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419 S 1st St, Winterset, IA 50273-2120
515-462-3160
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wed 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
If you are a local you have a chance of excellence

My girls began a tradition of going out for breakfasts on Saturday mornings. This would be one restaurant we "tried." Our orders were simple and was astonished at the staff who took more time chatting with the locals than getting our order taken, yet alone placed. I have eaten here before and the... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
tenniskill
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Winterset, Iowa
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Winterset, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My girls began a tradition of going out for breakfasts on Saturday mornings. This would be one restaurant we "tried." Our orders were simple and was astonished at the staff who took more time chatting with the locals than getting our order taken, yet alone placed. I have eaten here before and the food is simply an adequate filler -... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We was there today September-29th 2014 and the place was very loud and the food was the worst I've been served anywhere the potatoes was not cooked fresh at all and they was cold the meatloaf was half done I will never go back there and we drove almost 200 miles just to visit ur town and and eat at... More 

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Leawood
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a place where the locals gather. The servers know what they're doing, the food is very good and the servings are large.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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106 reviews 106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The service was good, the food was adequate. The tossed salad was a pile of iceberg lettuce which was saved by a generous portion of home grown tomatoes (seasonal only, the waitress said). The broaster chicken's predominate flavor was salt. The shrimp had no flavor one way or another. The baked potato was OK, but the "buttery spread" was so... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

WE stopped in Winterset towards the end of our trip and were in need of good food. I found this place on Tripadvisor and thought we should give it a try. The menu is rather ecliptic, but the food is pretty good. Wait staff are helpful and readily give out suggestions. It is a small place, so be prepared for... More 

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Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Friendly waitress, even the other customer's seemed like family! Hamburger and tenderloin - delicious! Water glasses were kept full and onion rings came with etra plate for sharing. Wish I had room for dessert as sure it would also be home cooked. Specials each day looked very good and big portions for sharing.

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Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

While visiting John Wayne's birthplace, we stopped at Rudy's to have a quick lunch. We ordered the lunch special that included homemade noodles over mashed potatoes, green beans, a roll, with a strawberry dessert for a very reasonable price. It was delicious. We saw others with plates of burgers and onion rings that looked just as good. Our friend had... More 

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Wellington, NZ
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I walked in Rudy's bright and early this morning. I enjoyed the breakfast combination platter. This included 2 eggs, 4 strips of bacon, hash browns, 2 slices of toast, and a glass of water to wash it down with. No complaints here, everything served was very good. I even got a little syrup in the mix, and enjoyed a very... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

My husband and I had the hamburger which was juicy and came on a nice, high quality bun which didn't get soggy. The hamburger was formed by a person and not precut like most hamburgers. The onion rings were exceptional. Lightly battered, small size, tender rings. The restaurant was clean and the service terrific. My husband says that the price... More 

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texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Stopped here for lunch. Home made breaded pork tenderloin - of course. Friendly service. This is the mom & pop type of place that you are looking for. We will definitely stop again if we are back in town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 419 S 1st St, Winterset, IA 50273-2120
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Winterset
  • Phone Number: 515-462-3160
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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