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Old Man River Restaurant and Brewery

123 A Street, McGregor, IA 52157
563-873-1999
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Ranked #3 of 11 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
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
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
Waterloo, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have stopped here several times on my travels through McGregor. Great food, friendly service, &cute town.. This is a busy little area so I know they get busy and sometimes you have to wait but all restaurants in that area on weekends there is a wait. It is not uncommon to wait an hour or more during this time... More

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Hortonville, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I put an A+ for the food choices at this restaurant/brewery. Not 1 person in our group had a single negative for their dinners. In fact, we ate there twice! The first night I had a burger with their sweet potato fries, my husband had soup & salad. We tried each other's....totally wonderful! The roasted sesame dressing is to die... More

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South Beloit, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Food is always good, but they are not consistent. One day they had no beer braised brisket. They show soup on their menu board but then they don't have it. They run out of dessert. Every time I have been there has been a Saturday. Today we arrived at 6:10 pm and they turned us away, too short staffed to... More

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Janesville, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Waited a LONG time for food to arrive, as did ALL the tables around us, and not very busy at the time. Did not offer refills on beverages during this lull often enough. No obvious beer list, had to ask for it from the waitress. Shouldn't a brewery advertise their beers heavily? Food was decent. Overall,... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Me and my family had dinner there. The service was terrible and unfriendly. We didn't have to wait long to be seated, but several dining groups left before being seated or getting their orders taken. The waitress taking our order didn't even say hello when she gave us water. Nor did she go over the drink menu. The food was... More

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Kirkwood, MO
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

First let me say that I didn't eat there. I had a couple of beers on a mid afternoon during the week and the place was pretty empty. That being said, the servers were friendly and congenial and the vibe was welcoming and friendly to strangers in town. To put it bluntly, I didn't feel like an interloping tourist there.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It took 20 minutes to be seated. 10 minutes for someone come get order and drink.everybody who came in at about same time same amount to wait. Some people just left after waiting to put their order. The food was great but wait for it wasn't worth it. After leaving I hear at different places in town that everybody went... More

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iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

When we got there the hostest said it may take 45 minutes for our meals but the drinks, salads and appetizers came out really quickly. The restaurant was cute and the food was really good. The group of us would definitely go back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Here for dinner on Friday night. Got our drinks right away but food took forever. When it arrived to fish was dry and tasteless with too much batter. Cole slaw was bland and fries limp. Won't return!

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Waterloo, Iowa
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Friday night fish special. Fish sucked. Cole slaw was as bland as can be. Waited over a half hr for food. Won't return.

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