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Franklin Hotel Restaurant

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102 Elkader St, Strawberry Point, IA 52076-9422
563-933-4788
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: Did not stay in the hotel, but I ate in the restaurant. How do you review...
Did not stay in the hotel, but I ate in the restaurant. How do you review for that when you already have a listing for the hotel?
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful experience, food and service

Last fall, 9 of us, several teens and adults found ourselves in Strawberry Point late at night and in need of a place to stay. We landed at the Franklin. Everyone was happy with the experience. The rooms are not luxurious but very comfortable and a deal at $55. After a good nights sleep for all, we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Last fall, 9 of us, several teens and adults found ourselves in Strawberry Point late at night and in need of a place to stay. We landed at the Franklin. Everyone was happy with the experience. The rooms are not luxurious but very comfortable and a deal at $55. After a good nights sleep for all, we had breakfast downstairs... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Beautiful historic small town hotel, lovely dining room, friendly staff, and an excellent cheeseburger with a cold beer. What more could a tired traveler want? We stopped here on the way back from a canoe trip and had a wonderful meal in a really cool place.

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Bellevue, Iowa
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Good food, low prices, and nice atmosphere. The people are friendly and not in a rush. Nice place to meet friends and have something to eat.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

made it to breakfast before the sunday brunch rush, pancakes and bacon were the best restaurant breakfast i'd ever had! there was some long, drawn out waiting, but it wasn't too bad because there wasn't anyone else there when we were.

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SIOUX FALLS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Your stepping back in time, to a small town hotel. It still has a lunch counter, it still has friendly service, but don't expect "fast". It looks like they have seating for many more people than were there when we were, with a walk in group of 8. Staff that evening looked like maybe 2-3? They were still very friendly.... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We always like the food at the Franklin, however they never have enough waitresses to take care of the patrons. Service is usually VERY slow and it takes a long time just to get waited on. This in based on many experiences in the restaurant. If you are going without kids and have time to sit, and are very patient,... More 

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Moweaqua, Illinois
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

If you would like a little bit of history, the Franklin Hotel is a place for you. The owners have taken great care in restoring the old hotel to its former glory. The food is good down home country cooking with a friendly staff. Take a moment to stop by here for a cup of coffee of freshly made pie.... More 

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Ames, IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Returning from Dubuque to Ames, my spouse and I took "the scenic route" and drove through Strawberry Point, Iowa. There we decided to lunch at the local historic hotel, the The Franklin. This place has been beautifully kept and restored. An antique brass fixture (originally gas) hung from the dining room ceiling and the room also had some great art... More 

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Arlington, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We had Doug at the Franklin cater my daughters wedding reception. He was very open to our ideas and very creative in arranging the meal items. We had four tents set up in our yard, one with gourmet crackers and cheeses and vegetables. My daughter had seen vegetables displayed in glass containers of varying sizes and shapes. Doug went with... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch and my friendly and helpful server. She was quiet and shy, but super nice. There is a very laid back charming atmosphere from the furnishings to the attitudes. The food was worth the wait, although not a long wait. The menu was quite varied so that it accommodated most tastes. They allowed us to tour... More 

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Additional Information about Franklin Hotel Restaurant

Address: 102 Elkader St, Strawberry Point, IA 52076-9422
Phone Number: 563-933-4788
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Strawberry Point
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 Elkader St, Strawberry Point, IA 52076-9422
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Strawberry Point
  • Phone Number: 563-933-4788

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Did not stay in the hotel, but I ate in the restaurant. How do you review for that when you already have a listing for the hotel?
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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