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Rudy's Restaurant

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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
At home cafe with good food

The locals like this restaurant and we know why--waitress knows what's good and was prompt, courteous and very attentive and the food is very good. Priced right and clean restrooms. We loved having the townspeople stop at our table and offer us advice on how to get where.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Mike_Dorothy
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Des Moines
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

great staff, small menu, and food was just ok. I didn't find anything special about it, of course only had a cheeseburger. Some that had fried chicken thought that was wonderful

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Thank Donna M
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

After a visit to the John Wayne Museum we stopped by Rudy's for lunch. Very traditional menu with burgers and salads. We ordered hamburgers, fries and salad. The burgers were tasty with a nicely grilled bun, served with your choice of toppings. One complaint we had was the service was extremely slow. We were there around 12:30 and took several... More 

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Thank Ma. P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The locals like this restaurant and we know why--waitress knows what's good and was prompt, courteous and very attentive and the food is very good. Priced right and clean restrooms. We loved having the townspeople stop at our table and offer us advice on how to get where.

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Thank Mike_Dorothy
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Good home cooking with a great small town atmosphere! Pies were delicious! Definitely stopping again if in the area!

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Thank Tammy6S
winnipeg
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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Thank lionel b
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Amlysh
Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Thank KaraDesMoines
Winterset, Iowa
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Thank tenniskill
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Glenda H
Leawood
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5 reviews
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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?