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419 S 1st St, Winterset, IA 50273-2120
515-462-3160
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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
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Pretty good food... not bad price

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2013
Erin H
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Kansas City, Kansas
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winnipeg
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

the food was average and the cooffe was terrible.our server lacked personallity,and looked like she was serving us because its a job

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Exellent broasted chicken. Hearty servings. Great service with a smile. We were there as a party of five. Everyone got something different and everything was very good.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I generally only eat here if I'm getting carry out, just because of the service. They never seem to be happy to see you or show any other recognition. They barely check up on you unless you're a regular that has been going for 30 years. Their biscuits and gravy are good, but not good enough to make up for... More 

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Winterset, Iowa
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Rudy's Restaurant

Address: 419 S 1st St, Winterset, IA 50273-2120
Phone Number: 515-462-3160
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Winterset
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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  • 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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