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Old Man River Restaurant and Brewery

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123 A Street, McGregor, IA 52157
563-873-1999
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 50
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 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
Very good, if you can figure out when they're open

Have eaten here 3 times, out of 5 tries. The food was quite good, both burgers and salads. My companion told me the beer was excellent. Clean, nice decor. However it can be quite difficult to determine when they are open. The web site is a mess, stating that on some days they are open from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Dana B
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Madison, WI
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Madison, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here 3 times, out of 5 tries. The food was quite good, both burgers and salads. My companion told me the beer was excellent. Clean, nice decor. However it can be quite difficult to determine when they are open. The web site is a mess, stating that on some days they are open from 11am until they close,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My brother, sister in law and I were heading to meet or other brother and sister in Cedar Rapids. We had a trip scheduled to hit 3 different breweries on our way. This was stop one. They did not have any of their beers on tap so we got another breweries beers. The food was OK and the staff was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

we have been here several times over the last couple of years and for the most part service and food was good but our most recent visit at this establishment will be our last.Service was slow and after taking our order it took an hour for food to come to the table and was over cooked. When we asked to... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Don't do the fish fry- they don't know what that means. One piece of heavily breaded fish, coleslaw was terrible, sweet potato fries were ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The beer selection was very good and the menu has something for everyone. The atmosphere was really nice; it has tall ceilings and is very open.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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

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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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?