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Smokey Row Coffee

639 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1617
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Ranked #4 of 37 restaurants in Pella
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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34 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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English first
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

cheap menu with lots of variety. even though we are much older than college kids we didn't feel out of place. good for a quick bite on a budget.

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Omaha, USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stopped at Smokey Row for about 45 minutes before leaving Pella on a recent weekend trip. We only had hot tea, so cannot vouch for the food. It's a nice place, with attractive decor and decent tea. They had quite a line of merchandise for sale for a small town coffee shop: T-shirts, mugs, coffee beans, etc. The place... More

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Decent coffee. Nice sandwiches. All in the classic coffee house atmosphere. Smokey Row tore out the interior finishings of an old drug store and left the exposed stone and brick walls and wooden plank floors. And they kept on old style soda fountain counter. A place to meet, read, study, or be refreshed. Right on the town square.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Had the cheeseburger soup in the bread bowl. The bread bowl was excellent - a white soft bread that absorbed the soup so was delicious to tear apart. The soup was very cheesy and tasty. I prefer my cheeseburger soup with more meat and pickles in it. Even though it was not what I was used to the amount of... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A good cup of coffee and a huge fresh chef salad -- I mean BIG!! It was great and could easily serve two people. We also split the pot pie, but I was disappointed to find that it had no potatoes in it??!! Flavor was just okay, and a little salty, but the salad made up for it. A very... More

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Keizer, Oregon
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126 reviews 126 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I was in Pella, Iowa for a few days visiting family and one of the fun things about visiting is going to their favorite restaurants. I can clearly see why the Smokey Row Coffee Co. Is on the favorite list. We had an 'Ol Fashioned chocolate milk shake which was creamy and delicious like the old five and dimes served.... More

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Wenatchee, Washington
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149 reviews 149 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is an old style historic type building with a home town restaurant. The food was good, but not outstanding. They were know for their egg salad sandwiches my cousin told me but when I asked for that they were out of egg salad. I then asked for a tuna fish sandwich and they were out of that. I settled... More

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West Des Moines, IA
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175 reviews 175 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Came with the wife and kid to photograph flowers the day after Tulip Time. Pella is rather quiet on Sunday and this was one of the few places open, plus we love the Des Moines location. The quality of food and service was the same great level as back home. They even had dutch letters for sale. The place is... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My mother and I stopped in for iced coffee. We didn't have lunch there but wished we would have given it a try. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was comfortable. The coffee was good. We had a cupcake we had purchased from a bakery up the street and they had no problem with us sharing the cupcake there.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We were in Pella on Saturday the 24th of January and decided to stop for a bit to eat. I had never eaten at Smokey row but had heard good things. Well I decided to have the Bar b Q smoke house burger and boy was I disappointed. I was truly expecting a fresh made patty from a place with... More

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