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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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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: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nice place, good food

I ate here once during the slow hours of the afternoon. The place has really nice brew pub decor and the food was really good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
revcruxcorvus
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Wisconsin
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wisconsin
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

I ate here once during the slow hours of the afternoon. The place has really nice brew pub decor and the food was really good.

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Greenwood, WI
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were searching for a spot for a mid afternoon lunch. Not familiar with the area, we chose Old Man River Restaurant and Brewery, near the Mississippi River. Wow! what a find! It appears to be a refurbished warehouse type building with beautiful woodwork and floors, large space, very fresh and clean. We started with a tasty wheat beer, followed... More 

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Wonewoc, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were staying across the street at McGregor's Landing and saw the "brewery" from our room. We had good beer and some snacks...fried pickles and loaded potatoes. Everything was great, including the service and the atmosphere. Will definitely stop on our next trip through!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We went to dinner here a couple weeks ago. There was hardly anyone there so we had very attentive staff. We had four entrees: Encrusted walleye did not have much flavor but was done perfectly, a bit of crunch on the outside and flaky inside. Pasta dish with meatballs was a huge portion and very tasty, half of it went... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

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
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5 restaurant reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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