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826 La Porte Rd, Waterloo, IA
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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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 9
    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
Great food

The staff is always super friendly and quick. They have amazing gyros and a bomb Greek salad. They have a cheese dip appetizer that is super fun and delicious. You wouldn't think much from the outside, but this is a really good place for a bite.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Holly M
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English first
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The staff is always super friendly and quick. They have amazing gyros and a bomb Greek salad. They have a cheese dip appetizer that is super fun and delicious. You wouldn't think much from the outside, but this is a really good place for a bite.

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Chadron, Ne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Great little restaurant hidden in a strip mall. Don't go here if you want fine dining. Do go if you want delicious food and plenty of choices. My husband had the lamb shank, which was tender and good. But we agreed my chicken korma was the outstanding dish. They will temper the spiciness to your taste. The mango drinks are... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I love their Greek salads and the biryani. Gyros are good too. Good service, clean atmosphere, yummy and quick food, very reasonable prices!

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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Good food, great service, quick, family friendly. Reasonably priced, easy access. I highly recommend and eat there often.

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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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5 reviews
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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
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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?