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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

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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
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WATERLOO
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Iowa
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

If you are on the road, and want something different, swing off the interstate and into the parking lot of this American/Greek/Middle Eastern restaurant. The menu is varied, the service usually good, and the food is served with a smile. The menu has some surprises, and you'll enjoy your fresh -cooked food.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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119 reviews 119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The name "Honey Garden" conjures up thoughts of Chinese food. Not the case for this restaurant. This nice, quaint restaurant is owned by a Nepalese family and serves Greek and American food, among other types of ethnic. I tried today's special: the Gyro Plate. It was delicious. The hostess/server was polite and prompt. I was very impressed and will make... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I absolutely love the Indian food choices here. The Chicken Tikka Masala and the Chicken Biryani are excellent and reasonably priced. Breakfast is served all day everyday and you definitely get your money's worth. The owners/waitresses/chefs are all very friendly and willing to accomodate you.

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?