restaurants in McGregor
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Wed 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I love this place's grilled cheese sandwiches. With tomato. And sweet potato fries. Artery-hardening, but blissful comfort food. I should add that you don't have to eat that way at Old Man River, but, well, I did. It's wonderful to see in one of this restaurant's huge windows and watch the deer on the bluff above the downtown area. P.S.... More 

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Pocahontas, Iowa, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visit McGregor, Iowa at least once a year, and eat here every visit. We can never pass up the cheese curds and they have an awesome pulled pork bbq sandwich on a pretzel bun. Absolutely fantastic!! If you visit during the warmer months, their patio room is an excellent place to enjoy a local beer and have some great... More 

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Cedar Rapids, IA
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Traveled again to McGregor for a nice weekend away. We thought we'd give Old Man River another try since it had been a few years since some less-than-stellar experiences. Quite honestly we were delighted with our Friday night meal then just blown away with an unconscionable experience the next day. Years ago I had vowed that if it weren't for... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Had lunch here. It took at least 10 minutes to be seated and then at least another 20 to have our orders taken. Food was ok. Service was below average. Nice atmosphere.

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Decorah, Iowa, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

After reading some of the terrible reviews of this restaurant, we hesitated to stop. Maybe those with a good experience do not often fill out one of these reviews - just those who want to vent. After living in San Francisco for 33 years I tend to be used to having mediocre eating experiences in the Midwest. The service was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My husband and I ate here while on vacation. We had the pulled pork with slaw. Very good. However the fried egg blue cheese burger on the pretzel bun was EPIC! Soo amazing we are trying to plan out trip back home so we can stop again. The onion rings were delicious as well!

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Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Someone at the management level is not paying attention. This restaurant has the perfect location, a fine selection of brews, and marvelous food, but the service is just deplorable! The leaf peepers were driving by in droves, both in their cars and on motorcycles, so one would think that restaurants in the area would be prepared. We arrived at noon... More 

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Spring Grove, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great location. Great ambiance. Well developed......originally a great place to have lunch after a drive of an hour or two. Our last couple of visits were dismal in that some of the menu was not available and the attention to customers was certainly not the top priority of the servers.... or management. We had to decide not to return.

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Pleasanton, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It looked like a nice place but after standing at the wait to be seated sign for over 5 min as waitresses came and went without acknowledging us we left. This was at about 2 pm on a Sunday and there were open tables.

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Hiawatha, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Stopped in for lunch today, was seated fast, brought water by a gentleman, then a waitress came by and said it would be about a 45 minute wait . We ordered 2 meals and an appetizer for 4 people. I was told that the Reuben I wanted, the meat was cooking all night, but the waitress didn't know if it... More 

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Additional Information about Old Man River Restaurant and Brewery

Address: 123 A Street, McGregor, IA 52157
Phone Number: 563-873-1999
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  McGregor
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American

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