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Village Inn

$$ - $$$
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1024 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2027
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for a late breakfast on a Sunday around 11:30. We waited for about 15 minutes to be seated while there were plenty of empty tables which stayed empty the whole almost 2 hrs we were in there. People waited the whole time we were there while those tables stayed empty. We didn't get it. The food was ok.... More 

Thank Ocheri H
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is hit or miss when it comes to service and food but always five stars on pie. In the last couple years they have remodeled. I feel partly because a similar chain moved to town. If you come when service isn't great they will usually make it up to you. The prices are decent and if anything isn't... More 

Thank Amy C
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138 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast like the "V I B" I think that's what it's called where you can pick what you want. I love their breakfast potatoes sooooo good. Their French toast was pretty tasty. I did ask for my bacon to be extra crispy it didn't come out that way but didn't want to wait to have my bacon... More 

Thank gizmo625
West Des Moines, Iowa
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304 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Sure it is not the cleanest place in the area, but the food is always good and the service is average. I just have always loved their breakfast and haven't had a bad one yet, so will probably stop again someday.

Thank David W
Liberty, Missouri
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Bussboy went from table to table with used-dish tub and the same rag on several tables. No spray disinfectant. Our table was not clean. I used wet napkin to clean; only moved the grease around.

Thank john c
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was slow and so was the service. The food was good, as it usually is for a chain restaurant. Not great food, but large portions that are consistent with what I have received at other Village Inns. The wait staff where just there. Nothing real good and nothing real bad. But they could have at least smiled a... More 

Thank Michael G
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

My first visit to this restaurant. I went as they have a sign in the window for free kids meals on Monday and Tuesday. I had my grandson and my niece has her son so we have it a shot. Walked in and noticed the great pies on display. We have picked up pies in the past and they were... More 

Thank Terry A
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

The village Inn has a large and diverse menu,lare dining area,good for large groups or single diners.You always receive more than enough to eat no matter how big of an appetite.

Thank jerrynjolly
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Had early appointment so stopped. We had good service and good food. It was very clean! Would go again.

Thank Penny W
West Des Moines, Iowa
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

Been to various village inns in the past which have been great. However, this one failed to meet up to village inn standards. Visited on the 26th December for breakfast, the restaurant was only about 30% full. It was chaos though only a few staff were waiting the tables and the manger was all flustered too. They were actually turning... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1024 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2027
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: 515-963-0630

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?