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123 A Street, McGregor, IA 52157
563-873-1999
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Today
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 25
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  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Date Night

Service was okay. We had one server come over and tell us about the specials and showed us the beer list, and another server brought us water and served us the rest of the night. Food was good, but a little too salty. The cheesy potato soup could have been better, it was not creamy, but rather... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
fng_12
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped in to grab some lunch. There were two couples.Service was very slow. Not that busy just very slow. Would have had a beer but they didn't have any local brew. Ordered some ice tea's and lemonade and it took so long to get them we decided not to order food. Asked for the bill and again waited. Then came... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Service was okay. We had one server come over and tell us about the specials and showed us the beer list, and another server brought us water and served us the rest of the night. Food was good, but a little too salty. The cheesy potato soup could have been better, it was not creamy, but rather watery. Our nacho... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped by for dinner on Friday night. Wasn't sure what to expect. We were in the historic district and this place seemed too fancy for a guy who had just got off the river in his fishing cloths. Not to worry, I was made to feel comfortable. It's suppose to be a brew pub, but they are not currently brewing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Went here recently for some apps and beers. Both the beer and apps were excellent. I would recommend the cheese curds and the nachos with the curly potatoes and cheese sauce. Our bartender was very friendly and attentive. The Head Chef even came out to check on us and stayed around to chat for awhile. To top it off I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was really looking forward to trying some locally brewed beer, only to find out they didn't have anything they brewed available. Had a burger and fries, burger was good, liked the mix of regular and sweet potato fries. The location is beautiful, just wished I would have gotten to drink some of their own craft beer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We actually ended up here twice. We stopped in on a Friday night. It was empty except for the servers and bartender. We all sat at the bar, 13 of us. We were served and chatting and overheard them say they were closed. We asked and apparently they had closed 30 minutes earlier, but they had things to do, so... More 

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Hampton, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went on a Saturday night. The place was about 10% full and I now know why. They had 4 or 5 "Dinners" on a specials board. The menu was burgers or sandwiches, no full meals. I asked about the prices of two items on the specials board (no prices were listed). $28 for a surf and turf; $24 for a... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Nice little place in downtown McGregor across the street from where we stayed. Had a nice sandwich we both really liked (but it turned out not to be the ones we ordered). Good selection of beer, but apparently they weren't brewing their own anymore. Beers were $4.50, the sandwiches $9 and came with fries. Overall nice place and would go... More 

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Moweaqua, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I heard a lot of good things about this place. Website says open on Wednesday nights but today is Wednesday and they were not open. Please update your open hours schedule to reflect any changes. Disappointed to day the least.

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Elgin, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Ate here while on a fishing trip with three other guys. Everyone agreed that the burgers were excellent (way above your average bar burger).., very reasonable an excellent selection of craft beers to choose from. Prices were good also, very reasonable.

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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, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 A Street, McGregor, IA 52157
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  McGregor
  • Phone Number: 563-873-1999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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

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