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Franklin Hotel Restaurant

102 Elkader St, Strawberry Point, IA 52076-9422
563-933-4788
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Bellevue, Iowa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Manchester, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Great people and good food! Nice but historically appropriate.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

We always enjoy eating a meal at the Franklin Hotel in Strawberry Point. There is something for everyone on the menu, and we love the atmosphere in this historic building. Their Sunday brunch draws crowds from miles around! check out the guest register in the lobby, there are visitors from many states and countries listed.

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