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826 La Porte Rd, Waterloo, IA
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Home-town international

Honey Garden is an eclectic small-town Iowa cafe that specializes in Indian (India) and Greek food. I know it sounds nuts, but it works! The decor is nothing fancy, but the food rocks and the staff are very nice. Try the Gyro-meat and eggs for breakfast -- you won't go back to bacon! The food is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
JAMES O
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WATERLOO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

..only place I've found so far on my travels is here in the cultural desert of the high plains.. yeah it ain't this and it ain't that and that's the point.. my second favorite place to eat at in Waterloo, after Paco..

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Waterloo, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Absolutely wonderful. I cannot express how much I enjoy this place. The food is perfection, and the staff are wonderful. I love the variety they have!

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middle of nowhere five hours from chicago
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This town on the edge of Waterloo, off the interstate 380 to 218 at Mitchell Ave. and LaPorte in the 2nd stripmall, next to a small ethnic grocery store that is worth a visit, too! It was gyros for the kids, and for me, since the Greek portion of the menu was not extensive, i opted for Indian which the... More 

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WATERLOO
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Honey Garden is an eclectic small-town Iowa cafe that specializes in Indian (India) and Greek food. I know it sounds nuts, but it works! The decor is nothing fancy, but the food rocks and the staff are very nice. Try the Gyro-meat and eggs for breakfast -- you won't go back to bacon! The food is authentic and prepared perfectly.... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Staying in Waterloo overnight and did a search and found Honey Garden on tripadvisor. Now, if you want fancy, this ain't the place. But if you want incredible food, then make this a stop. Only myself and a couple were in the restaurant and I got nervous, but the place is clean and the waiter was extremely courteous and helpful.... More 

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Charles City, Iowa, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

There are signs all over the restaurant, stating that they're open 7 days a week, from 5am until late at night. We arrived, after driving over an hour, at 3:10pm. No cars, no lights, and the doors were locked. There was no note of explanation, telling us when we could perhaps return. We will not be back, and I'm seeking... More 

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

After reading the reviews I couldn't resist the temptation to try this restaurant when in the area... I was pleasantly surprised by the promptness of seating and the engaging smile of our knowledgeable waitress. When I inquired about a dish I had never eaten (sampler plate appetizer wrapped in grape leaves) and the lamb Gyro w/rice, she elaborated on their... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I would like to say best gyro and american food in town. This is only one restaurant in town who prepare homemade food try again . You will feel it" Irishtomato"

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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

If you like eating your vegetables from a can or a gyro from a package, then this is the place for you! I ordered a gyro and my friend had the spinach pie with seasonal vegetables. While she had been craving the pie and I, the gyro, we would have been better off going to Hy-Vee for the ingredients and... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We went to the Honey Garden when it opened and had an average meal. The service was excellent. W will go back to try it again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 826 La Porte Rd, Waterloo, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?