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“The best restaurant in Le Mars” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Archie's Waeside

Archie's Waeside
224 4th Ave NE, Le Mars, IA 51031-3302
712-546-7011
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Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Le Mars
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Geneva, Illinois, United States
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162 reviews 162 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in Le Mars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The steaks are to die for and the wine selection is top notch. This is what a supper club is supposed to be. The atmosphere is good. The mixed drinks are refined and the service is superb. If you want a great meal at a reasonable price then this is the place.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Iowa City, Iowa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great food but restaurant needs updated!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Archie's is always a favorite place to go to celebrate anniversaries/birthdays! The food is always delicious! They have mastered steak cooking! The salads and relish trays are always delicious as well! It gets pretty busy on weekends so its always good to call ahead! Full bar is also available!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cherokee, Iowa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“EPICALLY Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

There is NOT one item on Archie's menu that isn't executed to perfection. Archie's is a very "stereotypical" steak house and lounge. Expect to enjoy a fabulous glass of wine from their extensive wine list whilst awaiting your seat for the best dinner. My suggestion: Chateau Brian pour du...lovely.

Visited May 2013
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Maplewood, Minnesota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Where's Waldo?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

My family and I have an extensive history with Le Mars. We consider it our family "home" even though none of us have lived there for years. So, I feel that I can offer a perspective from a distance on Archie's that perhaps local residents can't. Look at the reviews of Archie's and try to find much of anything bad about the place. It's like trying to find Waldo in a large crowd of people. Archie's is a community tradition, much like thousands of local restaurants and diners all throughout America. Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, family visits, and holidays have been celebrated at these places for years. They aren't fancy places like what you'd find in New York, Las Vegas or Hollywood, but history, charm, and down home goodness ooze from the place. Much of the staff are children and grandchildren of people who worked there years ago. Yes, the steaks are excellent, and try the special in-house pink thousand island dressing. If you get your nose out of joint over the decor of a place, (That kills me! Are you at a place to eat or look at the walls and furniture?), you'll miss out on the thousands of great diners and restaurants in "podunk" towns all over this great country. But, if you want delicious steaks, plentiful portions, reasonable prices, and homey service, you'll be glad that you went to Archie's. Otherwise keep on driving by. Folks in these towns frankly won't give a d--- what you think. They love it!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dakota Dunes
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Allways a WINNER"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The food is the "BEST in the area service is Excellent and always happy to have you there. You cant miss But be prepared for a wait.. Make a reservation

Visited March 2013
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